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January 11, 2021 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Kryptonite and faking Superman

dog. Molly Malamute buried in blanket on couch (© image. Copyrighted, all rights reserved, No permissions granted)

Molly Malamute’s footnote. Keeping an eye on things (© image.)

Whose bright idea was it to just give people two legs?

They can end up without a leg to stand on with either thinking or walking.

RC Cat: It happen on your watch. You were supposed to walk them to keep them healthy and what in Greenies’ name happened? We’re lucky there’s three workable thumbs between them. This could have been a total disaster.

Molly Malamute: It could have been a Bermuda Triangle incident. Staff and I were meandering on the esplanade to avoid the mowers with Sr Staff paralleling in the street by the curb when suddenly there he is posed like Superman…except on the street not up in the sky. I lunged over pulling Staff along ’cause Staff always says not to play in the street. It was maybe some sort of mysterious UFO Back Hole. Should we call NASA?

RC Cat: We do have to commend you for walking home promptly next to Sr Staff. Offering a shoulder to lean on if necessary shows real compassion if unrealistic. Although constantly licking his hand as he blotted his nose and lip was a little, how shall We say it, a bit too vampire wolf-ish perhaps. But you did keep him focused on moving along.

Molly Malamute: It’s pretty difficult to remember not to do our usual crash into each other and jousting. Staff says we all have to give him space. Is he a space cadet? Are we moving to Boca Chica?

RC Cat: He ain’t moving’ anywhere far from that couch except to two doctors’ offices instead of one. We do hope he masters the art of brushing teeth left-handed and bathing with a trash bag on one arm…The Realm has a reputation to protect….

Molly Malamute: Staff says I’m in charge of cuddling and sitting on Sr. Staff’s feet to hold him still and in one place. That’s usually a tall order except it’s been so freezing cold, rainy, and almost snowy. Hibernating on blankets with friend-in-need is perfect for me.

RC Cat: Well, PROMISE to keep a closer eye on Staff when you go for walks now. No risky moves. Essential to have a door opener for Chewy’s deliveries and Amazon ordering….it’s possible that We, ourselves, could eventually master the keyboard – but the thought of so many nails lost in the process. You shall calm and entertain Sr Staff, and I shall snooze over here to demonstrate the proper napping techniques to Staff.

Molly Malamute: No problemo. You’re sure about not notifying NASA? No? The National Weather Service? Perhaps some ill wind blew this way and they should know about it. In any case, it sure seems like having only two legs is asking for trouble – totally unstable.

RC Cat: Unstable. Sadly, people, as a lesser species, seem that way anyway. Does this campfire video sound relaxing or is it just a little too “Twin Peaks“? Even so, weird soothing is preferable to the weird unstable humans’ political and COVID frenzies on TV. Now off to Our assigned tasks. Carry on!

dog on brown rug on couch. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Warm and fuzzy thoughts? Well, at least the dog is. (© image)


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  1. Kate Crimmins / Jan 11 2021 6:58 am

    Oh no! Sounds like someone ended up with a face plant on the street. Hope all the food opener staff are ok.

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  2. Littlesundog / Jan 11 2021 7:16 am

    “What in greenies name” indeed? I hope the healing is quick and not too much time laid up. It could be an interesting time to be laid up indoors anyway, and I’m not talking about the weather. Keep safe and alert!! Sounds like RC cat has feelers out and can handle whatever is coming our way.


  3. Ally Bean / Jan 11 2021 7:24 am

    Oh my! Not sure if I should laugh or worry here. When staff is not up to snuff, well– disgruntlement ensues. As I’m sure RC Cat would agree.


  4. disperser / Jan 11 2021 8:41 am

    It’s usually not a good thing when blood is involved, but it also sounds as if something might have broken. Big bother that (or so I’ve heard) and plastic bags never seem to properly do their job (from experience after shoulder surgery).

    Perhaps management could instruct on alternate cleaning techniques? Requires a bit of limberness and may have unwanted side effects (hairballs?) but has the advantage of targeted cleaning.

    Regardless, hoping for a swift recovery and a quick return to pounding the offending pavement.


  5. marina kanavaki / Jan 11 2021 8:46 am

    Dear oh dear… I wish you a very swift recovery. I’m sure Molly and RC Cat will do their best to make you feel better! Hera sends healing paw waves! 🐾🙏


  6. sustainabilitea / Jan 11 2021 2:28 pm




  7. shoreacres / Jan 11 2021 8:22 pm

    Oh, dear. It’s supposed to be “Splish, splash, I was takin’ a bath,” not “splits, splat, I was really layin’ flat!” I hope all’s well over there, especially since Nature calls even in cold weather!


  8. Curt Mekemson / Jan 13 2021 3:45 pm

    Oooh, ouch, ouch. Face plants on cement are always a no-no. Good thing you have the animals to keep feet warm! –Curt

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 14 2021 8:02 am

      At this point Staff has had to insist that while sleeping on face and head of Sr Staff may give quiet, the result could be too much quiet. HAHA…You know that song “I will survive”? It’s being hummed a lot. Thanks for picking up a comment to drop off here


      • Curt Mekemson / Jan 14 2021 1:49 pm

        Are you suggesting all that love coming at you through wagging of tail and purring is a bit much when perched on your face, Karen? 🙂 Do take care and recover quickly. –Curt


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 14 2021 5:39 pm

          RC Cat is pretty considerate (and wary of wobbly blankets underfoot having been unknowingly launched off the bed a time or two) but Molly holds to the pack thing: dash towards you, come to a skidding stop then do the sled dog rest with friends “cuddle-up” of simply somehow throwing all legs up and pile full force onto you…and then looking p with large adoring eyes and wide grin saying “Hey, how’s it going?” It’s a Malamute pack thing – you see them do it to each other all the time. We are flattered, but right now arm in cast is not up to it….she apparently been talked to by RC cat and has reformed to slipping up at foot level then wiggling her way up the blanket….and you’d better notice of there will be a large dog paw swat – in case you didn’t know she was there. HAHA. (Today’s X-ray look good and if this continues for 4 weeks surgery won’t be necessary…something RC and Molly advise avoiding. So it’s not like we had plans to go anywhere right now…just another way to social distance…not a good way, though HAHA) Thanks for poking a comment this way.


          • Curt Mekemson / Jan 15 2021 12:10 pm

            Seems that Molly has adjusted her ‘sliding into home’ routine under the fine guidance of RC! Avoiding surgery seems advisable. Staying out of a medical care facility now is advisable for anything but the most dire circumstances. Even without Covid, I’ve always thought that the best place to get sick is at the hospital! –Curt


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