Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats discussed help that is available for those who have trouble affording pet food at this uncertain time. 

Zeus:  Hey! Did everyone hear about the new ARF dog?

Lulu:  I heard a rumor that it is a very cute boy.     

Whiskers: And I heard he is stopping by the ARF House today.

Flora: Ooh, a dog. Should I hide my babies? 

Whiskers: Flora, I wouldn’t worry. He is good with cats as well as with dogs. 

Flora: Whew!

Pepper: What’s his story? 

Zeus: His story starts out rather sad but quickly becomes happy. He was found on a road was in bad shape. He had a hole in his side and a collapsed lung.

Pepper: Why? What happened?

Zeus: Clearly, he had been attacked but no one knows by what or whom. Anyway, a kind human found him and rushed him to a veterinarian. The doctor performed lifesaving surgery then called ARF to see if it could help.

Pepper: So that’s how we got him. 

Zeus: Yes, and ARF got him a dental and a neuter early this week. By the weekend he should be good to meet potential forever families, by appointment of course.

Berkeley (entering the ARF House): Are you talking about me?  

Pepper: Hello! And you are…  

Berkeley: I’m Berkeley. The humans think I am probably a Havanese mix. The doctors think I am between 5 and 6 years old and my foster says I’m very affectionate, house trained and “extremely adoptable.” 

Whiskers: Then you shouldn’t be around long before you’re adopted.  

Lulu: Any human interested in meeting you should call ARF soon! 

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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