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.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Battle Wounds

What could be more appropriate on a day that is dedicated to our catmanliness??

Recently I was engaged in a Viking battle that we won, by the way. But, before I get into that, I have some spainin' to do:

Cats have nine lives. For me that means I have some parallel lives. I know, I thought this was bogus, too, but it explains my infrequent exploits and the traces they leave behind.

For instance, I, Father Tom Fishworthy, in an alternate universe recently was invincible Viking General Fishgar the Horrible, ruthless with man and mouse.

Here I am in my helmet. Do you like my horns?

Very proud in my full battle regalia depicted on my victory poster. I have a hankie from the Lady Fishgar tucked into my armor next to my heart.

 A leader should always be on the battlefield with his men. It's great for ESPRIT DE CLAW...!

Well, I was so caught up in everything that I didn't notice I had an injury. Alas!! A sword point down my nose, drawing blood!

And it has remained! Even though I have returned from my journey it is there for all the world to see!

The housekeeper was bereft and has gone about clucking and putting on some healing salve.

In true mancat fashion, I am enduring all the attention.

I'm hoping for at least a scar.

~All for now until my next adventure,

I am your faithful servant and courageous mancat,



wildcatwoods said...

Thank you for stopping by our post for Mr Kitty. It helps to know others care.

Brian's Home Blog said...

YIKES! We hope that heals up to your satisfaction!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...we likes de litnin bolt on yur chest two !!! ya noe
if yur scar heelz compleet lee; ya can all wayz getta tat two !!

:) ♥♥

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

A scar is very mancatly.

Ivan from WMD said...

Oh my!

The Island Cats said...

that must have been some battle!

Cara n Crew said...

you'll have the ladycats in even more of a swoon with a scar, Tom :)

pip, minnie, hollie, TL

pilch92 said...

I hope you feel better soon.

The Whiskeratti said...

Wow, what happened?? Your poor nose.

Katie Isabella said...

OH! Oh oh OH! I think I feel faint seeing such mancatliness up close like this. Sirrah, I did not know you were THIS fetching. Tom, I shall watch you with adorning eyes always. And I may ask Mom to save that epic photo of you in your armor! I'll post it in my girl cave.

meowmeowmans said...

Me-OUCH. Your poor nose! How did that happen???