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, April 23, 2018

The Bard Meets the Mancat

Hello, oh great fans of the Bard - aka William Shakespeare!

Today is his birthday. I don't know where or how he's celebrating, but I'll bet he's still writing his sonnets and his plays. Just because you pass on doesn't mean you quit. They probably had pen (or quill) and paper ready for him when he entered the pearly gates. You didn't know there was a little heavenly general store, did you?

Before I get carried away with my imagination, let me share with you my own personal tribute.

Friends, how could I resist? Don't I make a great Bard?

I confess I did take some liberties with his sonnet, but what's a cat to do? I might just have a couple more up my velvet sleeve..

Let's see:

"Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend (William)
With thoughts of credit limits without end?"(Tom)

"Then let not winter's ragged hand deface (William)
When spring and flowers can take its place." (Tom)

"In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes (William)
There are other parts long since revised." (Tom)

Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare. Thanks for the material!

Admiringly yours,


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We like your sonnet!

The Whiskeratti said...

You have such a fine paw. Such sharp wit! Mr. S is good, sure, but really he's no match for YOU.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Your sonnet is much more interesting.

Eastside Cats said...

Forsooth, methinks you've got it!

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Did you know...

Did you know that Peep #1 broke her toe in class while studyin' one of Shakespeare's sonnets?

Yeah. THAT is how weird my peep is.


da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....ewe makez a total lee awesum bard......we iz knot sure how ta tranz late trout speech inta shakespearez we will just say ... happee birth day dood !! ☺☺♥♥

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

So good it could become a regular feature, methinks!

Cathy Keisha said...

Great sonnets! Today is Talk like Shakespeare Day and you talked better than him.

Ivan from WMD said...

We think he got quite the chuckle for your efforts, Tom!