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May 24, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Rover, Rover, please come over.

Cat looking out of space helmet (Cat in space suit. (Source:

“Dunderheads! Where there’s green cheese, there’s mousies. Return to the moon we must.” (

NASA is taking names. So of course…

“Molly Malamute is deserving of the honor as the best of her species showing skill in dashing erratically at great speed, running on empty, and having a high prey drive.”

Oh, we thought it was submitting names for predator drones…not for the Mars Rover

RC Cat said she always knew the dog was some sort of space cadet.

Now if NASA was seriously starting a Space Force draft, they would, of course, seek out the most intelligent candidates.

She is readying her response.

Man and woman in outer space.Movie scene from: Trip to Mars lobby card 1937 Universal Pictures.(USPD., artist life, No CR/

“Trying not to be catty here. Do you think she managed to stow away before takeoff?” (USPD/

Besides, the Mars Rover is so cute.

Like a kid’s “find something to do or else I will find something for you to do” garageย project.

Or a motorized mousie. (“It’s a prototype for planetary cat entertainment,” she insists. “Must support space travel development.”)

Go, Rover. Fetch! (Good, little robot. Good Rover)

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

2 dogs. Belka and Strelka who were the first to fly in space and return. Oct 29, 2010.50th anniversary Russian Stamp. (Public Domain/

50th Anniversary commemorative Russian stamp featuring Belka and Strelka who were the first dog explorers to fly in space and safely return. The two little strays became national heroes and were immortalized in books and featured on all sorts of products. Here’s a book about the Soviet Space Dogs. (Public Domain/



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  1. easyweimaraner / May 24 2019 6:11 am

    it sounds interesting… but currently a lot of people know our name and call us to sell something…. with my name on marks maybe we would get intergalactical calls too? from marians? or mars-upilamies?

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 24 2019 7:19 am

      Real spacey junk calls! Very long distance robo calls. OMG (Don’t answer that area code.)
      Maybe wise to skip this one. Have a great weekend. Thanks for being such dog stars


  2. shoreacres / May 24 2019 6:51 am

    I know someone who had his name on some previous mission — I can’t remember which one it was. It is neat that you can sign up and send your name. It would be especially fun for kids, I think. (Then again, it might be fun for kids of any age. Who would have imagined such a thing when we were coming up?)

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  3. 1bl0gr3ad3r / May 24 2019 7:44 am

    It is the perfect name for this mission – Apollo went a long ways, but Artemis (and RC Cat?) will go so much farther! Love the catronaut photo. HRH has a point… the Apollo mission never really searched for mousies ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’š

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 24 2019 7:50 am

      The two were also twins – returning to the moon – even 50 years apart – is something to be celebrated by everyone. We got more than Tang out of exploration. (And RC Cat is curious if cat grass will grow even better in outer space with all that sunshine) Thanks for launching a comment to dock here


  4. sustainabilitea / May 24 2019 10:47 am

    Love the “Trip To Mars” poster. ๐Ÿ™‚


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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 24 2019 3:47 pm

      Those were the days – of free running imagination. Those Sat. Matinee serials were the talk of the cafeteria lunch table (and such creative “what will happened next” possibilities …kids learned to wait patiently…sort of HaHa –
      Thanks for launching a comment into this space

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  5. LordBeariOfBow / Jun 10 2019 1:02 am

    I notice that you know who in the Oval Office has declared that the Moon actually belongs to Mars and not us, Damn! ll these years I wasted my time believing that it was Earth’s satellite I feel cheated.

    I don’t think cats are smarter than dogs, no way, more sly and cunning YES, smarter? NO WAY JOSE, so you tell RC Cat to get back in her box, ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿถ


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 10 2019 5:02 pm

      Here I thought the moon belonged to June!
      Cats noticed dogs were so busy snuggling up to humans (taking up all the room on the rugs, couches and beds) that they wouldn’t notice any attempts to undermine them…so the Cat Union did a lot of fake news and voila – people believed in cat superiority despite there was nothing to support it. How the fur flew once dogs realized they had been bamsnoozled…and their descendants still chase today.
      Talk about antisocial behavior – all promoted by cats! (If you tell RC their secret was revealed…)
      Thanks for chasing down the furever truth!

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