By Janice Murasko
Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” the ARF cats welcomed a litter of kittens.
Phil: Adoption news!
Harley: Clearly, it wasn’t us.
Phil: Right, but it is still good! Sadie was adopted, but that leaves Pepper still looking for her forever family.
Whiskers: And I’ve heard there is another new ARF dog.
Phil: You are so right! ARF has a puppy named Rio. He is only 4 or 5 months old, but he’s already housetrained, cratetrained and likes other dogs.
Harley: What about cats?
Phil: Rio is fine with cats. He’ll be such a great family member.
Don: And he is very cute. He is about 23 pounds and probably a pit bull-mix. No one knows his history because he was found abandoned in a dry river or wash. Poor thing. He is lucky a kind woman rescued him.
Rio: (bounding into the room) Are you talking about me?
Don: Hi, Rio! Yes, we were talking about you and what a great puppy you are.
Rio: I will make some family very happy. Where are the kittens?
Harley: Come with me. They’re in the kittenry. Three have been spoken for, leaving two boys, Carmel and Corona, waiting for their forever humans.
Whiskers: No doubt they’ll be chosen very soon.
Rio: I hope I’m chosen soon.
Harley: You will be, I’m certain.
Don: This coming weekend people may shop at ARF’s yard sale and then visit us.
Phil: So, in addition to going home with terrific yard sales finds, they could go home with a new family member.
Don: Perhaps!
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.