Last week in “The Days of Our Nine Lives,” the topic of discussion centered around the new kittens and their impact on the ARF cattery.
Ginger: (Bursting into the cattery.) Did you hear? Half the kittens are gone!
Leia: To forever families, I hope.
Ginger: Yep. Cocopuff, Snoopy and the polydactyl Charlee all have their own families.
Leia: So, that leaves Peppermint Patty, Lucy and Sally.
Bobbie: Thank good- ness. All of that kitten activity is too much for me.
Bill: Bobbie, don’t you mean with the kittens, all the attention isn’t on you?
Bobbie: Hey, the facts are the facts.
Peppermint Patty: (Cautiously en- tering the cattery.) Excuse me. Will any of you play with me?
Bobbie: Us? What about your sisters or Mom?
Peppermint Patty: They’re all napping. We play so much that we wear out!
Lucy: (Sneaking up behind Patty.) Hi! I’m Lucy. Are we playing in here?
Sally: (Pushing in between her sisters.) Me, too! I want to play, too!
Bobbie: (to Leia) Where’s their Mom?
Lucy: Mom is still napping. She said she needs a break. And I think she’s kind of missing our brothers and sister.
Leia: But she must be so happy knowing they are with forever families.
Sally: We all are. Hey, why are all of you here? Didn’t anyone want you when you were kittens?
Bill: Well Sally, we all came to ARF when we were adults. We’re usually the last to be adopted.
Bill: Good question. We older cats aren’t as crazy as you kids, and human visitors can really see our personalities and qualities. I just wish these humans would take a moment to meet us.
When will Prudence, the kittens’ mama, join the rest of the 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.
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