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 27, 2020

Picking on Bridget...Again

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Hope you're all safe..lots of hurricanes hitting landfall and Bridget hopes she's not too late..
She's volunteering herself to hold down roofs, piles of lumber and sheetrock as the winds gust out of control...

Okay...out of the kindness of my pea-pickin' heart, I'll not have this photo any bigger than necessary..AND I admit the camera angle isn't the most flattering, but who can blame me?

Hope you all stay safe with the crazy stuff going on, that you keep the fires burning for those of you having wintry weather and for the rest of us trying to stay cool, let's continue to do our best to batten down the hatches in more ways than one.

Love you all..and yes, Bridget, too.  Come over here, you beautiful baby and give me a smakerooo...


Monday, July 20, 2020

Windowsill Thoughts

Hi and welcome to my Mancat Monday post! (friends are always welcome - this is for people who may come around secretly...I DO have secret admirers, you know, hehe)

Windowsills and gazing out at the world is a great way to go through one's thoughts and ponder why things are the way they are.

Sometimes Bridget joins me in my ponderin'. Then she tells me to shut up. I just ignore her.

This here's been bugging me: Why do we say sunrise and sunset? The sun doesn't move. It's the earth doing all the heavy lifting, yet the sun gets credit and is the topic of poetry and descriptions in fanciful fiction. Oh, and songs...sunrise, sunset..sunrise, sunset..They keep repeating their wrongness!!

There are other things that bug me, but I won't go into those now. I love the sun, as all of us cats do, but the earth with all the trees, birds, and - let's not forget, mice - is pretty special, too.

Have a good week!


Monday, July 13, 2020

Do You Know the Way?

Hi, guys!

I don't know what it is, but Bridget keeps taking over my space here on my...MY blog!

She thinks just because it's her day to be on my Facebook page that it entitles her to be here. Well, not exactly. It's only an unusual circumstance and it involves bugs.

You see, they see her in the window and figure they can stop and ask for directions. Honestly!! We've been keeping a dish full of water down where the chipmunks and groundhogs can reach. The bugs come by, too, like a rest stop or something, and ask for directions to a spot on their particular journey. I don't know how she knows how they get there, but she does..!!!

See me at the other window?? Hehehe

Have a good week, my friends, and if you see bugs, send them to Bridget!


Monday, July 6, 2020

Bridget Goes A-Hunting

Hi, everyone!

Hope you had a good Fourth. Ours was a quiet one. In between naps, I visited friends online, providing my two cents and well wishes in between naps.

Bridget was busy, not taking much to amuse her. She gets all excited when she hears activity under furniture or in the kitchen. It's like she wants in on a world that makes it a point to hide from us.

"Beware!" I cry as she sticks her nose where it probably doesn't belong. She is the curiosityest cat I've ever known. Sometimes, I'll look with her and see nothing. Of course, it gets the housekeeper off her fanny as she comes over and looks, bringing a flashlight.

"There it is!" A web with a tiny bug in it as Bridget swishes her tail with glee. All that fuss over something you can barely see.

Not me. I have better things to do and I've been there, done that. At 11 years old, I'm much more relaxed and take the world in stride. Bridget is only 6 and she's still making discoveries.

The only discoveries I've made are mats, groundhogs out the window, or an occasional bee flying by, asking for directions..hehe

Have a happy Monday, friends!

Tom and Bridget  xoxoxo