Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats and dogs discussed their new year hopes.


Little Girl: Happy New Year!

Anabel: And I hope it will be, Little Girl.

Little Girl: It’s off to a good start. Batman found his forever home.

Anabel: And he really deserves to start his new year with a family. He is such a sweet little boy.

Boots: And so is Alvin! What a cute puppy.

Little Girl: He truly is.  There just has to be a family who has the room and the love for a pup.

Boots: And if a puppy is too much, there is always me!

Anabel: Good point. You’re still lots of fun, and you’re also house trained and beyond all the puppy antics.


Alvin: Hey! I’ll soon be house trained. And puppy antics are just adorable.


Pepper: Everyone settle down. Remember, there is someone out there for each of us. We just need to be patient.

Little Girl: You dogs now have the advantage.

Boots: How’s that?

Little Girl: Don’t you know that 2018 is the year of the dog?

Alvin:  Wow! A whole year devoted to us canines?

Little Girl: That’s right. Does anyone know if there is a year of the cat?

Indigo:  I don’t know, but there is a good song about it!

Little Girl:  Just so humans don’t think 2018 is restricted to adopting dogs!


Boots: No way. There are just too many cat lovers out there.

Indigo: Let’s all adopt a New Year’s resolution, OK? Let’s resolve to win over any human who comes to visit us.

Little Girl: Well, OK, but I think we’ve been trying to do this all along.

Boots: If you need pointers, I’ll help. Everyone loves me!

Alvin: Me, too!

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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