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 17, 2020

Penny Update and Our First Meeting!

Hi, fellow kitties on this Mancat Monday!

As promised, we have quite the update for you all, including photos..we'll do those first:

She loves Bouncy Mouse...

And then, there's her scratcher (handed down from Bridget and me) with a yummy dusting of nip!

As I mentioned in the last post, Penny was a stray who decided to stay, part Siamese with a beautiful coat that you can see in these photos. She's only 6.2 pounds, very tiny and cute as a button! The housekeeper calls me Grandpa Tom just to make Penny feel safe, hehe, but no worries. I did meet her face-to-face already..

And, it happened by mistake!

We had a problem with our fridge over the weekend and there was a lot of scurrying going on, food taken out, the unit unplugged to thaw and ice put in afterwards. With all the back and forth and the ice being in the sunroom, the door was left open and in I went!!

Penny and I were about a foot apart and she was so sweet, no hissing, just a shy smile.

We received big congrats from the housekeeper, at first worried, but happy everything went well.

Oh, and the fridge has recovered for now, back to the same grunts and noises we've heard all along.

Have a good week, friends!



Brian's Home Blog said...

That's some really good progress, keep it up! I'm glad the fridge is okay now.

Furries said...

Penny is beautiful. I'm glad she's settling in to your house and you're making a new friend. I hope the fridge keeps fridging.

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Glad to hear at your first meeting you both behaved yourselves!

Eastside Cats said...

It's good to hear that Penny was unperturbed when you sauntered into her quarters with ne'er a by-your-leave!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

penny; ewe bee gorgeouz

take it frum uz; trooth, tom N bridget N mom iz like de best....we hope bee for long ewe all iz chillaxin round that fridge... hopin ta spy a steak ore 15 ....with hintz ta de mom purrson ta put em on de grill and share... fora happee gotcha day partee ♥♥♥☺☺

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Penny is very pretty. Well done for being the perfect gentleman, Tom.

Catscue said...

Oh what a pretty girl! I'm so glad you two are getting along so well. Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere little Penny, we're happy to meet you!

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

How lovely that you and Penny are getting along :)
She looks very sweet!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Penny sure has the looks Tom. You will have to set up a defensive purrimeter to keep Man-Cats away!

Cathy Keisha said...

Nice to meet the new cat in the house. She is pretty. No hissing is good cos I heard a rumor she was a hisser but everyone loves you, Tom.

Ivan from WMD said...

Penny has such an interesting coat! We're glad the meeting went well!

The housekeeper's fridge doesn't happen to be a GE from about 2001, does it? Our mom could tell her what to look for if it's acting squirrely.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like awesome progress, Tom! We sure hope your fridge keeps up the good work.