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 19, 2018

Fuss and Feathers and Fruit

Oh, lord - he's still here.

Would you believe the housekeeper came by over the weekend just to make sure the priests didn't eat him? She's never here. It's the only time I find peace which was totally wrecked because of this stupid thing.

She calls it a catberry because of the ears. I call it a wuss. Cute, but still a wuss. Because of her showing up on the scene over the weekend, I found myself mostly in Will's bedroom on my windowseat. All that chattering downstairs. You wouldn't believe it. 

I already have plans for our little friend should I get my paws on him. I will decimate his seeds, wipe that smug look off his face and eat him, yum, yum, yummm....

Wait a minute! Here's a thought: Why don't I just get him and bat him under the refrigerator? Or, someplace else dark? Then he'll just disappear and nobody'll know where. He'll rot in the dust, ancient crumbs and spilled catnip. I'll have to decide. This is going to be tough.

Meanwhile, I have to face the continuing saga of the catberry, a showoff who is stealing my thunder.

Hark! What now? A photo shoot? Are you kidding me??

Let's change the subject.
Spring is in the air. Or, so they say. If it is, I sure can't see it.
I know I'm being grumpy. Thanks, friends for letting me vent.

Your soon-to-be vegetarian and always holy man,


Brian's Home Blog said...

That's a pretty darn cute catsberry!

greg-in-washington said...

I have seen a few cat berries but not at this time of year here. I think you are doing a cat berry selfie shoot! It is tempting to eat. Do you start with the ears or not?

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Having comment problem so you might get two. Don't get many cat berries around here this time of year--like I mean none! Where do you start to eat it? I think the ears first! Catberry selfies, how interesting!

Greg (felinecafe)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a cute catberry, but you are much more handsome.

Ivan from WMD said...

Wow, that is something! We've never seen a catberry before, so maybe the photos are warranted, Tom.

The Island Cats said...

We think that catberry would be fun to whap. Hopefully you’ll get the chance, Tom.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood.....we R sorree we hafta add mit; that iz one total lee awesum cat we haz lived for manee manee cat yeerz N haz never seen one....til now !!!! ☺☺♥♥

catladymac said...

I dunno, Tom. Maybe you should give this vendetta up for Lent. After all, it is a sort of tribute to your handsome self ! I mean, it's not like it was a Dog-Berry !
And by the time Lent is over, chances are Catberry may have disappeared anyway.

The Whiskeratti said...

Well, darn, who wants a catberry taking center stage?? Just not right.

meowmeowmans said...

That catberry is cute and all, but can it purr? Or snuggle in a human's lap? Hmmph.