For the record, singer/songwriter Ron Pope really does love cute animals as much as his Facebook page would lead you to believe.

Before he brings his "Calling Off the Dogs" tour to House of Blues San Diego on May 30, which supports his new album of the same name, he chatted with Intern Shannon about working alongside his wife, his policy on Mexican food and the genesis of his album (click here).

Listen below:

"Lick My Wounds" is the first single off "Calling Off the Dogs":

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