Synopses & Reviews
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. 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.
"The Horses of Proud Spirit is an homage to the spirit of these alluring creatures and a moving memoir of lessons learned in compassion, strength, and loss.
About the Author
Melanie Sue Bowles, along with her husband, Jim, is the founder of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, now located in Mena, Arkansas, one of the most successful and longest-existing facilities for horses in the United States. Proud Spirit has intervened on behalf of nearly 300 abused, neglected, and unwanted equines, and has also rescued several dozen dogs and cats, many of whom have become members of the family. Melanie has these words etched on her heart: “The Purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.” Her website is www.horsesofproudspirit.org.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A New Life
Sally and Harley
Strays, Strays, and More Strays
The Tractor Mechanic