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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
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Sue Halpern
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Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
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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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10176868
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DLC
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Halpern, Sue
Dewey number
615.8/5158
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike press large print nonfiction
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  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
Target audience
adult
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lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
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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
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
317 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459947
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2013016096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)844726354
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
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
317 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459947
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2013016096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)844726354

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