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18

Nov
2015

In News
Spa News
The SARF Spa

By The S.A.R.F.

Stuffed Animal Repair Fixit Clinic Saturday, Dec. 5

On 18, Nov 2015 | In News, Spa News, The SARF Spa | By The S.A.R.F.

Yes, yes… The SARF Spa isn’t accepting new patients, BUT we will be conducting a Stuffed Animal Fixit Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 — Noon to 3 p.m. at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX)… so you can learn how to perform minor surgeries on your own. We’ll offer advice, do some medical troubleshooting, and help with collaborative repairs. If you have an SA with medical needs, this is a great/free opportunity to get help… in a timely manner! More details here.
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18

Nov
2015

In News
Spa News
The SARF Spa

By The S.A.R.F.

An Important SARF Spa Announcement!

On 18, Nov 2015 | In News, Spa News, The SARF Spa | By The S.A.R.F.

Dear Friends!

Due to overwhelming response, The SARF Spa is not accepting new patients at this time. We are temporarily disabling our repair estimate form while we catch up on our already-scheduled repairs. Our turnaround time is currently well over a month, which we feel is a bit long to keep SAs from their homes.
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29

Oct
2015

In Spa Creative Writing Stories

By The S.A.R.F.

My Personal Essay: A Monkey Forever

On 29, Oct 2015 | In Spa Creative Writing Stories | By The S.A.R.F.

Monkey Puff
The SARF Creative Writing Class I

The bear looked at me and said, “How are your preparations going?”

“I’m not quite sure what you mean?” I replied.

I was confused. He was a stranger and couldn’t have possibly known that Muffy and I were in the thick of planning our beach destination wedding, and that my Muffy, dear as she is, had been rather stressed. Nor could he have known that this was putting the first (and heretofore only) bit of strain on our then still-new whirlwind love affair.

“Hibernation,” the bear replied. “Is your den ready? I just finished up a new room for my cubs, and seeing as how it’s already getting cool in the mornings, I’d say I finished just in time!”

“Oh! Hibernation!” I said. “Well, you see, monkeys don’t actually hibernate,” I told him.

“Of course they don’t!” the said, indignantly. “But what does that have to do with the gosh-darn price of honey in San Antonio?”

“You do realize that’s what I am, don’t you? I’m a monkey…”

“Ridiculous!” the bear said. “You’re no more a monkey than I am!

The bear turned around and stuck out his rump, revealing a small, round, stump of a tail.

“Come on,” he said. “Show me! Yours is even smaller than mine is, I’ll bet. Let’s see that tail, little bear,” he chided.

“Listen,” I told him. “I am a monkey through-and-through, and there’s nothing you or I or anyone else could do to change that! Tail or no tail, trees or no trees, it’s just who I am, Mr. Bear. Now you move along and get ready for your hibernation! I’ve got a wedding to plan!”

“Well, excuse me!!” said the bear indignantly, though I could tell he was impressed by my confidence. “Suit yourself.”

And with that, I went home to Muffy to calm her nerves and to discuss the remaining details of our upcoming nuptials. She was very glad to welcome her favorite monkey home.

29

Oct
2015

In Spa News
Spa Success Stories

By The S.A.R.F.

Monkey Puff’s Spa Visit

On 29, Oct 2015 | In Spa News, Spa Success Stories | By The S.A.R.F.

Monkey and Muffy were married on the beach in 2013.

Monkey and Muffy were married on the beach in 2013.

This week, our new friend Monkey Puff finished up his visit to The SARF Spa. We stitched up a few fur wounds on his neck, chin, and… nether regions. We also gave him a bit of a stuffing transfusion.

Monkey Puff’s wife, Muffy Puff, accompanied him on his visit. The two of them had a great time relaxing and socializing with our permanent and temporary residents.

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29

Jul
2015

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Summer Vacation…

On 29, Jul 2015 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Where have we been? Well, we’ve been on summer vacation!

Our permanent and temporary SA residents have been spending some time traveling and lounging around in the sun. It’s been a much-needed break!
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11

May
2015

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Austin Bat Cave Anthology Release Party / SARF Petting Zoo

On 11, May 2015 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We had a great time with the Austin Bat Cave Folks on Saturday! We heard awesome stories from some young Austin writers, watched some great bands, and met lots of cool people. Read more…

07

Dec
2013

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

We have shirts!

On 07, Dec 2013 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

SARFLogoT-ShirtOur brand new SARF t-shirts just arrived! They are awesome. Guelah, our permanent resident platypus, couldn’t resist trying one on, but unfortunately his neck (or lack thereof) didn’t quite cooperate. A few quick alterations should do the trick.

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24

Apr
2015

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Toybrary Bear!

On 24, Apr 2015 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We made this guy for the folks at Toybrary Austin. He’s their official logo bear come to life. We love him. They love him.
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03

Mar
2015

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

The Common Core Initiative

On 03, Mar 2015 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

After months of silence on the controversial Common Core Initiative, The Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation has issued an official statement regarding its stance on the polarizing proposal.
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24

Apr
2015

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Austin Bat Cave Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo May 9, 2015

On 24, Apr 2015 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

In celebration of the release of Austin Bat Cave‘s 2015 Anthology of kids’ writing (with, like, the best title ever: ARE YOU THERE GODZILLA? IT’S ME, MOTHRA), we will be having a Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo… Saturday, May 9, 3-7pm at the release party at Lewis Carnegie (1312 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas 78702) Read more…