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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and All Celebrations in Between!

Hi, everybody!

A very special holiday is wished for all who read my bloggie. I'm determined to make the New Year better in every way..more mice for me and you! More catnip, too! And, blessings..we don't want to forget Who's in charge..

From mom Julie: In the spirit of Christmas, I just want to share that it's been hard for us to blog. (I'm adding this paragraph after Tom's signing below). All of the old blogs signed by Tom I looked at just these past few days. Call me a sentimental old fool, but realizing he was gone all over again brought me to tears. Even though he has become the character in my books, it still doesn't fill that emptiness that he left behind. Each one of us does whatever it takes to cope with our loves, our losses and what life throws at us day to day. My offering to you is my creativity and stories that feature his clerical, feline lusciousness :) . I hope you enjoy..especially since they're so inexpensive..Tom would never want to be referred to as "cheap." Enjoy..okay, Tom, back to you: 

Tom here: If you have a Kindle or might get one for Christmas, here are a couple of options for you..books I came out with this past year. Easy, fun reads and I'm in them almost on every page!!

Mom Julie put them on holiday special for 99 cents until after Christmas. Feather was first for the bargain price, so I think that ends Christmas Day..but Dog Tags runs a little longer.

Be good, good friends. Hope Santa brings you lots of treats and all good things for your human family. Know you are loved.



Fuzzy Tales said...

A very happy and blessed Christmas and Yule to all of you. It's nice to see a post here. I've pretty much given up on FaceBook; I loathe it.

I can understand about it being difficult to blog. I lost my motivation to do it for the boys after Annie died, though I kept going, at a dwindling pace, for a few years after that. My heart wasn't in it, though. You're right: We all just do what we need to, to cope with life's challenges.

I wish you all the best for 2017; may the new year be kind, be merciful, and be filled with love and joy.

-Kim, Nicki and Derry

Brian's Home Blog said...

We do understand and we miss seeing you here. Merry Christmas from all of us.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Christmas to you too.

Summer said...

Holiday greetings to you... my human rarely looks back at Sparkle's posts because she knows it will make her sad.

Ivan from WMD said...

It's hard, we know. 💔 We do wish you peace, and a Merry Christmas.

The Island Cats said...

We wish you all the happiest of holidays...and all the best for the new year.

Deziz World said...

You never know what's gonna trigger dat feelin' of loss anew. We too are feelin' dat right now as well. We do find some comfurt in knowing those who left us are no longer in pain or sick. Dat's very sweet to offur purrice reductions on your books. We wish ya'll a very Merry and Blest Christmas. Big hugs to all.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Wishing you a beautiful holiday and all the best in the New Year! catchatwithcarenandcody

meowmeowmans said...

We would imagine what you are feeling. We do the same thing with pictures and posts about Moosey and Sammy. Every time we look at our Christmas tree, we're reminded that he loved to lay under it. Just as Zoe does now. Sending you much love, peace and abundant blessings, dear friend. Merry Christmas.

Clooney said...

We have been thinking of you all and have wanted to drop by to say we hope your New Year has started out swell and we wish you love & light in 2017! Congratulations to Mom Julie on all her books, that is fantastic!

Clooney & Neytiri