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Pig bladders, spiders and ponies — oh my!

Pig bladders, spiders and ponies — oh my!

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Last time, I wrote about pig bladders, and how they can help bolster the courage of your convictions to innovatively solve any long-term care challenge. So I think you're definitely ready for a frank talk about spiders.

The laying on of paws

The laying on of paws

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Around 4 a.m. a few nights ago, I woke up feeling miserable. As I curled up back in bed after taking some meds, one of my cats hopped up next to me, looked at me with concern and laid a paw atop my arm.

Thursdays with Walter

Thursdays with Walter

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Walter the goldendoodle is like Norm on the old TV show "Cheers." When he walks into Alden North Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, everyone knows, and often calls, his name.

Hearts always play a role

Hearts always play a role

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It's true that sometimes life's best pleasures are life's simplest pleasures.

Barking up the right tree

Barking up the right tree

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Nursing homes come to the rescue of elderly loved ones every day. But a story out of Springfield, IL, shows they can also come to the aid of our furry friends.

Now available: Robot for pet therapy

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He is a sweet furry creature named Paro, and, yes, he's a robot. So what's the problem?