A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home - Sue Halpern (2013)
Sue and her labrodoodle Pransky decide to take on a new role of therapy dog at a local nursing home, to ease the boredom and feel useful. After a touch and go training schedule of trying to train Pransky to master walking on the lead, Pransky allows Sue to meet a variety of patients and learn about their lives. It is these stories about the people that make this memoir so moving - the quiet moments when Pransky allows a gentle pat, or climbs on a bed of someone who is now to sick to make contact by themselves. An honest look at the way people live the last years of the lives in a nursing home, and how things can change so quickly.