Monday, 12 August 2013

Canine eulogies & charity fundraising from Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio has discovered that they have an audience full of dog lovers.  Absolute’s ‘Hometime Show’, hosted by Geoff Lloyd between 5pm – 8pm every weekday, asked their listeners to send in stories of the dearly departed dogs that they've had throughout the years.

The sad loss of a dog can be a delicate subject, but the segment called 'Dead Dog Memorial Wall' often took a light-hearted and humorous approach to honouring their beloved canine companions.  The feature has been so popular that the station even decided to write a song about it!  You can check it out below:

Penned by Geoff himself, alongside his co–presenter Annabel Port, the song entitled ‘The Dead Dogs Memorial Song’ was recorded by English indie pop duo, The Boy Least Likely To (whose music has featured the hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy as well as adverts for Apple, Coca-Cola and Cadbury).

“So how does this relate to Dogs Trust?”

Well, Absolute Radio has very kindly offered to donate all profits from the sale of the single directly to Dogs Trust.  It’s a very lovely sentiment that will help us with our work in ensuring that no healthy dog is ever destroyed.

The crowd-sourced song recounts the unforgettable and individual quirks that made the dogs such special pets, from licking ashtrays clean to eating an entire raw turkey.  We think we can all relate to the unique and silly reasons that we love our pets.

‘The Dead Dogs Memorial Song’ is available to download on iTunes now with all profits going to Dogs Trust.  Download it today!

Note: If you are finding it difficult to cope with the loss of your beloved dog, you can find our advice on bereavement on our website.

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