In Loving Memory of Otis


We recently received an email from Kevin Tarzanin sharing a video. Once we watched it we knew we wanted to share with our readers. It is a tribute to Otis and dogs everywhere. It is absolutely enjoyable to listen to and the lyrics tout the great attributes of our furry friends. Their music is a blending of early Ska, Reggae, Soul, Rock, New Orleans brass arrangements and hip-hop.

The song was written by Kevin Tarzania in memory of his dog Otis who he was lucky to have as a friend for 15 years. Kevin is a member of the band Bullbuckers who recorded the song simply titled “Otis”.

The video was filmed at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE and edited by James Collins. Fans contributed the media of their dogs.

Member of the band: Kevin Tarzanin (Bass & Vocals) Steve Politowski (Drums & Vocals) Aaron Poole (Guitars & Vocals) Jim Miller (Trumpet) Dave Faga (Alto Sax) Kevin Hutter (Bari Sax) Zack Scudlark (Saxes) Steve Sharp (Trombone)

If you enjoy the band, feel free to check out more of the bands music and videos at Bullbuckers then hop on over to Facebook to ‘like’ them.


About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).


  1. Thank you Nicole and Alan! Dogs may have been bred for a variety of reasons but, I feel that one thing all breeds share is their adaptive ability to find that special place in our heart. Leaving both beautiful and bittersweet memories every dog owner can attest to. It makes me smile to know that you’ve both enjoyed the video.



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