The Path of Leashed Resistance: The Buddy System by Beth Hading-Yostlot
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Imagine finding a chicken coopfull of orphaned puppies in the middle of bone-chilling winter. Youalready have a house full of rescue dogs. Your resources are already attheir breaking point. You know the shelter is no place for puppies. It's a death sentence. Do you close your heart to them, and leave them fordead? Do you turn them away and deny their cries for help? Or, do youhave the strength to do the right thing?
What wouldBeth and her husband do when faced with such a life-changingdecision?Standing on the edge of a slippery slope, would they savethemselves, or fall head first into rescue? Would they walk away, ortake the path of leashed resistance?
This book is ahilarious and heartbreaking look into the life of a remarkable familythat fell into canine rescue completely by accident, but now lives toprotect and care for their dogs absolutely on purpose. An awe-inspiringread for anyone who loves dogs!
When Robert and BethHading-Yostlot rescued Buddy Lee, they had no idea what they hadstarted. How one dog would spark such compassion in them for abused andabandoned animals. But that spark turned into a blazing fire that burned brighter and hotter than they could have ever imagined.
Fueled by destroyed furniture, food follies, bizarre accidents, and near death experiences, the fire spread to every corner of their lives.
They experienced both the pleasure of seeing damaged dogs be healed by thecourage of a loving family and the love of other amazing dogs, as wellas the hardships of having to make such great sacrifices to give themwhat they needed to grow in strength and joy. They also experienced thetriumph of watching a dog's spirit be lit up by life, along with agonywhen it was extinguished by death.
Beth Hading-Yostlotgives us a glimpse into their adventures, their pragmatic existence, and explains why forty-plus dogs later, they're still living a life devoted to canine rescue and what it means to live by the Buddy System. Theonly thing she can't predict, is who's going to need their help next...