One sunny Monday, Raven and I took a special trip to Casa Grande, Arizona. Raven's mom had finally given Raven permission to pick out a pet! When we walked in, the hutches were full of animals.
On the top row, there were four kittens. They ran to the front of the hutches and looked out at us.
Right away, Raven saw a pair that looked especially playful. We walked up to them and looked in their hutch. They walked right up to the door and looked back at me and Raven.
They were very good kitties. When the attendant let us open the hutch, they stayed right on their cushion.
There was a little orange one with a silly smile and a tuxedo with a little frown. "Hello!" we said to the kitties.
The attendant let us take the kittens out to play with them. They were so sweet! Right away, the orange one went up to Raven and the tuxedo one came to me. We pet them very gently.
It was clear that Raven was going to choose to take the orange kitten home with her. He stood up on his back legs and gave her little kisses on her hand. Raven was so happy!
Meanwhile, I couldn't take my eyes off the little tuxedo cat. When I had gone back to New York City earlier in the month, my cat Chaika had finally come home. I looked at the little black kitty and knew he needed a home too. Earlier in the year, we had to give away our second cat, a Siamese, because he was very aggressive and wouldn't stop attacking Chaika. He is in a happy new home now, as an only kitty- but I knew Chaika would want a friend. I looked over at Mama and she nodded. Yes!! I could take the little tuxedo kitty home!
We had new pets! The pet hospital also sells pet furniture to raise money for the animals. My mama let me pick out this awesome kitty tree that matches my bed! The attendant brought it out into the playroom and right away, our kitties jumped up on it. Raven is so happy with her new kitten. She named him Rico! I looked my little tuxedo kitten in the eye and he told me his name- Niko! I'm so glad Raven and I got to visit the Casa Grande Pet Hospital- they had just the right kitties for our families!
In this entry I'm wearing: tee from American Girl Place with homemade decal, green shorts from Royal Doll Boutique, 2012 Sporty Sandals from American Girl, homemade bracelet and anklet
**Furniture in this entry is made possible by the generous folks at Payne Street Doll Boutique!**