RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, PA — Pet parents around the world consider their pets part of the family, and when a furry member of the family passes away, the pain felt from the loss can be devastating. It was from that pain and the yearning to see a very special dog again that John Scargall’s music video for “Send My Fur Angel” was born. Scargall is releasing that music video, inspired by the recent passing of his family dog, Tobey.
“Tobey passed away just 3 days before Rebecca and I got married last year, and we were devastated,” Scargall said, “We dated for 12 years and Tobey was there from the beginning, so to have him pass just before our wedding was heartbreaking.”
At their wedding reception, Scargall and his wife had Tobey’s collar with them at their bride/groom table to honor his memory. Tobey’s collar even made it into their official wedding photos. Although the wedding was a joyous celebration of their love, both Scargall and his wife were still mourning Tobey.
“We tried to do whatever we could privately at our wedding to make Tobey a part of it,” Scargall said. After that first hand experience of the grieving process that people go through for their pets, Scargall knew that a song he’d written in the past had to be brought to the world.
“I actually wrote Send My Fur Angel a few years ago but I never recorded it. But after going through this, I knew I had to bring this song to the world, for Tobey, and for everyone who’s ever loved and lost a pet,” Scargall said.
The music video takes the viewer on an animated journey as a man copes with the loss of his beloved dog. He experiences the dreaded silence when he comes home, triggering memories of his dog greeting him, a feeling pet parents know all too well. He prays that when it’s his time to go, that he can see his dog again. In the end, he reunites with his dog in heaven.
The proceeds from the digital sales and streams of Send My Fur Angel will be donated to the non-profit PACT for Animals, an organization that helps US soldiers who are deploying overseas to keep their pets by providing them with foster homes until they return.
Source: John Scargall
Image: Tobey, the dog who’s passing inspired John Scargall to record and release “Send My Fur Angel”.
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