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, October 1, 2010

Hail to the Chief

I love how brave Indians always look in their pictures, especially chiefs. For people who were rumored to be afraid of the camera, they adapted to the new contraption rather well. You could say they were even photogenic. Geronimo here looks very handsome and brave. He doesn't look as if he were ever afraid of anything--white man, buffalo or a Krispy Kreme franchise.

On the other hand, look at me here, not looking very pleased. If I remember right, I was hoisted rather unceremoniously under the ribcage, my fur every which way and pawing the air for dear life. I was miserable, but that's no excuse.

I promise to be a better sport in the future. Like Geronimo or Sitting Bull. I need to project the sort of face that is composed and fearless, instead of ticked off and ready to spit nails..

Wait a minute..hold everything. What am I talking about? 

I just noticed something. The more I look at Geronimo, the more I realize he's ready to spit nails, too. He looks mad and just might use that rifle..

Aaah..Maybe I'm a lot like a chief, after all...



Brian's Home Blog said...

I must say, you don't look too happy, but all will be fine soon...but you can still be a chief if you want!

Fr. Tom Fish said...

What name would I have? Big Chief Hurling Balls might work.

Mariodacat said...

he he - you don't look pleased, but you are still gorgeous.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Whiskers, I lost you. Thank you SO much for coming to see me. xoxo

The Island Cats said...

Haha! The Indians never did seem to learn that you need to smile for the camera!!

Fr. Tom Fish said...

You're right, Island Cats. They were way too serious. Admiral, I love to go visiting and I appreciate your returning the compliment! And, all I can say to Mariodacat is--oh, poo, you can't mean it ::looks up shyly:: but thank you!

Marg said...

You both look a little miffed. But as you know, cats rule, so you can look grumpy if you want to. Have a great Sunday.

Oskar said...

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Jans Funny Farm said...

You sure don't look happy but cats should not be hoisted. That's rude. You should be lifted.

SeaThreePeeO said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on our blog.

We have to say that when the camera comes out, we're mostly ready to spit nails too.