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October 12, 2020 / philosophermouseofthehedge

The Fallen. Holler-Ring Battle Ready


Leaf space alien caught in door. (© image. copyrighted, all rights reserve3d. No permissions granted)

Holler-RIng intruder caught in door. Did the monster bring a sidekick along or its’ child? (© image)

It’s not moving.

Yes. It’s moving

It’s not moving.

Molly Malamute: Yes, it is. You’re just blinking. Or not watching. Or just have to be right.

RC Cat: Dunderhead. You are like Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch. Delusional.

Molly: You don’t have to spit. You are the one fretting that Holler-Ring is approaching

You ordered reconnoissance for signs of the Orange Vegetable Invaders.

RC Cat: Cabbage head. You should report yourself. It’s a darn leaf.

Molly: It may look like a leaf – when actually a cobra in costume.

Holler-Ring is the season for pretending to be other than what you are.

RC Cat: A Cobra? It doesn’t have tires and it’s tiny.

Molly: It flew in here up the drive and it’s trying to get into the garage!

RC Cat: It’s a leaf trying to keep from getting blown away.

You can see the veins.

Molly: Yes, the veins are disturbing.

Possible indication it’s an alien being lost from its’ spacecraft.

NASA isn’t denying it any more.

odd ominous clouds. (© image, copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

That weird cloud could seriously be hiding a UFO. (© image)

RC Cat: Those Greenies have fermented and have you seeing little green space men.

Your dog walks must be an experiences in alternative reality.

Molly:  Don’t worry RC Cat, I, Molly Malamute, shall protect the Realm. 

Not a single Orange intruder got throughs the door last year.

No reptile-ish alien will invade this or any other year.

I’ll put it in 4-paw drive when the door opens and pounce on that leathery danger before Staff can wrap the leash around the porch pillar to stop me.

RC Cat: Great. I’ll leave it to you, then. Just remember, don’t drag the remains into the house expecting a special treat.

Close, but no chicken chew for that orange palm tree date you tried to pass off as a miniature Orange Vegetable Intruder. We were not amused…neither was Staff.

Molly:  Staff was wrong. I was not playing keep-away with it. I was simply running around trying to find you in case it was something, not nothing.

RC Cat:  Nothings seems to be your forte…as in logical thinking. In any case, We expect a report of any actual Orange Vegetable Intruders or and pitiful Unfortunate Children huddling in hedges.  

Although with so many children being unboxed this year – and not boarding the large yellow transport boxes, perhaps the pitiful little migrants are able to mingle with the neighborhood kids, hop aboard one of the constantly child-driven circling fleet of golf carts, and slip into homes without issue. Forever homes found.

Which is good as there seem to be few inflatable whooshing yard objects to hide in or behind.

We always pondered whether those giant blow-hard whooshing things were some sort of advanced guard homing devices calling the Unfortunate Children or even the Orange Vegetable Intruders.

They all seemed to arrive about the same time. just too much of a coincidence to Us.

Scarecrow Halloween decorations. (© Image, copyrighted, all rights reserved, No permissions granted )

“Ah, a pair of Unfortunate Children. So few this year. These two look as if they have made themselves as appealing as possible – difficult for traveling orphans. Hopefully the homeowners will notice their whimsical appeal and bring them safely in before harsh winter arrives.” (© Image)

Molly:  Or the whooshing things could have been signaling outer space. Staff says it takes a long time for signals to be received.

Travel instructions might have just been received this year, so it could be space aliens have finally arrive and are trying to slip in unnoticed under the cover of Holler-Ring.

RC Cat:  Space out, all right. You just entertain yourself.

We feel the sunny window calling and it would be rude to ignore.

Molly:  It’s moving, RC. Moving.

There’s a lizard headed towards it. One of my porch lizards. A David and Goliath event unfolding! Watch it’s coiled head, brave little lizard!

RC Cat:  Great. Feeling safer all ready.

Hey, if the lizard can’t destroy it, maybe you can call up a squirrel. They’re a nutty bunch that almost equals you.

Later, Realm Defense Field Commander. Later.

We must soothe our aching head with mousies ponder this in solitude. 

We do hope individuals remember the protocol of the Realm:

Tribute of an open can of food should be stacked neatly in the doorway.


No, there is NOT an excessive number of cans already stacked.

Holler-Ring is imminent 

This includes any potential alien space invaders who happen to be pretending to be leaves.

Adieu, mon chere.

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

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.

Confused about Holler-Ring or the pitiful orphan children? (Or need a reference anthology to fill the time)

The Saga begins:






  1. easyweimaraner / Oct 12 2020 6:28 am

    I wouldn’t discuss the fact leaf or snake, I would run like the wind LOL

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 12 2020 7:22 am

      RC Cat: That is what blankets are for – to hide under when overwhelmed.
      Molly: Like you don’t race to the closet every time the ding-dong rings. Dogs solidarity! Paws up in thanks

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Oct 12 2020 7:15 am

    Sounds like Molly is on the ball this year. I saw on the back patio what looked like a dead cardinal. Turned out to be a rather brilliant red maple leaf so we all can be fooled!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 12 2020 7:20 am

      RC Cat: Enabler! Can’t be a Cobra – would never pass the Federal crash tests. At least your leaf had the common sense to be red – red for stop it – imagination flying wild. I fear your realm must really need multiple cats to keep things on a level keel. Don’t fret. We know humans as a lesser species require intellectual herding occasionally. An encouraging paw wave sent to you!

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  3. marina kanavaki / Oct 12 2020 10:11 am

    Yikes!!! …although it does look like an invader leaf. Come to think of it, maybe it came from the ufo behind that extraordinary cloud!!!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 15 2020 8:24 am

      RC Cat: Molly is sure it fell out of the sky..but anything above ear height is “sky” to her. Relax, Hera, a lot of benign things go crunching the night…Our thought is to simple let the owls take care of that! A reassuring paw wave and cheery happy day to your realm


  4. Ally Bean / Oct 12 2020 12:07 pm

    I didn’t know NASA was not denying the existence of whatever it is they are keeping quiet about– but not denying the existence of. As one does, when one doesn’t. Not much Halloween decorating around here. No trick or treat = little decorating.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 12 2020 2:13 pm

      Staff: Every so often the space station moves inhabitants to “safe spots” …and then there’s the unexplained objects they report. Apparent the FBI is releasing some of the UFO sighting papers…about that investigation of UFO in CA currently/during Sept …are the fires merely a smoke screen to distract? HAHA
      RC Cat keep mumbling about “they better be leaving tribute if crossing Our air space…”
      Thanks for the spacey remarks…something cheery as Halloween decorations seem to the deflated this year. At least the trees are dressing in fall colors – otherwise we might miss it entirely?

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      • Ally Bean / Oct 12 2020 2:16 pm

        The trees here are working on changing their colors, but the outdoor decorations are few and far between. 2020, the year that never ceases to amaze me.


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 12 2020 5:04 pm

          Molly: While checking for orange invaders, we have only seen 2 massive yard display collections – RC is demanding Staff bike over there and take pictures as proof. Staff says not unless the temps drop a bit – just too sweltering…far too much horror stories going on this year.

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  5. sustainabilitea / Oct 12 2020 6:45 pm

    Ha! Looked like a cobra to me, too. 🙂


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  6. angelswhisper2011 / Oct 13 2020 3:24 am

    That thingie looks scary, just what we need for Helloween…right👻😸Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday🐾😽💞

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 15 2020 8:29 am

      RC Cat: Be stalwart as a example for your realm. Paws up in solidarity and courage! Hope you have many sunny spots to lounge in!


  7. Curt Mekemson / Oct 13 2020 1:03 pm

    I’m with Molly on this one. Anyone who wanders around in the woods at night knows dead things come to life. More than once, I’ve found myself staring at something moving and wondered if it were wind driven branch, or Other. Also, most of the cats I’ve known over the years would be at least tempted to pounce on a leaf, especially if it were moving. 🙂 –Curt
    Finally, I would like to predict that in two weeks strange children will be arriving at your door, wearing masks. Fun post, as always.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 15 2020 8:36 am

      RC Cat: Ones who wander in woods tend to be wary, yet appreciative. This is a strange year. It appears there will be few in absurd dress running from door to door in this area – more huddling indoors. Perhaps it is the 2nd Oct full moon being too unsettling. Owls and coyotes are happy about it. Holler-ring will need to be renamed? The Realm can have a contest! Yes, yes. Such fun. Better than pouncing on a leaf-not-a-cobra…so embarrassing. A paw wave hoping your home grounds are safe and once again a pleasant place


      • Curt Mekemson / Oct 17 2020 10:10 am

        Oh no. With bolder coyotes and owls about, RC best stay home. Maybe RC can hire Molly for protection… Or would RC consider that demeaning? 🙂
        And thanks. Home grounds much improved. Fire danger down to moderate. Smoke disappeared for the moment. –Curt

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  8. cat9984 / Oct 14 2020 3:29 pm

    Your humans are so lucky to have you patrolling the house. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 15 2020 8:31 am

      RC Cat: You kind remarks are such encouragement, Sometimes I wonder why I bother. Solidarity in paws! May the sun give you many lounging spots…sun vitamins are so important for the nerves and tolerance level. Paw waves!

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      • cat9984 / Oct 16 2020 11:33 pm

        Thank you! We cats need to appreciate each other, even when the humans don’t


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