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


Panther: Adoption news! Both Tinkerbell and Giorgio have found their forever homes. I’m so happy for them.

Tex: As am I, but I have to tell you, I’m getting a bit depressed. I’ve been with ARF for quite a while now.

Panther: Hmmm … Let’s talk about this. Why do you think you’re still here?

Tex: I just don’t know. I am really good with children, and


I’m very loving. The only glitch is I should probably be the only pet in my forever home. I really, really love to play, and I’ll be a wonderful companion.

Mr. Gray: I’m so sorry, Tex. You really are a sweet girl. But we know how you feel. I’ve been with ARF for quite a while, too. If some human would give me half a chance, I would be a wonderful family member. I just need to get to know him or her.

Heavenly Whiskers: The same goes for me!

Pepper: And me. I think it’s safe to say for most of us cats that we need just a little time.

Zeus: Speak for yourself. I’m pretty darned friendly from the get-go.


Panther: As am I. And you know, I rather enjoy dressing up. I’ve been wearing different shirts and Halloween costumes for days now.  It’s fun!

Zeus: I’m friendly, but I’m not so sure about dressing up.

Bear: People who think cats aren’t as much fun as dogs obviously don’t know us very well at all.


Pepper: Now that’s the truth, especially with Panther. I secretly think he is a dog in a cat costume.

Panther: You’re funny, Pepper, but it’s kinda true.

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.