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, March 4, 2017

Silence is Golden but is it Golden Enough?

That's it. I've had it. Somebody blabbed to the housekeeper that I had given up stress for Lent.

I don't know how she found out but this is what she put on me today after a couple of old ladies in the parish condos starting beating each other up with their walkers. I happened to be in the hallway at the time and barely escaped with my life.

I ran to the rectory and she immediately whipped out this horrific example of what looks like a "thundershirt," muttering that it isn't just for thunderstorms but for anything that is stressful and it should help calm me down. Think again, my dear tea-towel-wringing witness to my agony..

I think it's an abomination. I think I look ridiculous and it's not doing anything for my stress.

I need a break. If anyone's looking for me, I'll be hiding and I won't say where.


The Florida Furkids said...

We think you look kind of scholarly in that Thundershirt. Mom here is working on giving up worry and superstition....not easy.

The Florida Furkids

Brian's Home Blog said...

Dang, that sounds way too stressful and ruins your whole plan!

Mr Puddy said...

MOL... I won't tell anyone !

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That looks more like a Sunday suit! Let us know when you come out of hiding

meowmeowmans said...

Darn it. Sorry the housekeeper misinterpreted the situation, Father Tom. We hope wherever you're hiding out is stress free!

Deziz World said...

MOL Mommy got one of those thundershirts fur me, years ago. Me purromptly shinnied out of it quicker than she put it on me. See ya' after lent. MOL Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena