Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF family members were perplexed by the slowdown in adoptions.


Panther: I need to show all of you my new headshot.

Indigo: Headshot? For what?

Panther:  For sharing with humans who love cats, that’s



Topsy: It’s beautiful! You look great!

Panther: As I should. I’ve lost 4.2 pounds, and I’m looking fabulous.


Jax: Congratulations. Hey! Who is this little black kitten with white feet?

Zoe:  That’s Figaro.

Figaro: (entering office) Hi! I’m Topsy’s sister, and I’ve been told I’m very adorable.

Mr. Gray: You kinda look like Geppetto’s cat. Guess that’s how you got your name.

Figaro: Yep. A lot of people liked me last weekend. We were at the mini-adoption fair in town.


Topsy: Lots of attention, but we are still here.

Zoe: I’m sorry. All of you kittens should be adopted by now, as should we dogs.

Jax: But did you hear that ARF got a new dog on Thursday, and it was adopted on Saturday?

Topsy: Wow. Some have all the luck.

Mr. Gray

Freda: Seriously. I’m just as awesome as that little girl who was adopted. My foster says I’m the perfect pet.

Mr. Gray: What makes you so perfect?

Freda: I’m very quiet and house-trained, I use a doggy door, like


other dogs, and do well with cats. I don’t require constant attention, but I love to snuggle.  How’s that for starters?

Sadie: That is good! ARF certainly has a lot of very adoptable dogs and cats.

Topsy: We’re just waiting for the perfect human to come through those doors.

Sadie:  Maybe it’ll happen this weekend.

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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