Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats visited with Wyatt, a recent ARF adoptee.
Hurley: (entering the office) Hello? Is anyone here?
Whiskers: (entering the office) Wow! First, we saw Wyatt last week and now we have Hurley!
Sadie: Son of a gun! How are you Hurley? You were adopted not too long ago, right?
Hurley: That’s right. I was adopted by a very special couple right at the beginning of this pandemic.
Whiskers: Ah ha! Another COVID rescue.
Hurley: I guess you’re right, Whiskers. I live right here in Idyllwild with my new mom and dad. They are so very grateful that I came into their lives.
Pepper: How is that?
Hurley: Well, Mom often credits me with helping her not feel so anxious about this pandemic and she appreciates that I get her and dad out for walks every day.
Sadie: I remember your adoptive parents. Didn’t they recently experience the deaths of both of their dogs?
Hurley: Yes, they did. The last couple of years have been tough for them. They didn’t really think they were ready for another dog but then I came along!
Pepper: I have heard our ARF people say that the right dog or cat will find their human, not the other way around. Maybe that’s what happened with you.
Hurley: I think so. They have also helped me because my guardian passed away and I was so sad. I didn’t know where I was going and with whom.
Whiskers: Then ARF stepped up to help you?
Hurley: That’s right and I’m forever grateful that they helped me find my new family.
Sadie: I’m not surprised as that is what ARF does. It helps to mend the broken hearts of both the pets and the humans.
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 Highway 243 on Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., or by appointment M–F by calling 951-659-1122.
Creature Corner is sponsored by Carole Herman & Sandi Mathers.