Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cats, Like Wine, Improve With Age

Meet Some of Our Elders of Excellent Vintage.

Name: Brandy
Age: 13 Years
AKA: The Bowling Ball of the Sunshine Room

Bio: A big bold Cabernet of a cat, Brandy is the unofficial greeter and grande dame of our Sunshine Room. She's always happy to show guests around. Should you make the mistake of ignoring her to look at the less mature cats she'll launch herself onto the floor in front of you on her back. Our feline speedbump is also a bit of a mystery. Transferred in from another shelter, none of her prior history followed her. Was she a kitty secret agent? The beloved pet of a Silicon Valley mogul? The matriarch of a powerful cat crime family? Whatever it is was she's not telling. If you're looking for an outgoing cat with a dry sense of humor and a way of making herself known, come meet Brandy today.

Name: Munchie
Age: 15 years
AKA: The Thinker
Bio: Subtle and quiet, Munchie compares best to a smooth red table wine. Always appropriate, never intrusive, pairs well with everything and a fine addition to any home. Munchie came to us when his owner suddenly lost his place to live. While Munchie had only one owner for his whole life, the two of them had many different roommates. Munchie has lived with an assortment of people and other animals. He can peacefully coexist with other cats and even dogs. While he's accustomed to a diversity of living situations, he'd really like a quiet, calm home to live out his twilight years. A calm, serene presence, he'd be the perfect companion to share a winters night in front of the fire.

Name: Stanley
Age: 14 years
AKA: Stan the Man

Bio: No one would call Stan Two Buck Chuck but he's definitely a cat of the people. Egalitarian, outgoing and always ready with an easy purr, everyone can enjoy a little Stanley in their lives. Where did he come from? We don't know. A friendly, easygoing cat, he swaggered into the shelter as a stray and stole everyone's heart. He's a fantastic listener, excellent at lap-warming and often hosts volunteers and guests in his room. If you're looking to add a laid back gent who's done with the wandering life, come meet Stan today.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ask Peaches!

Sage Advice From HSSV's Wisest PitBull.

Dear Peaches,

I've been trying to exercise more but the gym is just so boring. I go running but it's hard not to slack off when no one will go with me. As it is right now I'm using a treadmill in front of the TV but that just means I spend more time inside and watch more TV. How do I make exercise fun?

Runnin' In Place

Dear Runnin',

You know what you need? A happy, energetic young dog to go with you. Certain breeds are known to be extraordinarily athletic - border collies, labs....and pit bulls! Us pibbles are the ultimate canine athlete. Plus when you get home your dog (or me, personally) would be waiting for you. And pibbles are exceptionally goofy and silly and way more fun than TV - myself especially.

- Peaches.

Dear Peaches,

I feel like with all the technology around us life has gotten more impersonal. It's hard to make new friends and find things to do - everyone is always online. Are there other ways to meet new friends aside from websites?

Offline and Out of It.

Dear Offline,

There is one amazing way to meet new friends, find new places to explore and always have someone to hang out with - get a dog! Particularly an adorable, energetic dog with a slightly squished face and boundless energy. Do you know where all the dog-friendly hiking spots are in Santa Clara County? Neither do I, but I'm sure together we could figure it out and explore all of them. Obedience classes are great places to meet other dog-friendly folk - I'd be happy to go if you need a date. And while I love to go out and do things, I'm also a great listener.

Peaches Offers Three Tips To A Joyful Life


Smile Constantly

Bear Illness and Infirmity With Grace

Always Be Willing To Dance

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