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, August 20, 2018

A Rundown

Just like a pendulum swing, we're at the beginning of the week again!
(notice I don't mention the "M" word any more, haha!)

Hope you've all been well since we met here last. I've been beside myself - and I didn't even have to be standing by a mirror! The reverends and I each have our responsibilities. Jack, the older guy, has his buddies in the old parish school, now condos. He hangs out there a lot. I'm convinced some of them are a bad influence.

Will, the only one who understands me, has his own respective flock, people who like him, especially the ladies. Ooh-lala! Many a heart goes a-flutter when he gives the benediction!

Anyway, I don't know what the big deal is. He puts his pants on like every other priest.

And finally the housekeeper. I feel obligated to mention her, otherwise she might not feed me. She's okay. That's when she's not vacuuming, dusting, fretting, or gossiping. I take that back. If she didn't gossip, I couldn't eavesdrop.

So, that's my tribe and of course, all the people who make up the congregation, always keeping me on my toes!

Here are a couple I've been wanting to mention: I love these guys. They crack me up. Ed is on the left, Paul right.

(maybe I should suggest a good tailor, what do you think?)



Brian's Home Blog said...

You have a wonderful bunch of humans!

The Island Cats said...

MOL! They are a couple of characters for sure!

Marg said...

Good to see you Tom. We love the two guys discussing the new cat. You all have a fantastic day.

pilch92 said...

You are a funny guy :)

Eastside Cats said...

Tom, apparently you are a unique cast of characters at your beck-and-call!

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Nice to have a laugh at the beginning of the week!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's hysterical!

meowmeowmans said...

You certainly do have some interesting humans around you, Tom. Ed and Paul are funny!

Ivan from WMD said...

It's nice you have so many in your family, Tom!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I have been away for the week, now here I am and it is almost the start of another week. Sometimes the pendulum seems to swing faster than others.
You have a good tribe, and Ed and Paul seem a right pair of characters.