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Dedicated to the Buddy System. Because there's never just one in need...

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  • This book is a hilarious and heartbreaking look into the life of a remarkable family that fell into canine rescue completely by accident, but now lives to protect and care for their dogs absolutely on purpose. An awe-inspiring read for anyone who loves dogs! 
  • When Robert and Beth Hading-Yostlot rescued Buddy Lee, they had no idea what they had started. How one dog would spark such compassion in them for abused and abandoned 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 the courage of a loving family and the love of other amazing dogs, as well as the hardships of having to make such great sacrifices to give them what they needed to grow in strength and joy.
  • They also experienced the triumph of watching a dog's spirit be lit up by life, along with agony when it was extinguished by death.
  • Forty-plus dogs later, they're still living a life devoted to canine rescue and what it means to live by the Buddy System.

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about the dogs

Benjamin Leroy

The Gun Dog

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Bosco De Bango

Sexual Chocolate

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Buddy Lee

The Infamous Boudini

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Moose Robert

The GD Dog 

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Dodge G

The Parvo Pup

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Mr. Fester

The Hairy Dog

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Shorty Shepherd

The Tiny Shepherd With A Big Attitude

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Miss Seven

The Ever Gracious and Gorgeous 

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About Beth

She loves...

Beth loves all animals. She has compassion for them beyond what most people can understand. Her favorite drink is coffee because it's bitter, like her personality. Her favorite color is black, like her soul. And she loves long, romantic walks down every aisle in Target. 

She's a cat person.

True story. She grew up with horses and cats. No dogs. She's clearly grown to love the canine persuasion, but believes cats truly understand her. She thinks that's where her brooding attitude and love of swearing comes from.They too stomp around the house uttering profanity under their breath. 

She's an only child.

Ironic, since only children are said to be selfish and spoiled. Apparently, all of the Peiners are only children too...

THIS WEEK'S QUOTE

"We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world." ~Helen Keller

THINGS TO REMEMBER


January

January is National Walk Your Dog Month

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January

January is National Walk Your Dog Month

Take a walk...

January 5

National Bird Day

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January 5

National Bird Day

Bird is the word!

January 21

National Squirrel Appreciation Day

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January 21

National Squirrel Appreciation Day

Protect your nuts!

January 22

National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day

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January 22

National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day

The answer is always "I live but to serve thee, my feline master". Trust me...

January 24

National Change a Pet's Life Day

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January 24

National Change a Pet's Life Day

YOU must be the change you want to see in the world! (Mahatma Gandhi)

Q&A with beth

When did you realize that you wanted to be an author?

I realized I wanted to be an author when I started to write. I had this thought of writing a book, but it wasn’t until I started that I was like, “I love this, I hope I get to do this when I grow up!” Which is awesome because I when I had to stop working with horses after my back injury, I thought I’d never love doing anything again. 

How long does it take for you to write one of your books?

 It’s hard to say really, it’s based on how much I have going on. If my day goes well I can write for several hours. If I have three peed beds, two sicks dogs, and a full moon, not so much. It took me over a year to write the first book, but I suspect the second time around will be easier. That’s the saying, right… 

What does your family and close friends think of your writing?

My inner circle is super supportive. Mostly because they hope the books do well and I stop borrowing money from them for vet bills. But I’ll take it, support in this world is rare and so important to have! 

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

 I think I write the way I speak, and it probably comes across like that weird aunt who tells crazy stories at Christmas. Like, she’s laughing her ass off (at her own story) and everyone else is laughing their asses off (at her). I guess we’ll see if I get invited back next Christmas… 

What was one of the most interesting things that you learned about yourself during this process?

 That I loved to write. And that I was smart enough to navigate the process. I was so dumb when I started! There’s the writing and the formatting and the publishing and the marketing. I was so overwhelmed. But I’m getting there and it’s nice to feel like I’ll make it. Baby steps, but I’ll make it! 

When did you write your first book?

 I started writing The Buddy System over eight years ago, but then we got the sick puppies and that was that. I started again last year and published just before Christmas. God willing and nobody drops off a chicken coop full of puppies this winter, I’ll have volume two, Friends of Cole, published about the same time this year. 

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