Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats celebrated Kate’s, Murphy’s and Janey’s adoptions.

Little Girl: This last week wasn’t as successful as the week before.


Sadie: Right. We are all still here.

Little Girl: But we are warm, safe and surrounded by loving ARF humans.

Sadie: That is true, and we are grateful.

Little Girl: We did, however, get a new ARF dog. His name is Taz, and he is a Miniature Pincher, 10 years old.


Indigo: What is his story?

Little Girl: It’s kind of sad. His human, who was his guardian since he was a puppy, passed away.  His best friend in that home was a cat.

Pepper: I already like this guy!

Little Girl: The super sad news is a neighbor is keeping the cat, but couldn’t take Taz.

Heavenly Whiskers: He must be grieving something fierce.

Little Girl: He is. Poor boy lost his human and his best friend, all at the same time.

Pepper: How is he doing?

Little Girl: He is with a great foster who works from home, so he will have full-time attention. And the foster has two cats.


Pepper: That should make him happy.

Mr. Gray: I hope so. And I hope he will find a new forever family really soon.

Little Girl: I bet he will, but ARF says they won’t let him be adopted for a week or so. They said he is very stressed and confused, so they want him to settle and feel confident that he is in good hands.

Sadie: This is breaking my heart!

Little Girl: Mine, too, Sadie. But the ARF humans will work hard to find him the perfect home, maybe one with a cat or another dog.

Mr. Gray: Or just a loving human to make his world bright again.

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 Carole Herman & Sandi Mathers.