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October 16, 2017 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Horror’s building. Requesting A.R.F.S..

Where did they come from? What do they want?

One can only wonder what the future brings if the infestation spreads – across towns – across seasons.

Not so easily brushed off, this new October menace must be taken seriously, so I, The German, am sounding the alarm to RC Cat and her Realm. Plus I need a favor and am counting on this alert making HRH feel a tad indebted.

Spooky Spider web Halloween decoration in window. (Image ©. All rights reserved, no permissions granted, copyrighted)

Will the glass be strong enough to hold them? (Image ©)

These creatures more frightening to Germans Shepherds than kneeling Santas! Totally creepy. And the threat is growing.

Yet, as RC of the Northern Realm, I bravely make daily reconnaissance to monitor this new October Menace.

Hoping to discover what meshes with their habits of gloomy drapery.

Perhaps these spindly invaders are the reason fewer ragged orphans are staking their hopes in this area. The somber mood just too dark to stick around.

It appears some of the unfortunates who fled the Chick-a-among-us got over their embarrassments of their blemishes and Zitkas and were able to blend in enough to be accepted by the local school, a solid place which welcomes diversity. These little migrants look so happy with their new lifestyle.

Hopefully the school’s sturdy iron fencing is strong enough to keep all safe from being draped in a terrible Fall of web.

Halloween scarecrows outside a red brick school (Image©. ALL rights reserved, no permissions granted, Copyrighted)

Olly Olly oxen free. Big old bugs you can’t get me!(Image.©)

The stringy infestation is so feared that even the Orange Vegetable Invaders are crowding homeowners’ gates offering their services in exchange for protection against the crawling fuzzy monsters.

Pumpkins at iron gate (Image ©. all rights reserved, no permissions granted, copyrighted)

Let us in or we’ll get mushy and the blame will be all on you.(Image ©)

Oh, RC Cat, I must tell you. Each day the webs grow more and common. Beware!

Perhaps Molly Malamute and Bob can devise a counter attack plan. They both have bite and would not be deterred by those red glowing eyes.

That would keep them busy so you, Oh, Great RC Cat of the Realm, might be kind enough assist my realm.

A small request. Please grant an A.R.F.S. (A Release For Staff) as quickly as possible.

Only temporarily

My Person broke her arm and her Short Dynamo is furniture surfing at warp speed anyway.

Without thumbs, it is difficult to grasp things. 

It is difficult for me to manage the herding, much less the filling of water bowls – mine or anyone else’s.

Also wearying is the fact that I can just throw myself under him so many times as he bails wildly off the couch.

And he thinks my tail is a some sort of ski tow rope. Not that a tiny tugger is painful to a sturdy German Shepherd such as I, but it is a bad habit. I fret he will eventually consider strapping on some sort of wheels and want a pull-a-long down the sidewalk.

In addition, he’s learned how knees work is attempting the stairs. My teeth can only grasp the back of his shirt for short periods – and that does limit my ability to bark warnings to My helpless injured Person of the his latest fleet feat.

The German exhausted on the floor. Germans Shepherd image ©. All rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

Four legs outmatched by two. How is that even possible?(image ©)

Honestly, RC Cat, I am so weary. Even my ears are tired.

My young trainee, Ella, is no help. I get the impression that she thinks it is all great fun. I even thought I overheard her suggesting to the Short One that they should both sneak up to the window and try to startle the Black Creatures of the Grey Looney Web. Antagonizing something without any idea of the potential retaliation? Sigh.

Dealing not only with a sticky fingered whirlwind, but this growing Web of Concern as Holler-Ring approaches.

So humbly, I beg of you. Please loan me relief staff.

I promise Ella and I will assist with clean up of small face, fingers, high chairs, and floors under the food tray at every meal time.

Staff shall be guarded from all October Invaders: orange or thready, great or small.

(Ella, now! Puppy bow as you have never before! Stretch out those front paws. Chin to ground. Tail stretched high. We must impress RC Cat how we understand protocol – how grateful we would be.

We shall send tuna and salmon tributes! Amazon delivers, right?)

Ella German Shepherd on rug. (Image ©. all rights reserved, no permissions granted, copyrighted)

Hey, Ella here. Can we order some Greenies for us, too? Blame it on the kid? (Image ©)

In return I shall scrutinize the fuzzy Creatures of the Web and investigate control measures for this newest October pest.

Somewhere there is a thread of thought on how to combat them. I shall unravel their mysteries and report back to you.

Halloween spider decorations on house. (Image ©. no permissions granted, all rights reserved, Copyrighted)

Gads, they are everywhere. Two sneaky invaders are beginning to weave their horror. (Image ©)

We wait in hope.

The German

The German has paws working for peace. Image © All rights reserved. no permissions granted. copyrighted

Paws for peace.©







  1. easyweimaraner / Oct 16 2017 6:19 am

    that sounds scary… Im no longer sure if that howl-o-ween is really such a great fun… it is my first one today… we better lock all doors and eat the treats alone…

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  2. shoreacres / Oct 16 2017 6:41 am

    We don’t care about any of that. Bring on the stringy ones, the lurking lunks, the orange brigade — the AC is off and the windows open. Hello, Fall! It may only last for a day or two, but even Dixie doesn’t want a brush this morning. She’s sitting with her nose in the a window, sniffing the breeze!

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  3. Kate Crimmins / Oct 16 2017 7:27 am

    A dog’s life is not easy. So much to watch. At least the Short One can’t counter surf!


  4. Littlesundog / Oct 16 2017 7:30 am

    We let nature do the scaring here… a small female black and yellow garden spider has setup a lovely web in the foliage at the front entry, scaring folks at the last second as they approach the front steps. For nighttime visitors, a couple of scorpions have been seen marauding at the front door decking after the sun goes down. A female spotted orbweaver has constructed a huge web on the entryway to the back porch. We respect her of course, ducking to avoid her sticky snare. And for those who just want to have a stroll around the yard/pasture, I see the snakes are on the move now that the temperatures are cooling. So far I’ve seen a few youngster rat snakes, but I know those pesky copperheads are slithering about, finding a good wood pile or burrow for winter digs.

    I take the high-beam flashlight with me at nights… ya never know what lurks in the woods.


  5. pensitivity101 / Oct 16 2017 10:12 am

    My GSD Kiz was hardly my savour of the eight legged fiends which evicted me from my lounge many years ago! She snoozed whilst it crawled over her front paws as I legged it!


  6. The Coastal Crone / Oct 16 2017 1:45 pm

    Ghosts are starting to come out even during the day to flutter in the noon day sun! May your paws find peace.


  7. Beth / Oct 16 2017 5:06 pm

    May RC hear their pleas and offer safe passage and sanctuary to The German and the young squire, Ella.


  8. LordBeariOfBow / Oct 16 2017 5:27 pm

    What a beautiful dog, I’d love to give it a big hug.

    As for spiders, I’m one of those odd people that actually like them, especially BIG ones; like that one in the first pic.

    I trust it’s a real spider. You could have at least told us what sort of spider it is.


  9. Curt Mekemson / Oct 16 2017 6:37 pm

    All I can add is the old prayer: “From ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night, good Lord deliver us.” T’is the season. –Curt


  10. PiedType / Oct 19 2017 10:05 pm

    A good dog’s job is never done.


  11. cat9984 / Oct 28 2017 3:37 pm

    I do hope you’ve received your backup. It should all be better in a few days.


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