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October 29, 2012 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Showgirl’s legs. A lady’s independence.

Oh. look. It’s drippy. Poor humans who have to work to support us. Sad lot in life. But they choose to do so – free will.

Dear Molly the Mauler

Listen, kid. Drop that nickname – it’s gives people the wrong idea. Do NOT listen to RC Cat in this matter. It is more boxer (which you are not) – than women’s liberation.

I’d avoid RC’s “freedom to break free” urgings. Life on the streets is not glamorous or valuable research for movie roles despite what she may indicate. The only rolls you’ll find out there will be hard and crusty.

So glad your staff arrived safely. We greatly appreciate the loan of a guardian. Person was insistent on not delaying the return trip due to this Sandy business.

Sandy like a beach? Sounds like a blog.

More likely that Sandy dog of Annie – always an attention hound – never got over that “humble beginnings” in an animal shelter. Hardly unique, no?

So Sandy is coming to town. As long as she plans to sleep elsewhere, fine. My bag of food is my bag of food.

Have to admit RC was wise not to trust the geese to relay messages to loaned staff.

Both of the pigeons made it to the ledge, although their mumbling garbled the messages as far as I was concerned.

Geese tend to be flighty this time of year.

No thinking except with their genes.

Just noticed a whole flock behind a weather guy on TV…right under the local seagulls flying over squawking at them to seek cover.

Ah, but they were sturdy Canadians.

Oddly, the human news reporters don’t seem to be any more insightful – even without the water-repellent feathers.


As sleepy as the rain makes me, it is necessary to remain alert.

And I must select and prepare an amusement to present once Person arrives after work.

Shall it be a comedy? Perhaps a little Scooby Doo or Beethoven?

Soulful melodramatic scenes from The Incredible Journey? (A nice salute to the storm delayed Canadian Geese?)

A classic high drama a la “Lassie, Timmy’s in the well!”

Maybe a lighthearted romance Lady and the Tramp style.

Person shall be delighted. Especially if the power takes a vacation.

It’s the least I can do.

Candlelight is so soothing – and so flattering.

I do have these showgirl legs.

Eat your hearts out, Rockettes!

Yes, something with show tunes! But no Sandy invited. No.

One attention hound is enough.

Yours in fur,

The German

I have a job!

Hi ya, German!

So sorry about the soggy weather. Bet you regret not packing those booties now!

Of course it is sunny and mild here. I might run in the sprinkler to share your experiences – not!

Taking your advice to ignore RC’s incessant suggestions, I am now wondering about this latest situation.

RC says a modern girl carries her own stuff.

So I have been snatching my own bags and carrying them on walks.

It feels good to help.

I can’t help dancing with joy.

Although I am not  skilled in grand performances like you, my little jigs and aerial feats make my Persons laugh. I am trying to earn my keep as you advised.

You put your left paw up. You put the right paw out. You curl your tail and toss your head all around. Doing the doggy pokey.

When I showed RC Cat pictures of me of carrying my own bags, she just sniffed, looked away, and muttered something about “Couldn’t get a Kate Spade or Louis Vuitton?”

Then she went into meditative mode and stared at a corner.

Wouldn’t respond.

All I asked is if we were getting new staff.

German, you are much more traveled than I.

Are Kate and Louis nice?

Will they mind if I nibble on them?

Once again I thank you for all your wise advice.

(And I am sorry RC broke the news that Chen across the streets seems to enjoy my company. I know you wished for his friendship. Perhaps if you visit I could reintroduce the two of you.)

Please continue to  be brave with those flickering lights and stuff hitting the windows. Your person is there to cuddle with you now. And try to pretend the parking garage is grass and a tree. It will be OK this time. Really.

Watch out for puddles and poodles!

Yours in paws,

Molly the Marvelous (Is that better? RC will not comment – just sneers.)

Not quite fall here – but just right for dog walks!


  1. jmmcdowell / Oct 29 2012 11:06 pm

    I don’t think I like Sandy any more than the German does. Fingers crossed on our power holding out, but a check of the map shows the outages are growing. Hope she’s having a good cuddle with her person!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 29 2012 11:50 pm

      Going to be a long night for you guys. Stay safe (and batteries charges). Fingers crossed on the power. Thanks for spending some power here


      • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2012 12:26 am

        The German is so not amused. Water over curb, but if you have to go…she’s faced difficulties in the past and just sloshes out…
        (monitoring webcams and Ch 7- any other channel better? Person may have to get back out Tues afternoon UGH Please people)


  2. shoreacres / Oct 29 2012 11:09 pm

    Looks like the German and Molly have a beauty and the beast deal going on. That last photo is the beauty, of course – for the beast, please see the NYC/Jersey corridor. Terrible.

    Glad to hear everyone’s ok so far. Best wishes to the German and the German’s person. I take it you’re back with Molly, yes? I’m still in the middle of Kansas – but Toto’s nowhere around!


  3. appletonavenue / Oct 30 2012 12:12 am

    Love to hear the dog’s point of view. Stay dry!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2012 12:40 am

      The German rather perturbed…parking garages are not acceptable…rather dog paddle across the street. (Nothing like wet dog smell…)
      Thanks for barking along


      • appletonavenue / Oct 30 2012 12:59 am

        Ah yes, the smell of wet dog. Nothing like it. Enjoy.


  4. PiedType / Oct 30 2012 1:28 am

    “Molly the Marvelous.” Works for me. Tell her Annie says “woof.”


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2012 2:59 pm

      Nose bump to Annie! Much to the German’s relief there was no loss of power and it’s not raining today. Thanks for barking along!


  5. sandylikeabeach / Oct 30 2012 3:20 am

    Thanks for the shout out! And you do have fabulous legs.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2012 3:01 pm

      I have been chuckling over your recent post as the storm started up the eastern coast. Thanks for paddling over


  6. jannatwrites / Oct 30 2012 5:56 am

    What beautiful showgirl legs German has! Molly the marvelous did I great job here. I hope they all stay dry and weather the storm


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2012 3:07 pm

      If you’ve got them flaunt them! All safe (and with power) glad the rain has left. Hope all the other people and their pets have managed. Thanks for wading over to chat


  7. writingfeemail / Oct 30 2012 11:16 am

    Glad you have the ‘babes’ safe and dry. The German is definitely sporting a fine set of gams. Mine is outside at the moment, barking like mad at the leaves rustling around in the high wind, our gift from Sandy.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2012 3:11 pm

      The German reports they have power and no rain today. Person has to work which is OK since the German was restless last night and could use a nap. Molly sends a wild-eyed nose bump…she’s trying to encourage the doves to dance with her. Hope the breezes your way are just playful. Thanks for pawsing to chat


  8. aFrankAngle / Oct 30 2012 12:58 pm

    Nothing like a lady using her yams to get my attention. .. on the other hand, Sandy greeted Cincinnati with a layer of snow this morning.!


  9. Ally Bean / Oct 30 2012 2:58 pm

    “Watch out for puddles and poodles!”

    While in the context of Sandy, this makes sense… I feel that you have written the most perfect motto for all of life. Very profound, very apt. No truer words.


  10. The Hook / Oct 30 2012 5:19 pm

    That’s one cool canine!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 30 2012 6:01 pm

      Yep – it’s cool there today – and no rain (and power- yea!) Hope things have calmed down where you are. Thanks for checking in


  11. cecilia / Oct 30 2012 8:09 pm

    Poor humans, that dog sure does have a pair of legs! c


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2012 2:36 pm

      Wasn’t that pose funny. That one doesn’t think she’s a dog…maybe been watching too much TV and aspiring to be a Rockettes? Thanks for dancing over


      • cecilia / Oct 31 2012 4:47 pm

        She watches tv?.. she really does have a dogs life! c


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 1 2012 1:06 am

          The German does watch…from the couch. It is indeed a life of luxury.
          Molly reclines on the floor, but we have been surprised she is extremely interested on some TV images – especially birds if they fly…she runs to look for them once they fly off the screen.


  12. roughseasinthemed / Nov 1 2012 6:29 am

    I think I had better send Pippa over to chat with the German and Molly, both of whom are looking exceedingly gorgeous I might add.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 1 2012 2:16 pm

      The German graciously sends a paw wave ( and hopes to see more pix of Pippa)
      Molly, sigh, now smells like she found something dead to roll in…


  13. Kourtney Heintz / Nov 1 2012 9:07 pm

    The German definitely got gams!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2012 3:24 pm

      Isn’t that a funny picture? That dog is such a drama queen – quite possibly a movie studio-system “talkies” glamour girl who decided be reincarnated as a pampered pooch? Thanks for viewing.


  14. EllaDee / Nov 2 2012 12:16 am

    Great to see Molly & the German trading correspondence and tips… RC appears to be a little out of sorts, must be concerned re Sandy and her victims… I have been watching the impact of Sandy and feel for those affected by her heavy handed treatment of the US East Coast.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 2 2012 7:48 pm

      RC is fretting along with staff who does worry over friends and family. So many out of their homes is bound to mean many frightened and lost pets. Here, if they can make it to high land, it’s mild and help will come fairly quickly from rescue groups – There people are not used to such storms and may be stunned into inaction – it is so cold and brutal for man and beast. Terrible situation. (And now they say the marathon race tomorrow? Commons sense and a little respect, please!)
      Thanks for sending over a line



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