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April 11, 2016 / philosophermouseofthehedge

A little reign mist

Into every reign, one must bow – or something like that.

It is difficult to determine.

Distances cause sound waves to bend – which is appropriate. One must waste bend to show respect.

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As RC of the Realm, We attempt to herd The Lesser Ones Staff in positive directions, but We regretfully see that it appears the dunderheads may have fallen in with bad influences.

We managed to secure, from an unnamed source, the above picture.

Perhaps the explanation of “planning a special event” is true. But odd as We, Ourselves, do not like mayo. Salmon oils are much more satisfying.

Nor do We really accept the excuse of “the sky was covered with rainbows.”

Bent light? Obviously clouds near expiration date and oozing. The stuff of Carebears and Skittles – if you believe all that “goodness and light”.

Sounds suspiciously sickeningly sweet and fattening.

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We do not understand why Staff insists keyboard cannot function as couches. Obviously they do.©

We did goggle (Our eyes finding it difficult to focus on tiny images) and located this – which leads us to wonder if perhaps some sort of cheerful event in being planned.

Certainly full of enthusiasm and exuberance. One must hope EMS was on hand. 

The dancers must have been under the influence of something to risk ankle and limb cavorting on those spiked foot covers.

We must look closer. It appears these poor unfortunates may have stepped on thorns which became implanted in their heels causing much leaping and whirling. Surely someone noticed.

We shall keep you informed as it is obvious staff can not be depended upon for the most ordinary of tasks 

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  1. Kate Crimmins / Apr 11 2016 9:36 am

    Ahhh, I loved Leslie Gore! Staff can be annoying. I like to sit on the keyboard and bat the screen. Magic things happen that make the staff crazy. — Morgan queen of this realm


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 11 2016 11:55 am

      RC Cat: “That Leslie looks like a Pied Piper. Anyone missing their staff should probably check to see if they wandered off singing in her path…although if One has marginal staff this could be an easy way to send them on their way.
      Ah, yes, yes, Queen Morgan. It falls to regents of realms to keep staff from wandering off into computer sidebar enticements – to act in a dog shock collar form to jolt staff’s attention back to what is important: adoration of realm regents, mousies, and delicious delicacies to munch. Long many your paws rule!

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  2. Carrie Rubin / Apr 11 2016 11:29 am

    It IS funny that cats always seem to go right on the keyboard. I don’t have a cat, but my mother does and I’ve seen others on Twitter lament this. I think those cats know exactly what they’re doing. What say you, RC Cat?


  3. Jill Foer Hirsch / Apr 11 2016 12:08 pm

    I believe if Staff paid more attention to RC Cat, at the precise times RC Cat demands more attention, the keyboard situation might be resolved. Or not.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 11 2016 2:23 pm

      RC Cat: “Oh, you sent a funny!Is there any time that is not the perfect time for adoring Us? What a chuckle you have provided. In reality, We feel that keyboards make the perfect stairstep-type exercise equipment. And as a bonus it keeps Us in excellent shape for tap dancing. A cheery paw wave for your kindness.”

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  4. Ally Bean / Apr 11 2016 2:43 pm

    I never figured if it was the clickety-clack sound that the keyboard made OR the fact that the edges of the keyboard made an adequate gum massager, but our cats could never stay away from it. I miss them at times, but not that particular behavior. Had forgotten about the whole cat/keyboard dynamic.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 13 2016 10:33 am

      RC Cat: “Why people pay good money for foot and back scratchers or massage devices when one is readily available in most homes is beyond Me. Cats even try to demonstrate the technique, yet no light bulb goes off in the brains of staff and others. We do what We can for the lesser ones, but it is frustrating. An exhausted paw wave sent in recognition of your opening awareness. You give us hope and strength to go on. Waving. Waving. Oh, enough. Surely she saw and was cheered.”

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  5. PiedType / Apr 11 2016 3:09 pm

    Seriously, what is it with cats and keyboards?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 13 2016 10:37 am

      RC Cat: “You know those enormous piano keys that lay flat on the floor – the ones people, no matter the ages, cannot resist tapping out tunes on with their feet? Just like that. An experience that cannot be resisted. Perhaps police departments should try using those floor piano keys instead of spike trips to stop car chases. Sensible, yes? We send a salute for such a clever question!”


      • PiedType / Apr 13 2016 10:57 am

        Thank you, RC. I’d always assumed my feline was simply trying to get between me and my computer screen, and to put himself in a position to be stroked without inconveniencing me.


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 13 2016 11:04 am

          RC Cat:”Oh, such a chuckle. Cats care not about inconveniencing anyone. Why would they? Delighted at the funny you sent!”


  6. The Coastal Crone / Apr 11 2016 3:56 pm

    My theory is that the attraction to the keyboard is warmth. I am still laughing at the video!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 13 2016 10:42 am

      RC Cat: “Some near sighted cats are fooled into thinking the keyboard is stadium style seating for all those humorous YouTube videos. Cats, and some humans know that one must hop to it and get enough laughter vitamins each day. We are cheered to have assisted you in this. A gracious paw pat for your efforts!”


  7. Jay E. / Apr 11 2016 5:06 pm

    Smokey has always been content to sit in my lap, but recently he’s taken to trying to sit on the sliding keyboard desk and situate himself not actually on the keyboard, but rather between me and the keyboard.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 13 2016 10:54 am

      RC Cat: “Either Smokey is getting near sighted and wishes to have a better view or with spring bringing warmer weather, he’s hot….or he’s foolishly indicating that he may be thinking about doing without staff’s assistance for correspondence. Never wise to give any indication of lay offs ahead of time. Do not worry about updating your resume. We shall put in a good word for you with Sir Smokey.”

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  8. Larissa Thomson / Apr 11 2016 7:59 pm

    Dear RC Cat,
    I’m inclined to agree with you – keyboards do make good couches. Almost as much as a splayed-open hard cover novel or a university term paper.
    My dear, you need to put your derriere in the place it finds itself most comfortable.
    And I hope the salmon oil finds its way to you. 😊

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 13 2016 10:56 am

      RC Cat: “How delightful to hear from an enlightened one. A soft cheek pat being sent your way for your wise insight!”

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  9. Paul / Apr 11 2016 9:55 pm

    Fun Staff Address RC Cat. Some years ago I met three cats- Diesel, Caramel and Shelly – who lived in the\ terminal of the largest fuel distribution center in Canada, loading thousands of trucks per day with gas and diesel and heating oils. Their staff wore reflective vests and safety equipment but other than that treated the three cats as well as your staff treats you. They romped and played in the control room and hallways as if there was no tomorrow. They especially liked dancing across and sleeping on the keyboards that controlled the big pumps and storage tanks. Fortunately these keyboards were locked without a code and as much as they begged, they could not get a code. They had no memory of when the staff had rescued them as kittens from an unheated pump shed on the property in February and when their Mom could not be found, they were taken in, fed and cared for. And so they grew and made friends with the multitude of truckers who came to visit daily.

    D, C, and S were very popular and their days passed with pleasure and no one really tried very hard to find them homes as they were so beloved by so many. Then one day the big bosses from Head Office came to visit and D,C, S were placed in a room to keep them out of sight. There were important meetings in the conference room and everyone looked very serious and professional. many besuited figures came and went. Now Caramel was curious and he could not bring himself to wait, so he discovered that he could climb into the suspended ceiling and walk across the ceiling tiles to where the excitement was taking place in the conference room. He was preparing to listen in when the tile he was standing on broke (Caramel was pleasingly plump) and Caramel, the tile and a number of it’s adjoining tiles, as well as buckets of dust, fell onto the conference table with a huge bang right in front of the President. Although startled, Caramel was very gracious and greeted the President with his best meow. It was not long after that that D, C,and S found new loving homes where they discovered that there were, in fact, small humans,like kittens, as well as big humans.

    I thought that I’d recount this story of your colleagues RC to bring some entertainment to your day. I shall leave a tin of open tuna by the door on the way out.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 13 2016 11:02 am

      RC Cat: “Oh, Sir Paul, this was such a delight. No doubt D, C, and S are collaborating on a movie script. Such chuckles. Perhaps your move closer to Hollywood’s side of the world will inspire you to roll some of your tales into a script: travels, trucks, and cat tales – a winning combination! Oh, a cheery wave in encouragement!”

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  10. marthaschaefer / Apr 16 2016 9:35 am

    Oh RC, sounds like staff may need a short holiday break. Hope the salmon oil is flowing!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 17 2016 2:48 pm

      RC Cat: “Staff might be permitted to take a nap – only because some lovely salmon was grilled last night. With a few additional tasty bites put in the fridge for special snacks for Us. We are not buying the Molly’s claim that she is a northern snow climate dog and should also be treated to salmon as it is her heritage. Staff foolishly believes her. Yes, yes – perhaps a short break is needed by staff…We shall allow them to journey back to the bayside fish markets. Win-win. A cheery wave for such a clever idea!”

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