Thursday, June 26, 2014
Why I Love My Work
And would love to take my work home with me!
This is Tutti Frutti, one of the goats who lives at Willow Lodge in Tatamagouche. She and Annabelle plus Barney the pony are part of the story I'm writing for the Chronicle-Herald newspaper. This piece is a labour of love; going to have to strive for neutrality because anything that shines a light on good people taking good -- make that exceptional -- care of elders in a long-term-care facility deserves enthusiasm.
When you interview half a dozen employees, from the administrator to the Master Gardener, and find out all of them have worked there for 23, 26, 31, 34 years...you understand that you are in a very special place.
Of course, the joy of Gerald's face as he feeds carrots to these three animals as they poke their heads inside the window of his room is a big hint, too.