Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats were wondering who will be the new office cat and met the puppies.

Pepper: Well, this is interesting.

Zeus: Do tell!

Pepper: The office cat is now a brand-new cat! Whatever happened to seniority?

New Sadie: You must be talking about me. My name is


Sadie, and since you already have a Sadie, I’m the new Sadie! I’m in the office because I’m so, so friendly. Also, because I don’t know all of you cats, I don’t know that I’d be comfortable right now in the cattery.

Sadie: As the original Sadie, I welcome you. We’ll need to get your photo to share with the humans.


New Sadie: Well, since I’m the office cat now, guess I should fill you in on the puppy adoptions. Hans and Elsa were adopted, and it looks as though Aladdin might be on Friday.

Olaf: I thought I was adopted, but Hans stole my forever family! But you know, I’m so darned cute and smart, I’ll find mine soon. I already play fetch!

Zeus: I heard that Elsa went to a family in Alaska.

Belle: She did!  I hope they have sweaters for her.

Aladdin: And I need all of you to keep fingers crossed that my adoption works out.

Bernard: Ah-hem! What about me? Shouldn’t I be introduced?

New Sadie: Oops! Of course. Everyone, this is Bernard. He is nearly 5 months old and lots of fun.

Bernard: That’s right. I do bark when someone comes into the room, but if I’m on a lap, I’m perfectly silent.  I just love curling up on a human’s lap and offering love.

Olaf: Guess we have that in common, Bernard.

Sadie: Lots of love here at ARF. Let’s hope that the humans find their way here to scoop us up forever!

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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