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Bessie's Story - Watching the Lights Go Out (Color Interior)
Bessie's Story - Watching the Lights Go Out (Color Interior) | Thomas W Farmen
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Bessie's Story - Watching the Lights Go Out is an inspiring story about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight. The author leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half year transition to sightlessness. In the process, Bessie unwittingly becomes an expert mentor and teacher for the high-wire act of growing older with grace and optimism.
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hhavel

"I've seen a similar look of panic on elderly people when they are temporarily confused or feel abandoned, but this was different. Bessie's fear was not that we had lost her and she would be alone. Rather, she was afraid she had lost us and had failed to do her job as protector. There is a big difference."

----Thomas W. Farmen

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hhavel
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This gem of a book comes as needed relief for those who are approaching older age. An incredible teacher and Headmaster of a school in rural Connecticut, Farmen is able to do the impossible. He shows us how his blind dog actually teaches him the lessons about growing older. While the topic is a delicate one, Farmen uses a pedagogy of the highest order to comfort his readers. I recommend this book for anyone who is approaching older age.

Crazeedi Sounds intriguing... I'll check I it out! 9mo
Crazeedi Just read the description and my heart is breaking already 💔 especially because we have a chocolate lab 😢 9mo
hhavel I won't spoil the ending for you, but it won't hurt too badly. There's a lot of lightheartedness and humor in the book as well. Happy Reading! 9mo
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hhavel

Hello, Littens!
Now reading:
"Bessie's Story" by Thomas W. Farmen. He's a retired headmaster of a former school I went to many years ago. He wrote a lighthearted tale about his old dog who went blind over the years. Farmen discusses how his blind dog taught him how to age gracefully. He's an amazing man and wonderful teacher as well. I'll let you know how it turns out. Bye for now...

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!📖📚💚 10mo
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