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, February 22, 2013

A Rest Nest

I love my toy basket

Such a good place to rest

With nip under tail

And bells under nail

Dreams here...

Are the absolute best!

Have a happy weekend, everybody!

Friday, February 15, 2013

High Beams

 Mom Julie has decided to contribute to my post today by writing a poem. She is no Edna St. Vincent Mewlett or Henry Wadsfurrth Longfurrlow, but she'll do:

 There's a new creature
 In town girls and boys
And he's making 
Way too much noise
He's scaring the nip 
Out of all of us, too
With such a big fuss
And the hullabaloo.

They say he possesses
A power scary
Making us all
In awe and wary
His lasers are like ours
It's true
But his are stronger
I'll prove it to you.

Just look at this
And be amazed
Although to some
He does look crazed
Have no fear
As I hear him explain
"It's just my reflection 
No power, no pain."

A little kitty ditty inspired by none other than just some shiny wood floor, but look at my reflection.

Even my toys are afraid to move!


Thanks to everyone for your patience as we are so busy right now..we'll visit when we can. Know we're always thinking of you..

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Inspiration for Cat Transport?

Okay, here's a question for you:

Do you know what a DDPTU is?

You have thirty seconds to answer.

(I borrowed the Jeopardy theme)

Give up?

It stands for Double Decker Pet Transport Unit!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

--Tom (I'm on top) and Tinker (bottom bunk)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Adder Girl: Beauty Only Fur Deep

Some people think that my sisfur Anastasia would win Miss Congeniality in any Feline beauty contest, paws down. Between you and me, Miss Moody would be more like it.

You'd never know she was anything but sweet.

Her bites are playful, her little whisker pouches so cute.

Sometimes she'll grab hold of the dangly toy and sometimes she'll just watch it swing back and forth.

That's the sweet side of her.  She's fun to watch because she's so fluffernuttery pretty and funny.

But, hold onto your nip nanners, folks, because the ladycat has a dark side. Actually her dark side is connected to her backside. If you have any ideas of messing with the aft end of this cat, there is hell to pay, I kid you not.

(sorry, no combat pics)

This is what happened: Mom Julie was crouched down helping Anastasia with her toilette and all of a sudden, ears pinned back and--snake strike! It all happened so fast! She had never done it before, even tho she's known to give a love bite or two. Mom Julie shrieked and I ran. I think Tinker was sleeping.

Maybe it was because she had received a hygiene trim at the vet just last week and hadn't recovered. There, she raised holy hell, screaming like a banshee when they went to shave her nether regions, or so I heard..::ahem::

Anyway, it turns out she doesn't like anything coming at her from behind.

Uh-oh. Check out the ears..

I wonder who's
sneaking up on her now..
(can you see me?)

Shhhh...don't tell her!

Have a great weekend, furriends and don't let anybody sneak up on you!