The Garden Cat Imposters

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This week we celebrated Administrative Professionals’ Day. We love all our administrative staff – they support our team, keep everything running, and make sure the bills are paid and the lights stay on. They hold a ton of important jobs – everything from human resources to finance to marketing to development and so much more. Everyone works incredibly hard to … Read More

The Kittens Are Back – With a Vengeance

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It’s been a long*, quiet winter sans kittens. People everywhere were sleeping through the night. Families were enjoying their unscathed curtains and couches. And the dogs were rejoicing. And then…the first few sunny days hit. Weeks later, the flood has arrived. We’re baaaaack. The flood of kittens, that is. And they are here for revenge. Look at my wee ears! … Read More

The Verifiable Truth About Black Cats and Friday the 13th

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It’s Friday the 13th, and you know what that means: If you see a black cat, stay out of its way. They’re unlucky, and, let’s face it, downright dangerous. A vampire cat that is definitely considering sucking the life out of you. You can see the malice in their eyes, and can pretty much guarantee they’re plotting something. What’s Jack … Read More

A Cure for the Dreaded Time Change

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It’s Daylight Savings time – in other words, the time of the year when we all get a little crankier, but also feel a small twinge of delight. It’s staying lighter later into the day (great) and feels like summer’s coming (double great). But there’s that dreaded lost hour of sleep, which makes us feel something like this: Don’t wake … Read More

The Ron Swanson of HSSV

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Ever met someone that’s a little…standoffish at first? That’s Whiskey. He doesn’t tend to make a great first impression. He can be grumpy, and would prefer not to be bothered with your petty issues. But he does have a softer side. After a while, he starts to open up – in his way, of course. He reserves his best side … Read More

The Official Sarah Armes Cute-O-Meter.

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This is Sarah. She works in our Development Department as a Campaign Manager. Ruth Vader Ginsburg. She usually doesn’t dress like this but, you know, Halloween was this week. So there you go. Yes, there we go. And make Halloween stay gone until next year.  Anyhoo, as you might have noticed we tell a lot of stories here at HSSV. … Read More

Kittehs, Like Shoes, Go Better In Pairs.

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Kittens will be kittens. They’re super adorable… Cup o’ kitteh Super playful…. Gimmee.. Super loving… Cuddle puddle! But can also be…. Hooman! I scale you like tree! You WILL play!! Demons. It’s not their fault – they’re just wee little things. With youth comes boundless energy and an insatiable need for attention but it can lead to a conundrum. What … Read More

Unrepentant Booger Cat Seeks Very Special Home.

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Oh Phil. Phil Phil Phil. What are we going to do with you? I have no idea what you’re talking about.  Don’t give us that face. You’re a booger and you know it. Phil is one of those cats that one special person is going to find and be like “I found the coolest, most ridiculous, awesome, hysterical, fantastic cat … Read More

Kitten Bedlam Has Begun

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Have you ever been at the beach and one minute your towel is a good fifty feet from the water…. We all want to be this cat. And then you look up and your toes are soaked? The tide just rolls in so quickly you don’t see it happening? That, in a nutshell, is kitten season. And the tide, dear … Read More