Last week in “The Days of Our Nine Lives,” Jake from State Farm and Ernie Maxwell ditched the felines and headed to the dog park.

SkyeSkye: Whew! So glad those canines are gone. Their panting and hot breath was making my gorgeous hair



London: Good grief, Skye. You are always so perfectly coiffed, you look as though you just stepped out of a cat calendar.

Leia: (from the office in a sing-songy voice) I know something you don’t know!

Olivia: (calling to Leia) What, what, what? Come in here and tell us!


Leia: Why should I?

Bobbie: Because if you don’t, I’ll make you.

Olivia: Oooh, Bobbie, we’re soooo scared!

Leia: I saw Ernie ditching Jake to go with a man, woman and another dog.


Olivia: What?! What do you mean?

Leia: From what I overheard, he was going on an audition to be a forever member of their family. I heard an ARF worker tell Ernie to make her proud and use his best manners. Guess we’ll have to wait to see if he gets the gig.


Skye: Hey, is that Jake coming into the office?

Leia: It is. Wonder if he’s bummed that Ernie isn’t around.

Jake: (entering the cattery) Hey. Ernie’s a lucky duck. He might get to be a forever family member. When will I get a chance?

Bobbie: Jake, we all have to wait for the right person to find us. We’re all waiting. Don’t be so sad. Chin up, man! Look at us. Leia is a great lap cat, I love humans and Olivia is a sweet teenager.

Jake: There must be someone out there who wants a beautiful, young German shepherd.

When will Jake from State Farm be given a chance at a forever home? When will another ARF cat be adopted? 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, Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 10-2, or by appointment M-F by calling  951-659-1122.

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