Last week in “The Days of Our Nine Lives,” Jake from State Farm was getting to know the feline members of ARF.


Jake: Hey! Guess what I just heard! We have another ARF dog, and I’m so glad. I was feeling pretty outnumbered.


London: So, what’s the 411 on this one?

Jake: Aw, he’s just a kid, maybe 5 months old. He is a Lab-mix, his name is Ernie Maxwell, and here he comes now!

Ernie Maxwell: (enters the cattery) Hi, guys! I’m so happy to be here and have new cat friends. I love cats!

Jake: Cats, huh. How about dogs?

Ernie: I love dogs, too. And children and adults and …


London: We get it!

Jake: Stick with me, Ernie, and I’ll show you the ropes.

Ernie: Gosh thanks, Jake. But all the ARF humans have been saying I have excellent manners. They like the way I automatically sit to wait for snacks and


the way I walk so nicely on a leash. I haven’t had even one “accident” in the ARF House.

Leia: (Hollering into the cattery from the ARF office) I can confirm what Ernie has said. I can walk right past him and he is a perfect gentleman.

Skye: (Entering the cattery) Hello, everyone. I’m Skye. I’m 7 years old, and I’m fabulous.

London: Don’t be so modest, Skye.

Skye: Well, I am fabulous! Look at this long, silky hair and my handsome face. And I’m very, very friendly. It will be difficult for any of you cats to out-class me. And you dogs shouldn’t even bother trying.

Jake: Come on, Ernie. Let’s get outta here. You want to go to the dog park?

Ernie: You bet!

Will Jake from State Farm teach Ernie Maxwell some new tricks? Will Skye show the other cats how to be classy? Be sure to keep up with the animal antics of “Days of our Nine Lives” each week. And please stop in to say hello to the entire adoptable cast at the ARF House, 26890 Hwy. 243, on Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 10-2, or by appt. M-F by calling 951-659-1122.

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