Life was so much better with you there
Nancy Schutt was painting pictures of dogs.
Rich Reising and his son were writing a country song about dogs.
Like chocolate and peanut butter, they came together, Reese’s Cup style, merging their projects into the video above.
Rich, who has three Jack Russells, wrote the song, “Life Was So Much Better With You There,” with his son Dan, much of it by exchanging emails. That’s Dan Reising performing it.
“When it was finished, I brought it to work to play for some ‘dog loving’ friends,” Rich said. “When I saw their reaction to it, I wanted other dog lovers to enjoy it.”
Rich was contemplating posting it on YouTube when he crossed paths with Nancy Schutt, who was contemplating posting a video of her artworks on YouTube.
“So we took the paintings she planned on using and arranged them in an order to go with the story of ’Better With You There,’” Rich said.
“From the feedback we have gotten … we think we got it right — so many nice letters on how it reminds people of their lost loved ones.”
Rich reports that any profits made from the song being downloaded — from Napster, iTunes, Rhapsody, etc. — will go to Hearts United for Animals in Nebraska.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 11th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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