Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the cats met new Harper, ARF’s newest dog.
Harper: Hey cats! Are you staying warm and dry?
Whiskers: Of course. We are all so glad we are here with ARF instead of fending for ourselves outside!
Harper: I understand that.
Whiskers: I’m surprised you’re still here. I thought you’d be adopted by now.
Pepper: Yea. What are you still doing here?
Harper: We can thank the snow. I was scheduled to meet several possible forever families, but the snowstorm got in the way.
Pepper: I’m sorry to hear this. Hopefully, you’ll meet them soon.
Harper: We have rescheduled the meetings for this Sunday. Let’s hope the weather allows!
Sadie: I’ll keep my paws crossed for you. By the way, have all of you met the new cats?
Harper: New cats?
Sadie: That’s right. Let me get them now.
Metta: (enters room) Hello fellow felines! I’m Metta and this is Triton.
Triton: Hello everyone! Yes, we are the new ARF cats. We are 1 year old, spayed and neutered, and current on all vaccinations.
Sadie: I must say you two are lovely.
Harper: And you’re very friendly.
Lulu: I’ve heard that you welcome attention from all humans.
Metta: That’s true, and we cannot wait to be part of a real forever family.
Harper: I bet you’ll like it here. All of the cats are so nice.
Lulu: Speaking of all cats, where is Ivan?
Sadie: After reading last week’s “Creature Corner,” a wonderful man was compelled to meet Ivan.
Lulu: And I bet he fell in love with Ivan on the spot.
Whiskers: That’s right! Ivan now has a forever family.
Pepper: How lucky! I’m certain the day is coming for each of us.
Harper: And mine might be this weekend!
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.