About 3 weeks ago, Jack, my 10 year old, asked me to go to lunch with him. Of course I was happy to do so, but after we ate he asked me to go to the pet store across the street so he could hold animals. I suggested we go to the animal shelter instead, so on we went to PetCo on 95th and Quivera which has an animal shelter run by the KC Pet Project.
There were plenty of animals that were cute and sweet, but one in particular, really connected with Jack; a female kitten named Maleficent. He begged and pleaded to adopt her and said it would be the only thing he would want for his birthday, which was the following week. After a quick phone call to Patrick to get the okay, we adopted her and brought her home. The name Maleficent just wasn’t working for us, so Jack decided on the name Charley. (It can be a girl name too, right?)
It has been so much fun watching her play. She finds the littlest things to go after; a rubber band, a piece of string, my flowers, Ruby’s tail. (Our 14 year old Dachshund)
Instead of watching tv, we found our family time was spent just watching the kitten. I thought it would be fun for Jack and I to do a project together, so I found a DIY Cat Tree project on IkeaHackers.com that I thought we could do together.
The neighbor girls helped as well!
We had so much fun putting it together and Charley has been loving it.
It was a fun project for Jack and I to work on together. I never would have guessed I would ever own a cat or make a cat tree for entertainment….but life is always full of surprises. 🙂