The Resource A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher, Sue Halpern

A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher, Sue Halpern

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A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
Title
A dog walks into a nursing home
Title remainder
lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
Statement of responsibility
Sue Halpern
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life. At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a new leash--er, lease--on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy dog team. Smart, spirited, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky turned out to be not only a terrific therapist but an unerring moral compass. In the unlikely sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn't expected. And little by little, their adventures expanded and illuminated Halpern's sense of what virtue is and does--how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the given-to. Funny, moving, and profound, A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home is the story of how one faithful, charitable, loving, and sometimes prudent mutt--showing great hope, fortitude, and restraint along the way (the occasional begged or stolen treat notwithstanding)--taught a well-meaning woman the true nature and pleasures of the good life. "--
  • "A layabout mutt does a second act as a therapy dog working with the infirm and the aged, and fetches from that clarifying, life-and-death realm an inspiring sense of the core human virtues - love, fortitude, justice, charity, prudence, restraint, hope, and fun - and how to live them now.""--
Summary
As an outlet to break up the tedium after her daughter leaves for college, author Sue Halpern signed up for a therapy dog course with her Labradoodle, Pransky. Despite Halpern's anxieties about being around old people, she volunteers for a regular visitation with Pransky at a local nursing home. Pransky had no such reservations, showing a remarkable ability to relate to people -- regardless of age or physical condition. Halpern recounts heartwarming (but not overly sentimentalized) experiences with the residents, and shares what she learned from Pransky's example: restraint, prudence, faith, fortitude, hope, love, and charity. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Biography type
autobiography
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10176868
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DLC
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Halpern, Sue
Dewey number
636.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Halpern, Sue
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
Target audience
adult
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lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
Label
A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher, Sue Halpern
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781594487200
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013003605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a781586
  • (OCoLC)818953834
Label
A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher, Sue Halpern
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781594487200
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013003605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a781586
  • (OCoLC)818953834

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