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July 3, 2020 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Out of the mew

Some wear overly rainbowed

Way up on fish pale thighs

Theirs, a land it pays to beware of, that with a pebbled sky.

Some wear overly lame bows as blue as cat’s eyes.

And dream their daring outfits won’t seem only a brain fry.

Cat looking up. (© image. Copyrighted, all rights reserved, NO permissions granted)

“Dorothy had ruby slippers. Is a ruby encrusted collar really too much to ask?” (© image)

Someday I’ll dish upon a star,

And wake up where mouses are

Cuddled all around me.

Where catnip grows in my window box

Away from dog nose sniffing it up

That’s where you’ll find me.

Pebble clouds in sky with palm trees (© image. All rights reserved. No permissions granted)

Better dimple skies than dimpled thighs.(© image)

Somewhere outside the widow, fluffy birds fly by

Birds fly outside the window screen

Why then, oh, why can’t I?

If happy little fluff can fly

Beyond the garish human summer wear –

Then why, oh, why can’t I?

crown symbol with message "I am RC Cat and I approve this message"

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.

sitting cat looking down (© image. No permissions granted. ALL rights reserved)

“Wait until Christmas and ask Santa and, maybe, the elves? Yes, well, we’ll see about that. Jeweled tributes are not just for holidays”(© image)


  1. easyweimaraner / Jul 3 2020 7:08 am

    that#s what we ask us too… why dogs can’t fly? ooooh imagine what mischief we could do…


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 3 2020 11:38 am

      RC Cat, “Dog will never be allowed to fly because cats depend on hearing those toe nails scramble and click on the floors as an early warning signal. Oh, you are not supposed to know that. We suggest you follow trends and paint your nails and let them grow long….and learn to retract them when hugging staff. Staff tends to be so fragile with bare arms and legs. Bad evolutionary idea, but then again, those lesser behind canine and feline for many reasons, yes? A paws salute and wish of a happy weekend!”

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Jul 3 2020 10:21 am

    No! Flying cats would be scary! They’d get in too much trouble.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 3 2020 11:31 am

      RC Cat, “Does gliding count? ‘Grand leaps and launched glides keep puppies and slack staff aside!’ They teach that in kitten school. We keep requesting a Segway – one could attach the office chair to it….
      An elegant paw wave sent your way – in reassurance that Cats on Planes is, at this time, only a movie….”

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      • Kate Crimmins / Jul 3 2020 12:17 pm

        Leaping cats! (or is it lizards?) Segway yes!


  3. disperser / Jul 3 2020 10:38 am

    Pay no attention to the cat on the high place.


  4. belocchio / Jul 3 2020 11:19 am

    I will never be able to listen to Judy Garland singing Over The Rainbow without thinking of cats. wearing gorgeous ruby collars. They are important and should have nothing less.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 3 2020 11:26 am

      RC Cat: “Emeralds are nice, too. As you as so astute, We shall send a cheery paw wave and wish you a Happy 4th.”


  5. sustainabilitea / Jul 3 2020 4:16 pm

    Cat-astrophically phunny, Phil. Happy weekend of the Fourth.



    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 3 2020 5:21 pm

      RC Cat: “We are cheered you are amused. Wishing you a sparkling July 4th – with no unexpected bang-bangs lighting up your roof.A sharp salute to you!”

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  6. shoreacres / Jul 3 2020 4:25 pm

    Emeralds and rubies are fine, but… look at those eyes! Maybe a nice blue topaz collar to match the eyes? With blue eyes, and that fluffy fur, she could disguise herself as a cloud flying over your coffee — like a dream! (Yes, thank you, Carly Simon.)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 3 2020 5:30 pm

      RC Cat: “We think purrhaps an antique chunk of amber…with a nice very still bug…a lucky charm. No, hot a lure to draw others – how could you possible thing that. We are insulted. However We have considered your suggestion and shall pass it on to Staff. As well as locating that Carly for an invitation to entertain Us. Song birds might draw real birds, no? A dignified paw waving to you!”

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  7. marina kanavaki / Jul 4 2020 3:42 am

    RC Cat, don’t believe a word! “Wait for Christmas to ask Santa” is just another way to tell you, you ain’t getting any of it! 😉 Only one way to get what you want: Meow till you get it!
    Oh, and Rubens would have a different opinion on dimpled thighs!!!!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 10 2020 4:20 pm

      RC Cat: “Yes, how astute. There’s more than one way to make sure the sled stops with requested – and well deserved – presents.
      Ah, that Rubens – such a talent. Able to make classic sandwiches as well as paint unforgettable classic art works.
      Applause for your appreciation of the good things in life.”

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      • marina kanavaki / Jul 11 2020 2:52 am

        RC Cat, yeah, he made some delicious sandwiches! 😋🐾🥪🎨


  8. Beth / Jul 6 2020 6:36 pm

    Bravo!! BRAVO!!! Beautifully sung, RC!!!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 10 2020 4:26 pm

      RC Cat: “Oh, We appreciate your kind words…and finely tuned ear. Languishing in this wretched hot summer is so draining. Singing always lifts one’s spirit….as do sparkling ruby collars….They have not heard the last of this…
      Ah, well, a gracious wave for your discerning ear.”


  9. lancesheridan / Jul 8 2020 2:48 pm

    Delightful and robust with perfect meter and rhyme… exceptional poetry!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 10 2020 4:37 pm

      RC Cat: “Howl dare – oh, pardon, you said ‘robust’ referencing the tune’s arrangement, not ‘rotund’ referencing Our Royal Self… We admit to having acquired a few extra pounds over Our 17 year reign, but obviously it is mostly fluff….when the heat and humidity don’t cause hair limpness.
      But you are far too astute to not recognize the climate effect. In appreciation of your kind words, We shall send a cheery paw salute in your direction. Do you see it? We are standing on tippy toes…but not forever. If it was missed purrhaps staff can locate the security footage and send it to you. Staff is around here somewhere. Au revoir

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      • lancesheridan / Jul 10 2020 4:41 pm

        RC Cat~ thank you for clarifying that. And for enlightening me on your 17 year reign. I’m also very appreciative of the ‘cheery paw salute’! Bye for now.

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