By Sue Halpern
A layabout mutt became treatment puppy leads her proprietor to a brand new realizing of the great life.
At free ends along with her daughter leaving domestic and her husband at the street, Sue Halpern determined to offer herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a brand new leash—er, lease—on existence via getting the 2 of them qualified as a treatment puppy group. clever, lively, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky grew to become out to be not just a great therapist yet an unerring ethical compass. within the not likely sounding enviornment 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 increased 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 trustworthy, charitable, loving, and occasionally prudent mutt—showing nice wish, fortitude, and discretion alongside the best way (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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