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, July 2, 2018

Always Something to Say

Hi, Mancat Monday friends!

I've never been at a loss for words. The only trouble is, they're usually not mine unless they're a reaction in the spur of the moment. Like when old lady Patsy Gubbers grabbed me in the confessional, rudely restrained me while at the same time waving my paw at Father Will.

"Put me down, you scrawny old bag!" I said. Of course, she doesn't understand me which is good. She'd be offended, but then forget all about it. Will is the only one who understands what I say which cracks him up.

I overhear sayings like this which are kinda cool - but for me, confusing:

So when does past begin? Oh, and then there's the expression "ancient history." Uh-oh. I'm over-thinking again.

The housekeeper collects quotes and sayings, so there's always a bunch of them.

There are some I remember and others I'm glad to forget.

There's one little saying which I heard and happily remember but never shared with anybody since I heard it before I became a man of the cloth. Would you like to know what it is?

It's a little on the romantic side. Let's see if I remember how it goes:

"I ran up the door, opened the stairs, said my pajamas and put on my prayers, 
turned off my bed, tumbled into my light
And all because he kissed me good night."

Isn't that sweet? I truly am a softie.

Do you have anything you want to share? If not, that's ok. Just give me a howdy!

Ramblingly yours,


The Florida Furkids said...

That quote is kind of interesting for us too! We're MOL @ that saying!!

The Florida Furkids

Eastside Cats said...

Ahh, to be head-over-heels in love!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Well I do like that yesterday thing, I shall ponder on it. Howdy!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....we epic failed math at skewl sew de math: two dayz quote: iz knot makin centz ta uz either....we will hit commint now.. sew two dayz iz knot yesterday ;)

~~~~~~~ happee week a head ☺☺♥♥

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a cute saying and it made me smile.

The Island Cats said...

We like that one, Tom. Guess kissing makes humans a little crazy.

catladymac said...

William Faulkner said "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."

There's a parody to the old song "After the Ball Was Over"

"After the ball was over
Sally took out her glass eye,
Put her cork leg in the corner,
Hung up her wig to dry.
Put her false teeth in the water,
Hung her wax ear on the wall -
And all that was left of her jumped into bed
After the ball !"

I wonder if the housekeeper knows that one ?

meowmeowmans said...

That saying kind of sums up that fun and exhilarating giddy stage of romance, doesn't it, Tom? Hugs to you and the gang!

Smudge said...

Yesterday today was tomorrow, and tomorrow today will be yesterday. A dad favorite from George Harrison's "Ding Dong Ding Dong".