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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
Description
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-err, 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.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781594487200
9781452692104
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c2c67c5a-fe0d-45ea-aaf6-5a95e1a36cbc
full_title dog walks into a nursing home lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
author halpern sue
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-08 02:03:04AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 White, Karen.
author Halpern, Sue.
author2-role White, Karen.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display Halpern, Sue
available_at_catalog Brighton, Commerce City
detailed_location_catalog Brighton - Adult Nonfiction, Commerce City - Adult Nonfiction, Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction
display_description 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-err, 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.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id c2c67c5a-fe0d-45ea-aaf6-5a95e1a36cbc
isbn 9781452692104, 9781594487200
item_details hoopla:MWT11413501||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11413501||Available Online||||, ils:928518|1308028|Commerce City - Adult Nonfiction|PETS DOGS i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cc||, ils:928518|1308029|Brighton - Adult Nonfiction|PETS DOGS i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||br||, ils:928518|1308030|Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction|PETS DOGS o|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||Checked out||wf||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog PETS DOGS i, PETS DOGS o
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Brighton, Commerce City, Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9781594487200
publishDate 2013
record_details hoopla:MWT11413501|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2013.|1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 05 min.)) : digital., ils:928518|Book|Books||English|Riverhead Books,|2013.|310 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT11413501||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:928518|1308028|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:928518|1308029|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:928518|1308030|Checked Out|Checked out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Animals, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / General, Dogs -- Therapeutic use, Dogs -- Training, Halpern, Sue, Human-animal relationships, PETS / Essays & Narratives, Pets
title_display A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
title_full 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 [electronic resource] / Sue Halpern
title_short A dog walks into a nursing home :
title_sub lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
topic_facet Animals, Dogs, Halpern, Sue, Human-animal relationships, Pets, Therapeutic use, Training