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October 2, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Mother said be nice

Once the fishy sink treasured guests finally sadly say “”au revoir” and you “don’t let the door hit you in the adieu”, you know how it is.

A little dance as now you can

  • wander around in your underwear
  • not have to ask “Would you like the last treat?”
  • sprawl out in your favorite place on the couch
  • not apologize about farts caused by an intruder who seems to have no staycation end date
Sleeping exhausted dog. (© Image. No permissions granted, Copyrighted, All rights reserved.)

Rest, sweet defender. Soon We shall soon be called to protect those stiff from fear.(© Image)

Not have to look hopeful the hint is obvious and taken disapproving at Staff who is muttering about the choking abundance of dog hair tumbleweeds who is excessively tidying up which may make the guest feel like she is a bother.

Ah, yes, Our Realm is once again No Vacancy- is that sign in plain view? returned to fighting population. No, We did not misspeak.

October has arrive.

Already there are signs that the unfortunate waifs are appearing – desperately hiding among porch pillars and landscape – hoping they will be allowed to stick around.

It is the last straw.

The annual Vegetable Invasion is imminent.

Now that the far-too-happy-in-the morning German Shepherd hound delightful, young, ingenue Ella was recalled to her Forever Realm, The Molly can resume her duties with lengthy patrols around the neighborhood looking for signs of orange scouts before the main Orange Vegetable force once again attempts to grip more lands.

We have warned the Ella to moderate her glass breaking shrill bark and to not scratch up the new paint around her realm’s doors when she requests them to open or she may, once again, face being temporarily housed here.

Note to self: next time insist on a firm return to sender date before providing visa to Our Realm 

Elegant portrait of cat. (© Image. All rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted )

Heavy is the head that wears the crown and must each year roll back the invasion of the Orange Vegetable Intruders.(© Image)

We do apologize for not signaling a warning about the coming invasion earlier. Hopefully each realm shall have time to prepare.

Solidarity against the orange mush! They must be crushed into peaces – for their own goodness!

This is where We must leave you.

Yes, yes. You must scramble out in haste. Much to be done.

There’s the door – and the location for, well, you know.

The paw is waving, mon cheré…

Servants, two women and a man, with a tray. (1921 Lobby movie card from RealArt Flims/USPD., artist life/

“Quiet. She will not be pleased. A couple bailed out the window before I could stop them. Someone substituted a can cheap tuna with a salmon can label on it. And, worst of all, there’s a can of chicken recipe cat food with carrots and sweet potatoes and you how she feels about orange vegetables. Get ready to duck…maybe she’ll accept the duck? Staffs’ throwdown can. Their only hope.”(USPD./

Wait, wait. Halt.

Do not claim panic over this emergency made you do it

One does not forget to leave an open can of food in the doorway as tribute

No more nonsense. Absent mindedness, my adieu.

Audience fini. Butt, We are watching. You. Especially, you!

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.



  1. shoreacres / Oct 2 2019 6:54 am

    The vegetable invasion will come sooner than you think. Just down the road, a certain lot has sprouted orange, yellow, and purple pumpkins from every available tree limb. I feared for their loss last year, when only a token few appeared, but they’re back — a foretaste of things to come!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 2 2019 7:06 am

      RC Cat:” A place for everything and everything in its’ place. Our motto. Negotiation and compromise. Will humans ever learn the wisdom? Out of sight out of Our mind. Yes, yes. Carry on!”
      (Staff was so thrilled to see that, too! Last year was troubling. The Realm had discussed slipping by and hanging a few in tribute/ leaving a thank you note for them – but so happy once spotted….don’t tell RC…She is poised to investigate orange sympathizers…)

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  2. easyweimaraner / Oct 2 2019 7:06 am

    we hear ya… and to wear a crown all day is no fun… we feel sorry for HRM, the weight of that hat is 2.3 lbs…

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  3. Ally Bean / Oct 2 2019 7:25 am

    Yesterday I just noticed some of the aforementioned orange vegetables nestled under a neighbor’s lamppost– waiting, I suppose, to attack her when she walks down her driveway to her mailbox. Poor woman, little does she know her fate…

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  4. Curt Mekemson / Oct 2 2019 8:34 am

    Ah yes, the orange things are coming, waiting to be cared up into goblins and ghosts and three legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. And slip into our diet. But not much around here. Peggy doesn’t like orange things in her diet, and what Peggy doesn’t like… But she does like to carve them up. Maybe its a vengeance thing from when they gave her tummy aches as a child. –Curt

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  5. Anne Mehrling / Oct 2 2019 9:23 am

    Love your October warnings!

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  6. Kate Crimmins / Oct 2 2019 9:23 am

    There is one currently sitting on our front stoop. The squirrels will slowly put scratch marks on it as they believe it contains delicious seeds. After a hard frost the attempt to penetrate will start in earnest and eventually the peeps will put it in the back yard for them to devour. By spring there will only be a deflated orange skin lying where a once proud plump orange vegetable had been.

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  7. colonialist / Oct 2 2019 1:41 pm

    The hound looks a lot like our Loki. A test would be whether it possesses excavating abilities to rival those of a digger.

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  8. doesitevenmatter3 / Oct 5 2019 4:23 pm

    Hey, I heard from LordBeariOfBow’s daughter, Sarah, today and she said, “If you could thank everyone (on WordPress) for me that would be fantastic. Dad would have loved to read the tributes and messages.”

    So I wanted to pass on her thank-you!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 6 2019 1:25 pm

      RC Cat: Sarah is so kind and thoughtful even in difficult times – of course, she was taught well. Your relay of message makes Us smile. Thanks – and please know you always have a tourist visa waiting for you at the Realm. A soft cheek pat for your kindness.”

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      • doesitevenmatter3 / Oct 6 2019 2:54 pm

        You’re welcome. It was my honor to keep everyone updated. I know how much each of you cared about our LordBofB 🙂
        What is “they Realm”?

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 6 2019 4:32 pm

          RC Cat, “Dunderheaded spell check. We shall hunt down the autocorrect ghost and give it such a whack with The Paw for daring to ghost write Our Realm’s message. Please accept Our humble apology and thanks for pointing out that “they” – why the y? It was no doubt an Orange Vegetable attack. We must go prod Staff and warn that she should be more alert for sneaky vegetable intrusions. A grand paw wave for your sharp eye!”

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