To this very day the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia is home to a colony of cats. They came in 1745 and they've been there ever since. Inspired by real events in Russian history and greatly embellished with fiction, this is the story of how the cats arrived. A capital city under construction, a mercurial empress, an ambitious princess and, of course, plenty of unpredictable cats are the ingredients of this enchanting story. Written and narrated by Michelle Merlindt with charm, humor and panache this family-friendly, heart-warming story will captivate the listener all the way to its happy end.