Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats met Sox, the newest feline member of the family.
Sox: I’m calling to order my first ARF cattery meeting.
Heavenly Whiskers: I think everyone is here except for Terra and her litter.
Zeus: Who?
Sox: Hey! Give me a chance to share the news.
Sadie: Spit it out, Sox.
Sox: ARF has a beautiful, young mama cat named Terra, who is here with her litter of eight.
Mr. Gray: Eight? Holy smoke!
Sox: They are only 4 weeks old and full of kitten adorableness.
Sadie: Is Terra a good mommy?
Sox: She really is, especially considering she is so young. She is probably less than 9 months old.
Pepper: I guess this is why ARF really promotes spaying and neutering cats.
Zeus: I’m guessing they won’t be ready for adoption for at least four more weeks, right?
Sox: That’s right, but humans may turn in applications and deposits to guarantee adoption rights. Humans, who want a kitten sooner, should stop by here on Labor Day weekend when ARF gets five more kittens, but they are a bit older. The kittens will be 8 weeks old then and ready to go to forever homes.
Zeus: I think there has been a kitten explosion at ARF.
Thomas: But what a cute explosion!
Zeus: By the way, how is George doing?
Thomas: He is doing okay. George is taking it one day at a time.
Mr. Gray: You know, George and I are the best of buddies. We talk to each other quite a bit. I like to think I help keep his spirits up.
Sadie: Thanks for doing that Mr. Gray. You are a good friend.
Sox: This sure is a nice bunch of cats here. I hope humans stop by to visit this weekend. I think George would really like that.
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.
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