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April 17, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

What? The L.

cat sprawled on ledge with tail having down. (© image: copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

“How did the creatures of Sesame Street manage to do those instructional videos all those years. Lettering is so tiring.” (© image)

Must love the letter “L”.  It’s in black and white. Can’t get any clearer.

What? Don’t see it? Dunderhead, try cleaning off your screen once in a while.

Instruction is so frustrating. Somewhat futile, We fear.

Collusion with others was necessary to make sure Staff became bored to bonkers recovered enough to resume duties.

First, made sure the car wouldn’t start. The realm had supplies so there was no need to go anywhere anyway. More time to massage Us. That can be done with staff reclining. What is all the snorting about?

Second, convinced the computer to go into a death sleep. All available energy needed to be sent to getting well, not tap dancing on keyboard or squinting at artificial light. And anything sitting in lap space must be eliminated. The It or Me battles are an absurdity. Besides there’s the noise when the computer loses that contest.

While We, Ourselves, are quite aware who opens the doors, food cans, and manages to drive the moving room to the central food supply, all Our efforts were to benefit Staff. Of course.

Orange Resqme quick car escape tool (© image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

No, it’s not a gun. Get your kid one.(©)

When kibitzing with the computer, a timely topic poked up. You must get the point. (or else)

We insist anyone we care about wandering outside in the world (which is sometimes dark and full of danger), carry this small, very light tool that could save their lives

The Resqme, which can be clipped to keys or worn, provides a way to break car window’s glass if trapped by water, accident, or childproof locks commanded to stay locked by a bad person trying to take you where you don’t wish to go. It can also be used to quickly cut seat belts in emergencies.

Each of our traveling boxes is so equipped with the local potential of high water encounters. You can try to kick out the back window, but following simple instructions and placing the Resqme in the corner of a window is faster and requires less strength.

A safety fashion statement for users of UBER, Lyft, cabs, either in town or on business trips and it comes all sorts of colors to match any outfit. which  is oddly important to the human young.

people handing over car keys with resqme quick car escape tool (image.

Orange, you glad? (

As Staff is still feinting exhaustion overcome with unimportant details such car batteries and computer winter (now resolved), We decided to step in.

We apologize this is not in the most timely fashion, but We were worried there were germs on the computer …and there’s those little claw grabbing cracks.

We are delighted some of you stuck around you lesser creatures dropped by to chat.

Impromptu audiences are not always possible, but We do enjoy company.

On occasion.

Now that has passed.

Sadly, you must now leave.

We have letters to demonstrate. It’s a new yoga. There will be franchises available soon.

Please do not make Us disturb Staff – you know where the exit is.

You now have permission to withdraw.

Protocol is to respectfully bow out!

Do not neglect to leave the open can of cat food in the doorway as tribute

Leave contact information on the can to request Lettering in Yoga franchise information.

The Paw is waving!


Yes, you may think that.

If you wish to reminisce of another audience, click here.

Adieu, mon chere.

crown symbol with message "I am RC Cat and I approve this message"

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.






  1. Ally Bean / Apr 17 2019 12:14 pm

    That gadget is amazing. I’ve not seen such a thing, so thanks for sharing it here. Are you feeling better? I worried about you over the weekend, wondering how you were faring. Sounds like life was adding insult to injury for you. So sorry.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 17 2019 12:59 pm

      (RC Cat shall allow Staff to respond as We are attempting the yoga letter “S” as in snooze – and Staff insists that involves some Letter “Z’s”. Dunderheads.)
      Sometimes the universe is giving assistance: Hey, can’t go there/do that. Might as well nap.” HAHA. Yesterday I felt almost normal. Wondering if I should publish a study of “comparing those with tonsils and those without when battling colds/respiratory viruses” and ” Nettipot or gargling with hot salt water and old fashioned gold Listerine? Which works faster” or “Cold-ease zinc VS overdose in vitamin C”
      In any case, I was about to sprout feathers from all the chicken soup….and should have bought stock in Ricola cough drops.
      My mother was always fearful of a car stopping on railroad tracks and kept a knife in the car just in case to get out of seat belts. She was not fond of car windows that didn’t have a handle to go up and down. Progress brings new complications. This gadget is a winner to me. Makes a great present anytime for anyone. (Hope these storms have detoured around you – what a spring, but that’s what you get everytime with El Nino weather pattern.)
      RC Cat: We must insist Staff rest now…and stop butting into Our post. Ignore that. We encouraged Staff to leave..gently…it was a firm but gentle shove. A paw wave for your kind thoughts!

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Apr 17 2019 3:40 pm

    Fortunately you had a non-human species overseeing your recovery. Consider yourself lucky that you weren’t fed tuna soup. Hope you recover in time to oversee egg hunts and wascally wabbits.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 18 2019 11:24 am

      RC Cat: We debated whether offering sardines or tuna was appropriate, but fortunately realized those cans were part of the hurricane supplies…and if We are not allowed those, then mere humans certainly cannot access them …that’s what We said anyway. You must be clairvoyant – there is a bunny hop planned for tomorrow. We have been selecting music despite the fact that Staff says it’s not a dance number. Staff may be a bit fuzzy from all the chicken soup, though. We chuckled so much at your little funny bunny. A cheery paw wave to your realm – do you see? We are practicing the vertical letter “T”…Your realm is quite suitable for Letter yoga as We have witnessed examples of Letter “C” multiple times there by inhabitants. Quite delightful.”

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  3. UB Ella / Apr 17 2019 4:26 pm

    The gadget is most clever. But I’m actually more enthralled with Your Royal Catness’s lovely letter L.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 18 2019 11:28 am

      RC Cat, “We graciously accept your compliment. From kittenhood, We have been known for Our lovely tail accessory. Many were in awe and marveled “She carries her banner with her.” Foolish Staff had to be sternly directed that said fluffy tail was definitely not a handle to grab as we tried to bolt into the outer realm a couple of times.Sigh. Good staff is so hard to find.
      We appreciate your kind word and send a soft cheek pat in gratitude”

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  4. UB Ella / Apr 17 2019 4:27 pm

    PS—Glad to hear the servants are feeling better.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 18 2019 11:33 am

      “Yes, yes. While it is nice to have them recline in bed so We can drape Ourself across them and reward them with demands for pets, We weary of playing health care provider and long for solitude in the sunny spots. Their coughing jolts and annoys after a bit. Even if they stumble and bump around, it is for the best for them to get back into routine…and make sure Our dinners are warm and prompt. “

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  5. Beth / Apr 17 2019 5:34 pm

    I have one of those handy little devices, but still need to attach to my key ring.

    I would worry about Staff, but as expected, it sounds like RC has everything under proper control. I envy Staff for their ability to be able to serve such a benevolent and exceptionally regal and beautiful being.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 18 2019 8:53 am

      RC Cat ” If We were the marketing dept. of that company, We’d be running ads and approaching college/university shops talking about potential sales of very inexpensive personal defense items. On a sweeter note, We are now intrigued by a local honey expert who gathers honey from specific local areas and will help you select the most geographical appropriate honey specifically for your home in order to deal with allergies. Natural is always better than sterile chemical constructions…Half of staff is operating under that idea..and getting better faster. It is amusing… humans are such slow learners. We must apologize for sending a quick paw wave, but We are attempting vertical yoga letter “Y” and the dog keeps thinking We are somehow reaching for some available food on the counter. Arm pit sniffs are so unacceptable. Toodles and thanks for your kind words.”

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  6. susielindau / Apr 17 2019 9:50 pm

    Ha! I had to say ResQme out loud to get it. I don’t live in a place where I could use one, but my son does!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 18 2019 8:43 am

      RC Cat: ” Oh you gave us such a giggle. Only the inquisitive survive here HAHA. Staff insisted on chatting, which is fine as We are struggling with yoga letter X…We sprawl out only to have the dog trying to nose Our tummy. The Molly is more the track runner than the floor exerciser. A quick paw salute for you kind visit”
      Yep, where you are, Estes doesn’t go underwater very often and rock slides tend to crack the windows for you (maybe not release seat belts very well…but if you’re upside down, that might be a good thing to not have unplanned unbuckling?)…With recent events concerning shared rides companies and child locks on the rear doors/windows being standard pretty much, maybe you wouldn’t have egg on your face if one was tucked into an Easter basket. Life is far too complicated now. (Kayaking down ski slopes – gotta be spring in CO)

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  7. shoreacres / Apr 18 2019 10:51 am

    Well, thanks to this post, I’ve now spent two days with this playing in my head. When I come across such devices, I always worry that I’d do more damage to myself than to the car window, etc.

    Glad to hear that Staff is doing better. The only thing I want to know is who (if anyone) has managed to produce cedar or oak honey! The flowers are one thing — but they’re not the worst culprits. If we could find a way to neutralize cedar pollen, we’d be rich!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 18 2019 11:11 am

      RC Cat: “Here’s a local bee place that we heard about for allergy intervention.
      We find it is interesting how bees sustain themselves – pay rent and such – this way and thus are able to participate in “Free Flight Bee Games” which is similar to that Potter broomstick game without the brooms. We have been practicing Our Bee game strategies during rainy weather with mousies in the tub…if one bats them hard enough they do flour .
      We have cautioned staff to be careful with those personal safety devices…purrhaps overly cautious like “red Ryder rifles’s you’ll shoot your eye out”. We have cautioned staff also not to click that notable link..they need no additional mental distractions. Still a paw wave for your kind attempts to amuse them.”

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  8. colonialist / Apr 18 2019 2:34 pm

    Shouldn’t that gadget be called a ‘Don’t worry, I’ll res q myself’?

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 18 2019 3:43 pm

      RC Cat: “That phrase with Alfred E. .Newman’s smiling face? If their marketing dept doesn’t jump on this one, they’re nuts. Once you thought daughters were safe with martial arts skill, who would have thought the dangers of child locks and someone pretending to be Uber. Claws. Not just decoration…cats have known for a long time. Hope you’re up and hopping with smiles. Appreciate you being game here!”

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      • colonialist / Apr 18 2019 3:59 pm

        I hop with enthusiasm, thanks, and even sprinted furiously after a Border Collie neatly carrying a plate of food filched from the kitchen. He stopped at what he thought was a safe distance to gobble. It wasn’t a safe distance. THWACK!

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  9. cat9984 / May 26 2019 12:04 am

    We love you, RC. You are such an inspiration. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty

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