I'm Listening with a Broken Ear is a true story about a dying dog, Honeybun, the author found on a roadside and grudgingly rescued. A concomitant story of faith, persistence, and love unfolds as both she and her young daughter struggled to help Honeybun overcome severe issues of compromised health, aggression, and fear.
Untrained to deal with the overwhelming behavior, Vicky then tried to give her up...unsuccessfully. Refusing to relinquish her to Animal Control who would undoubtedly euthanize Honeybun, Vicky tripped upon a small rescue organization that offered to help rehabilitate Honeybun for free.
During the many months of heartache and struggle, and multiple near deadly attacks on Vicky's other dog, she discovered a modern day parable of the truth that nothing is truly irredeemable. Each victory with the little rescue dog taught personal lessons in redemption and grace, patience and perseverance, and the power of transforming love to spread through a community in the most unexpected and unlikely ways.
There were multiple failures and repeated surrenders to hopelessness. Each time, her weakness was thwarted and overcome by unexpected help and miracles. In the process, Vicky came face to snout with the harsh reality that real compassion involved action and responsibility. If she wanted to save the dog, ultimately it was up to her.
It is a story of redemption, physically and spiritually, in a very small corner of the world, about a discarded dog that no one wanted and no one thought could be saved.
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A must book to read.
- Jeanette Bujold