Kenna of The Wolves
It all started with a simple suggestion ” Hey Kenna I loved this book when I was your age.” I told her as I handed her Julie of the Wolves. Little did I know that small suggestion would end up becoming almost a two year fascination and basically her driving force to get up each day.She read the book faster then any other book she had ever read,quickly becoming a wolf activist. One day she declared that when she grew up she was going to go live up in Alaska and study wolves. This was followed by us going to the library and her on her own, finding book after book about wolves.Alaska, and yes even the Army Survival Guide(all 980 pgs). If she was going to go live in Alaska she was going to need to know how to survive right?
She has moved onto other animals. Right now it is owls, yet wolves always remain in the forefront. Everytime she reads a book about an animal she now follows it by reading up more on the animal and the region they live in. The other day I found her copy of My Side of The Mountain and she had little yellow pieces of paper marking pages that read things like…shelters,acorn soup recipe, and so on. Pretty much that girl is awesome!
Now that we’re back in WA state we have a lot more oppurtunity to study the wildlife that she loves. My little nature girl got a big surprise this last weekend when we took her to a wolf education, sanctuary place! Not only did we get to see and learn about wolves, we got to hold the pups and pet some of the older ones.
It was a beautiful experience for all of us but meant the most to Kenna. The next morning the girl who doesn’t giggle leaned over to me and whispered.”Hey mom guess what?” when i said what she squeeled(oh she doesn’t squeel either she is NOT girly) ” I got to hold a WOLF PUP!!!!!!” I couldn’t help but smile back at her and say ” Hey Kenna guess what?” when she said what I squeeled back
“SO DID I!!!!” It was a memorable experience for all of us. We will def be going back before summer is over to see how big the pups have gotten.
If you live in Eastern WA or Northern Idaho this place is definatly worth going to check out!
and of course I took pics…LOTS of pics.
The happiest girl on earth. When we pulled up to the place and saw the sign that she could actually see live wolves she just kept saying…”really?”
This is Maia. Kenna got to keep some of her fur.