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.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Is Nothing Sacred?

One of Mary Lou's favorite candies is the dark chocolate nonpareil. If you ever want to get on her good side, then you might want to get a bag of the little chocolate yummies for her. You know the ones I mean.

This is an embarrassing story to tell, but tell it I must. 

One day, while she was sifting through my catbox leavings, Will rather thoughtlessly and I think to be funny, pointed out that they looked like nonpareils, lightly dusted with the colored granules of litter. At first, Mary Lou didn't know what he meant. He, being the verbal klutz that he is, felt obligated to explain.  She was horrified and got so unbelievably mad. Of course, I heard all about it from Will when he couldn't sleep because he felt so terrible about what he said.
She's not thrilled to have to clean up after me anyhow, but to have my haphazard, half-buried deposits tastelessly referred to as looking like her favorite candy was too much. She refused to speak to Will for the longest time and only opened up after one of the Temptation Nine meetings when the subject was foot-in-mouth incidents and he took the opportunity to confess (now there's a switch).

I was there and saw it all. It was like a wave, all heads turned toward Mary Lou who stumbled all over herself, saying how sorry she was for over-reacting. They hugged and then Will gave her a box of homemade nonpariels the size of silver dollars which made her cry.

All of this stress gave me the worst case of constipation ever.
Hope I didn't gross everybody out too much. --Tom


Brian's Home Blog said...

I can help but wonder, what would she do for a Klondike Bar?

Fr. Tom Fish said...


Brian, if this cat had seams, that comment would have busted them wide open!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh boy! Our Mommy says our "deposits" remind het of fried shrimps. We say Mommy is strange...

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh those are our favorite chocolates also! We buy a few bags of homemade ones in a little German town of Leavenworth Washington at Christmas time....they are very special, and yummy.
We loved your story was funny but I am sure you were mad as a hatter when it happened!
Love Miss Peach

Mishkat said...

We're laughing at the story and at the comments! Too funny!

We feel that since humans invented litterboxes, they should have to deal with the consequences - especially since we are nice enough to use them.

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a story. Jan isn't too happy about the comparison either but since she doesn't share her candy with us, we think it serves her right.

Cathy Keisha said...

Er, what were the homemade nonpariels the size of silver dollars made of. He didn't scoop them out of your box, did he?

Kiril Kundurazieff said...

Now that's my type of Blog post, hee, hee! ;-D

Thanks for coming by my palce this afternoon.

Hope you saw the link to part 2, and then part 3, of the search for KC's Roots! ;-D

Nikita Cat