|Randy Barr and Ernie
As some of you know, I have a thing for original songs about dogs. My obsession with my own dog song music playlist led to Dog Song Saturday.
One day while hunting down some fresh material, I stumbled on a singer songwriter named Randy Barr and his song Ernie and Me. As I listened to the lyrics they just felt right and I felt my heart crack a bit with their sweet joy.
I shared this wonderful song and the video of Randy and his dog Ernie on a Dog Song Saturday. I always like to link to the composer and/or performer in those blog posts, so I did a bit of research on Randy.
That research led to correspondence with Randy himself, plus to this blog post.
At this point you're probably wondering what a dog song has to do with canine cancer. A lot!
Donate to help people whose dogs have cancer and cannot afford treatment and enjoy your own dog song.
There's a very special organization near and dear to Randy Barr's heart: Canine Cancer Awareness.
Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options.
Donations made to CCA are used for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment. CCA sends those monies directly to the vet involved and the dogs receives treatment.
They also maintain a wealth of information about canine health in general, as well as canine cancer. Fetch their website for an amazing collection of articles about canine cancer and useful information to guide you if your dog is battling cancer.
Make a tax deductible financial donation to Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc of $10 or more. Randy will do a digital recording of your very own personalized version of his song Ernie and Me. Get your dog song here.
Have a listen to my own personalized dog song, Lucy and Me, then head over to CCA and grab a personalized dog song of your very own.
It's a win - win. You're helping a worthy dog cancer cause and you'll have a sweet tribute to your own special friend.
You can also listen to Randy's original song, Ernie and Me, and watch his sweet video of him with his dog Ernie.Randy's music has been described as melodic rock with a kick and is available on cdbaby, Amazon and iTunes. He has a new album out This Thing Called Love which you can preview at RandyBarr.net You can also find Randy on Twitter or Facebook, too.
Talking Dogs is participating in the Give Cancer the Paw blog hop, hosted by Pooch Smooches and Peggy's Pet Place. Join us with a tribute to a lost pet, personal experiences, tips, research - anything related to pet cancer.
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