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October 31, 2014 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Where’s the beef?

Dear German.

I am dictating this on the run. I saw it. Can’t deny it. It’s the tooth – I mean, the truth.

Veggies eat their young!

Inflatable pumpkin yard decoration.All rights reserved. No permissions granted. Copyrighted

Gobblers. Not just for Thanksgiving any more! ©

What if they aren’t satisfied with their own?

Halloween’s here! Holler-Ring activities are about to start!

Small children in odd misshapen outfits.

Easily confused with appetizers.

Staff just walks faster in the other direction. Says not to worry. They will all be gone soon.

Has exit transport been arranged?

inflatable Halloween yard decoration. Horse drawn hearse. (Gemmy)

Not your ordinary Chevy pickup.

Guess Uber does do special request vehicles.

Not sure how authorities dug up background checks on these drivers, though.

haunted carriage. (

Knock. Knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad the end is approaching?

German, can’t mask the exhaustion.

No bones about it. This tale’s been waggin’ the dog.

Never been much of a fan of pulp fiction.

Fall back? Fall down. Don’t have to ask me twice.

Happy Holler-Ring, German and some very tired paw waves.

Molly, the Marvelous

 Previous correspondence of the 2014 Veggie Invasion:

all rights reserved. Copyrighted. No permissions granted. German Shepherd

Molly, “Wake me when it’s over.”
The German, “Wait. Did that one move? I think it moved. Definitely moved. You bark first.” ©


  1. Paul / Oct 31 2014 12:56 pm

    Holler-ring will be over tomorrow Molly. Maybe you and the German can get together to protect the Kingdom. RC could sure use your help tonight. All hands on deck. You can make it through.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:51 pm

      Molly: “And a chill is in the air. Oh, a small cool front – nothing scary, yet. Except RC Cat seems to be guarding a large stash of candy bags…Hope your Holler-Ring is howl-at-the-moon great!


  2. katecrimmins / Oct 31 2014 1:00 pm

    Love the photo! BFFs for sure!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:53 pm

      Molly and the German; “We be the bestest of doggies! Just ignore the chewed spots. And we did too wipe our feet. Paw waves! Hope your Holler-Ring is delightfully spooky and fun”


  3. Robin / Oct 31 2014 1:28 pm

    lol! Love this post. Lots of fun. Good luck tonight. 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:55 pm

      Molly: “The German is staying in a tall fortress or multiple doors between her and unsettling oddities. Able to gaze down from above through double-paned glass. She is so not a party animal. Me, on the other hand, I’m hoping to tug all who show up inside to play. I have people treats! Hope your Holler-Ring is howl-at-the-moon perfect”


  4. kobikwelu / Oct 31 2014 1:41 pm

    The dogs conversation. LOOL
    Happy Halloween


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 6:57 pm

      Molly and the German: “Big woofs! Hope your Holler-Ring is howl at the moon bright and wonderful.” Paw waves!


  5. inmycorner / Oct 31 2014 1:49 pm

    … a most unexpected twist. Halloween trick!


  6. marthaschaefer / Oct 31 2014 3:11 pm

    Such excitement! Where is RC Cat when needed?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 7:00 pm

      Molly: “Holler-Ring week is so exhausting. But almost ready to haunt. Hope your night is a treat and howl-at-the-moon wonderful. Thanks for poking the cat and telling her to get on the job!”


  7. easyweimaraner / Oct 31 2014 3:41 pm

    Have a super howl-o-ween… and can you wake me up too when it is over?


  8. dogear6 / Oct 31 2014 4:56 pm

    I think the picture is precious! It really does look like the German is waiting for Molly to decide if there’s a threat or not. What a hoot!



    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2014 7:07 pm

      Staff: “The German generally barks at anything that moves in a 2 block area…or it seems so. Her nerved were very on edge. Molly is much more laid back. Now the German visits, she seems to be happy to have reinforcements and they confer before deciding to sound alert. It is a hoot…which is a Halloween hooot. Hope your Holler-Ring sparkles hauntingly.”

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  9. jannatwrites / Nov 1 2014 9:05 pm

    Aw, cute photo! They can really relax now, it’s all over 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2014 2:13 pm

      Molly: “The German came to play a bit yesterday in the cool sunshine. No pumpkins allowed!Everyone resting easier now. Thanks for snoozing along”


  10. roughseasinthemed / Nov 1 2014 9:45 pm

    Oh yes. Molly and The German. Sorry. Was there some text to read? Words pale into insignificance when there are glam photos. Snowy is bouncing up and down to play with Molly and Pippa is dreamily gazing at TG.

    Sleepy snores from the boys.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2014 2:29 pm

      Staff: “Yesterday was bright, sunny, and cool. The German came down to visit and romp in the backyard. We insisted they stay outside instead of lounging on the couch to work off Holler-Ring stress. It’s probably lucky we don’t have a couple of fenced acres – there would be dogs, dogs, dogs everywhere.
      There’s just been too many happy doggies, too many interruptions, and too nice of weather to write anything serious/requires much thought right now….people may wander off, but it is what it is. Life’s happening.
      Grey and chilly today with rain moving in for a couple of days, so snoozes all around. Paw waves!”


  11. Aquileana / Nov 2 2014 5:20 am

    I would have never expected to see those old chariots… Unless we are really travelling back in time to the Middle Age. Yes, it might a possible explanation, I guess.
    I enjoyed the clever ad funny post over here. And the dogs are cute!.. Thank you 😛 All the best to you, Aquileana 😀


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2014 2:35 pm

      Molly and the German “Not much has any reasonable explanation around Holler-Ring. RC Cat thinks the carriages might have been sent for the Royal Veggies. In any case, the veggies seem to have vanished abruptly. The only whooshing left is the wind. Whew! Thanks for assisting with the veggie watch”

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  12. PiedType / Nov 2 2014 5:34 pm

    What a wonderful corner for canines. And kitties. Great place to watch the world go by.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2014 2:40 pm

      Molly and The German: “This is the preferred watch location…it’s very sunny all winter. RC has worked out a window rotation schedule so we all get a turn…although she grouches that the dogs are getting more than their share…like she doesn’t have 2 other special sunny windows we can’t even get close to. But that’s cats for you: ignoring the truth if convenient.Paw waves to your chilly Realm!”


  13. wiseabundance / Nov 2 2014 10:48 pm

    Looks like Halloween in your neck of the woods was quite an event. Too bad about all those veggies eating their young, though. 😉


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2014 2:41 pm

      Molly: “AS long as they stop with their own…I think they must be like marshmallow – Fluff with lots of air…can’t be very filling? Thanks for floating a comment over.”


  14. EllaDee / Nov 3 2014 1:20 am

    I think it’s safe, it’s over but Halloween lasted well into Sunday morning here in Sydney… A local blogger commented about our neighbourhood “You can never be sure whether the naughty-nurse-zombie outfit is regular Friday night gear or special for Halloween…” but from Friday to Sunday across the city we noted ghoulish apparitions were abundant.
    Now silly season festivities will be unleashed….


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 3 2014 2:59 pm

      Molly: “This celebrating everyone’s howlidays is getting wearying. (Nov.1)Sat. Was Dia de lose muertos where all the dead children are honored and remembered with candy skulls, altar, candles, toys and flowers.Then Sunday is the Dia de los muertos for adults.Add All Saints Day in there. And football tailgating ( that’s always an outlandish outfit show…even for losing teams…) Whew. Ready to nap for a bit now – let it rain! Thanks for adding a ghoulish comment”


  15. kathryningrid / Nov 4 2014 6:44 pm

    Ha! I love that photo of Molly and the German. Perfect caption. *You* bark first!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 4 2014 6:57 pm

      Any chance you remember that song “Sisters” in the old Bing Crosby Christmas movie. That’s them. Thanks for pawsing to chat

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      • kathryningrid / Nov 4 2014 10:43 pm

        Indeed I do! We were privileged to see the stage version of White Christmas just last December when a former music student of Richard’s and her husband were in the touring production. Delightful production, and yes, I can now absolutely picture your two working on their own ‘sister act’! 😀

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 5 2014 11:52 pm

          The more I think about their Sister Act, the more I laugh about it. How cool you saw a stage version – there’s something magic about the stage! Thanks for singing along


  16. jmmcdowell / Nov 6 2014 12:00 am

    I’ve heard that veggies can be dangerous. I think there’s a “documentary” out there about killer tomatoes…. Hopefully the orange ones won’t get any ideas from it! 😉


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 6 2014 1:24 am

      Molly and the german: “Killer tomatoes? Where is that darn cat? She’s got the Paws of Fury. Maybe she can make mush of them. Thanks for the warning!”


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