Lessons on Life from Puss n Boots

Jon Acton
5 min readFeb 28, 2023

Lessons on Life from Puss n Boots — The Last Wish

My wife and I recently took our seven year old son to see the Dreamworks movie Puss n Boots — The Last Wish. An artistic spin off from the catalog of Shrek films of the 2000’s. This cartoonesque film was well written with engaging characters, humorous dialogue and a storyline that threw a surprising gut punch to my heart.

The short version to Puss n Boots quandary was learning he was on the last of his nine cat lives. No do overs, no time outs, no extra takes; just a talking cat learning to face…

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Jon Acton

Husband, Father, Former School Superintendent, National Blue Ribbon School Principal, Teacher, Coach, Author in progress