Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” a new cat and three new dogs were introduced. 

Little Girl: I suppose you all are looking to me, the new office cat, to give you the latest news.

Tinkerbell: We are. What is it?

Little Girl: We have been over-run with kittens, six of ’em!

George: Holy catnip! Six?

Little Girl: That’s right. They are the Kapital Kittens, each named after a state capital.

Roadie: Kittens! They’re cool. I like them.

Bodie: Me, too.

Pepper: Wow, cat-loving dogs.

Ivory: Don’t forget me. I’m a cat-loving dog, too.

Little Girl: Back to the kittens. There are two girls, Juno and Augusta. The boys are Trenton, Denver, Austin and Phoenix. They’re only 6 weeks old, but they are so ready for their forever homes.

Bodie: As are we dogs! People need to know I’m great with cats and other dogs, but I really don’t want to be in a home with children.

Roadie: And I also am happy with dogs and cats, but kids are OK for me. I would love a family that might like to take me for hikes.

Ivory: I just want to have a good napping place, a little play time, and lots of attention. I’m old, you know.

Anabel: Old? You certainly don’t seem old to me.

Ivory: I don’t feel as old as I am, that’s for sure! Humans should know that all three of us dogs are house-trained and have really good manners.

Pepper: So, Little Girl, when will we meet these kittens?

Little Girl: Hold your horses, Pepper! Give them a chance to settle in. I’ll bring them in to meet you very soon.

George: Can’t wait! A little kitten love goes a long way.

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.

Creature Corner is sponsored to the Good Health & Good Homes of all the ARF Animals!