Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats were a slight bit irritated that ARF dogs get more attention.

Indigo

Indigo: No surprise. I just took a head count, and we are all here. Still.

Pepper: (Begins to cry) I don’t know why. I really don’t.

Zeus: Aw, don’t cry Pepper! We try, we really do. I let any- and everyone pet me.

Bear: And I look so handsome for everyone who comes into the cattery.

Indigo: So, here is the deal, and I guess we need to learn to live with it. Many humans just don’t understand that we cats take a little time to warm up to them. We need to trust them!

Heavenly Whiskers

Heavenly Whiskers: No kidding. I see humans walk into the cattery and take a look around at us (some of us kind of like to hide, it’s true). Then they just leave. Walk right out.

Carly: How can they get to know us when they do that?

Pepper: (Sniffing) I don’t know. It’s just not in me to run up to a human, but once he sits quietly and gives me a little

Zeus

time, I’m there.

Indigo: Me, too! I’m in the office, usually in my condo just watching all the goings-on. But if someone talks to me and has a seat, I want to get to know her.

Zeus: We just aren’t dogs.

Pepper

Bear: Duh.

Zeus: What I mean is we don’t respond to humans the way dogs do. Well, except for Panther. He was very special.

Heavenly Whiskers: And that’s why he found his forever home so easily. I wish I could be like him, but I’m just not.

Zeus: We make such loyal, loving family members.

Bear: So much like dogs!

Indigo: Patience, my fellow felines. Patience.

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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