As Cucoo walked in the forest among the big trees he was recounting to Mango Layla the events of his life…that ended with him living here among his friends. During his many travels, he learned a good lesson…that fame & fortune weren’t everything, but the love of his friends & family were far more important to him.
He pulled out a faded newspaper article that he carried with him and showed it to her. It was of the time when he had won 5 academy awards…he had been a “Movie Star,” known and loved throughout the world.
He told her of the close calls that he’s had and warned her of the cats that lurk around here…He told her that even though this place looks like a Paradise, or even a Garden of Eden….You still have to watch your step around those BIG CATS…And he told her about how Daisy once got a hold of him and yanked out half of his hair before he could get away from her. Daisy was the orange & white cat.
Cucoo told Mango Layla about the kidnapping & his ransom and how he survived that…. and after he was rescued from the kidnappers, he was rewarded with a voyage on a cruise ship, which sank…bla, bla, bla...and how he floated to the safety of an island.
On the island he had to hide from the natives in an old tree trunk…they liked to burn sticks like him and he was very scared…So this is where he lived for awhile, moving from place to place, until he made his way back home.