SCOTT DAVIS – PERCY THE CAT AND THE
BIG WHITE HOUSE – AUDIOBOOK – 2016
Cat stories are always tricky and this Percy is no
exception. He is from Hawaii or somewhere around there. He has no family really
and only a Polly mother substitute. He lives like a wild cat, eating from
garbage cans and dumpsters, having fun chasing and hunting who knows what, and
befriending anyone and in this case a little boy, but he missed the plane and
has to go after him all by himself on his own and he becomes some kind of stowaway
on a big ship to Los Angeles, you know one of these places in California where
people have wings and can fly. Since his friend was going to a big white house
he naturally ends up in THE White House in Washington DC. Good morning capital
city on the Potomac.
And there he is the everlasting cat of the White House from
Carter to Bush senior. That makes many presidents indeed. And you will learn a
little bit about this White House and the (p)residents who are only temporary
and transient, like some kind of immigrants who cannot stay more than eight
years in this place, at times less. Unluckily for a cat these (p)residents have
the habit of having dogs. But well I guess dogs are fun provided they cannot
climb up the curtains, which a cat can do with no difficulties at all. But
these cats better not scratch the armchairs of the Oval Office.
But at times, and apparently Ronald Reagan was one of them,
these (p)residents can pamper and over care for this Percy, hiding their own
abuse of jelly beans by force feeding them to the cat, well force feeding is a
little bit forceful because Percy is a glutton. And this defect produces the
funniest episode in Hawaii when he got trapped in a garbage collecting truck
because he was too busy eating garbage to get out of the dumpster before being
dumped in the garbage collecting truck.
You will enjoy the story that is funny in a way, educational
in another way, and probably picaresque enough to make you dream of some kind
of adventure of your own. And what’s more this adventure is so nicely cut clean
and proper that you will be able to tell everything you’ve learned at your
kindergarten or primary school just as if you had been there in the White House
on Ronald Reagan’s desk. But do not forget to tell them that even there in the
White House there are rats and mice and that since they are residing in the
White House they are the biggest and friendliest rats and mice in the world.
There is no greater friend in the world than an American cat
and an American rat. And the cat Percy always shows mercy to the rat Dercy and
the Mouse Vercy. Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.
How about making friends with Percy, the White House cat?