The following was written to Harley’s parents from Mike Callan:
“I came across Harley’s facebook page purely by accident just a month or so before his passing. I’ve always been against any kind of abuse towards animals but I really didn’t know the real story about puppy mills. It wasn’t until I started following Harley that I learned the truth about them. I always enjoyed seeing Harley’s daily posts especially since we have a rescue chihuahua ourself. Rudi, I’ll never forget the day when I saw your post about Harley’s passing. I can tell you that I was in total shock and deeply saddened. It was almost like I had lost one of my own. So much so that despite of just having major cancer surgery I felt like I needed to write a song about Harley for you and Dan. I’ve written songs before about important people in my life but I’ve NEVER had such a strong pull on my heart to write one like this before. It took me over a month to finish it because of my rough recovery period but I want you to know that I started to write it practically the day I read your post. That is after I shed a bunch of tears for you and Dan. I know I never got to meet or hold Harley but I felt like I knew him. I also felt the deep love you and Dan had for him. If you have another get together for Harley next year I want to be there. Harley taught me a lot about inward beauty and how special we are despite our outward flaws.” -Mike Callan
Please watch Let Us Hold Harley Again, written and performed by Mike Callan:
View Let Us Hold Harley Again on YouTube.