Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dog On A 10 Foot Chain by Donna Hughes | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  Though recently we've been featuring some silly songs, today we've got a very serious one.  

Dog On A 10 Foot Chain is an original dog song by Donna Hughes.  This ballad tackles the issue of dogs living their lives outdoors on a chain.  The accompanying video definitely requires a tissue alert.

Singer / songwriter Hughes notes:  
Let's change the world with a song!  

This song is available on iTunes and you can learn more about Hughes at her website.

Grab a dog to cuddle and a tissue, too.  Sit.  Stay.  Enjoy the advocacy ballad Dog On A 10 Food Chain by Donna Hughes.

Then consider taking some action to change the world for some of our canine friends who live their lives chained.  Though there are other organizations that have taken on this issue, we particularly like Dogs Deserve Better.


  1. A heartbreaking video for a heartbreaking situation. I don't know how people can do this to their pets. I used to write about these types of issues, but it got to me and I had to stop because year after year people would still treat animals badly. Maybe this year will be the change all animal lovers hope for.

  2. Such a sad life for a dog, living on a chain. I don't know if it's lack of education and compassion or what causes it, but it's heartbreaking. I think there's still the notion that dogs are just property, not living, feeling beings. Thank goodness for organizations like Dogs Deserve Better.

  3. This is a really powerful video. I will have to check out the organization Dogs Deserve Better. I think a lot of people who keep their dogs on chains don't know better and probably a lot of those humans haven't been treated that well in their own lives. Obviously there are some people who are just cruel and unkind.


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