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, June 28, 2021

On the Lookout

Hi, friends!

This is THE week for expecting....

1. My Chewy shipment!

2. The housekeeper will hear yay or nay on a job. How DARE she! Isn't taking care of us
enough for her? Noooo....! The nerve!

3. Hearing about our roof exactly when we can rip off the *%$#@## old one, leaking and
have a new one put on.

4. I get off the chicken stew stuff I had to eat for two full weeks for my crystals. Yay! Now I don't 
have to sneak food off Bridget's dish.

So, we have a lot coming up! The excitement never ends..!

See us bracing ourselves? Hahaha!! 👀

We'll make Penny keep vigil at the window..especially for the chow!

We'll keep you posted..

Have a good Fourth, everybody!



Monday, June 21, 2021

Oh, No...

Oh, widdle-dee-dee and woe is me
It's Monday morn and I can see
Friends bracing themselves for another week
Bridget in charge?!! Time for hidey-hole to seek!

That's the extent of my creativity, taking all of my energy. I'm ready to pass out.

I've decided I'm putting Bridget in charge of the week coming up,
perched on her favorite step, overseeing all the activity and making
sure everything meets her high standards...I know, it can be a bit much, but
the housekeeper is out of control and Penny comes up with too many wisecracks!

So, I have no choice.
Bridget'll be watching!!!

She's sitting on the steps leading up to the attic, one of her favorite places, especially this past winter when she hung out there to catch unsuspecting mice. Can you believe this sweet face would carry a struggling mouse in her mouth? 
I know, me neither.

I'd rather see her play.

But..this week it's all business.

She'll make sure the next stretch of days turns out okay and that, my friends, is a big responsibility!

So until the next Mancat Monday, don't drop your kibble, remember to cuddle and don't make a puddle!! Hehe


Monday, June 14, 2021

This 'n That

 Sorry, guys *flies into the room*

We have so much going on I don't know whether to poop or go blind...

We're waiting to hear from the vet on what's going on with me. I'm paying too much attention to my privates..and I don't mean Army, either, LOL! Anyway,  have to make light of it until we know how serious to take all this stuff.

I thought I'd do an update on everybody..

Bridget's fine, cuddles when she feels like it. Picks on me when she's in one of her moods. I think somebody said something about "tortitude." I guess that's what it is. It does try my patience though.

And, I'll have you know I do get the back end of things a lot with no comment. Hard to know where you stand under these circumstances.

Then, there's Penny. Always wants to know what I'm doing, but won't approach. Tends to hiss. The housekeeper says it's been almost a year and is keeping doors open so Penny can come forward and talk to Bridge and me. She says it's time, hissing or not.

She's not after one of us here, just a toy birdie.

Just trying to hang in.

Is it Friday yet?

Monday, June 7, 2021

Wish I Had Her Energy!

Hi, efurrybody!

Another week, another Monday and full steam ahead!

Penny eats as much as we do, but keeps her slim fizzeek. It's pretty amazing. She's also full of the kind of energy I wish I still had. Oh, I'll play and all, but snoozing is definitely preferable over chasing a toy mouse!

Here she is, ready to pounce! A big gulp of windowsill whiffies and the mouse doesn't stand a chance!


And the knock-'em-dead bunny kicks!

I'm glad I'm not that mouse! (Or, is it a bird, can't tell, lol!)