Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats discussed their shyness when first meeting new people.
Indie: Last weekend was a drag.
Zeus: No kidding. ARF was so slow with hardly any visitors.
Heavenly Whiskers: What can we do to encourage possible cat guardians to stop by?
Sadie: Hmmm, let’s think about this.
Heavenly Whiskers: Maybe we need to reiterate just what great companionship we offer.
Mr. Gray: Especially for seniors or someone who lives alone.
Pepper: How great to come home to a loving four-legged!
George: I know I would meet my human at the door, wind in and out of his legs, and purr with love.
Zeus: I’d do the same! I would give back 10 times the amount of love she gives me.
Mr. Gray: I’d give back 100 times the amount!
Indie: All right, you two. Any one of us would give so much love and affection.
Pepper: I’d also listen to their problems and how their day went, and I’d never talk back or complain.
Heavenly Whiskers: I’d do the same. And then when they settled in for the evening, I’d be nearby for them to pet. Petting a cat is very therapeutic, you know.
Thomas: Scientists have proven that the act of petting a cat releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone or “cuddle chemical,” which can make a human feel less stressed.
Pepper: Wow! I didn’t know we were that good.
George: Even if a human doesn’t factor in the physical benefits of us felines, just having another intelligent living being in the house is a wonderful thing.
Sadie: Especially a very intelligent being like me!
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.
Creature Corner is sponsored by Carole Herman & Sandi Mathers.