Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats wished to celebrate the holidays in a forever home.
Little Girl: Dog in the house! There’s a dog in the house!
Anabel: Wow! Where? Who?
Mr. Jingle: (Running into the cattery) Here! I’m the dog. My name is Mr. Jingle, and you cats are OK, ya know?
Trenton: Hello, Mr. Jingle. You look pretty young, like you might want to play with us kittens.
Mr. Jingle: I am young, less than 2 years old.
Indigo: Nice to meet you, Jingle. May I call you Jingle?
Mr. Jingle: Of course. I wouldn’t mind hanging with you cats for a bit.
Little Girl: What about dogs? Wouldn’t you rather hang with them?
Mr. Jingle: I like the dogs in my foster’s home, but I don’t care so much for other dogs.
Zorro: That’s weird. So, you like some dogs, but not others?
Mr. Jingle: Yeah, I guess so. I absolutely love humans of all ages. I really want a forever human to cuddle with me, pet me and take me for walks.
Augusta: So, Jingle, tell us. What kind of dog are you?
Mr. Jingle: ARF humans think I might be a maltipoo.
Pepper: What the heck is a maltipoo?
Little Girl: A maltipoo is a Maltese-poodle mix!
Sadie: And they don’t shed! Isn’t that right, Jingle?
Mr. Jingle: That’s right, Sadie. No shedding here.
Augusta: That should help you get adopted. And you’re not too big.
Mr. Jingle: Only 18 pounds. Big enough to not be a tripping hazard, yet small enough for a human’s lap.
Little Girl: Do you want to be in a home with no other dogs?
Mr. Jingle: Probably. I think I’ll want the humans all to myself!
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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