Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats and dogs greeted new dog Cal.


Little Girl: Fellow felines! Gather ’round.

Sadie:  We are all here. What’s up?


Little Girl: I have news, and it’s all dog news.

Heavenly Whiskers: More dogs? Dog adoptions?

Little Girl: Janey is on a trial adoption. The family wants to see how she will get along with their other dog.

Mr. Gray: That’s always a good thing, you know, testing out the arrangement.


Little Girl: And we have two new dogs, Teddy and Murphy.

Cal: Oh boy! More dogs! Tell me about them, please.

Little Girl: Teddy is an awesome Lab, about 12 months old. He is house-trained, great with horses and other dogs, and absolutely human-friendly.  He was walked in town last Sunday and was so happy to meet all the dogs and people. Oh, and he was great with children.

Cal:  What about Murphy?


Mr. Gray: I heard Murphy, a girl about a year old, is super sweet. She is a Lab/pit-mix who is house-trained and very, very loving. She is good with dogs and wants to be petted and given lots of attention.

Cal:  They sound great!

Indigo: I hope lots of people come to ARF this weekend to meet them.

Cal: And me, too! Any human who wants a medium-sized dog has three choices.

Little Girl: And they are all good choices, at that.

Indigo: Great ARF dogs, great ARF cats.

Little Girl: And any of us adopted before the end of the month can be entered into ARF’s Pets of the Year contest.  Actually, any full- or part-time local pet can enter, for free!

Indigo: And their humans can win valuable prizes.

Cal: I hope these humans get in here to adopt us this week.

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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