After losing his rescue dog, Jay McElwain put his grief into song to celebrate Buddy's life. It's all about grieving the loss of a best friend and pushing through the pain. Grab a tissue and listen to "Doggone Pain".

Jay McElwain
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I had the pleasure of meeting Jay at a fundraiser in Muhlenberg County several years ago. He was performing at the event, and I was the emcee. It was so impressive how he could tell stories through his music. I love following him on social media to see what music he will post next. I especially loved seeing images of Buddy playing and living his best pup life! I grew up with many pups like Buddy. We lived in the country and had many beagles on the property. More than one looked just like Buddy. Beagles are just so playful, energetic, and loving souls.

First, let us introduce you to a pup named Buddy McElwain. Read how Dad and pup rescued each other, and how "Doggone Pain" came about.

Muhlenberg County Native Writes Sentimental Song About Losing His Dog

After losing his pup, Jay McElwain put his grief into song to celebrate Buddy's life. It's all about grieving the loss of a best friend and pushing through the pain. Meet Buddy as Jay tells us more about his precious life.

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Peggie Stewart shared after hearing the song for the first time, "How did you get through that song? I didn't!! I'm a puddle of snot and tears! This song!!! In my humble opinion is it! Best. Oh, how the broken heart can write a song. I'm so sorry Jay about your little Buddy. I can't imagine."

Playing "Get Buddy" just weeks before Buddy passed away. Such a precious pup that will be missed by many, especially his Dad.

#BremenStrong

Jay is a talented singer-songwriter who wrote this song about Bremen after tornadoes swept through the town devastating everyone and everything in its path. It has been shared hundreds of times since its post.

This is what Jay had to share after filming the video. "I put this song together quickly this afternoon (30 min and 1 take) prior to heading to Bremen again this evening to assist the Sheriff's Department, so it's probably not the best rendition. It is simply meant to encourage and uplift in this time of tragedy."

I pray that you keep writing and performing to help others "get through the pain".

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