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September 5, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

RC Cat: High noon. Everybody polka.


Cat sprawled on window seat (© image. Copyrighted, all rights reserved, NO permissions granted)

Is the podium prepared and the speaker system sound checked? (© image)

Move them aside.

Someone tell that Ella some “good doggie” compliment so her tail will go crazy and sweep the area. Gads,We  must chat with Staff concerning the abundance of dog hair tumbleweeds in the hall.

We should not be subjected to such.

It’s clinging. Get it off. Get it off. Remove the offending dog clump!

Get – what? No. It is no way an errant fluff from Our ruff. The nerve.

Now step aside and allow Us to address Our subjects.


Do not be offended. We must speak to audience members in clearly understood terms.

If the training command fits, sit.

This is a public service announcement:

We know the past eternity few weeks have been absolute chaos populated with difficulties with the summer’s heat and visiting dog, so We feel it important for those in the Realm to participate in stress releasing activities especially one that might offer an opportunity for a certain dog’s leash to oddly become undone resulting in an escape.

 Sunday,  the Mid Main Micro Marathon is a lovely charity event benefitting Barrio Dogs.

As the route is only 0.26 miles, We feel certain it is well within the ability levels of even The Molly or Staff.

shoes on poster for marathon. (screenshot: FB Mid Main Micro Marathon)

“Take the run out of running” If that’s not motivational, what is?(FB: Mid Main Micro Marathon)

Children and dogs? Welcomed as they may be needed to assist adults during the grueling route all the way around the block.

Last year’s event featured refreshing route breaks such as: stretch of hopscotch, limbo, a fried pickle station, and a coffee break. Most popular were the dramatic mandated Slow Motion finish zone with “dramatic falls, carrying their friends over the finish line and crawling to the end.”

All that was before the end of the race reward of a free Oasis beer or soft drink at the Continental Club.

With that in mind, costume should be designed to be trip proof and dog tooth snagging free.

Warm up at noon with live music by Polish Pete & the Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band after the race.

Silence! The visual is about to begin.

More about the race’s story, the unique downtown area, and Marathon that has “grown bigger, but not longer” in article here

Some may feel is odd We support this dog benefit with such enthusiasm. But We are benevolent and caring to all creatures And if they raise enough money there will be fewer dogs around. It’s warm here. Animals are frisky year round.

Barrio Dogs, created in 2010,  works to educate residents on the importance of spaying and neutering pets, provides free services for low income families, with a goal of reducing stray dog problem in East Houston.

So in conclusion, We encourage everyone to pick up the pace and polka over to this event.

Medical team with patient (image YouTube Mid Main Micro Matathon)

Obviously the promotors are fully prepared. (Mid Main Micro Marathon)

Perhaps doing group readings of “The Gingerbread Man” with Our revised ending where that sassy cookie is not devoured by the fox, but makes like the “This Little Piggy Toe” and runs weeee, weee, weee all the way home as fast as she can. Hint. Hint. Too obvious? 

Despite rumors, Our story revision enactment casting Molly Malamute as the fox and Ella as the stale treat is not a proposed reality suggestion show.

We wish to thank you for your attention.

You may return to your regularly scheduled bon-bon eating activities and duties.


You have Our permission to withdraw.

Two dogs on couch. German Shepherd and Malamute ignoring speaker. (© image. Copyrighted. NO permissions granted. All rights reserved)

“And we are supposed to get off the couch for what?” “Ignore the cat. She’ll leave in a minute.”(© image)

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

Oh, what? Yes, yes there is a turnstile at the foyer now.

Not a hinderance for exiting at all.

Simply a traffic control measure as so many seem to be so eager to go out and spread the news from Our audiences that We worried dunderheads were forgetting to leave expected tributes about the safety of those departing.

There now, yes, yes. One at a time. Remember to stack your thoughtful gifts of tuna or salmon neatly on the table before looking up and smiling at the cameras.

The cameras? Yes, yes, those are new also. Simply a modern way to make sure We have everyone so that Thank You notes may be sent.

Staff, please assist. Some are confused and trying to surge over the side rails.

New procedures are alway difficult for humans.

Have care, mon cheré. The cameras, you know.

Our paw has waved.


I am RC Cat and I approve this message.



  1. Irene Tobias Rodriguez / Sep 6 2019 7:21 am

    Looks like fun.

    (My church is sponsoring a 5 k walk/run for Habitat for Humanity and pastor challenges all to beat her at the 5 yard dash.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 6 2019 7:52 am

      That is a great organization, too. Hope the pastor gets a lot of run arounds! Thanks for speeding up the comment track

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ally Bean / Sep 6 2019 10:18 am

    This is wonderful. I love the idea. It’s as good as, if not better than, the oval bumper stickers I see that, instead of saying 26.2, they say 0.00 with the words: I don’t run. My kind of folks.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 6 2019 10:24 am

      Bumperstickers for the rest of us! “I don’t run, crazy.”
      Love your suggestion…may pass that one on to Sid’s Lagoon crowd. Thanks

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Kate Crimmins / Sep 6 2019 12:15 pm

    I may be able last for this race especially the slow motion part! My cats are glad to see visitors leave too. They have to share their bedroom (oh no!) and it makes the older ones grumpy. The young’uns are always interested in smelling new shoes.


  4. Beth / Sep 6 2019 6:45 pm

    Fingers crossed that there’s a plan for the Molly and Staff to attend this entertaining event (and take photos, of course!)


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