Making rounds with Oscar: the extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat

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A remarkable cat. A life-changing story.Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat is the story of a doctor who, at first, doesn't always listen; of the patients he serves; of their caregivers; and, most importantly, of a cat who teaches by example, embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from."Oscar has much to teach us about empathy and courage. I couldn't put it down." —Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants"This book is a must-read. Truly, this is a story that needs to be told." —Fresh Fiction "You'll be moved." —People"This touching and engaging book is a must-read for more than just cat lovers; anyone who enjoys a well-written and compelling story will find much to admire in its unlikely hero." —Publishers Weekly"[The] book, both touching and humorous, isn't just about Oscar. It's about listening and letting go." —USA Today

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Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat is the story of a doctor who, at first, doesn't always listen; of the patients he serves; of their caregivers; and, most importantly, of a cat who teaches by example, embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from.
"Oscar has much to teach us about empathy and courage. I couldn't put it down." —Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
"This book is a must-read. Truly, this is a story that needs to be told." —Fresh Fiction
"You'll be moved." —People
"This touching and engaging book is a must-read for more than just cat lovers; anyone who enjoys a well-written and compelling story will find much to admire in its unlikely hero." —Publishers Weekly
"[The] book, both touching and humorous, isn't just about Oscar. It's about listening and letting go." —USA Today

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subject_facet Animals, Cats -- Therapeutic use, Dosa, David, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Eldercare, Hospice care, PETS / Cats / General, Pets, Terminal care
title_display Making rounds with Oscar : the extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat
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