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August 3, 2020 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Red lines drawn

German Shepherd Scooby. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

“They don’t show do they? The yappy dog size chomp holes in my muzzle. I was just trying to commiserate his being locked behind that fence. A nose of friendship offered. Darn human condition has everyone on edge. Normal social graces forgotten. My advice for a happy life? Don’t stick your nose in where it doesn’t belong.” (© image)

Days of Wine and Roses. Of Doris Day and Cary Grant

Days of Find and Opposes. Of Seeger and Peter, Paul, and Mary

Days of Feeling fine and Aquarius moseying. Of Smothers Brothers, Heehaw, and Laugh-in. And Hair. Lots of Hair.

Then the Days of Too Busy to Notice.

Although they tried. Donna Summers, Barry White, Mel Brooks. Rhinestone cowboys and Soul Train.  Rappers and Head Bangers. Marley and Simon.

Day to day, the beat goes on. Of Beyoncé and mariachi.

So what’s it all about, Alfie?

These Endless Days of Whine and No-no-es.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Christmas stocking with princess bear and Christmas tree in progress (© copyrighted design and image. NO permissions granted. ALL rights reserved.)

Progress: tedious, but steady. Christmas stocking with princess bear and Christmas tree(© copyrighted design and image. NO permissions granted. ALL rights reserved.)



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  1. The Coastal Crone / Aug 3 2020 12:55 pm

    And those “crazy, lazy days of summer are here!” I am minding my own business.


  2. marina kanavaki / Aug 3 2020 1:41 pm

    Oh, no… what happened to our muzzle?!!!!
    Coming along beautifully! 😉


  3. Kate Crimmins / Aug 3 2020 2:13 pm

    Ah poor pup! He was just being friendly!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 4 2020 7:16 am

      It’a always the peacemaker kid that gets slugged, right? Snoopy’s recovered, but a little confused about the dog’e reaction….who probably thought a dinosaur had been revive and he was the only hope and guardian of his staff and yard?
      Thanks for being dogged about leaving a comment

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  4. Ally Bean / Aug 3 2020 2:32 pm

    What’s it all about Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live? Gonna go with *maybe* and leave it at that. Too hot to think straight.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 4 2020 7:13 am

      I find the progression arcing quite intriguing. Aren’t we once again in the Days of wine and roses? People are sitting around the garden with glasses in hand.It seems all one big circle with slight variations. Everyday, it’s The Great Adventure – always been the hope for the best/prepare for the worst mindset..easier to relax and get on with it….especially when it’s hot hot hot August (That was such a classic movie – a snapshot of time) Stay cool as Marilyn! Thanks for adding a on the spot comment

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  5. Anne Mehrling / Aug 3 2020 3:41 pm

    Awww! Poor thing!


  6. robstroud / Aug 3 2020 5:53 pm

    Ouch. Friendly overtures are too frequently rejected. And yes, it’s humanity’s responsibility that our animal friends don’t get to live in the bliss of the Garden.


  7. Trent Lewin / Aug 3 2020 7:39 pm

    I refuse to comment on the puppy. The poem is super solid, my type of musical journey. It made me think of Beyonce, her first Super Bowl concert when she strutted so forcefully that no one ever has to strut again. That’s how I want to write. With so much heft and strut that no one ever needs to try and do it again. That woman rules me.


  8. shoreacres / Aug 3 2020 9:06 pm

    The expression on that dog’s face is priceless. Well, actually, it came at a price, but we’ll leave that alone. The stocking’s wonderful! And I got a kick out of your poetic pairings.

    It tickled me that you added Mariachi to the mix. Have you ever heard of the group Metalachi? They played Webster a year or so ago, and they’re going to be back in Houston in October (if things work out…). They’re hilarious: a metal/Mariachi fusion. Have a listen to this Bon Jovi cover — but don’t do it if someone’s trying to sleep.


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