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Authors: M. R. Wells

Great Dog Stories

Great Dog
Stories

HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS

EUGENE, OREGON

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Published in association with the literary agency of Mark Sweeney & Associates, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

The information shared by the authors is from their personal experience and should not be considered professional advice. Readers should consult their own dog care professionals regarding issues related to the health, safety, grooming, and training of their pets.

In some cases, names and minor details of stories may have been changed to protect privacy.

GREAT DOG STORIES

Copyright © 2012 by M.R. Wells, Kris Young, and Connie Fleishauer

Published by Harvest House Publishers

Eugene, Oregon 97402

www.harvesthousepublishers.com

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Wells, M. R. (Marion R.), 1948-

Great dog stories / M.R. Wells, Kris Young, and Connie Fleishauer.

p. cm.

ISBN 978-0-7369-2882-3 (pbk.)

ISBN 978-0-7369-4239-3 (eBook)

1. Dog owners—Prayers and devotions. I. Young, Kris, 1953- II. Fleishauer, Connie. III. Title. BV4596.A54W452 2012

242—dc23

2011016828

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We joyfully dedicate this book
to the great dogs and people in our lives,
and to our infinitely greater God,
who made us all.

It Takes a “Pack” to Write a Book

How fitting that the dogs we love are pack animals. We are too. This book would never have been birthed otherwise. Thanks to all who lent a paw by sharing their stories or praying for us. Thanks to our agents, Mark and Janet Sweeney, who shared our vision and helped make it come true. Special thanks to Nicole Overbey, DVM, for giving our manuscript a top-notch veterinary checkup. And huge gratitude to our amazing team at Harvest House Publishers! You win best in show, and we are so blessed to have you!

Most of all, we are eternally grateful to our awesome God, who gave us dogs and stories and invites us into His!

Contents

It Takes a “Pack” to Write a Book

Foreword: The Dog Who Amazes

Meet the Authors’ Pups

Part I

Tales to Tug Your Heart

The Dog Who Wouldn’t Fight

Choose Love

The Gift of Life

Love Makes Sacrifices

Freeing Shadow

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

The Saga of Walter Brennan

Love Doesn’t Count the Cost

Squitchey Love

Being There Says You Care

Jazzmin’s “Ian Watch”

Who Do You Long For?

Hopelessly Devoted to You

Love Is Faithful

A Crate and a Manger

When We Fail, God’s Love Doesn’t

Diablo, or Not?

Love Can Conquer Our Devils

A Different Kind of Leash

God’s Love Shows Restraint

Stuart’s Heart Vision Goggles

It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Anything but His Toes

God Cares About Our Fears

The Dog That Stuck Closer Than a Brother

Love the Extra Mile

Part II

Tales to Stretch Your Faith

The Dog Not Chosen

God Works in Miraculous Ways

The Beagle and the Bus

Come to God as Little Children

All Her Children

Trust Takes Time

Driving on Faith

What It Takes to Find the One

Trust and Be on TV

God Has a Role for You

Life Preserver with Paws

Will You Be God’s Instrument?

Dream Dog Guarantee

Take God at His Word

Papillon Heaven Can Wait

God’s Timing Is Perfect

The Appointed Time

Our Lives Are in God’s Hands

Scary Larry

Fear Makes Monsters

A Time to Wean

God Grows His Children

Now You See Her, Now You Don’t

Believing Is Seeing

And the Dog Came Back

Surrender Your Wish List

I Am the Tailgate

Enter In

His Master’s Keeper

Let God Protect You

Part III

Tales to Light Your Path

Gentledog Stuart

Care and Share

If the Dog Says “I Do”

Seek God’s Guidance

Skunk Wars

Learn and Live

No Other Dogs Before Me

Some Things Can’t Be Shared

Spitfire Spit and Polished

Train Today, Gain Tomorrow

Hook, Line, and Milk Jug

Look Before You Leap

The Making of a Champion

Mentors Matter

Playpen Theology

God Wants Our Hearts

Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth the Dog

Let God Repay

To Stray or Not to Stray

Stay Home with God

Squirrels and Girls

Beware of Life’s Temptations

Don’t Pick at It or It Won’t Get Well

Receive God’s Forgiveness

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