Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats met Ivan, the new feline.
Harper: (carefully entering ARF) Hello? Is anyone here?
Whiskers: I am! Who the heck are you?
Harper: I’m the new ARF dog, Harper.
Whiskers: Welcome to ARF! You seem to be OK with cats, clearly.
Pepper: (entering the office) A dog? Who is this?
Whiskers: This is Harper, ARF’s newest dog.
Pepper: Hey Harper, nice to meet you. So, what’s your story?
Harper: Let’s see … I’m about a year old, a Basenji mix and I’m very adorable!
Ivan: Hello, Harper. I’m Ivan. I’m pretty new here, myself. Guess we are both looking for a forever home.
Harper: I suppose we are. It shouldn’t be difficult for me as I really like other dogs, and you cats are good, too.
Ivan: And you’re a good size.
Harper: I’m around 15 pounds. And I’m house trained as well.
Ivan: I think you are a perfect dog for a family.
Sadie: Do you like going on walks? Playing? Being petted?
Harper: Yes, to all! I am very affectionate and I truly like being in a warm lap.
Lulu: You’re nearly as perfect as one of us cats!
Pepper: That’s a good one, Lulu.
Harper: I would like to have a canine playmate and a family that will spend time with me.
Lulu: I don’t know that I’d want a canine playmate, but I agree that a family to spend time with me would be so very nice.
Sadie: Who knows what an interested family should do now about meeting Harper or one of us?
Lulu: I’ve heard that Harper will be meeting families this coming Sunday.
Whiskers: As long as they have an appointment!
Pepper: Humans may meet any of us by appointment.
Ivan: Now, we will wait for the phone to ring.
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.