Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” two dogs were welcomed to ARF.
Zeus: Again. It has happened again.
Heavenly Whiskers: You had too much catnip last night?
Zeus: Haha. Very funny. The two little dogs, Ryder and Zooma, have already found their forever homes.
Heavenly Whiskers: That’s awesome. Good for them. I heard there is a new cat.
Sadie: Yep. His name is Sox. I’ve heard he is SUPER friendly to humans.
Pepper: I’ve also heard that he just might become our new office cat.
Mr. Gray: Wow! The new guy in charge of the office?
Zeus: I guess it’s because he is so friendly to humans right off the bat.
Sadie: We’re friendly, too. It just takes us a bit longer.
Sox: (entering cattery) Hello fellow ARF cats! I’m Sox, and I’m very happy to be here. I’m a young boy, about 2 or 3 years, and I really hope I find my forever home quickly.
Pepper: We’re happy to meet you, Sox.
Zeus: So there has been lots of good news, but I have some not-so-good news to share about George.
Thomas: George? What’s wrong with George?
Zeus: Poor George is ill. He has lost a lot of weight and is having difficulty with his liver and kidneys.
Sadie: Oh no! What are the ARF humans doing for him?
Zeus: Vet and hospital visits, special food, lots of frequent testing, and of course, tons of love and attention.
Thomas: I bet this costs a lot of money.
Zeus: It does, but George is worth it.
Sadie: You bet he is. I hear the ARF humans have to take him for lots of trips down the hill.
Zeus: I hope some ARF angels step up to help. Both George and ARF could use it now.
Be sure to keep up with the animal antics of “Days of Our Nine Lives” each week. Please stop in to say hello to the entire adoptable cast at the ARF House, 26890 Highway 243 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays, or by appointment Monday-Friday by calling 951-659-1122.
Creature Corner is sponsored by Carole Herman & Sandi Mathers.