Monday, May 20, 2019

A Bogie Monday

Hi, effurybody!

I'm at a loss for words. I guess that's what Mr. Eastman of Eastman Kodak said when he invented roll film so we could all take pictures. Then, a smartie pants said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." And the photo essay came to be. This blog will never have a thousand words..

But, it will have a photo, featuring the one human I've always looked up to.

Humphrey Bogart.

He knew how to handle women.

And he handled them with the kind of finesse that only made them want him more.

My hat is off to you, sir.. or, maybe I'll just keep it on.


This could be the start of a beauti-fur friendship!

Tom



Monday, May 13, 2019

Mancat Monday Playground

Hi, effurrybody!

Hope you all had a nice weekend and celebrated Mother's Day in style and shared goodies!

I just realized a few days ago how part of our living room is set up with all sorts of scratchy things, almost like a playground. Inclined scratchies, toy mice, the windowsill close by, a round and round ball toy and an S scratcher which I really like. All regularly sprinkled with nip!! (that's why I'm a little woozy in the photo)

And because we have a lot of things that keep our scratching needs in line, the furniture doesn't interest either me or my friend Bridget. I've caught her scratching at the rug when she stretches, but I don't tell the housekeeper. It's too much fun having her get caught and being put in time out (just kidding).


Hope you have plenty of favorite spots to play in!

Or sleep!!

Tom

Monday, May 6, 2019

Seis de Mayo

Okay, so I'm a showoff with my Spanish!

How was your Cinco de Mayo, my friends?

Did you eat catoes..I mean tacos?

Enjoy refurred beans?

Listen to a meowiachi band?

Drink some Mexican niptinis?

I did all cuatro and boy, did I feel sick after all that celebrating and all
I wanna do is sleep.

They even sent me up in my gondola, the Flying Fish, can you believe it?








So, I'm making this short so I can get my rest.

Enjoy the week, my friends! Any cat who wants a ride in the Flying Fish, let me know. The balloons might all be popped or dead, but we can pretend.

Hot airingly yours,
Tom

PeeEss - A couple of you have been checking in, but I can't find you so I can return the favor. If you have a new site or location, let us know. Thank mew.

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Art of the Snooze

Hi, friends and happy Monday..or just snooze and it'll be over quick!

When it comes to naps and snoozes, mine are pretty ordinary. It's what happens inside my head when I'm off to dreamland that makes all the difference. I have had more adventures while in the Land of Nod than anywhere else. And, that includes finding the extraterrestrial device lodged in the housekeeper's petunias last summer. It was a round disk smelling weird and killing the flowers around it.

Different snooze places give me different dreams. Like here, for instance. Want to know what I'm  dreaming about?


This!!! Just a few well-placed words antagonize me enough to erupt..in my dream, of course.



When I'm alone, I have better dreams



Like this one - writing plays and sonnets and such, appealing to cats, honoring my hero:



Or, I'm playing the best hand yet with a derringer in my pocket, just in case.



This is just a sampling of what I dream about. I can imagine myself doing just about anything a human can do - while I'm curled up on my pillow or stretched out on a windowsill in the sun.

Any dreams you want to talk about?

Happy dreams to you!

One dreamy kinda guy,
Tom

Monday, April 22, 2019

Thoughts on Easter and the Earth

Hi, guys!

Hope you had a good Easter. It is, paws down, the busiest church and rectory time ever. There's family, there are strangers although mostly relatives visiting regular parishioners and a few curiosity seekers. I have no idea what they might want. Maybe to be converted? Wait a minute..they're CAT LOVERS, of course, coming just to see me!!!!!

Anyway, the Lord has risen in all of His glory and I would have loved to have been a cat at his side when he first woke up!





Today is Earth Day and a great followup to yesterday's thoughts and prayers and I'm celebrating by taking a walk around, something I haven't had a chance to do. I'll be checking to make sure all the flowers are all right and the housekeeper hasn't killed anything yet.

Here's a thought: Earth Day is really special to us because we're so much a part of it, more than humans. I'll explain. We're part of it because we haven't done anything to change it, destroy it, or jeopardize its existence. I know - highfalutin' thoughts for a feline, but I truly believe this.


So, enjoy the day, my friends and the week ahead, remembering there are those who love the earth and respect it as much as we do.

Tom xxoo

Monday, April 15, 2019

All Hat AND Cattle!

Hey, guys!!

What a weekend I had! Remembering a couple of fantastic days does make it easier to take when Monday arrives, all soggy and wet.

I went to my first rodeo, what do you think of that?! Now, most of you kitties know that my adventures are imaginary ones, so when an old cowboy arrived at the rectory all decked out carrying tales of broncos, lassooos, and excitement, that really got me going! I started imagining a life on the range with cattle and practicing my roping and bronco-riding skills.


Even better - check this out! My new cowboy friend brought a pair of jeans cut just for me and a tag for my collar with a bull on it. I was thrilled!! I really got into the spirit of things and my imagination took off from there. Here I am in my own bronco-bustin' threads!!


So, maybe one of these days I WILL go to a real rodeo instead of just dressing up for one. I sure hope so! I'll have to take my plane and fly out to where they have a bunch of 'em while staying at my pal's ranch. I'll even drag along my fellow reverends, the housekeeper, and those who want to go - only if they promise to be good and remember not to walk behind a horse!

Now, for chow: I think the chuck wagon just arrived! Nothin' like workin' up an appetite!

Tom

Monday, April 8, 2019

Spiffed Up Furs!

Hello, efurrybody!!

Over the weekend, the housekeeper gave me a good brushing and with a comb got all the under chin furs and combed out around my ears. I love my grooming because - and here's a secret that I'll share - it means she takes off my collar and that feels sooo good, especially when she massages my lusciousness first, teehee!! Here's the secret, though: I "lose" my collar a lot because I'd rather have my neck free, especially after a good spoiling over my furs.

I know my "priestly attire" has to go back on eventually, but meanwhile...I'm enjoying my freedom! Come and get me!!


Have a good week, my friends! By the by, most of the responses I received on our fun destination where we would all go (in last week's post) has to have sun and sand. I couldn't agree more!

Tom