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 16, 2021

A Week for Penny & Birdie

Hi, furriends!!

This Monday belongs to Penny and her birdie. One of the most fun toys for all of us is the birdie at the end of a wand. The housekeep swings it around and we try to catch it. Lots of times we don't but then we outfox her and turn real quick and pounce!!

Penny likes the birdie, but also wants to chew on the wand. I think she just likes to play with anything that moves..!! There's this real thin belt that gets slid along the floor, and Penny goes after that, too. There's never a shortage of toys. They're always coming into the house like bouncy balls and toy mice with extra catnip which we got from Target.

I'm still getting my glaucoma drops in the right eye which stays closed a good bit after. I hate going through this, but I'm told if I don't, the pressure will get too intense and not good for me or my eye. So, here's to you kids (as I'm winking at you!!)

All for now. If things got any more exciting, I wouldn't know what to do with myself! 



Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is always good to have plenty of toys.
It is not nice to need medication but is important to have it.

The Florida Furkids said...

That looks like a fun toy!!! We're sorry you have to get drops but it's impawtent that you do.

Eastside Cats said...

Keep taking those drops, Tom!
And we'll pretend you are winking at us to be sassy.
When Angel and Chuck were young'uns, the belt from my bathroom was their favorite toy; we drag it along the floor, and they'd pounce and bite and have a rip-roaring time!

da tabbies o trout towne said... sorree bout de medz but yur purrson iz rite...ya gotta takez em ~~~

and penny; pleez say itz knot sew.....knot a BURD ~~~~~~~ deer cod in all de seaz ~~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

Brian's Home Blog said...

Penny sure is having fun and we're glad you are tolerating those eye drops, we sure pray it helps.

The Island Cats said...

That sure looks like a fun toy. Sometimes the wand is as much fun as the toy on the end! Tom, I’m sorry you have to get those drops but I know you can handle it. :)

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Those feathers and danglies on a wand are great toys, as are balls, mice, and the good old yellow catnip bananas!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Tom I think we have that same Birdie and it IS a fun one. Lets all play tomorrow at 2pm as a joint fun time. Glad you are getting your drops even if you dont like them buddy.
Jeepers its good to care for your peepers

catladymac said...

Hurrah for the toys ! And we hope your eye is getting better Tom !

meowmeowmans said...

That toy looks fun, Tom. The stick is always a lot of the fun. MOL!

We sure hope your eye is feeling better soon. XO

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Those toys do look like a lot of fun!
Glad those drops are helping your eye.
Emily kitty wants to know if you are winking at her? :)

Furries said...

We like wand toys too, and we also enjoy chomping on the wand.
I hope your eye drops don't sting, that would be awful. Hopefully they keep your glaucoma well controlled and you will have beautiful, healthy eyes for years to come!