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, June 4, 2018

Mr. Grumpy Strikes Again!

Hey, furguys and furgals!

I had a good weekend. I really like posting on Mondays while things are fresh in my mind.

I couldn't believe it - so often I heard a word connected with us, yet not connected - to whit:

SOURPUSS and PUSS indicate a bad mood or sour temper like this one (heaven forbid!)

I know, a real corker!

Then, there's SNAGGLEPUSS. I don't have a photo for this one, but it's descriptive enough, I guess.

Oh, here's a good one: SEA PUSS. No, it's not one of us adapted with fins, it's defined in Webster's as an undertow along the seashore. I'll not show water on here should the very sight of it cause undue stress.

As far as our friend Mr. Grumpy goes, I have one word for him:


All for now, dear furriends.
I'll see what I can do for him. Maybe you have some ideas?

All yours - allways,


Brian's Home Blog said...

Oh dear, really sour is really not good!

Eastside Cats said...

Sometimes the outside face doesn't reflect the inside personality! Have never heard of a sea puss before...thanks for the info.

pilch92 said...

I agree, it is better to be positive.

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Never really thought about those phrases. Probably never will again! I think the photo with your beak is extremely disturbing to say the least! As for the dog eating magnets--well, what do you expect from a dog anyway? Have a great week!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....kitteh one haz been inta de crankee azz cat chow !! :) ☺☺♥♥

Ivan from WMD said...

Tom, you know a lot of unusual words!

That dog cartoon made us laugh!

Lone Star Cats said...

MOL, dat cartoon of da dog are too funny!

meowmeowmans said...

We think sweet is better than sour, any day!