Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats talked about how new dogs and cats come to ARF.

Whiskers: Hey! Everyone come here. I have news.
Pepper: Have you been adopted?
Whiskers: No, but that’s OK because I’m pretty happy here.
Pepper: What is the news? We’re all here.
Whiskers: There is a new cat here. His name is Ivan.
Pepper: Are we going to meet him?
Whiskers: Of course. He’s right here!
Ivan: Good morning! I’m Ivan and I’m so relieved to be here, safe and sound.
Whiskers: Welcome! Please tell us more about yourself.
Ivan: As you can see, I’m a tabby. I’m also very friendly.
Whiskers: And you’re pretty big, too.
Ivan: Big, but I am gentle. The vet guesses I’m somewhere between 3 and 5 years old.
Sadie: I think you’ll find a forever home pretty quickly. ARF humans are so happy with how friendly you are to all humans.
Ivan: I like them, I admit. I would love a home where I will get the love and attention I really want and need.
Lulu: I think we all want that.
Pepper: I hope some humans call to make an appointment to meet you soon.
Whiskers: They won’t be disappointed, that’s for sure.
Lulu: Your size is good, too. I doubt you’ll be stepped on!
Sadie: (whispering to Lulu) And he’s not overweight. He’s just big.
Lulu: Our humans will be checking the phone for people wanting appointments.
Whiskers: I hope there are lots of messages and lots of humans coming to meet all of us.
Pepper: My toes, legs and eyes are crossed!!
Ivan: Ha! You are funny, Pepper.
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.