This week the Furkids chose a favourite song in memoriam for their favourite singer, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte, who passed this week. It should be noted that the Furkids love this song but say the words aren’t quite right but I managed to talk them into keeping most of the original lyrics.

I should also explain that their Aunt Marti, of whom they are very fond, has a black furkid of the feline persuasion who arrived in her life with the name of Shadow. The first line of this song is about shadows falling which, using furkid reasoning, became Shadows falling. That meant we needed an illustration depicting at least two Shadows falling since it was definitely plural. So we have their Aunt Marti’s Shadow with a second feline of that name to help out.

We’re all set now and the jukebox is full of Jamaican coins from money boxes provided to the cause by a group calling themselves the Calypso Cats. So sit back, relax, press play and hum along with the la-la-la intro. Then scroll down to the illustrated lyrics and sing along.

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  1. Oddly enough but growing up I never saw Harry as black or white
    I just saw a very talented and nice man.
    Buck and the Preacher….

  2. {{{Michelle}}} a very fitting memorium for a wonderful and talented man. You and the Furkids did good. Healing Energy & {{{HUGS}}} & skritches all around as needed & appropriate.

  3. You and the Furkids have made this day so sweet for us, Michelle. I swear, you all are becoming more and more talented. Thak you for all you do!


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