So what would you do if your children were sick and needed ya? You sure wouldn't be singing about it. Cult-country goddess Mary Chapin Carpenter also chose caring for one of her beloved, but ill, dogs recently over playing a gig in Springfield, Mo. According to the Associated Press one of Carpenter's two golden retrievers became sick, thus resulting in a "family emergency." While disappointed Carpenter fans will be treated to a rescheduled show later, the faithful parent hopped on a plane and headed for home.