Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats and dog, Tex, wondered what it will take to find a forever family.


Panther: So, last week a really nice lady came into the ARF House. She sat in the big green chair, and I jumped onto her lap.

Astro: Was she OK with that?

Panther: She was, but then she said she is a “dog person.” What the heck? I was super charming. Guess I wasn’t charming enough.

Astro: Maybe if she met us kittens she would change her mind.

Tex: Not all people are “dog people,” and not all people are “cat people.”

Bear: I have met some people who are both.

Zeus: Regardless, I think most all homes need a four-legged, don’t you?


Bear: I have to agree with you.

Panther: Especially single seniors.  Think how nice it would be for a senior to have a purring friend to curl up in a lonely lap.

Tex: And I think a single younger person would really like having a dog to greet him at the door after a day at work or to go along with him on a jog or hike. I’d do that!

Radar: And we kittens would be perfect for a family with children! We would entertain each other for hours on end.

Pepper: I’ve heard that having a dog or cat is very good for a person’s mental health.


Panther: And pets are great at helping with stress management. Think about a persons petting her beloved cat or dog and letting go of all the stress of the day.

Tex: Or getting out into the yard and throwing a ball or Frisbee for a loyal dog.

Astro: So, tell me again why we aren’t adopted?

Zeus: Astro, it is a very good question.

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.