Last week in “The Days of Our Nine Lives,” Jake from State Farm was feeling down about not finding a forever family gig.


London: Wow. It just seems so different in here without Skye.

Olivia: Yeah, but where is he?


London: You didn’t hear? He got a new job with a forever mom. What a lucky guy.

London: Are you kidding? What a lucky lady. She’ll have the best-looking cat in the neighborhood.

Olivia: Well, I didn’t know about Skye, but I know something else. Jake is auditioning with a German shepherd rescue.


Bill: He’ll be great. And I also have news.

Olivia: What?

Bill: Ernie Maxwell took the job with the forever family, and we have a new canine member of our group. His name is Rocky. He’s just a kid, maybe 1 or 2 years old.

Olivia: What kind of dog?

Bill: He looks like a Maltepoo, and he is the most amazing color — brindle. But he really needs to visit the groomer.


London: He should get lots of attention, being the only dog.

Bill: Well, sure. But you know, he’s not the only guy here who is a beautiful color. Look at my beautiful, champagne-colored coat.

London: You’re right. But all of us felines are beautiful, and some of us (me, for example) are just waiting for that special human who wants us to be the perfect lap cat. Oh man, give me a good lap, and I’m in heaven.

Olivia: Me, too. Me, too.

(Knocking at the cattery door)

Rocky: Hi. I’m Rocky. May I come in?

Will Rocky make himself at home in the ARF cattery? Be sure to keep up with the animal antics of “The 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.

Creature Corner is sponsored by Idyllwild Vacation Rentals & Nugget the office dog.

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