Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats celebrated Nala’s adoption.
George: What do dogs have that we don’t?
Thomas: Why do you ask? Is everything OK?
George: For the dogs it is. They keep finding forever homes. Yale was adopted on Monday. He is now living with an amazing couple in Torrance.
Thomas: That is great news for that really nice boy. But have you met the newest dog?
Sadie: I have. He is such a character.
Alfie: You must be talking about me! I’m Alfie. I might be small (just 8 pounds), but I’m a big presence.
Mr. Gray: Hello, Alfie. You look like a Yorkie. How old are you? What’s your story?
Alfie: A nice lady found me at the transfer station. I must admit that I was a terrible mess.
Sadie: You were! And you smelled pretty bad, too.
Alfie: Sorry about that. To continue my story, I was found and no one claimed me. ARF got me checked out with the veterinarian, took me in to be groomed and placed me with a very loving foster.
Mr. Gray: So I guess you were kind of lucky. I mean, being lost at the transfer station isn’t lucky, but the rest of your story is.
Alfie: Thanks, Mr. Gray, but I have more to tell. The doc guessed I’m about 7 years old. I’m in good health, but I really need a dental. ARF has one scheduled for me for next week.
George: You’ll feel so much better once those teeth are cared for. Do you like to play?
Alfie: I love to chase a ball. Oh! And I really like all dogs, any size. But you cats I’d like to chase!
Mr. Gray: Please don’t! We like it quiet in here. Welcome, Alfie.
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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