Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats and dog, Tex, were feeling a bit down about not finding their forever families.


Panther:  Everyone is looking a bit glum.

Astro: Speak for yourself! Radar and I have so much fun together. Wouldn’t it be great if a family took us both? We could continue to play and wrestle.

Panther: You’re right, Astro. It would be great. But what if you were adopted by yourself?

Astro: That would be OK, too.

Radar: As long as I also found a family.

Tex: I’d be so happy to be the only dog. I’d love to hike and play and fetch a ball with my own humans.

Bear: There is no question Astro, Radar and Tex would like an active home.


Zeus: Whereas Bear and I wouldn’t mind a quiet home that offers warm laps and lots of petting.

Bear: Got that right. Panther, how about you?

Panther: I want a home that will offer lots of attention. I’d be a great cat to welcome guests. I love everyone.

Indie: No hiding under the bed for you!  I like humans, too, but I don’t run to them the way you do.

Bear: Maybe with fall starting to appear, humans will realize they want to settle into a comfy chair with a beautiful cat in their laps.


Pepper: And there are lots of beautiful cats here!

Radar: And adorable kittens.  Not everyone is content to just sit with a feline in his lap.

Tex: Some like to play! I’ll play and play. I’ll offer all kinds of entertainment.

Astro: And so will I! Fun times ahead!

Zeus: It all depends upon what the humans want.

Panther: And as someone said last week, ARF is one-stop shopping. There is a four-legged for any and every one!

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.