By Janice Murasko
Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats talked about how they fit the desires of almost any human.
Phil: Well, here we are. Anything new?
Harley: We are all still here.
Phil: I see that, so I’m guessing no recent adoptions.
Harley: None, darn it. I just cannot believe any human walking into the ARF House hasn’t found exactly the right cat for them.
Whiskers: Patience. Lulu waited quietly, and finally a family found her.
Pepper: We all must be patient and remind ourselves that our day will come.
Harley: So if the ARF people aren’t busy dealing with visitors and adopting us, what are they doing?
Don: Besides cleaning our cattery and giving us lots of love and attention, they are busily working on the Pets of the Year contest.
Phil: I just looked at the list of prizes and was I impressed! The list of business that have donated such valuable prizes is really long.
Paisley: How do I go about getting some of those prizes?
Don: You first need to be adopted, as all dog, cat and “other” entrants must live with a full- or part-time mountain community family.
Paisley: And then?
Don: A pet needs to get their guardian to enter their photo. After that, they recruit their friends and family to vote.
Pepper: How does voting help the community?
Lola: Well, the winners in each category receive valuable gifts, while members of our communities who need help with veterinary costs may apply to ARF for assistance.
Harley: So that’s why ARF is having this fund raiser, to help the community?
Lola: That’s right. This fund raiser is designed to help the community.
Whiskers: That’s a win-win for all mountain pets and their families.
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.