Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats visited with the two remaining kittens.
Fern: Gather ‘round! Do you hear that?
Stevie: (After a moment of silence) Hear what? I don’t hear anything.
Fern: Exactly! It is so quiet in here because the final two kittens have gone to their forever home!
Rosemary: That is very good news.
Pepper: What about the newest ARF dog, Oliver?
Stevie: I heard that he is doing so well with his wonderful fosters. They have said that he has adjusted to a life of luxury, off the streets.
Pepper: Has he gained any weight?
Fern: He has and I’ve been told that he is doing exceptionally well with his housetraining.
Whiskers: He is also very affectionate. Although, he can be initially uncertain when meeting a new person.
Rosemary: Well, that’s to be expected. He has been through a lot in his short life.
Stevie: Remind me again. What is his story?
Whiskers: He was surrendered for better care by a homeless person, so living in a safe, comfortable home is probably new to him.
Fern: What kind of family is he hoping to join?
Pepper: He would probably be happiest as the only dog, primarily because he wants loving attention. But because he is so good with cats and other dogs, he might do well with an adopted sibling.
Stevie: He probably would not be wild about living with children, but a relaxed adult with an open lap would most likely be his first choice.
Whiskers: His fosters have told ARF volunteers that he is quiet, barking only when playing.
Fern: So, anyone interested in knowing more about Oliver should call ARF.
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.
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