Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats welcomed Minnie, the newest ARF dog.
Zeus: Unbelievable. Just unbelievable!
Thomas: What’s that, Zeus?
Zeus: Minnie has already been adopted! But the good news is she is still on the Hill, happy in Pine Cove.
Indigo: Lucky girl! So, who is next up? Will a cat be adopted?
Sadie: I certainly hope so.
Zeus: ARF posted great photos on Facebook, showing that we are great lap cats.
Mr. Gray: Of course we are. Did someone think differently?
Zeus: I think the problem is so many of us ARF cats won’t jump into the lap of a complete stranger.
Indie: Well, yeah. I won’t cozy up to a perfect stranger. I need a little time to get to know her.
Mr. Gray: Seriously. Would a human expect her toddler to willingly go with a stranger? Probably not. We are the same way!
Indie: If humans would come into our cattery, sit down and just wait, they would be so pleasantly surprised.
Zeus: I am always so happy to be in a warm lap, as long as I’m comfortable with the person.
Sadie: So, are we saying that humans need to give us a chance?
Bear: Yes! I really, really want a forever family, but I just cannot bring myself to show affection to a complete stranger. But when I get to know him or her, look out! I’ll be around all the time.
Heavenly Whiskers: I think they have said it all.
Thomas: They have, and I truly hope the humans will take our advice to heart.
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.