By Sue Halpern
A layabout mutt grew to become treatment puppy leads her proprietor to a brand new figuring out of the nice life.
At free ends together with her daughter leaving domestic and her husband at the highway, Sue Halpern made up our minds to offer herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a brand new leash—er, lease—on lifestyles by means of getting the 2 of them qualified as a treatment puppy group. shrewdpermanent, lively, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky grew to become out to be not just an amazing therapist yet an unerring ethical compass. within the not likely sounding area of a public nursing domestic, she led her teammate right into a sequence of encounters with the citizens that exposed depths of heat, humor, and perception Halpern hadn’t anticipated. And bit by bit, their adventures accelerated and illuminated Halpern’s experience of what advantage is and does—how acts of kindness remodel the giver in addition to the given-to.
Funny, relocating, and profound, A puppy Walks right into a Nursing house is the tale of ways one devoted, charitable, loving, and infrequently prudent mutt—showing nice wish, fortitude, and reticence alongside the way in which (the occasional begged or stolen deal with notwithstanding)—taught a well-meaning girl the real nature and pleasures of the great lifestyles.
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A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern