Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats wondered how people could move and just leave their cats behind.
Sadie: Last weekend’s weather really had an impact on our visitors. It was pretty quiet here.
Thomas: No kidding. I hope this weekend is better.
Zeus: Oh, I think it might be. The ARF humans are having a big yard sale right here!
Heavenly Whiskers: Yippee! Hopefully lots of the shoppers will come in to meet us.
Sadie: And because ARF is selling all kinds of dog and cat stuff, there should be a lot of people.
Heavenly Whiskers: Will we have any adoptable dogs here to meet the humans?
Mr. Gray: Well, not yet. It is very, very quiet on the dog front.
Pepper: Except for the loose dogs that are brought in by good Samaritans.
Zeus: There seems to be quite a few of them, both loose dogs and good Samaritans, that is.
Bear: Are there many loose cats to be found?
Mr. Gray: Some, yes. But if humans don’t want to worry about a loose pet, they should adopt one of us and keep us indoors. Problem solved.
Indie: That’s right. We are happy right here inside. It’s too scary out there, with predators and cars, you know?
Thomas: And freaky, bad spring weather!!
Bear: (laughing) No kidding. I’d like a safe, warm home to call my own. Why would I want to be out there? I can see the birds through the windows.
Heavenly Whiskers: And the birds like it better when we are indoors.
Thomas: I think everyone is safer and happier when we stay inside.
Bear: That be true.
Pepper: Then let’s get ready to meet all these people on Friday and Saturday and maybe convince some to take us home … 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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