Last week in “The Days of Our Nine Lives,” some of the adult cats were considering making tally marks on the cattery wall to keep track of the days until they get forever homes.

Dovey
Dovey

Dovey: (peeking through the window from the office) Hey! Look at me! I’m the new ARF office cat.

Mr. Gray: Glad you’re here to take the job of office cat now that Leia is in here with us. How did you get that gig?

Dovey: I convincingly pleaded my case that I would prefer to be the only cat. I want the humans all to myself!

Mr. Grey
Mr. Grey

Sadie: Now you sound like Bobbie. She’s crazy about the humans, but not so much other cats.

Leia
Leia

Leia: Well, it’s happened again. Peppermint Patty, our last kitten, has gone to a forever home.

Dovey: Good for her and less distraction for us, if you know what I mean.

Ginger: I’m not certain I do.

Dovey: I mean that the humans won’t be sidetracked by the kittens and instead might focus on us. I need to get into

Sadie
Sadie

my own home.

Ginger: As do I. I need a quiet environment with a warm lap.

Ginger
Ginger

Mr. Gray: That’s what I need, too.

Ginger: There are quite a few of us in here who would be much happier in a home with a human or two to call our own.

Leia: Not to talk behind any cat’s back, but Bill really, really needs that. If just one human would take the time to visit with him for a few days, she would see what a love he can be. Really, I suppose this is true for several of us in here.

Sadie: You’re singing my song, Leia.

What steps will the ARF cats take to get adopted? 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 on 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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