Lance: A Spirit Unbroken

Lance: A Spirit Unbroken

by Walter Stoffel

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Overview

Marley meets... Cujo ?

What would you do if there was a dog in your neighborhood forced to live outside day in/day out, at the mercy of abusers, wild animals and brutal weather?

Walter does nothing-at first. Then, an accidental meeting with Lance, a Border Collie, sets the wheels in motion for a down-to-the-wire, life-saving rescue and a disappointing discovery: Lance turns out to be a threat to anyone he can get his teeth on-including his rescuers!

Their lives turned upside down by this semi-feral "pet", Walter and his wife Clara are forced to answer a painful question: do they euthanize the dog they rescued?

Making their life-or-death choice even more difficult is Lance's hilarious quirkiness; when not threatening, he's incredibly entertaining-though a State Trooper, the local drug dealer, and a Megan's Law parolee, among many others, would beg to differ.

This rollicking, thought-provoking, and-at times-heart-wrenching true-life account of the unorthodox rescue of an unorthodox dog is guaranteed to captivate:
-Dog lovers
-Recovering addicts (there are numerous passages that the 12-step community will relate to)
-Survivors of child abuse (the author reveals his own poignant connection with Lance)
-Any reader who can laugh, cry, or enjoy having her/his faith in humanity restored.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986150005
Publisher: diamond publishing international
Publication date: 08/19/2016
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Walter Stoffel is a substance abuse counselor and GED teacher in correctional facilities.When not behind bars, he likes to read, travel,work out and watch really bad movies.Major accomplishment:He entered a 26.2 mile marathon race following hip replacement surgery and finished--dead last.

The author currently lives with his wife Clara, their dog,Buddy (another rescue) and cat, Winky (yet another rescue).

Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Contents


  1. Chance Meeting
  2. Outcast
  3. Pushing the Envelope
  4. Just Walkin’ the Dog
  5. First Things First
  6. So You Think You Can Dance?
  7. Homewrecker
  8. Lance Makes a Big Splash
  9. Help Me!
  10. Dodging Bullets
  11. Death Defying
  12. Homeward Bound
  13. Damaged Goods
  14. What is He?
  15. Leashing the Beast/Exit Strategy
  16. Trying to Tame the Tiger
  17. Broadening His Horizons
  18. Blunt Force Trauma
  19. Aftercare
  20. Shell Shock
  21. Under House Arrest
  22. Life or Death?
  23. Petting Protocol
  24. Lance-isms
  25. Ambushed!
  26. Dissing the Don
  27. Border Collies Will be Border Collies
  28. Hell on Wheels
  29. Damning Evidence
  30. Protective Custody
  31. Devil Dog
  32. Back Biter
  33. Anna’s Regret
  34. Guilt Trip
  35. More Lance-isms
  36. Lance Goes Batty
  37. Beast of Burden
  38. The Many Moods of Lance
  39. The Truth Hurts
  40. A Tale of Two Survivors
  41. Even More Lance-isms
  42. Lance the Hero
  43. Lance the Antihero
  44. Bear-ly Escaping
  45. Reflections
  46. Not Your Typical Dog
  47. A Dog Like Any Other
  48. Uneasy Riders
  49. The Insanity Continues
  50. Stream of Consciousness
  51. Too Close for Comfort
  52. “Border” Patrol
  53. Catch and Release
  54. (Good to) the Last Bite
  55. Nowhere to be Found
  56. Afterthoughts on “Nowhere to be Found”
  57. Mount Minsi or Bust
  58. AKA Lance
  59. Senior Citizen
  60. Final Days
  61. A Special Connection


About the Author

Dedication

Acknowledgements



  1. Chance Meeting
  2. Outcast
  3. Pushing the Envelope
  4. Just Walkin’ the Dog
  5. First Things First
  6. So You Think You Can Dance?
  7. Homewrecker
  8. Lance Makes a Big Splash
  9. Help Me!
  10. Dodging Bullets
  11. Death Defying
  12. Homeward Bound
  13. Damaged Goods
  14. What is He?
  15. Leashing the Beast/Exit Strategy
  16. Trying to Tame the Tiger
  17. Broadening His Horizons
  18. Blunt Force Trauma
  19. Aftercare
  20. Shell Shock
  21. Under House Arrest
  22. Life or Death?
  23. Petting Protocol
  24. Lance-isms
  25. Ambushed!
  26. Dissing the Don
  27. Border Collies Will be Border Collies
  28. Hell on Wheels
  29. Damning Evidence
  30. Protective Custody
  31. Devil Dog
  32. Back Biter
  33. Anna’s Regret
  34. Guilt Trip
  35. More Lance-isms
  36. Lance Goes Batty
  37. Beast of Burden
  38. The Many Moods of Lance
  39. The Truth Hurts
  40. A Tale of Two Survivors
  41. Even More Lance-isms
  42. Lance the Hero
  43. Lance the Antihero
  44. Bear-ly Escaping
  45. Reflections
  46. Not Your Typical Dog
  47. A Dog Like Any Other
  48. Uneasy Riders
  49. The Insanity Continues
  50. Stream of Consciousness
  51. Too Close for Comfort
  52. “Border” Patrol
  53. Catch and Release
  54. (Good to) the Last Bite
  55. Nowhere to be Found
  56. Afterthoughts on “Nowhere to be Found”
  57. Mount Minsi or Bust
  58. AKA Lance
  59. Senior Citizen
  60. Final Days
  61. A Special Connection


About the Author

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