When Douglas Green decided to rescue a pound puppy just before she was about to be put down, he never realized just how much of an impact she would play on his life. He tells many stories about how Shirelle has played a role in his life, while some sad, others will make you smile. Shirelle had come a long way from her puppy days and Mr. Green can consider himself lucky to have enjoyed the experiences Shirelle offered him throughout the years.
I truly enjoyed reading about Shirelle and all her quirks. My heart was so happy to read that Mr. Green decided to rescue Shirelle just at the brink of her being put down. The poor girl had already been labelled a knucklehead because of her crazy ways and destructiveness. But I believe that in every dog that does something bad, there is goodness to be found in them as well. I enjoyed reading the stories Mr. Green penned and felt I was a part of Shirelle's life as she grew up. If you are an animal lover and a sucker for a good story, than look no further. This is one story you should definitely look into!
Relish the day. If you re not in awe, you re just not paying attention. She hadn t even been in the crowded pound a week, but she d already developed a nickname, Knucklehead. As a puppy she destroyed property and precious clothes; as an adult she injured her owner, ruined romances... and changed the world-views of those around her. Have you ever watched an animal and wondered how it thinks, how it sees the world, how it views you? And have you ever wondered what wisdom you might learn if you could see things as that animal does? This unique book is many things: an amusing and moving memoir about a memorable dog, a poetic ode to a human-animal connection, and a serious philosophical, psychological, and spiritual inquiry into the lessons a man gleaned from the simple-minded brilliance of a teacher, a lover, a liver of life to the fullest... a Knucklehead. There has never before been a book like The Teachings of Shirelle. Take a walk with this pooch, and you might never look at life, love, or yourself the same again.