Track Honours Pain of Pet Loss
Pet owners around the world rightly 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 country music recording artist John Scargall’s music video for “Send My Fur Angel” was born. Today, he’s releasing that music video, inspired by the recent passing of his family dog, Tobey. This poignant track was previewed on Pet Remembrance Day on 5th July.
“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 honour 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.”
“What I hate the most is coming home to that silent sound…”
John added: “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.”
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.
Watch the Send My Fur Angel Music Video here:
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.
John Scargall is a Recording Artist based in Ridley Township, PA. His music has been featured on the NASCAR 15’ video game, the Top 20 iTunes Alternative Country chart and Sports Illustrated Now, among other places. He’s performed at NASCAR races across the country, including Michigan International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and more. John also starred in an episode of PBS39’s Music TV show, “Steel Sessions”.
Visit John Scargall’s website for more information.