Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats and dog Tex longed for homes of their own.


Panther: Hey, everyone, no adoption news but I do want to introduce a new ARF canine!

Tex: I won’t be the only dog?

Panther: Well, Tex, even though you’d rather be the only dog in your forever home, it’s OK that ARF welcomes Giorgio. Oh! Here he is now!

Giorgio: Hello! You know my name, so let me tell you a little about myself. I am a terrier of some sort. Ha! I am about 6 years old and house-trained, and I like cats and other dogs. Oh, and I love every human I meet. I’m only 11 pounds, so I will fit on just about any lap. I’ve been told I am super, super cute.


Tinkerbell: Wow. I have competition for the cutest critter at ARF!

Mr. Gray: ARF now has a dog for an active family (that would be you, Tex) and a dog for someone’s lap.   

Tinkerbell: And a kitten to play with!

Mr. Gray: Not to mention adult cats that will offer comfort to humans who might want or need some company.


Pepper: You know, not all of us want to be on a human’s lap, but Panther does! 

Zeus: I know that Mr. Gray enjoys jumping onto a lap.

Panther: But I bet any one of us cats will be happy on a lap once we know the human.

Tinkerbell: Laps are OK, I guess, but I’d rather play.

Giorgio: I’m close to the size of you cats, except for Panther. You are a big boy!

Mr. Gray

Bear: And Giorgio, you are a cute little boy.

Tex: I’m a cute not-as-little girl!

Pepper: I guess it’s safe to say we are all very cute!

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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