Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats learned that one kitten found its forever home and found out about ARF’s new dog, Oliver.

Fern: Wow! We really had some fun weather — thunder, rain and all.
Stevie: We weren’t so sure about all the ruckus. It would have been much more comfortable in a home with a real family.
Fern: Right. We could have turned to the humans for a little support. I was kind of scared!
Rosemary: I bet the kittens Tonka and Saffron were very confused.
Pepper: Are they still here?
Saffron: Yes!
Tonka: We are still here. Unbelievable, yes?
Stevie: You won’t be here for long, once people get in here to see you, and me, and all of us!
Pepper: Has anyone heard how Oliver the little dog is doing?
Tonka: He is very happy to be off the streets and into some loving arms.
Saffron: ARF’s fosters are very special people.
Tonka: What is required to be a foster?
Whiskers: Only love, patience and a desire to help dogs who need it most. ARF provides everything else.
Tonka: Such a deal!
Stevie: When will Oliver be ready for adoption?
Tonka: Not too much longer. He is learning to be a wonderful family member.
Fern: That probably isn’t too far-fetched for him.
Pepper: I think you are correct, Fern. He is such a loving boy. He just needs to learn the basics of family life.
Stevie: Whoever adopts him will be rewarded with knowing a precious life has been saved.
Whiskers: Saved by caring, compassionate 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. ARF is open Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and during the week by appointment. Please call 951-659-1122.
Creature Corner is sponsored by Sandi Mathers.