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June 23, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Return receipt requested.

3 dogs at door waiting. (© image: copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

“Look, you two check it out confirm arrival. I’ll hold substitute staff in position until you’re sure it’s not the garbage truck or something.” (© image)

Dear RC Cat

By now your loaned Personal Staff should have arrived back to your Realm.

An acknowledgment of receipt is expected.

Please note condition of said loaned person and immediately contact us if the Ding and Smudge Report sent is not complete in your opinion.

We are not responsible for any spilled drinks or broken fingernails that occurred in route as per the Mutual Realm Assistance Agreement. Problems caused by Stop and Noooo! traffic for such a distance falls under the Act of Good Grief clause.

Line of cars, toy cars. ((© image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

Reasonable facsimile of Friday afternoon traffic here. Drivers hurrying to get through before the freeway closes all weekend for construction.(© image)

We are most grateful for your kind assistance as it kept us out of boarding doggie jail where last time we got onto each others’ nerves causing noise and ruckus to the point of having to have separate quarters instead of a dorm room.

While the pet resort tries to be entertaining, no place is as comfortable as home…and the people there did not seem to understand how growlie face is reverting to insecure orphan behavior playful fun.

You are to commended for the training of your staff who simply said, “Cut that out” if recess got too rough, and, of course, we did within a reasonable amount of time happily. We certainly did not wish to irritate. Crate time-outs are boring. And she was not kidding.

I will update you on the shifting of our realm to a new location when Person has time to finalize plans.

Scooby, Rocky, and I feel our list of dog friendly requirements should take precedence instead of those of Person’s mini-person as there’s only one of him.

Obviously the popular vote majority should rule. Besides what does college have to do with elections? The three of us attended school and were awarded certificates, too. There. Check, mate.

While Person has already announced loose ends (We did not do those! Couch material ages…) have to be tied up here, I am looking forward – as in riding in the front passenger seat beside Person as I am the fastest to jump over any barrier to claim the spot oldest and most helpful during car rides – to getting on the road for new adventures.

And my dreams of cute little snow booties may finally come true. It’s always good to put best foot forward in a new neighborhood. I must hint to Person.

Once again, we thank you for your gracious assistance.

Please excuse the brevity of this note and please offer our apologies to staff for any perceived excessive manic doggie tussling.

May your ruff always fluff

Ella Bella.

German Shepherd Ella on couch staring right at you. (© image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

What do you mean I have to sit in the back with the others? I’m the Bark Patrol Sr. Ranger. (© image)




  1. shoreacres / Jun 23 2019 1:52 pm

    I laughed out loud at the Act of Good Grief clause. That’s really, really funny. For that matter, so’s the photo of that trio at the door. I’m not sure I’d be able to cope with that crew — although I agree that, even for the doggos, there’s no place like home.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 24 2019 4:56 pm

      They click toe nails on hardwood instead of heels of ruby slippers. The next month is going to be an adventure. Still waiting on update and schedule. (shiver…maybe avoid answering the phone..even more HAHA
      (Tonight they close Galleria 610 segment (9pm-5am) to move in massive cranes near Woodway. And yet more high water during commutes this morning – must be Houston!)
      Enjoy the clouds and breezes. Thanks for laughing along

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Jun 23 2019 3:47 pm

    Sounds like you survived! I’m sure they were grateful. Together they can be a handful especially in a boarding situation. Since you are part of the pack, you well being isn’t quite as important. Let’s hope any move goes well.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 24 2019 4:59 pm

      It’s that the pups seem to be so happy to see me that they’ve got a new game: like King of the Mountain,but with staff (who can crumble like rocks…haha)
      But as you see, they quickly toss poor substitutes aside when their real persons arrive. Thanks for the encouragement

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  3. LordBeariOfBow / Jun 24 2019 12:28 am

    I really believe that Ella should be running for POTUS, She’s well informed, cunning as they come, smarter than the average cat RC or otherwise. World peace would be assured.


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