Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats and dogs celebrated Ranger going to a forever home.


Little Girl: OK, my friends, time for our weekly meeting.

Zorro: I think we’re all here, aren’t we? (Looking around) Hmmm, where’s George?


Little Girl: That’s part of my news for today.  George found his forever family!

Anabel: Oh my goodness, that’s great. But I’ll miss him.

Little Girl: And there is more!  Sassy found her new home, and it comes with a new brother! On top of that, a sweet little poodle named Susie came to ARF and was adopted in one day.


Trenton: You know, I’m watching everyone here to see what is done to win the hearts of humans. I’m trying so hard, but I’m still here.

Indigo: Me, too!

Augusta: I’m afraid that’s because we are shy with new humans. They get the wrong idea.

Zorro: Same with us, Augusta. Batman and I play a little hard to get, but when the human visits for more than 5 minutes, we become very friendly.


Anabel: Speak for yourself, Zorro! I am friendly right off the bat.

Batman: Yea, but some of us just want to observe first.

Anabel: You four kittens are just so adorable; I cannot believe you’re still here.

Trenton: We would love a family who wants to play with us.

Little Girl: While several of us would be perfect — and I mean perfect — matches for a senior or senior couple.

Pepper: I hope seniors understand how beneficial a pet can be for their physical and emotional health. A study said, “Over the long term, pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke.”

Little Girl: How do you know that?

Pepper: An ARF caretaker told me, of course!

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 by Tycho and Lucia who salute all the mountain dogs. Long may you woof!