Spirito (along with Pit Bull, Tanner) discussing
his book, "Gimme
Shelter", at the Calabasas Library with host Karyn Foley.
when a volatile, chronically ticked-off writer struggles to help an
abused, timid, big-hearted shelter dog. When the last of their aged
4-legged animal “kids” passes away, Louis Spirito and his wife go
looking for a rescue dog. Although he insists that he’s open to any
dog in need, he longs for a jaunty dog to transport him back to the
carefree days before mortgages, life insurance and missed
opportunities… so the last thing on his wish list is a frightened,
muscle-bound, scarred, and carsick Pit Bull.
In contrast to his fun-loving predecessor, Tanner is an emotional
Geiger counter. He cowers at strange objects, flinches at loud
noises, and vomits whenever he is stressed – which is most of the
time. And why shouldn’t he? His immature new owner, Louis, is a
raging bull! Having honed anger to an art form over his lifetime,
Lou constantly storms and curses at the slightest
provocation--misplaced keys, computer glitches, even mayo on a
turkey sandwich (don’t ask). It's a case of “good” dog vs. “bad”
owner. For this odd couple to flourish, one of them will have to
change. And fast. Thankfully for the writer, the dog wins out. It
isn't easy. It isn't always pretty. But it will touch your heart.
10% of the profits from this book,
will be donated to animal rescue organizations.
more about Louise Spirito, please visit his website at:
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