Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats met Al the dog.
Little Girl: Another busy week!
Indigo: OK, we’re ready. Give us the 4-1-1.
Little Girl: If you recall, we have Taz, the sweetest senior min-pin you’ve ever met, and Al, the Chocolate Lab-mix. We also now have a sweet girl named Winter, a pit-something-mix. All three dogs are house trained, good with other dogs, and very, very affectionate. Winter is maybe 3 to 4 years old.
Al: You talking about me?
Winter: And me? Oh, and little Taz is here, too.
Little Girl: Hi, guys! Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
Al: Last week you said I’m about 3 years old, but really, I’m maybe only a little over a year old.
Taz: I like cats and dogs, and I’m 10. I am very quiet as my former guardian had me de-barked.
Little Girl: Oh, I’m sorry. That must be frustrating for you.
Winter: I was left behind when my guardian moved. I am a very affectionate girl, and I like other dogs, too!
Little Girl: So nice to have you all here, especially because I have great news!
Winter: Do tell.
Little Girl: Our new cat Sedona had her kittens last Friday night!!
Mr. Gray: Oh boy! Kittens!
Little Girl: Five beauties. Three are “gingers,” you know, orange. The other two are gray. Three girls, two boys.
Taz: Oh my, kittens. They are so sweet.
Little Girl: And they will be ready for their forever families in about eight weeks.
Indigo: May people put in applications for adoption before then?
Little Girl: You bet!
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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