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October 4, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Save the children. Mine, cats.

Seasonal tragedy: unfortunate waifs. At such risk of being boxed in by promises and offers of work by those who wish to profit from them.

Tattered refugees, if you desire day work, you must stand outside with the others on the curb at Home Depot – not huddled inside.

You may be mistaken for product and be sold without your consent!

People blah, blah, blah so much about child trafficking, yet here, such a display.

Fall scarecrow Halloween decorations in a box at Home Depot (© image: all rights reserved. Copyrighted, no permissions granted)

“Would it help if we meowed or barked? How about singing, ‘We’re off to see the wizard’?” (© image)

Stacking yourselves in a box hoping to be selected – not even a dignified approach for small kittens.

Where are those who made you?

One would think there would be an organized resettlement program for these orphans who appear each fall only to stand around waving along streets or hiding in the landscape.

Hoping their frozen smiles pass as festive, seasonal cheer.

Posing perkily hoping to be taken in before Christmas.

Pumpkins in Home Depot (© Image: copyrighted, all rights reserved, NO permissions granted)

There. Vegetables. Doing their best to look wholesome and harmless – if one is not alert enough to see what is hidden beneath their surface. Near meet danger!(© Image)

Just as worrisome, We have spotted a new Veggie Invaders staging ground.

Apparently they rolled through the doors behind the poor urchins. Obviously these Orange threats are predators who have no qualms about convincing some of the tiniest unfortunates to sit among them. Oh, cruel deception.

Not surpassingly the Veggies also often pile up near churches – taking advantage of the faithfuls’ innocence and naive sympathy – slipping into their cars promising light and celebration. Only to become seedy.

Three black cat yard decor. (Homarden Garden Scare Cats with reflective eyes (Amazon)

Have dire? Sharp and edgy for hire. (Scare Cats/Amazon)

In Our prudence, We continually seek innovated ways to discourage Orange Vegetables from taking root in Our Outer Realm.

That hussy cat next door shows no inclination to defend the Realms. No sign of willingness to scratch and attack intruders – more likely to curl up and cuddle with them, so We have located possible substitutes: a small litter of black cat mercenaries.

Behold their glaring eyes, their scary poses. No wonder they advertise themselves as Pest Control agents

We applaud their fierceness.

Hopefully, they will not fall flat. If these are placed carefully, perhaps none will see that they are but a shadow of themselves.

black cat yard decor. (Homarden Garden Scare Cats with reflective eyes (Amazon)

Illustrated instruction of proper installation of defensive objects. One must be explicit with Dunderheads Staff who insists these are for the squirrels. (Homarden Garden Scare Cats/Amazon)

The wise and prudent hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

Yes, that’s a hint.

Stockpiling additional stores is suggested.

So, knowing Our benevolence and strong desire to protect and care for those fools who like the fable’s grasshopper who didn’t count on winter showing up and the food not being so fast Our dependents, We encourage additional cans of tuna or salmon be graciously donated at this time… just in case later you whine about starvation enough We will toss a few in your direction just for a little peace and quiet limited supplies must be rationed for the good of all.

Our paw has waved.

Do not dare forget to leave the tribute of an open can of food in the doorway.

You have Our permission to withdraw once complying


I am RC Cat and I approve this message.


  1. Ally Bean / Oct 4 2019 7:02 am

    Those scary cats are cute. I’ve not seen them around. Seems like they’d be a fast way to decorate for the season, no carving or candles required.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 4 2019 8:30 am

      RC Cat, “Yes, Yes. A doubly purrposed item. As Staff is still toiling to remove al the dirt flung by dog jousting enthusiast, Ella, We, out of consideration, wish for less labor intensive seasonal decor – and mercenaries that are glad to leave before turning turkey. A paw wave in solidarity!”

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Oct 4 2019 9:02 am

    You need squirrels. Our squirrels leave scratch marks on orange intruders eventually getting inside to remove the seeds!

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 4 2019 10:50 am

      RC Cat, “You have Our gratitude for a possible alliance previously unexplored. It’s that Ella’s fault. By action and word, she insisted squirrels were undesirables.(Now We wonder if she did not have alternative motives…) Although now that you mention it, they do share some commonality with cats: tree gymnastics, wary of canines, inquisitive and creative thinkers. Yes, yes, We shall instruct Staff and The Molly to welcome squirrels…as We have common foes – and they are so entertaining to watch now that the hummingbirds and butterflies are departing…much more entertaining than that slug-a-bed neighbor cat. An elegant cheek pat of extra softness for your astute observation, kindness, and concern for this realm. How lucky your RC is you are there to guide you.”

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  3. susielindau / Oct 4 2019 9:49 am

    Love those black cats! We have invaders of the mouse and squirrel kind. By the time it’s Halloween, I’ll have to carve around their carvings…

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 4 2019 3:27 pm

      RC Cat, “We believe Our fence mouse and her family were forced to leave after the last big rain flooded their home. The day after, it looked like the unfortunates were driven away by squirrels who had commandeered the towering fan plams which provide food as well as shelter. Must have been a first come, first served basis. Survivial of the most skilled fisticuffs, as they say. We had mentioned to the black cat mercenaries that your realm was most delightful – well overrun with orange invaders each October. They may be in touch. Encouraging paw waver to you and your realm’s RC Canine. Resist the mushy!”


  4. shoreacres / Oct 5 2019 5:00 am

    I just noticed ghosts are hanging out with the pumpkins down the street. I don’t know what to think about that — perhaps they’re the ghosts of Halloweens past.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 6 2019 1:23 pm

      RC Cat, “The Molly has reported there are several white ghostly images being broadcast onto the garage door at the end of the block. We are encouraged that others are taking steps top scare off the veggie intruders! Purrhaps your ghostly visions have taken a hint from undercover sheets and are attempting to infiltrate to underpin the Orange ones? Stay at a safe distance and do not get tied up with any of them until past is present! A salute of encouragement sent!”


  5. Curt Mekemson / Oct 6 2019 11:30 am

    Get out your knife, RC. You too can carve a pumpkin. But what will it be?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 6 2019 1:19 pm

      RC Cat: “It shall be mush! We shall raise The Paw and all orange veggies shall quiver before us! Staff keeps saying something about pie, but then Staff is always a bit of a dunderhead. Stay vigilant and stay safe, mon chere”


      • Curt Mekemson / Oct 13 2019 5:37 pm

        You go, RC. Shred those pumpkins! You might when a prize for creative carving. I do confess that I am a sucker for pumpkins pie, muffins and scones, however.



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