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, May 27, 2019

Mancat Memorial Day Thoughts

Hi, catguys and catgals,

Today is Memorial Day and the housekeeper and I were looking around the photos and graphics we've collected over the years and came across a few featuring our own stars and stripes. One had me with a peace sign on my collar and there was another which featured a political statement. I didn't want to use either one.

Here is my favorite, paws down of me sleeping on a rather old colonial version of our flag when our population wasn't all that big and our war casualties hadn't added up quite so much.

Prompting this thought I want to share.

I looked up this guy and he's a Scottish journalist. I respect his comment and find it's so very true.

To all who have given the ultimate sacrifice and to those whose memories confirm Mr. Massie's sentiment, we send our prayers and our thanks.

Have a blessed Memorial Day.



Eastside Cats said...

We honor those who've made the ultimate sacrifice, for our country and for its citizens.

Catscue Catmom said...

Beautiful quote and a lovely Memorial Day photo. Prayers to all who serve today and everyday.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is so true. We owe so much to those who have served so that we can be here today and we owe them mightily. Have some burgers and fun today Tom and Family

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I can see why that first photo is a favorite, it is lovely! Have a safe Memorial Day!

The Florida Furkids said...

We hope you have a blessed Memorial Day too!

The Florida Furkids

Cathy Keisha said...

Pawsome post and I commend you for not using the "happy" word. Love the image of you on the old flag. After all, we were an original colony.

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

Happy Memorial Day, friends!

pilch92 said...

Great photo of you and that quote is so true.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That was such a nice post. We will always remember our heroes.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for this special post, Tom. We are so very grateful for the veterans - human and animal - who gave their all for all of us.

Lone Star Cats said...

Definitely a true quote.