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 30, 2018


Do you ever look at a title and wonder what a book or article is about?

Hey, sportsfans! It's Monday all over again and the start of another week.
Can you believe it's going to be August in two days? Try not to lose any naps over it, tho. It's coming and we can't stop it.

Okay, so what's been going on?
Have I been staying out of trouble?
Not a chance. I had the opportunity of a lifetime and you'll never guess!

I befriended a water god!
Here I am with King Triton. The only pets he ever had were fish, so I was happy to introduce him to the brighter side of pet parenting, that of having a cat. He catches the fish. I eat them. Good show!

Another thing that happened - I discovered someone got all artsy and put me at the bottom of a pool. I like this, although it's not deep enough for swimming, just wading. Wade a minute! Where you going?? Hehe

Okay, so now for the not-so-nice part. As you know, the housekeeper always has to stick her nose in where it doesn't belong and, because she was worried about me drowning, found a solution that has embarrassed the heck out of me. Here it is. Please, don't show this to anybody!

Can you believe it? Kiddie water wings!! On ME!!! Have you ever seen anything so stupid in your life??!!

Okay, so enough about me. Have you had a good summer so far?

Determined to sink my teeth into those annoying appendages, I am
Very truly yours,


Brian's Home Blog said...

Oh yea, I think those swimmie things will be history soon!

Marg said...

Well that isn't a bad idea to wear those swim wings. Just think of the fun you could have just floating around. You all have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

Water wings?? No way!! But be careful of that guy's pitchfork. ;)

Eastside Cats said...

Actually, those water wings look awfully cute on a rough, mancat sort of way, of course! Having a god as a friend can be a good thing!

pilch92 said...

That is cute :) Don't claw them though.

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Ivan from WMD said...

What a very fortuitous friendship, Tom! We sure he'd save you from the seas even if those water wings are pretty cute. Er--we mean stupid, of course.

P.S. We are very much looking forward to August. It means coolerish weather!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

How embarrassing to wear water wings! It sounds like you had a good deal with Triton though.

meowmeowmans said...

But if you're King Triton's pal, surely you don't need water wings, right, Tom? Silly housekeeper!

My Mind's Eye said...

Ohhh this was fun to read...Tom!!
My summer thankfully has been spent in the a/c. Every time the peeps go out they come back complaining about the 3 H sisters, hot, hazy and humid
Hugs madi