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May 15, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Assassins, odd growths, and oaths

Queen hiding. (Lobby card.1920 Such a little Queen film./USPD.artist life,

“Did you hear that? Strange things are afoot..or in this case, something wicked is a-winging this way.” (USPD/

Quick. In here. Before they see. The buzz is they have released assassins.

Some fly by night group that is comparing the battle to The Game of Thrones: good vs bad. Although the town is certainly heating up here, too. Hope their memory of destiny lives up to their name: “Elephant mosquitoes”.

Honestly, what are parents thinking when they hand out names these days.

Did anyone one consider how bestowing “elephant” as a moniker might possible cause them distress in the future?

As bad as “Bats”. It doesn’t matter if one is a sports fan, the name “Bat” is just too close to violence. What a burden to fly with. Well, these two poor creatures have so much in common with hiding in darkness (out of naming shame, no doubt) and trying to earn acceptance by assisting with pollination.

While some feel anything small and fuzzy is cute, We feel the little assassins will have an easier time with their blue and gold beauty as they are considered the butterflies of the mosquito world.

And there you have it, as in so many cases, beauty is deadly.

Man and woman in flowers. ( 1916 movie Big Tremaine. May Allison/USPD., artist life/

“We keep a close eye on Staff though the window as they do yard maintenance. Purrhaps We should insist staff wear EPIRB devices just in case. There’s enough standing water and humidity to justify. Or maybe force them to constantly shout, “Marco.Polo” as one does in a swimming pool? Maybe long leashes tied to ankle so We can retrieve them when needed…like when the food bowls are empty.”(USPD/

It would be beautiful if the Realm leased a goat or two – not an old one who gets into trouble.

This is the semi-tropics, you understand, which means after yet another week of rain and with the hot weather, the plants are so energized the house could disappear like the Mayan pyramids in the jungle.

It seems to be a topic of debate among humans whether cows are basically destructive creatures with is odd as they are basically eating machines with limited abilities.

Contented to mow pastures – what’s the harm? Surely there’s roadways or lands that could use weeding.

Or maybe the Deer Union has already negotiated that contract.

If only someone would get cows to stop playing with their food!

All that constant, chewing of cud.

And teach them some food processing efficiency. Four stomach is just excessive showing off accessories. Better digestion means less gas, right?

Obviously some of the bovine minds don’t care – or it’s passive aggression knowing their ultimate fate – or a plot to be so offensive with slimy, green drool and stink to keep all others away from them, letting them live in peace instead of going pieces.

Queen standing. 1921. Lobby card for Such a litle queen/, artist life/

“Can you believe this? A lazy mosquito hawk. We always thought they were running a scam with that name.” (USPD/

Ah, cheré, We think it is probably safe for you to exit the Realm and return to your tragically unimportant lives.

Yes, yes. We shall provide shelter if the assassins forget who brought them to the dance and decide to desert and join forces with their foes. (That would be the elephant in the room, yes?)

There shall be only a small increase in tribute required requested in times of emergencies.

Until then, farewell.

We must scowl Our disapproval through the window until Our Staff reappears ready to resume their duties.

You have Our permission to withdraw.


Do not step upon Our fallen mousies in your haste to leave. They were acting as sentinels until getting slammed to the floor they got tired.

Unpaw those mousies immediately!

We prefer them spread across the floor in that pattern – done by design.

For meditation purposes.

We could not expect you understand. Still, some learn by example.

cat and mousie on ledge. (© Copyrighted, no permissions granted, all rights reserved)

“Mousie, stay close. That first step is a doozie.” (© image)

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

Our paw has waved.

Leave us.


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

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.


“RC notices children fleeing Chick-among-us” (Did the authorities net some Alaskans to assist?)

“RC Cat awards Royal attention” (speaking of windows and butterflies)


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  1. easyweimaraner / May 15 2019 10:47 am

    we have a lot of this assassins … and one nearly killed me as the head hunter dragged me into the road ditch … well ok today is wet-nesday, that fits…

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 15 2019 1:55 pm

      Do mosquito hawks nod in solidarity with regular hawks? 3 days of sun, we may all faint out of delirious here. Sadly the 2 cool mornings are over and the summer heat arriving far too early next week. Molly has run her little paws off for 2 days enjoying the last of appropriate play weather…we must make friends with someone with a pool shortly HAHA!
      Dodge those dastardly ditching devils! Thanks for jumping in the chat


  2. Kate Crimmins / May 15 2019 1:09 pm

    Mosquito does not equal butterfly in any world! Hopefully the mousies will survive. Wet and hot? Sounds like a free sauna!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 15 2019 1:33 pm

      It’s not hot yoga!
      After multiple squinting at the pictures, it looks like you can dress them up, but they are still mosquitoes. Hope the import doesn’t come back to bite us…
      Thanks for adding a flying comment

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Pix Under the Palm Fronds / May 15 2019 1:51 pm

    Second Florida summer. Learning the hot, afternoon storms, big muggy pattern. Got to pay for all those beautiful months. We have not been terrorized by one mosquito but the lovebugs are everywhere!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 15 2019 2:00 pm

      This El nine weather pattern always brings more rain and spring storms. Ugh.
      The plant encouraging climates are always a surprise – one neighbor was wailing that back home she pulled weeds and just dropped them on the ground, but here if you drop pulled weeds, they just start growing where they landed.Always fun to settle into a new region. Sad to see the “feels like 100 F” already being posted on the forecast. Well, every place has something!
      Thanks for wafting a comment this way


  4. shoreacres / May 15 2019 6:55 pm

    At first I thought the new moskies were our friends the “mosquito eaters,’ but I see they’re different. Here’s to them, if they can do the job without unexpected consequences. I finally figured out why the lab seems familiar. Precinct 4 is the home of the Mercer Arboretum, too. Of course there are good facilities up there for all sorts of research.

    I forgot to tell you that I got Princess back last Friday. How’s that for quick as a bunny? They comped me a nice polishing of my headlight covers, too. The plastic had gotten pretty cloudy, but now they’re much better. Next up? Getting the windshield fixed. I took a couple of rocks on the 146 bridge, and the cracks are spreading like mosquitoes in Houston.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 16 2019 1:29 pm

      I should have recognized that Mercer. It’s been a great site from its’ earliest days. Mosquitoes are out with spraying already in Spring as ones carrying viruses already detected.
      Ah, so happy Princess is back home! Probably feels like a spa visit for her?
      Not sure how we are to survive the rock attacks on windshields – really bad and the road work hardly started (Sure has affected the traffic already as people try to find alternative routes. Not looking forward to summer weekend)
      But hey – guess what
      Space-X is giving JSC their successful Falcon 9 rocket. The first one given out. Everyone knows what else would have been awarded. Can’t wait – hope to catch the installation!
      Thanks for adding to the buzz here


  5. colonialist / May 16 2019 4:05 pm

    P-awe-some, indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. The Hook / May 17 2019 6:33 am

    You had em at “assassins”.
    (I’m seeing John Wick 3 this weekend.)

    And you’re right, beauty can be deadly; I have to be very careful with mine.

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 17 2019 6:58 am

      RC Cat: “Upon seeing a commercial for that Wick las night, We pointed out to Staff that you’d be unavailable this weekend…which is sad as We were about to request you as a bouncer for the Realm. It might not have worked out anyway. You know what that article said about being handsome was a career killer. Nothing was said about it killing mosquitoes, so if you are handy with a net (as in using one, not having one used on you) mosquito assassin might offer an entry level opportunity as secret agent style profession? Well, you can consider. Writing beautifully might be a safer option… Toodles and adieu. A grand paw wave…no, you may not share it.”


      • The Hook / May 17 2019 7:02 am

        I’m really not the bouncer type (I’m the hide in the corner type) though I appreciate you considering me.


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 17 2019 7:18 am

          RC Cat: “Ah, then. Probably right. We have heard words can never hurt you. Perhaps you could bring your dog as back up to your back up? No? Yes, yes, it wouldn’t be fair to leave your Realm unprotected. Sigh. We shall have to inquire elsewhere.”


  7. LordBeariOfBow / May 31 2019 11:36 pm

    I’d be content with just one stomach. Surely you jest; who would name their child Elephant or Bat; what body of government would allow such travesty to bestowed upon a defenceless child?


  8. cat9984 / Jun 18 2019 10:45 pm

    We were owned by a long-haired tuxedo cat at one time. She would bring mosquitoes home in her fur. They never bothered her (there was too much fur), but they escaped as soon as she was inside and had no trouble making snacks out of us


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 20 2019 12:32 pm

      Oh, no! An actual mosquito carrier! That’s funny and horrible at the same time…seems diabolical…and so cat.
      Thanks for shedding a little comment over here

      Liked by 1 person

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