Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF dogs and cats shared their secrets for wooing their way into humans’ hearts.
Bobbie: George, have you noticed Veronica isn’t here?
George: Now that you mention it, it’s rather quiet today.
Bobbie: She is on a trial adoption. I know she is hopeful that this really is her forever home.
Audrey: Why is it these dogs find their forever homes so much more quickly than us cats?
Mr. Gray: I’ll tell you why. I think dogs aren’t as selective as we are. We need to really study the human to see if she fits our requirements as a forever guardian. We want her to sit with us for a while here in the cattery so we may study her, learn what she’s about.
Audrey: Dogs don’t do that?
Mr. Gray: I suppose they do, to a degree. But dogs usually fall for a good belly rub and some treats. We require a little more
time. I don’t fall for just any good chin scratch or treat.
Audrey: I guess you’re right. I want to know a lot about anyone interested in being my forever guardian.
Mr. Gray: The problem seems to be that these humans don’t understand that they need to give us a chance to know them. I wish they would come into the ARF cattery, ready to spend some time and give us a chance to trust them.
George: Well, I’m not quite as picky as you two. Neither is Bobbie.
Bobbie: I’m easier because I have learned that if I jump into a lap or rub up against legs, I immediately get the attention I want. And when the human begins to pet me, I get to know him.
Mr. Gray: Well, we’re not all like you, Bobbie.
Audrey: That’s just the way we are. But I guarantee that if we’re given some time, we’ll be as friendly as Bobbie.
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 appointment M-F by calling 951-659-1122.
In Memory of all our beloved pets.