Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats learned about the new dog Violet.

Heavenly Whiskers

Panther: If you’ll gather around, I’ll give you the latest news.

Heavenly Whiskers: Happily. We are so glad to get back to a normal routine after that scary fire! Our brief evacuation set my nerves on end.

Panther: I know, but our ARF angels had to make certain we’d be safe.

Pepper: So we learned about Violet. What about Tex?


Freda: I’ll tell! Tex is a young Lab/pit-mix and her foster told me although she is not a good fit for homes with small animals, including small dogs. She seems to be fine with larger dogs. She is fairly well house-trained and loves chew toys and stuffed animals. She is great with kids.  Tex loves attention. Anytime someone is petting her, she is a happy dog.

Sadie: She sounds like a great family member.

Freda:  I heard we have two new adult cats.


Panther:  We do! There is Zeus, a big, pure white boy who is very friendly and loving. We also have Bear, another big boy, but he is nearly all black.  He, too, is friendly and loves humans.

Freda: So to wrap it up, ARF has three dogs, Violet, Tex and me, and there are two new cats, Zeus and Bear. I think people need to visit and meet all of us newbies and the ARF veterans.

Mr. Gray: I agree, Freda. And people who wonder what we and other four-leggeds are really thinking, they need to meet animal communicator Frances Greenspan on Aug. 25.

Pepper: Uh, oh! Humans will know what we are really thinking?

Mr. Gray: Well, maybe not us specifically, but they can learn more about their own four-leggeds!

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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