I chatted this morning with Jayne Hayes, founder of an organisation called DogLost which has helped reunite an amazing 11,000 missing and stolen dogs which their owners in just 8 years. DogLost is run entirely by volunteers, and it’s something that Jayne clearly devotes a phenominal amount of time to. Jayne told us the sad story of Molly, a chocolate coloured Cocker Spaniel, who was stolen last Monday whilst being walked on farmland in Padhams Green near Mountnessing by thieves in a grey coloured van which then sped off. Molly also suffers from a neurological disorder which leaves her with a tilted head (as well as being deaf) and she needs constant monitoring and careful care. Her owner is obviously absolutely devastated and extremely worried, and DogLost is assisting her in her search and quest to be reunited with Molly. If you think you may have seen Molly you can get in touch with DogWatch, or phone her owner, Jackie Nixon, directly on 07989 978773.[audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Feelgood-Saturday-03-09-11-DogLost1.mp3|titles=Feelgood Saturday 03 09 11 DogLost]
We played two songs this morning that were Acceptable in the 80s – UK top 40 hit singles that you probably haven’t heard in a while. The first was a song from Billy Idol’s 1983 album Rebel Yell, which includes its title in French in the background – “Les yeax sans visage” – Eyes without a face. The second song was a 1986 hit for It Bites, who – despite being formed in the early 80s and are still going some 30 years later (albeit with a changed line-up) – have had just one top 40 hit single, Calling all the heroes.