Friday, February 24, 2012

That Time of Year Again

 Each year my cheer is dwindled
I feel my joie is swindled
I can't endure
For this I'm sure
My spirit has been Kindled.




You're right. I don't like Lent. I do my best, though, in the spirit of the season.

So--the question is: What does a cat in my position give up for Lent?  Sardines?  Dogs?

Here are some of the things I was asking myself:

Should I give up--

The comfort of a purse?






 My drawer?

 




Should I try to hold my tongue?








 Give up my balance beam? (I can't look!)







That's it.

I give up.

I can't decide.

And, I know I should, being a parish cat and all...

Come to think of it, there are some people around here who don't have to give up anything.





(Someone this cute shouldn't have to!!)

--Tom

37 comments:

Mr. Pip said...

Here's what I think ...give up, trying to give something up!

Your pal, Pip

Fuzzy Tales said...

Giving up Tempations somehow would be fitting for a parish cat. LOL.

But that's rather dire. We like Mr. Pip's take on it!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We thought we would give up giving anything up for Lent - is that OK?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
ps Sorry Mr Pip we didn't read your comment until just now- oooops
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We just read your comment Father Tom and Hannah wishes to say her Mum has found a big knot of furs under her white Bib and she is trying to give up letting Mum cut it out for Lent!
Luv and Kisses from Hannah xxxxxxx

Mariodacat said...

pfffft - If your oomans don't give up anything for lent, then why should you be deprived!! You could give up lap sitting - yes that's it - deprive your oomans of having you sit in their lap during lent! Then you will both be giving up something. he he

Random Felines said...

we agree - give up giving up.... :)

Marg said...

Oh Mitty, you are so darn cute. You sure don't have to give up anything. Sure glad to see you are such good friends with that doggie. Tom, we think that you really don't have to give up anything except maybe the purse. You are such a handsome boy. Take care all of you.

Brian said...

I think Mr. Pip is onto something! That last pic is adorable! Happy weekend everyone!!!

Katie Isabella said...

Oh that last picture..that tummy! SQUEEEEEEEE!

Cat said...

We think you are so adorable that you can get away with not giving up anything :-)

Nerissa's Life said...

If all the peeps aren't giving up things, I really don't think it's fair for you to have to do so. I wouldn't worry 'bout it too much.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We agree with Pip!
Mommy wants to snorgle that tummy of yours but she is going to give up on that for Lent. :)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Well you couldn't give up being cute for sure! xx

Cathy Keisha said...

We cats don't have to give up anything. We're exempt. I'm surprised being a church cat you didn't know that. HAH!

Cindy said...

Surely Jesus wouldn't want someone as sweet as you to give up anything.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh too much cuteness, head about to explode.... sweet kitties, great eyes, wonderful tummies, floof everywhere!!!!

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Tom! Yous just too cute for words! What did me give up? Catnip.
Me thought and thought and thought and that's what me decided on this year.
Kisses
Nellie

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Tom! Yous just too cute for words! What did me give up? Catnip.
Me thought and thought and thought and that's what me decided on this year.
Kisses
Nellie

Sparkle said...

How about just throwing your paws in the air and saying, "I give up!" Is that good enough?

Fisher and Staff said...

Tom you are so funny. I know someone who gave up Lent, but I am not sure you are allowed to do that. Oh dear. I should not have suggested That!

Eric and Flynn said...

It is such a hard decision. Maybe you should sleep on it.

The Island Cats said...

Maybe you should give up giving things up, Tom!

Prancer Pie said...

HaHaMeow! Great post! We luf that last pic. We like the idea of giving up what to give up. Our Mommy is giving up peanut butter. It's gonna be a looooong Lent.

Old Kitty said...

Happy Lent to you lovely Father Tom! Awww me and Charlie think you should give up... erm.. giving up?!?! LOL!

Have a great weekend! take care
x

ABBY said...

*sigh*
Tom you are AAAAA-dorable.
xoxox

The Purr Diaries said...

Hi, just wanted to stop by and say hello. This is my first time at your blog - LOVE! =^..^=

Jewel said...

I don't think you need to give up anything, unless of course your humans do too. I hope you won't give up showing us that lovely belleh though.

Julia Williams said...

Hahaha, great post and I LOL'd esp. at ... giving up dogs. Don't give up anything except trying to find something to give up! MOL.

Tamago said...

Oh, I don't think you need to give up anything. Maybe your mom has to give up her purse though :-)
The last picture is sooooo cute!!! Oh that tummy....I want to rub that tummy!!

Mr Puddy said...

Tom, my mom wanna be a purse : )
xoxo

Ps : last photo make me and mom crack up...MOL

Clooney said...

Uh Tom, I thinks you should give up the purse (but it's just my opinion)...And Mitty, I see, is giving up his tummy...for a rubs! Great post and pictures!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Yeah, I'm with Cloon. Lose the purse. I bet you can find something WAY more satisfying to sleep on--like that dog, maybe? Ha ha ha ha ha!

Besides, I don't think cats have to give up anything--it's the Humans that do the sinning, right? The Kittiehs has always been purrfect.

Repositório said...

OMG! You´re so cute!!!!!!
Hi friend! We´re from Brazil. Nice to meet you!
Kisses

meowmeowmans said...

So you gave up deciding what to give up? We love it, Tom!

And yes, you're right ... someone as cute as you shouldn't have to give up anything. :)

Hugs to you, Julie and Mitty!

sagechronicles said...

I sure wouldn't give up belly rubs either.

Cathy Keisha said...

I tagged you Tom. Can't wait to read your answers.

sagechronicles said...

I just tagged you. Check my blog for questions--if you've already been tagged, just post a link to your previous post. Have fun!