Notes from a parish cat and his author Julie Mackenzie

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I am Father Tom Fish, esteemed member of the religious team at Temptation of Christ Parish in the novels by author Julie Mackenzie. As to my background, I was invited into the rectory as a stray, laid on the charm, and was invited to stay, even honorarily ordained and no less spiritual than my sidekick Father Will. He dotes on me to high heaven and forgives all of my street cat proclivities, whatever the hell that means.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Run(a)way Daydreams

You just missed it.

Mary Lou, our housekeeper, had me in doll clothes before this was taken. I was outraged. She got away with putting me into a doll carriage, though, even if I did have a few choice words.

I don't mind being dressed, really. After all, a white face, bib and Maine Coon fur can get old for me, too.

I even had thoughts once about designing a line of clothes for cats just so we'd have some variety. Here's my own Project Runway.

(cue the piano man)

For the cat catching mice, we have a nice little number: Plaid sleeves, a pocket for bones. The pants would have patches on the knees for waiting by mouseholes. They would come in such hairball hues as gingerbread head brown, meatball melange, and chicken tender white.

For feline loungewear, we have what no cat can resist: A sateen jumpsuit with velcro features. It, too, comes in a variety of colours, midnight madness mauve, zippy nip blue, and tawny trout. Don't forget the coordinating smoking jacket back in vogue in basic Hugh Hefner black with claw-resistant sleeves for escorting feline admirers.

If your cat is looking for something to wear every day both practical and fashionable, let me turn your attention to the pants of houndstooth twill with brushed cotton shirts. Similar to canine trousers, cat pants have elastic at the waist for tumbles and pounces.

Cat t-shirts are purrfect for the warmer weather. One can select any number of slogans or sayings: Starting with old-time church Latin "id est quid est," meaning--It is what it is. Other choices include "Hairball hurls for humanity, Holy cats+Holy water=Holy Hell, Will Purr for Food, and the paws-down favorite--"It's Been 5,475 days since my last confession."

Good. I feel better. Nothing like a touch of the imagination to liven things up a bit.

Don't forget to enter my drawing for the beautiful "Angel and Cat" collectible, great for home or office, or to honor a beloved pet. (see last post)

A lot of humans and cats are entering. It's so good to hear from all of you!

Good luck and Happy Fourth!


Brian's Home Blog said...

I really like the t-shirts with the clever sayings, but I'm not real sure I'd stand still long enough to get one on! I hope you have a safe and quiet holiday weekend!

Cathy Keisha said...
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Cathy Keisha said...

Hi, I'm Cathy Keisha, the world's most stunning cat. Too bad you don't have pics of all your fashion creations. I'm more of a sinner than a saint but I think we can still be furrends.

Fr. Tom Fish said...

Yeah, Brian, glad you're on board with my imagination, as usual! Cathy Keisha, I might be working up some drawings for my blog as time goes on, but they'll be stick figures with whiskers.Yes, indeed, I could use beautiful meowdels like you!