Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” Sheba the dog joined the ARF family.

Bobbie: They’re coming and they’re going!

Whiskers: Who’s coming, where are they going?

Lady & her puppies

Bobbie: Calm down, Whiskers. First of all, Sheba already found a forever family. She’s gone to San Diego. And there’s a story behind this puppy announcement.


Audrey: What is it? How many puppies? What kind? Who’s the mom?

Bobbie: Take a breath, Audrey.  Here’s the story: A few weeks ago, a really, really sweet little pit bull, Lady, ended up at ARF. A very nice hiker found her on Black Mountain Trail. She hiked with him and his dogs for two days. Then he brought her here.

Pepper: I heard the ARF humans talking about her. Everyone fell in love with her. She’s not very big, and she


likes dogs, cats and kids. And I heard she walks like a perfect lady when on a leash. As a matter of fact, they named her Lady.


Bobbie: That’s right. The humans thought maybe she had just had a litter, but within a week they realized she was pregnant! Her foster parents were absolutely in love with her, and when a really nice Idyllwild woman met her, she fell in love, too. And she adopted her!

Sheba: The puppies, too?

Bobbie: No, not the puppies, but she is taking care of all of them for now. When the puppies are 8 weeks old, they can be adopted, or they’ll go to other foster families.

Alice: How many puppies?


Bobbie: There were five.  Three girls, two boys.

Sheba: I can’t wait to meet puppies.

Bobbie: I know the humans will want to meet them. They love puppy breath!

Check ARF’s Facebook page for puppy pics!  And 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.

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