To celebrate I’m giving the two pets in the series the floor…
Bambino and Cleveland here…I’m the adorable
black furball and Cleveland is the one on the pillow. We are here on Mackinac
Island in a bike shop owned by Rudy .
Mackinac Island is one of those places stuck in time. Fact is
it’s like the 1800s with no cars. Everything is horses and bikes. And there are
parades for the tourists we call fudgies ‘caue they eat so much fudge. Oink!
The parades have bands and music and famous
people like George Washington, Betsy Ross…you get the picture. Well, Rudy takes
on the character of Mark Twain and Twain had cats named Cleveland and
Bambino.Of course the two of us are
much cuter than the original Cleveland and Bambino.
We hang out a lot on the pool table in the
bike shop. I know, what is a pool table doing with bikes well it’s only here in
the summer months when the fudges are in town crowding up the place.
In the winter the table is at the Mustang
Lounge the watering hole for locals. When the snow’s falling…and it sure does
fall here on the island…the locals who stay all winter congregate at the Stang,
drink beer, eat fried green beans and shoot pool.
When the fudgies come back in
the summer the Stang is so busy they have to move the pool table up here to
Rudy’s Rides to make room. Wehave
a parade moving the pool table with crossed cue sticks, a band and lots of
There’s always something going on at Rudy’s
Rides and this time it’s Evie Bloomfield helping Rudy run the place ‘cause Rudy
broke his leg. She’s trying to hide the fact that she can’t even ride a bike
but the scrapes on her knees and elbows are a dead give away.
And speaking of dead...yeah we got that
too. Bunny the pain in the tail busybody around town wound up dead as a
mackerel. At first it looked like a biking accident but I got a bad feeling in
my whiskers about
that. Something looks fishy…did someone say fish?
I got to go. It’s dinner time or maybe
lunch time. It’s some time to eat and that’s pretty much all the time for me and if I don’t hurry that fat-butt Cleveland
will gobble everything up.
Come visit me and Cleveland this summer. It’s shaping up to be another