Tabby Town Thursday in Greenville SC

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There is always something to do in our downtown.  Being a feline, I was automatically attracted to Mice on Main, hey, what kitty wouldn’t be, right?

Mice on Main is a very special scavenger hunt of sorts.  Mice on Main was local high school student Jimmy Ryan’s 2000 school project.  Jimmy wanted to do something special for the community to highlight its character and individuality.  As a part of his class project, he raised funds and created downtown Greenville’s famous scavenger hunt for children (and cats) of all ages.  The charming bronze mouse statues were then created by well known South Carolina native Zan Wells.

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Based on the popular children’s good Goodnight Moon, a bronzed sculpture of the book and one little mouse can be seen on the fountain in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  The other eight adorable mice are tucked, perched and hidden along a nine block stretch of Main Street.   The hint for the first mouse is: Where the water springs above the ground, Marvin on his book can be found.

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I just had to stop by and spent some time with the Marvin on the Mice on Main tour.

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The other eight adorable mice are tucked, perched and hidden along a nine block stretch of Main Street.   Did I find the others, oh yea, of course, I’m a very good mouser.

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Whew, it is pretty hot for mousing around today.  I thought I had best take a break before I headed to one of the favorite hang outs for my doggie friends.  Humans have their hang outs, and so do us cats.  So where would be the best spot in downtown Greenville if you were a woofie?  Well the Barkery Bistro of course, nothing better than home made treats that are hand baked special for the doggies!

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If you look real close you can see me sitting in the window with my friend Bentley.  Bentley and his pal Duncan kind of run the Barkery Bistro no matter what the humans in there tell you, it was really his idea.  Bentley and his co-star Duncan spent lots of time walking their owner up and down Main Street but there was really never anything special for them. Problem solved!  It really is just like a bakery for humans except it is all special made stuff for doggies.  How cool is that?  Pretty darn cool.

I hope you enjoyed the tour this week and remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!   Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Cat
Cat
10 years ago

Mega-cool!! We love those pictures of you EVERYWHERE and of the mice….mmmm, mice!! I bet you at least wanted to lick them didn't you? Thanks for sharing..that is a really neat town. Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr
10 years ago

You make us wanna visit!

Kea
Kea
10 years ago

We loved the tour and the bakery is totally pawsome! 🙂

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
10 years ago

Oh Brian!! You really are the BEST!!!!! Me and Charlie love your tour guide around your amazing town. We think Mice on Main is a brilliant brilliant idea! Well done Jimmy Ryan!! We are in AWE that you were able to find all the mice – well done you!!!!

And we love that great barkery bistro for hoomans and doggies (and kitties too of course!). Isn't Bently just adorable??? Awww!Well done Bently and Duncan for such giving your hooman this fab idea. Yay!

Take care
x

AFSS
AFSS
10 years ago

Fenris thinks the Doggie Bakery is very cool. He says we need one here.

Brian darling, I can't wait to come for a visit so you can show me all the mice along Main Street. I thinks that is a very cute idea, thank you ever so much for telling me about it. ~Scylla

PS: Goodnight Moon was one of the boy beans favorite books when they were toddlers.

The Island Cats
The Island Cats
10 years ago

We love those mousies!! We just wish they were real! 😉 You live in a cool city, Brian! Well, maybe not right now, 'cuz it's summer!

Catherine
Catherine
10 years ago

My goodness Brian ~ you are certainly a 'cat about town' lately! Thanks for taking us along! 🙂

xo Catherine

The Taylor CatSSSSS
The Taylor CatSSSSS
10 years ago

Brian, you always give the best tours! We hope that you didn't try and eat that mousie! You would break your teefies! MOL

Marg
Marg
10 years ago

That was a great tour of Greenville. Our Mom is finally learning all about Greenville. This is terrific. Brian, you sure are good tour guide.
Have a great day and stay cool.

Hannah and Lucy
Hannah and Lucy
10 years ago

We enjoyed going round your town and being shown all the mousie stuff. Is there going to be a kitty shop opening up – they may need someone with your knowledge to advise the owner and we think you would be purrfect for the job.

SuziQCat
SuziQCat
10 years ago

That's really neat…I grew up not too far from here, in Shelby, NC, and never visited. I may have to pop down there next time I'm home 🙂

ihavecat
ihavecat
10 years ago

how fun! loved this post! you look adorable!

AttieCattie
AttieCattie
10 years ago

i would love to go mousing on main street wif you, Brian! let me know next time you are going, i will tellyport.

Mishkat
Mishkat
10 years ago

We are having so much fun on these tours! We think the town should have these pictures of you as a tour guide on their website!

And our mom says the Mice on Main is the coolest thing ever! She and her sister loved "finding the mouse" in every picture in Goodnight Moon when they were children.

Harry Spotter
Harry Spotter
10 years ago

That was fun! Thanks for sharing that with us. Looks like you had a great time.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew
The Kool~Kittie~Krew
10 years ago

What a super duper post! We would love to come find the mices! And you are furry brave for going into a doggy shop!

JC
JC
10 years ago

That is just too cool …
The bakery looks like my kind of place …

Keiko (from Kitty Trio)
Keiko (from Kitty Trio)
10 years ago

Oh my. What a great tour-guide you are! It was interesting to learn about Greenville.
How cool that you have mice on the Main St! The bakery is very cool. We can see you inside with Bentley!!
Lots of purrrs

chezcat1970
chezcat1970
10 years ago

Mice on Main is such a fun and cute idea! We also love the doggie bakery, too.

TK and Squashies
TK and Squashies
10 years ago

We loves your tours Brian. You are so good at splaining everything! We sees that little Marvin gets hims tail rubbed quite a bits. Is he lucky?
We also loved seeing you all about. Your secretary sure knows how to do picshurs!

Cat Street Boyz
Cat Street Boyz
10 years ago

Brian, you are a great tour guide and it sounds like you had a good time together=^Y^=

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
10 years ago

Thanks for the tour of some really cool places in your town!…We love the mousie hunt around Main Street=that is awesome for us cats!!…kisses x3 handsome boy…Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sammy and Andy
Sammy and Andy
10 years ago

We love your tours, Brian!!!!!!

There are so many neat things in San Antonio, that we need to talk our mama into letting us do tours also. xxxxxxxxxxx

CCL Wendy
CCL Wendy
10 years ago

You sure do get around, Brian! And you make a fantastic tour guide, but then the town is named for you, of course!

Amy and The House of Cats
Amy and The House of Cats
10 years ago

Wow Brian, thanks for another great tour! The mouse scavenger hunt is such a cute idea! And the doggie bakery is awesome – we have one in our town too, but we haven't been there. We can't wait to see where we go with you next week!

Cheyenne -Millie
Cheyenne -Millie
10 years ago

That is so cool! We thinks we would love to find those mousies on the tour! Barkery Bistro would be fun to visit!

Ginger Jasper
Ginger Jasper
10 years ago

You are a super tour guide.Loved the look aound .. Hugs GJ xx

Sagira
Sagira
10 years ago

That sounds like a lot of fun and what a cool place, bet they have a lot of yummy treats.

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
10 years ago

The Mice on Main sounds like lots of fun for Humans as well as us cats. Our mum loves that sort of thing.

Siku Marie, White Dog
Siku Marie, White Dog
10 years ago

What a great tour guide you are! I would love to hunt for the mousies and then relax at the Cafe! Maybe you could join us for something in delicious chicken flavor?

Sweet Praline
Sweet Praline
10 years ago

I didn't know about Mice on Main in Greenville. Mom says she needs to take that tour the next time she is up there.

Your Daily Cute
Your Daily Cute
10 years ago

This was very interesting, Brian. What a cute tour that must be! I think I'd like to see it some time. 🙂

Spitty-the-Kitty
Spitty-the-Kitty
10 years ago

That cool food place would be even cooler if the special food they made were for us kittehs. But still, I guess it is a step in the right direction. But kittehs next!

MoMo
MoMo
10 years ago

Love, love, love the Barkery Bistro! Purrs to Bentley and Duncan.