This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday. They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them. I will be posting these regularly until they run out next year sometime: if you have others to add, please send them to me.
Dean and the Doggies
Dean, a man with serious health issues, lives in our neighbourhood. In spite of his health and finance issues he is the home of last respite for small dogs that have been mistreated or are on their last legs. Over the years he has provided a loving home for them, and socialised dogs who had not been socialised before. He lives with limited means but still some how manages to look after the dogs mostly cheerfully.
Dean is an example to the rest of us who have a lot going for them in life and can only look at life as a glass half full.