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 unfastened ends together with her daughter leaving domestic and her husband at the street, Sue Halpern determined to provide herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a brand new leash—er, lease—on existence by way of getting the 2 of them qualified as a remedy puppy crew. clever, lively, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky became out to be not just a good therapist yet an unerring ethical compass. within the not going 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 elevated 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 the way one devoted, charitable, loving, and occasionally prudent mutt—showing nice wish, fortitude, and reticence alongside the best way (the occasional begged or stolen deal with notwithstanding)—taught a well-meaning girl the genuine nature and pleasures of the nice lifestyles.
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But a compromise deal was never struck. In the end, the dispute was resolved not by negotiation but by the total victory of one side over the other. In the summer of 1453 the last English force, under the command of the earl of Shrewsbury, was defeated at Castillon, and the English expelled from Aquitaine once and for all. The dominions of the English crown were henceforth confined almost entirely to north of the Channel. To the south, only the port of Calais was left. Just as the fortunes of the English monarchy in France ebbed and flowed, so too did its fortunes in the British Isles.
Three weeks later, he died. Richard was now heir to his father's crown. The question still remained of how the brothers' respective responsibilities were to be defined. In Michaelmas 1183 their father put a proposal to them. Richard should succeed to the position of his deceased brother: in other words, he should become his father's heir apparent, while John should take over as viceroy in Aquitaine. The proposal had much to be said for it. Richard, however, was adamant in opposition. He was not prepared to throw away eight years' hard work in Aquitaine.
There were a variety of ways in which both he and they needed each other. The great men of the realm - the nobility and lords - looked to the king as the ultimate guarantor of the law which upheld their title to property. Without effective kingship, they were in no position to enjoy their revenues in peace. They looked to the king for the resolution of major disputes - less because they stood in awe of him than because submission to him entailed no loss of face. At a more basic level they also looked to him for the regular flow of patronage.
A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern