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For Me….Really?

The day started off just right.  Mom,Kali and I staggered into the kitchen for our brekkie.  We were just as sleepy as mom as she opened our Fancy Feast and then sat down to have her tea.  Yum…beef flavoured, my favourite.  Kali gobbled down hers and politely waited for me to leave so she could chow down on the rest of mine.  She was so nice and didn’t push me outta the way.  I left her more than I normally would, just to say ,”thanks for not being so pushy sis.”                                                                 kashzmcr
Mom then put my favourite dvd on and I watched the colourful birds for quite awhile.  It suddenly occurred to me that I don’t normally get this kind of treatment…what gives?  Hmmm…I know this is leading up to something.
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I then cuddled down in my basket to join Kali in a well deserved nap. All of sudden this weird sound scared me. You will not believe what I saw my friends. It was only the biggest rat in history!
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I was shocked by mom’s reaction. She just stood and laughed! You wait and see who’s laughin’ when that rat dude goes pooh on the floor, mother!

ratzmcrThis huge garbage picker was fast as lightening and ran around the livingroom without even breathing hard.  Then he disappeared.

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I looked everywhere but no sign of the dirty rat. So I settled down, once again.

Mom opened the sliding glass door and I smelled Cow Kitty. Cow Kitty never meows out loud just moves his mouth…forming the words. He ran in and played with his cheese and mice and then the rat came out from hiding. I decided to pretend I heard nothing and was fast asleep.                                                                    CKmouse
Cow Kitty wasn’t the least bit afraid of the cwappy rat. Mom is sorry if the picture is a little fuzzy but Cow Kitty is one active guy.

There was a whacky and a crashy and Cow Kitty threw the rat over to our crunchies…the dang rat was going to eat our food.                                                                   rtcrzmMom quickly scooped the rat up and he disappeared.  Cow Kitty left soon after and we could finally drift into a peaceful dream world.

Have a rat free Wednesday my friends.

Barkerville

Finally Barkerville stood on the horizon.  We all leaped out of the car after a long drive drive.  It took two and a half hours to get here.  We all headed for the bathroom.  Much better.  So let’s see some sights.  My word, its cold as charity up here in the mountains.  Let’s go Meiko, Pete, Timmy and Buddy Budd….let’s run and warm up.

Our first stop was the church on the edge of the town.

                                                         Einstein and Flat Shoko sat on the piano and imagined the gold miners and their wives coming to church so many years ago.

Two horses pull the carriage through the main street.  Notice the wet roads.  They’re about to get much wetter.  It just started hailing when we arrived.

Timmy and Buddy Budd just had to run onto the carriage.  They said it kinda smelled funny.

It started hailing again and we ran for cover.                                                          Mom and dad decided it was lunch time so Einstein and I followed mom and dad inside the restaurant.  Meiko, Pete, Buddy Budd and Timmy went looking for Bashful and Chip because we hadn’t seen them for quite some time now.                                                          I loved the Jasmine Tea mom shared with me.  It warmed me up inside.

Einstein had some of dad’s Chinese food but he said it was horrible.  He liked more meat…..this stuff was all noodley.

The hail stopped while we ate so we braved the elements again.  The guys had found Bashful and Chip looking calm as can be beside the towns communal water spout.

DSCN4056Do you notice that Bashful is standing on the top of his stone.  What happened to make him do a stone stand?  Nobody was saying much of anything.

This is a family home in the 1800’s.

                                                                                  The miners that lived by the creek would check into a boarding house when they needed a real good night’s sleep and a bath.  Only $10 a night.

The saloons did an awesome business with all the money and nowhere but Barkerville to spend it.

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Although the Barkerville saloons already had women entertainers, much excitement was caused in the summer of l865 when there arrived from San Francisco an organized group of dancing partners, complete with musicians.

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The girls danced with the miners for a dollar a dance to the rhythms made by two fiddlers who reportedly sang loud so the music could be heard above the noise of the stomping feet.

Starved of women’s company and faced with the troupe’s determination to deal in nothing but dance steps, the men developed a style of dancing that both surprised and exhausted their partners.

The main point of this step, as described by those who were there, was for the man to lift his partner repeatedly as high as he could off the floor, at the same time swinging her feet aloft.

Here we are in the Hotel that featured the Hurdy Gurdy Girls daily.

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Bashful and Chip grabbed a comfortable spot on the shelf to watch the action.

It was hailing again so we all thought it was time to leave.  The Barkerville peeps were inside and away from the cold, hail and mud.

We all piled in the car and dad put the heat on.  We all said. “Awwww” in unison and started out of Barkerville.  I told mom that we hadn’t seen the gold fields or panned for gold.  Mom said it was too miserable and nobody would help us anyway.  The flats would just have to take our word for it.

As we left Barkervile we passed beside Williams Creek….the river that started the gold fever.                                                                         Bye Cariboo…heellllo Prince George area.

We must be getting close….the old mooses sign is back out again.

Here we are.  It didn’t seem to take as long getting home.

We hope you enjoyed coming on our tour of Barkerville.  The weather could have been better but we flats and rocks had a great time.

Mom, Meiko and my furs are stinking up…MOL….sorry I meant our furs are sticking up…right Meiko?  There are bent ears all around too.  Ok, we’ll get them fixed with this special stuff dad gave us Shoko.  There we go every cat looks just about as good as new.  We are tired mom so we’ll call it a nite.  Nite all my flats and rocks.  Anybody need a story to fall asleep?  Not tonight mom…I’m asleep on my paws.