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March 18, 2009

Purr-fect Partners

Today was the annual health check-up day for the cats at Longwood. Eleven cats patrol Longwood Gardens, from the Nursery to the DuPont house. Each cat has an assigned area of the garden and a human caretaker. The responsibilities these felines take on are varied. Their primary job is on the Rodent Control Task Force, but they also work as greeters, work supervisors and highly skilled catmint pruners. They work in exchange for food, shelter and a health care plan...