Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats talked about Taz, the newest ARF dog.


Little Girl: So, we have another new dog.

Sadie: Taz? You told us about the little guy last week.


Little Girl: Right, but there is another. Oh!  Here he is!

Al: Hi! I’m the new guy. You can call me Al.

Little Girl: Welcome, Al. What’s your story?

Al: I’ve been running the roads of this little town and sadly, no one has come looking for me, so ARF has given me a temporary home.

Indigo: I’m sorry to hear about your situation. You’re lucky to be with a foster.

Al: True, but he can keep me for only a week, so I’d better get adopted fast!

Little Girl: What kind of dog are you?


Al: Good question. I think I’m maybe part chocolate Labrador and something else that gives me this fuzzy face. I’m told I’m cute. I’m about 3 years old, have lots of energy and love people. Dogs are good, too.


Little Girl: You need to find a forever human who will take you on hikes.

Pepper: Unlike Taz. I think he prefers someone’s lap.

Taz: (enters room) You talking about me?

Mr. Gray: We were! Do you want to go on hikes?

Taz: Not so much. I’m 10 years old, for goodness sake. Just give me a loving home, with or without dogs and cats, and I’ll be very happy.

Little Girl: By the way, we also have a new feline family member, Sedona.

Indigo: I saw her! She is a beautiful tortoise shell, but she’s kinda chunky, ya know?

Little Girl: That’s because she is pregnant! She should have her babies any day now.  I’m so excited.

Indigo: Yay! Kittens bring in lots of humans.

Little Girl: You know it!

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.