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Published on Feb 18, 2013
Song by Lisa Bell, Lisa Simmons and Bob Story. Starring two adorable dogs, a very catchy tune and helps more dogs get adopted!
The video features Joey and Kona, who were adopted through the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Joey, the one being led, was adopted more than 11 years ago as a puppy; and Kona, the one who walks Joey, almost 5 years ago when he was six years old. Here is the back story to the video:
Kona was in the shelter for several weeks. I was a volunteer at the shelter during that time, and walked him several days a week. He stole my heart and after the third week that he was still waiting for adoption, I decided he was waiting for me. Kona came home a well-trained and very loving dog.
A few days after adoption, he stopped eating and we quickly realized that something was very wrong. With the help of the veterinary clinic at the Humane Society, he was diagnosed within a week with a rare case of chronic canine myositis. With the first round of medication, which he must be on for the rest of his life, Kona had a new lease on life and he has never looked back.
He came to us with a cute habit of carrying his own leash in his mouth. One day on a walk in the park, he grabbed for the leash of his adopted brother and started leading him around. Kona was very proud of his new trick and over a two-year period, he learned how to actually take the other dog for a walk and we trained him using commands. Joey has a habit of wandering and lagging behind, so this made walking and running on our beautiful trails of Boulder much easier. I'm always there of course, and make sure that Kona has ample water and takes breaks so that he can properly hydrate and be able to cool his body. Leading Joey by the leash helped Kona to regain some of the muscle mass in his jaw and neck that he had lost due to the disease, so it had a rehabilitative effect as well.
The dogs have become quite the celebrities on our trails here, with people stopping to take pictures and thanking me and them continuously for making their day. I love that the dogs bring such joy and regales of laughter wherever they go. I decided to write a song and develop a music video to tell their story, with the ultimate goal of donating a percentage of the proceeds to non-profits whose mission is to help adopt out wonderful dogs like Joey and Kona.
A portion of all advertising revenue obtained through click throughs for the video, as well as digital downloads of the song (on iTunes) go to local and national and local organizations including the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and the ASPCA. Please help me share the video far and wide so I can give a significant donation to these wonderful organizations. Downloads of the song are available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the...