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August 29, 2016 / philosophermouseofthehedge

RC Cat: Boxing and Costuming

Fairy Princess and little boy. A. Smedberg's" Wishes from 'Among pixies and trolls' "/ artist J Bauer Snaevar /US PD: reprod of PD art, expired copyright, artist life+70/

We called Uber for an escort, but oddly they slammed the phone down and said they weren’t that kind of company. (USPD/

Uber shall regret this.

Yes, yes, the hall is small, but it is fraught with hazards. Littered with danger.

Your shoes are closed toe and washable, yes? Good. We grant you the opportunity to attend Us.

Staff seems to be ignoring unable to hear Our neverending demands  requests. Still, it shall be easy to location them by this trail of crumbled lumps.

NO! Do not touch that! Kick it aside.

Oh, look not offended. It is a kindness.

Not snowy fluff thoughtfully tossed for Our amusement. Instead disgusting soggy tissues dropped everywhere as if by a crazed flower girl in a wedding.

Staff’s foolish attempt to recreate Shakespeare’s character Marion with that nose shows a complete lack of understanding holiday costuming.

cat in a box. ALL rights reserved. NO permissions granted. Copyrighted

If Harry Potter was able to locate a hidden train platform at the station and Dr Who has a Tardis, who knows what potential the dark recesses of a box holds.©

The Season of Festivals has begun with the annual Boxing of  the Children. All the local realms are bubbling with joy and energy.

Even the Molly freaks Us out totally with her barking each morning has noted the return of the lumbering yellow transport boxes.

We overheard Staff discussing that many are visiting the Big Box Stores in preparation.

This excited Us, too.

We LOVE big boxes and wished to attend such a store to personally selection a big box for Our own. A whole store to committed to offering a big selection – how thrilling.

But Staff declined.

We were terrible terribly disappointed.

Perhaps Staff was wise, as it appears the yearly Invasion of the Orange Vegetables may commence early this year.

The stores are already offering protective camouflage costumes for the fall veggie assault.

Holler-Ring cannot be far behind.

Rumor says a couple of high-profile, newsworthy, presidential candidates trend setters are already considering their fall festival costuming:

 Joan of Arc on horseback. 1505 manuscript. (USPD., artist life/

Wizard of Oz (1939) promo photo (USPD. pub. date/

Movie poster of John Wayne on stagecoach.. (USPD: 1934 pub. date, no cr/Commons

1922 movie poster. Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood. (USPD:, artist life/

We feel compelled to offer some advice to these two individuals.

Fall garb is to disguise, not reveal who they really are:

clown costume.(Party

1940 Pinocchio flim trailer by Walt Disney studio. (US PD- pub. date and no copyright notice on publicity traileri/

Not wise to tempt the March of Musheaded Vegetables.

Ah, there is Staff now.

We appreciate your escort.

Yes, yes. You may tell your family of your good luck.

But only close family – not all those cousins and any social media “family tree”.

Obvious social-climbing is so gauche.

Felines know to climb in secret.

It is apparent that humans and dogs do not.

Dog attempting to climb tree. ALL rights reserved. Copyrighted. NO permissions granted

The Molly, on the other paw, might consider  a sport other than tree climbing as a hobby.©

This is where We leave you.

There’s the door – and the location for you know what:

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

The paw is waving! Are you blind as well as deaf?

Audience fini.

Yes, yes. That is an attractive bow in apology, but go, you must.

Adieu, mon chere

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.

crown USDP WIkimedia

Related posts from the Realm:  “Floating out Veggie hypothesis” or the German struggles as a new RC of her Realm with “Wayward Sockies and Blowhard Vegetable Invaders”




Oh, my! More out of the box Halloween options that candidates could consider? Any other suggestions?

Marie Antoinette. (US PD/

Hmmm. If only Marie Antoinette had kept her head. A bold woman holding power in the world. If only she had realized the mic was on when she said, “Let them eat cake – free cake – And mandate they must like it!” (US PD/

Evita (Costume designer Chris Oram's Eva Peron/fashionista)

How about the “No tears for me” girl? (Eva Peron or Evita by Costume designer Chris Oram/fashionista)

Baby in Halloween costume.Little law breaker costume. (Party

Only a little law-breaker. Small criminal.Petty.This is petty, right?(

Robber or thief carrying a bag of money.costume from Party

Unfortunately the costume model turned too quickly so it was impossible to see if the bag was labeled “Wall Street” or “Lobbyists” or both. Stark and dark. (Party

Tinman and scarecrow. 1900 poster Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Geo.M.Hill Co. (

Risky couple of choices: One a bit rusty and said to be steely and heartless. The other goes against the grain, is always matchless, and is rumored to have no brain. (USPD/

Couple of pirates.(Party

Yo-ho-ho. Making out like pirates. Suited up for a national treasure hunt.(

Child. Magician's costume with rabbit on hat and cards pocketed on underside of cape. (

Possibility. Everyone loves a bit of mystery. Exactly what is hidden by that hat, cape, and swagger? Nothing like surprises to add to the fun and games .(






  1. easyweimaraner / Aug 29 2016 6:35 am

    here the season started with gingerbread in the stores… odd to eat that stuff while we melt away in that heat. I like boxes too and who knows what’s really inside of an empty box?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 29 2016 7:10 am

      RC Cat: “Bread of the ginger – how sweet of redheads to volunteer to serve up such delights every fall. Wonder if it is in honor of the red tree leaves? We spotted the first red leaf yesterday. Staff is muttering much to early, but We eagerly await the fall breezes and season of open windows. A box and an open window, who could ask for more? Very kind of you to send fall greetings. Paw waves, Easy.”

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  2. shoreacres / Aug 29 2016 6:37 am

    Me? I think this year I’m going as a human being. Nobody ever will sort that one out!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 29 2016 7:12 am

      RC Cat: “Such an astute choice! We shall warn the Molly not to give you away. A grand paw salute to you and your realm”


  3. Kate Crimmins / Aug 29 2016 6:52 am

    I saw the boxes of spiced wafer cookies over the weekend. That’s our local sign of fall along with thousands of wilted mums. Half of our kid population is boxed this week and the other remains free on bail until next week. The malls will be safe to visit during the day! Now I’m waiting for pumpkin lattes as a rite of passage. Not that I drink them. No chocolate. Whatever were they thinking when they created them?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 29 2016 7:18 am

      RC Cat: “Yes, yes, Staff says there were crowds of mums at the Home Depot (which always confuses Us – how do homes get on trains? Much less how large must that train station be – no wonder Staff goes there frequently – it must be quite a sight). Those poor little flower buttons were as desperate as little puppies looking for a new home.
      We applaud your wisdom about not consuming orange vegetable lattes – who knows what environment those orange things flourish? A soft cheek pat for your wisdom.”

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  4. susielindau / Aug 29 2016 8:33 am

    I bet Hobby Lobby already has Christmas trees! Love Halloween, but feel it’s too soon for it to knock on my door.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 29 2016 9:44 am

      RC Cat: “Sit down, my dear. Hobby Lobby was already jingling in early August. Shall we blame that on the early snow in the Rockies? Worse than coats and wool sweaters hanging in stores for back to school. But We know you are a true affectionado of Holler-Ring once it is proper. An encouraging shoulder pat to give you strength to continue. Oh, Ok, a nod to the pup, soo. We do not wish to create discord.”

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  5. The Hook / Aug 29 2016 12:55 pm

    We had a cat who used to love to sleep in cardboard Pepsi cases.
    Cats are wonderfully-eccentric creatures, thankfully.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 29 2016 3:07 pm

      RC Cat: “We, representing all cats, humbly accept your adoration. Of course, We are always delighted when a teller of tales and jester comes to visit. Laughter is always welcomed music. Paw waves and thanks to Chelsea for letting you out all on yur own…you can find your way back?…just checking…oh, We see there’s a looong string tied to your ankle. Wise. The paw has waved!”


  6. The Coastal Crone / Aug 29 2016 2:39 pm

    May I be the first to say, “Happy Holidays!” to you! Love the costume choices for the candidates! Cheers! It won’t be cool here for a few more months but fall and holler-ring stuff are out now everywhere. Can Christmas be far behind?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 29 2016 3:11 pm

      RC Cat: “Having actually seen the first red leaf, We will resort to turning the AC down. Until late Oct, We must pretending it is a cool fall day. Clouds moderate the temperature, but these sheets of rain are rather dreary and tiresome. But the sun’s light and angle are slowly changing. Seagulls and sea shells are still suitable decor for now! A cheery paw wave and wishes that sand dollars find you!”


  7. Paul / Aug 31 2016 4:04 am

    I can understand the attraction of the empty box – they were some of my favorite gifts when I was young. Our cats always found them enticing as well. On top of that our cats were ever curious as to what was in a paper bag – put an open bag on the floor and it would soon be filled with cat. I will leave an open tin of tuna at the door oh great RC. Waves good bye.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 31 2016 12:11 pm

      RC Cat: “AH the reclusive Paul must have been lost in memories and adventures. We were most afraid you had been attacked by a pile of soggy tissues. Yes, yes, brown paper grovery bags were highly under-rated. We are most displeased those nasty flimsy plastic flying bags has mostly pushed into usage. (Plastics tends to be escape artists and such clutter…how is it humans fail to see them soaring all over the place. Some sort of human blindspot?). Your cats were undoubtedly about to discover the back to to other universes hidden in paper bags – silly staff always removes them thinking the cat is trapped instead of stomping to open that elusive door!
      Oh, Tuna! What a thrill. A soft cheek pat for your kindness and hope you are doing well.”

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  8. heretherebespiders / Aug 31 2016 12:28 pm

    I should buy stock in trump wigs/masks now, yes? Being as no one has put him back in his box yet…oh. I’m out of tuna. Salmon?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 31 2016 4:05 pm

      RC Cat: “It appears the US desperately desires comic relief? Oh, salmon – now this is a worthy tribute. We shall Place the can (once empty) on top of a tall post as an example to others. Grateful for your shopping skills and understanding of what is important! Cheers! A happy paw wave!”

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  9. angelswhisper2011 / Sep 1 2016 2:28 am

    Molly made us laugh, it’s better to leave climbing to the experts…or in my case…former experts…MOL… 😀 We have seen the Christmas Balls coming out of the boxes last week and Granny was shaking her head, also because we had a heatwave…maybe we’re having mice cream for Christmas…outside, RC 😀 Btw I don’t do boxes, you can count the times I was in a box on one paw…well..maybe two… 😉 Pawkisses for a wonderful day 🙂 ❤


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