You can't go wrong with a song that mentions how a penguin taught French in Antarctica. This is one of my favorite songs from The Weakerthans. It's fantastic, jolly, Canadian indie rock. The Weakerthans have a poetic, storytelling style to their songs that I really enjoy. They also have a sense of humor which is always a plus in my book.
To get to the song, skip to about 1 minute in!
If you're a cat (or other animal) lover, check out Plea From a Cat Named Virtute. It's a song from the point of view of a cat. The song is deceivingly sad though! It even has a sequel on another CD.