"IT'S A PUSS IN UTES!"

A Wild Marine's Boot Camp Tale
IT'S A PUSS IN UTES! A lively comedy of errors! Marine drill instructors, a tomcat and a set of yellow footprints equal chaos. Meet the cat with the catitude and the men with the remedy! A tale about a very large tomcat, Pepper Parker, and his unexpected adventure into the Marine Corps way of life. Early one fateful morning Pepper was at the wrong place at the wrong time-- curious about a row of yellow footprints at Parris Island Recruit Receiving. When a bus load of marine wannabes arrived, one enlistee was missing. The Marine drill instructors thought Pepper was the expected recruit and tried to put him through training. The poor cat insisted he was an "accidental recruit" but the Marines didn't believe him. The recruiters had sent them some peculiar recruits but this one took the cake. It was up to the drill instructors to do whatever was necessary to make him into the best marine possible. Failure to do the impossible was not in their genes. Pepper's mistress, Jessie Lee, his brother Bubba Billy and an assortment of animal characters calling themselves "The Pet Pals" keep the action moving at a high pitch during the tomcat's incarceration at Parris Island. A great story to share with the kids so they can follow the cat's hilarious journey through the real recruit training schedule - the very same schedule their mom, dad, a sibling, grandma, grandpa or loved one survived or, those currently enjoying the rigors of recruit training at MCRD Parris Island or San Diego. Recommended for all ages - Once a Marine - Always a Marine! 


DISCLAIMER:

The author has added the fictitious Fifth Recruit Training Battalion to the four real battalions of the Recruit Training Regiment.  Their colors are:  First RTBn (Red), Second RTBn (Yellow), Third RTBn (Blue) and Fourth RTBn (Burgundy). 

The cat's stripped tee shirt reflects the colors of the real battalions - nothing else.

BUY THE BOOKS: ALL PROCEEDS FROM "A WILD MARINE'S BOOT CAMP TALE" AND "THE HAT AND THE CAT"
GO TO THE EAST COAST DRILL INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION

THE HAT AND THE CAT
A tale about a very large tomcat, Pepper Parker, and his unexpected adventure into the Marine Corps way of life. Early one fateful morning he was at the wrong place at the wrong time— curious about a row of yellow footprints at Parris Island Recruit Receiving when a bus load of Marine wannabes arrived. The Marine drill instructors thought Pepper was a recruit and tried to put him through training.

DISCLAIMER

THIS BOOK'S MANUSCRIPT IS THE SAME AS "A WILD MARINE'S BOOT CAMP TALE"
THE HAT and THE CAT (Black & White) ISBN: 9798687680806 Paperback/ $9.95
THE HAT and THE CAT (Color) 
ISBN: 9798687902045  Paperback/ $35.00

 


 

A WILD MARINE'S BOOT CAMP TALE
A lively comedy of errors! Marine drill instructors, a tomcat and a set of yellow footprints equal chaos. Meet the cat with the catitude and the men with the remedy! A tale about a very large tomcat, Pepper Parker, and his unexpected adventure into the Marine Corps way of life.

 Early one fateful morning Pepper was at the wrong place at the wrong time– curious about a row of yellow footprints at Parris Island Recruit Receiving.

DISCLAIMER

THIS BOOK'S MANUSCRIPT IS THE SAME AS "THE HAT AND THE CAT"
A Wild Marine's Boot Camp Tale (Black & White)  ISBN: 9798687678179 Paperback/ $9.95
A Wild Marine's Boot Camp Tale (Color) 
ISBN: 9798670812313  Paperback/ $35.00


 

June Andrade (complete bio)
I’m June Andrade and one of the reasons I wrote THE HAT and THE CAT was to give the children of Marine Corps' drill instructors an insight into what their mom or dad did when they left home in the wee hours of the morning and sometimes didn’t return before they were tucked into bed.  I used the actual U.S. Marine Corps recruit training manual, so the kids could follow the kitty cat (Recruit Pepper Parker) through his training – the exact same schedule their parents would be putting their real recruits through. I could visualize the kids putting themselves into the cat’s “boots” and trying to survive the impossible - like the cat. No matter how cantankerous or talented he was, his drill instructors (their parents) were more determined to train him than he was to escape! The imagination is a wonderful thing and I hoped the kids would gain strength from Pepper’s antics and survival. Also, I hoped they’d better understand their parent’s jobs and be proud of their shared accomplishment when the recruits graduated. Liesl Bell  beautifully illustrated the books, giving the kids another incentive to read  them.

Neither the United States Marine Corps nor any other component of the Department of Defense
has approved, endorsed, or authorized these products or website.

Copyright © 2017 A WILD MARINE'S BOOT CAMP TALE - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Copyright 2008 THE HAT and THE CAT- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

BY USMC East Coast Drill Instructors Association

 
 



  HOME
  SHOPPING
  BOOKS
  LINKS
  NEWSLETTER
  PHOTO GALLERY
  Music



 
ABOUT US
Chapter Officers
Board Members
Trustees
Association Chaplain
Financial Reports


 
MEMBERSHIP
Join

EVENTS
Reunion
Meetings
Special Projects

 
D. I. INFORMATION
Active Duty Awards
Fallen Comrades
D. I. Memorial
D. I. Locator
Ode To D. I.
D. I. Stories

 
CONTACT US
East Coast Drill Instructors Association
P. O. Box 5117
Parris Island, SC 29905
phone: 828.757.0968
or email:
usmcpidi@charter.net