Saturday, May 14, 2011

I Get Letters...



Here comes the mailman.

I've been getting a lot of letters lately. Mary Lou, my housekeeper and ever-cheerful slave thinks I should answer them. Sometimes, there are notes of admiration which she refuses to frame, letters asking questions they know I have time to answer (do they think I do nothing all day?) and mysterious packages with presents addressed to Tom the Church Cat.

This week, I thought I would include one of the letters concerning the rectory. Here it is:

Dear Father Tom,

I've seen people sneak into the rectory through the back door, like they don't want anyone to see them. Why do they do that and do they have a good reason to?

Signed,
Birdwatcher turned Peeping Tom


Dear Peeping Tom (your name's Tom, too!)

Anyhow, everybody uses all doors here, but the back door is used by appointment only if the person's business is highly confidential. Obviously, that isn't working very well if you are catching sight of them. The priests will have to start making other arrangements.

As far as the nature of their visit, I try to find out the big secret. Jack or Will shut me out of the room they're in, but mostly to send a message. They know darn well I can hear every word with my cat ears. At times, they will have confessions in the rectory, too, and they even hear each other's which to me is weird, but that's when I really want to hear what's going on!

The housekeeper never confesses anything.

--Tom

24 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

MOL.. I think I like the housekeeper, Father Tom : )
Have a lovely day
xoxo

Brian said...

I know you always know what's going on, but you're very good at keeping secrets! Have a great weekend!!!!

zoolatry said...

Oh my what big ears you have ...

Marg said...

Goodness a Peeping Tom. Tom you better look out for that one. Need to lock that back door. Good job Tom snoooperivisng everyone.

Fisher and Staff said...

I applaud you, Tom, for your discretionary snoopervising. Of course we would all like to know about these quiet conversations, but you remain true to your calling.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Perhaps you could hide under a table or behind a chair or something Tom so you can find out all the juicy gossip that goes on behind closed doors.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Bengal Trio - Luna, Zulu -n- Mercy said...

Getting mail is the best! Just keep up the snoopervision, you'll find out the secret yet!
PURRS
Bengal Trio =^_^=

Katnip Lounge said...

We think you should get a package of treats with every mail delivery. And that's what we think.

The Cat From Hell said...

Hi Tom, Penelope here. My dog siter Sam found yous on the blog hop and told me to hop on over and see yous. Wow! Yous sounds like a fun cat.
Kitty Kisses
Nellie

sagechronicles said...

I think you need a secretary to keep up with all your personal mail, Tom. How else can you properly respond to everyone?

Admiral Hestorb said...

I think the mail will being some exciting toys and treats, If not, demand them or you'll tell everything you know.
xoxo

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human ate lunch today before feeding me! I think she needs a confession.

P.S. If I tattle on her first, she still has to confess, right?

Elizabeth said...

What an interesting letter you got, Tom. I think maybe my church needs to get a thoughtful cat, too. :)

The Island Cats said...

We hope you can find out what the bid secret is...and then tell all of us!!

Mr. Pip said...

Never a dull moment around the parish! I bet you know lots of secrets!

Your pal, Pip

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, it sounds like high intrigue there at the rectory, Tom! Good luck with figuring out what's going on!

Gattina said...

I think you lead a very interesting life as church cat !

Furkidsmom said...

You're a smart kitty to keep things confidential. We would probably spill the beans!!


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Father Tom said...

After the beans' confessions, there's always penance. For you guys, that's going to be the best part, consisting of swift delivery of treats, waiting on you hand and foot, and a set number of brushings..

Have a good week!
Tom

ABBY said...

Tom
We know that you can keep things confidential as that is all of our nature's. Because don't all of our humans confess their secrets to us?

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

MOL.... We thinkz you lead a fury interesting life.... ^..^

Tamago said...

LOL! You must be very busy handling all the letters!

Cheri said...

You should be getting treats and toys in the mail!

Thank you for your concern for our Chica.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Cathy Keisha said...

Gasp! A peeping Tom by the rectory! OMC! Don't confess anything to him.