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On the other side of long-term care

On the other side of long-term care

Here I am in my 40th year of long-term care. It is often said that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but that is not totally true. You can teach an old dog new tricks; it's just extremely difficult. In the case of this old dog, it took a near-death experience.

One resident's trash is another animal's treasure

One resident's trash is another animal's treasure

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Perhaps you regularly see acts of altruism that restore your faith in humanity. Given that I work in journalism and live in the city, I do not. Therefore, exceptional kindness gives me pause. Or in this case, paws.