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November 22, 2012 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Paws down! Hairballs: no excuse.

“Just when life seems to be only one hairball after another, a sky song appears giving perspective.”

Olde Tiger observed sunsets even as his eyes began to see more inward than outward.

Before becoming RC Cat of the Realm, We did not always understand his words.

He spoke with meaning as concealed as his claws.

Olde Tiger was as old as dirt…and carried a great deal of it around with him.

Kept him grounded, he purred.

And that way he was always at home wherever he stood.

As days become shorter making Us more appreciative of the sunny spots, We reflect on his words.

We are also reminded of Our great responsibility to inspire and instruct staff and subjects of the Realm.

Oh, worrisome task. 

Such a trial to find words staff can comprehend, yet not insult the intelligence of Our subjects.

Well, this will do.

We shall check off the box with it.

In short time we shall retreat to Our loft with a fine mousie.

All paws down across the Realm.

In silence, gaze at the sky song.

Contemplate the words of Olde Tiger.


We said “in silence”.

Staff! Someone please muzzle that Molly.

(It was against Our better judgement that the youngster attend…but how else will she lean?)

No! We shall not explain. You are to ponder and discover!

No! Hairballs are not a valid reason to skip out not attend!

No! The clouds are not in the shapes of alligators or sharks!

Paws down! Paws down!

This is not a press conference. We are not taking questions!

Oh! Suddenly We remember an urgent mousie matter that must be attended to.

How sad We must reschedule Our inspirational chat.

You have Our permission to withdraw.

Our paw has waved.


Staff. We require attendance and fresh mousies immediately. You understand these words, yes? That’s something to be thankful for.


And don’t forget to leave an open can of food in the doorway as tribute.

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.

Click sidebar tag ”RC Cat” for more of RC Cat’s correspondences and visit her Realm.


  1. berry556 / Nov 22 2012 5:33 am

    I do enjoy your kitty conversation !


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:00 pm

      RC Cat: “We graciously acknowledge your praise. One soft cheek pat awarded. We shall allow you to smugly brag to your friends about this honor.”


  2. cecilia / Nov 22 2012 4:21 pm

    Paws up.. have a lovely day!!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:06 pm

      RC Cat: “We do wish the farmy contentment. A place with cooperation and sensibility flourish under silent feline guidance with canine treaties for mutual benefit and defense. We shall award a trilling purr for your efforts on Our distant relatives behalf and kind words.”


  3. PiedType / Nov 22 2012 5:00 pm

    Happy Mousie Day, RC!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:09 pm

      RC Cat: “We are so thankful of your visits and wishes. Please take care if around streets these next few days. It is Our observation that rabid shoppers do not slow down or stop for bloggers or fur creatures. Perhaps mankind will discover a vaccine for this odd manic behavior someday.”


  4. robpixaday / Nov 22 2012 7:51 pm

    ::pads into the Royal Presence::
    Hairballs no excuse? Sweetie’s going to be miffed, O Magnificent RC Cat of the Realm. He’s struggling with one now. But he’s sent me here in his stead to pay obeisance with a cyber mouse-shriek:

    ::bows head and departs::


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:37 pm

      RC Cat: “We are so distraught that fair Sweetie if struggling so. Perhaps some nice vanilla ice cream to console? Yes. Yes. We Shall eat some in Sweeties’ honor. It’s the least We can do after such a fine cyber mousie-shriek Sweetie ordered delivered to Us. So kind, that one. Yes. Sweetie deserves a treat….Must We create a memo concerning this? You appear to be competent staff. We shall trust you to remember. Here. A soft cheek pat shall help.”


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  5. jmmcdowell / Nov 22 2012 11:07 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to RC Cat and all in her realm! I’m sure Molly will soon understand the finer social graces as her schooling continues.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:34 pm

      RC Cat: “We gratefully accept you wishes. Currently fine Molly needs to learn to keep her teeth off Our brush. We do not wish staff to get splinters in their hand – or have any more excuses why We are not being soothed by brushing more. An elegant paw wave in friendship sent.”


  6. belocchio / Nov 22 2012 11:22 pm

    A magnificent sky for a magnificent cat. Meoow.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:31 pm

      RC Cat: “A paws up Thanksgiving gift for all. A fine paw wave to honor your appreciation of sky songs”


  7. EllaDee / Nov 23 2012 12:31 am

    What a beautiful sunset… it’s amazing how often nature attunes itself to our human realm with such gifts as a beautful sky song and a sage cat to make us thankful for who and where we are right now 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:29 pm

      It was a glorious sunset – changed colors like a kalidescope – It took a while for me to run to get a broad shot. Seemed to be the perfect thing to post….RC Cat insisted on adding a touch…got carried away as usual.
      Sometimes big messages are right over head if we take time to look. Thanks for pawsing over


  8. Kourtney Heintz / Nov 23 2012 3:41 pm

    WOw that is indeed a sky song. What a beautiful way to describe it RC. 😉


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 23 2012 4:13 pm

      RC Cat: “We wailed for staff to hurry when We gazed out the window. The dunderheads were slow in comprehending so they missed the glorious gold and ivory. Still, We were quite thrilled with the scarlet melody they did capture. For you appreciation of beauty, We award a soft cheek pat. You may express your joy to your friend and family over this. We shall permit this…this time.”


  9. The Hook / Nov 25 2012 12:21 am

    There are literally millions of blogs spread across the interweb, but you’ve truly created something special and unique here. Thank you.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 25 2012 3:36 am

      A parallel universe: a little bit of Poe, a little O’Henry, a dash of Hitchcock, stirred in with Mad Magazine and seasoned with bits of other brains’ matter? Glad you rolled over to chat…but we must speak quietly as RC isn’t snoring quite loudly enough to assure me that she won’t wake up and grab the keyboard in outrage of staff’s impertinence.


  10. writingfeemail / Nov 25 2012 1:30 am

    A sky worthy of all eyes. It’s pawsitively breathtaking.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 25 2012 3:39 am

      RC Cat: “Yes. Yes That sunset was a real gift. Nothing like a big sky to make things look different. We shall award a gracious paw wave in honor of your astute observation.”


  11. jannatwrites / Nov 25 2012 6:02 am

    That sunset is purrfect. I am honored to have read another post by Her Majesty, RC Cat.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 27 2012 2:13 pm

      RC Cat: “We are pleased to welcome one who appreciates sky songs. A cheery paw wave awarded in recognition of your excellent taste – so unusual for your species…so more the joy. Purrhaps you are a devoted of Olde Tiger. Oh, another paw wave!”


  12. robpixaday / Nov 26 2012 1:32 pm

    ::tiptoes in and whispers::

    Just came back to look at the lovely sunset.


  13. aFrankAngle / Nov 26 2012 2:08 pm

    Love the sky and RC’s humble graciousness.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 27 2012 2:22 pm

      RC Cat: “So glad to welcome another sky song admirer. We had to prod staff to run in order to get a wide shot of it. We were quite purrnnoyed that staff was pokey and missed the vivid pinks, golds and soft ivories that appeared for a while. Excuse Us. We must make memo to order faster running shoes for staff. Paw wave. Paw wave. We shall allow you to return to your duties.”


      • aFrankAngle / Nov 27 2012 2:26 pm

        RC: Thanks for taking the time from your throne to have your plebe transcribe your response.


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 27 2012 3:13 pm

          RC Cat: (sigh)”One must keep them busy or they might get into mischief. A soft cheek pat, mi chere.”


          • aFrankAngle / Nov 27 2012 4:27 pm

            Well said Oh One on the Throne.


  14. Carrie Rubin / Nov 27 2012 4:20 pm

    Hairballs kind of tie in nicely with my own post today. Now that would be something fun to find in one’s food. 😉


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 27 2012 4:30 pm

      RC Cat: “Oh, yes. Quite the companion peace. We agree. Hare of any kind can be such a distraction. We have issued a memo to the local wild bunny populations, that We are not amused by their paws touching Our food. We insist they pause and resist. One cheery paw wave awarded for your astute observations and kind visit.”


  15. robpixaday / Nov 29 2012 5:23 pm

    Sweetie sends ((((((gentle hugs))))))) to heal your sinus headache. Or at least help you purr it away.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 29 2012 6:09 pm

      Oooooh, better. Don’t dare complain about the clouds and possible rain – we are headed back into drought. (Oh, RC sending Sweetie a soft cheek pat for your kindness)


  16. willowdot21 / Apr 8 2013 7:14 pm

    OH! that was just so purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect!!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 8 2013 9:45 pm

      Staff; “It was just the RC Cat’s meow. She’s quite assertive sometimes. Thanks for pawsing to comment. HRH is quite pleased with your comment.”


      • willowdot21 / Apr 8 2013 9:49 pm

        OMG I am very pleased to hear that , please tell HRH I have great respect for all things feline !! 😉


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 8 2013 10:00 pm

          Staff: “HRH has instructed us to suggest you look out the window. She is sending a regal paw wave in your direction for your kindness….just ignore that bit of cat food on her nose…we don’t dare tell her.”


          • willowdot21 / Apr 8 2013 10:03 pm

            OH! Thank you so much, I shall courtesy as low as humanly possible!


  17. Madison Woods / Apr 11 2013 3:14 am

    Cute! I didn’t know you were doing the challenge too. I’m sporadic at it, but so far still in the game.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 11 2013 2:10 pm

      Just writing posts is a challenge for me. Actually gave up “assigned topics” when I stepped away from the office. Whew.
      I really enjoy others’ dedication and challenge results. You’re managing which is pretty impressive! Thanks for pawsing to chat



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