Last week in Days of Our Nine Lives, the ARF cats celebrated Yale’s adoption.
George: Wow. Those big dogs were gone in no time!
Thomas: Seriously. Nala and Yale are so, so happy in their new homes.
George: And did you hear that Alfie, the little Yorkie, was also adopted?
Thomas: Yes, and I also heard that a very, very kind woman read about Alife on Petfinder, and sent ARF the money to get him his dental.
Sadie: She did! He had it last Wednesday before going to his forever home.
Mr. Gray: So does this mean there are now no ARF dogs?
Sadie: For now!
Whiskers: Then I guess the kind humans on this mountain need to adopt us cats.
Mr. Gray: Right, and they need to realize that we cats offer as much comfort and companionship as any dog.
Whiskers: We just might need a little more time to settle into a home than most dogs do.
Indie: Any human who would give me half a chance would be rewarded ten times over. I just want to be the only cat. Is that asking too much?
Mr. Gray: It isn’t! The rest of us, however, are good with other cats. We just want a forever home. Some of us have been waiting so long.
Indie: Why do you think that is?
Mr. Gray: It has to do with how we “show.” Many of us are a little suspect when it comes to strangers. We need humans to sit and visit with us so we get to know them.
Sadie: Even the most friendly of us (me, for instance) need a little time to be comfortable.
George: I’m so happy to get to know a human. I hope that a human will do the same for me and give me a chance.
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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