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, November 25, 2019

I Live With Turkeys!

(Entry republished from 11/2018)

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!

Monday, November 18, 2019

What's Not Funny?

Hey, kids..furkids, that is!

Howyadoin'? I have a problem. I don't think my friend Bridget understands me. Or, at least, my sense of humor. I think the world around me is good for a lot of laughs, but she doesn't see it that way.

Here's a good for instance:

I like her and all, but she often either misses the point in our conversations or has no sense of what's funny, like with the car looking in the window. I wonder if that'll change over time as she gets to know me better, maybe?

Meanwhile, she is completely unaware that I can read her mind. I know EXACTLY what she's thinking. Heck, I think I'll find me a new girlfriend..

This one's awfully cute, though.
Maybe she's just pretending and is secretly enjoying my comment.
Maybe that's it!

Remember, furry friends:

A man who laughs always keeps a smile inside - (Ancient feline cave scratching)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Vets Who Had No Trouble Minding Their Own Business

Hey, boys and girls on this Veterans Day..

I know none of us cats are veterans of any conflict or war, but we have in our circle of friends and family a whole bunch of veterans representing the different branches of the military. The housekeeper talks about how all the branches are represented in her family except for the Coast Guard..I better be careful! She might put me in a uniform and throw me on a boat!

We want to honor those who served our country, but we also want to do something different this Veterans Day. Just a few minutes ago, we found out that about half of returning veterans after WWII went into business for themselves. Most of the time it was a bunch of them who got together and brainstormed. Along with that, we heard it was really tough to get back in the swing of civilian life after harrowing experiences overseas. They did make lasting friendships, though, with those who shared so much and still do so today.

Here's the article that lets us take a glimpse into the world of post-war entrepreneurships (sp?): including Sam Walton's idea of a discount store...its name escapes me, hahaha!!

So hats off! For some, it'll be wallets out as we support those who decided to strike out on their own
after doing their country proud.

Proud to be an American
and God bless the USA,

Monday, November 4, 2019

Hats Off to This Annual Event!

Hello effuryone on this Monday as holidays are fast approaching.

This an important day today, one for thoughtful consideration of the planet we live on.

courtesy of the Cat Blogosphere

I can't help but think that so many of us around the world are conscious of how important our climate is and how we impact it and how it impacts us. At the same time, there are those who completely ignore this and we can't seem to knock it into their heads or those we join in this effort, are far too lenient when it comes to emissions and overall concern on the part of the population.

I know, pretty deep thinking for this old cat.

For instance, don't let India slide for the next three years, giving them until 2023 to clean up their act.
I think I remember their being given all that time by somebody-or-other. Too lenient.

As far as all the other peace-related topics-grudges, ignorance and politics get in the way of peace in other parts of the world.

That's as far as I'm going to stir that kettle of fish!

We entrust our leaders to respect our thoughts and wishes and act accordingly.

So there. National Election Day is tomorrow..I don't vote, but I'll ask any human reading this that we can easily tie today and tomorrow together.

Over and out,