Finding America

Me and Tarah

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My cat is a lot of things—cute, playful, needy. What he isn't is a U.S. history buff. When I quizzed him on universally-known trivia such as, "what is the capital city of the United States," he just looked at me as if I were speaking a foreign language.

This, of course, is of great concern to me, since—without U.S. citizenship—little Dali will not be able to vote in the 2016 general election. And without being able to pass a U.S. citizenship test, he'll not become a U.S. citizen.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I mean he excels in other subjects. Heck, his language skills are top draw (one meow for food; two meows for personal attention; three meows for "check out the dead bird in the living room"). I suppose I'm just going to have to buy him a copy of Britannica or something.

If anyone has been through a similar experience with their cat, please let me know what you did to turn the corner. It's driving me mad.

Anyway, please watch the video below. Perhaps publicly shaming my cat will force him to buck up his ideas.

This article was written by Laurence Brown. Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana, and writes for BBC America and Anglotopia. He is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond and loves nothing more than to share these articles with anglophiles, expats, and other interested parties on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

1 comment:

  1. Your Dali is so cute! He looks almost exactly like our dear departed Eeyore (who, incidentally, would not have done much better on that quiz, I'm sure). ;)


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