This is a sweet memoir about Halpern and her labradoodle, Pransky, who became a certified therapy dog team and visited the local nursing home every week. Halpern's daughter was in college and her husband travelled a lot for work, so she was looking for something to keep she and Pransky occupied. Halpern has organized these stories by the seven virtues (love (sometimes referred to as charity), hope, faith, prudence, fortitude, restraint, and justice) and uses each story to show how the residents and Pransky exercised these virtues. She doesn't include justice but does include both love and charity.
I enjoyed this book, but the ending felt a little sparse. I expected some type of summation - perhaps a discussion of how Halpern felt these virtues would continue to influence she and Pransky - but basically, the book just ended.
No tissues were needed in the reading of this book. Review based on an uncorrected proof.