On Wednesday 9th March, Music for Dogs will open the 11th Palliative care Congress at Glasgow's SECC. This will be a very proud moment for me. Those of you who know my family's story will know how close this issue is to my heart, and why. We were booked for this gig way back in January 2015 (thanks to Liz Lefroy and Shrewsbury Poetry for offering me a performance just when Dr Derek Willis was looking for something for the conference!) and it's hard to believe it is almost upon us after the long wait.