Every day when I drive to work I listen to a local radio station’s 8 am “Feel Good Favourite”. It’s a chance for listeners to call in and request a feel good song, and often these songs are dedicated to their friends and family. It’s usually a favourite song of the person being honoured in the dedication, but sometimes it is the message of the song that is the reason it is chosen.
This morning the caller wanted to dedicate the Feel Good Favourite to her friends who recently lost their “beloved lab”. The song she requested? “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen.
So there I was, halfway to work, listening to the song lyrics and thinking of Kona as she gets older. It was all I could do not to cry. Especially when it got to the line “But I still come back to you” and all I could see was Kona running towards me when she’s called.
I’m not kidding – the caller really picked an appropriate song.