“A moving tribute to the rescuers and the rescued and the world they create together.” —Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog “The world is a better place for the likes of Melanie and Jim, and their passion for what they do so well can be found on every page.”—Dr. Nick Trout, author of the NY Times bestseller Tell Me Where It Hurts and Love Is the Best Medicine “If you know her equine work—or her literary work—you already know that Melanie Sue Bowles is a patron saint of horse rescue. With this new book, we discover that this woman is also dogs’ best friend.”—Duncan Strauss, host of the radio show “Talking Animals”
What does an unlikely pack of stray and homeless dogs have in common with a certain herd of downtrodden horses? They were all lucky enough to wind up in the loving arms of Melanie Sue Bowles and her husband, Jim founders of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary. Author Melanie Sue Bowles introduced readers to this extraordinary place of healing in her debut book, The Horses of Proud Spirit, and in the inspiring sequel, Hoof Prints: More Stories from Proud Spirit. Now Melanie graces readers once again with unforgettable true stories, this time about the numerous dogs who have found their way to the Bowles’s gate and into their hearts.
Theres the story of the three beagle-mix girls—Trixie, Trudi, and Daisy—found by the side of the road when they were only days old. Then there are the Corgis, with their stout little bodies and rambunctious personalities. They weren’t perfect, so their previous owners had no use for them. But now Kitty, Tucker, Kirby, and Cricket have a forever home at a place called Proud Spirit.
The Dogs of Proud Spirit is a testament to the undeniable truth that animals enrich our lives. They give us—and teach us to give—boundless joy and unconditional love.
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