This song was inspired by the death of John Woloschuk's beloved pet Bassett Hound. John, who was in Los Angeles at the time recording the album Endangered Species
, was inspired to write the song after seeing a greeting card with the image of a Bassett Hound on it, and the caption, "I never had a better friend than you." That is also the opening line of the song.
Terry - St. Johns, Canada