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Imagine finding a chicken coop full of orphaned puppies in the middle of bone-chilling winter. You already have a house full of rescue dogs. Your resources are already at their 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 for dead? Do you turn them away and deny their cries for help? Or, do you have the strength to do the right thing?
Beth Hading-Yostlot gives 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. The only thing she can't predict, is who's going to need their help next...
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.
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.
Ironic, since only children are said to be selfish and spoiled. Apparently, all of the Peiners are only children too...
" Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened ."
THINGS TO REMEMBER
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.
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…
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!
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…
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!
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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