By Janice Murasko
Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats celebrated Claire’s adoption.
Phil: (sneaks into ARF to spy on Harley, who is posing for a camera) Harley! What are you doing?
Harley: Oh, hi, Phil. I’m just taking some selfies, hoping one is good enough so I may win the ARF Pets of the Year contest.
Pepper: You? Win a contest? What are you talking about?
Harley: ARF’s (almost) annual contest that raises funds to cover veterinary costs for local dogs and cats.
Lulu: Well, I’m so beautiful that I should win for the cat category. Look at how elegant I am!
Whiskers: Lulu, you could run into some stiff competition. Look at me.
Pepper: And me! I’m fun-loving and good-looking!
Harley: Beauty is one thing, but personality is another. I have loads of it, and just look at this photo!
Don: So I guess a few of us here really need to get photos of us that show how personable we are.
Phil: What about dogs? Do they stand a chance against us felines?
Paisley: Of course, because they have their own category, for dogs only.
Don: I know a super cute hamster. What about her?
Harley: She may enter the “other” category. There are many pets that aren’t dogs or cats.
Lola: How do we find out more about this contest once we have really good photos?
Pepper: Humans need to watch for more info on social media, on posters, or by calling ARF. Entries begin on March 1.
Lola: And I’ve heard there are amazing prizes to be won.
Harley: So humans who don’t have a pet to enter, have time to adopt one of us now.
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.