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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 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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10176868
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DLC
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Halpern, Sue
Dewey number
636.7/0835
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Halpern, Sue
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781594487200
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013003605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818953834
  • ocn818953834
  • OCoLC
Label
A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher, Sue Halpern
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781594487200
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013003605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818953834
  • ocn818953834
  • OCoLC

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