Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats discussed the services offered by ARF to pet guardians.

Whiskers: Well, here we are.

Sadie: Yep. Just us adult cats and one beautiful gray kitten. 

Pepper: And that kitten is so darling! I cannot believe he is still here.  

Sadie: I hope he is adopted very soon. He will bring such joy to any family.

(Door flies open and in bounds a black and white dog.)

Pepper: Who is that?

Oreo: Hi! I’m Oreo and I’m the new ARF dog. 

Whiskers: Hello, Oreo. Are you looking for your forever home?  

Oreo: I am, and I think I’ll find it pretty quickly.  

Sadie: I think you are correct. You’re just so cute and you seem to like us cats. 

Oreo: Cats, dogs and kids. I like ’em all! I’m nine years young, house trained and ready to love a family.

Pepper: I can see that you are super cute, but if you don’t mind my asking, what breed are you?

Oreo: I’m Shih Tzu, and I confess, I do need to lose a few pounds.

Sadie: That is an easy fix. If you get a family that likes to take you for walks, you’ll shed those few pounds quickly.

Whiskers: And controlling your diet will be important, too. 

Pepper: So, we have, besides us adult cats, one kitten and one dog. Still kind of quiet but to be expected.

Sadie: I hope lots of humans call ARF this week to make appointments to meet all of us.

Whiskers: They will be calling to see us when they are not calling to make appointments for our nail trim and Sadie’s clinics. 

Pepper: That’s right. The clinics are getting close. 

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.