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 2, 2021

An Op-Ed by Tom, Not Ed


You know what the trouble with Monday is?
I finally figured it out.
It's like standing at the beginning of a rope bridge stretched across a deep ravine. Only 
thing is, with the bridge, you can look over to the other side.
On the Monday that begins our week we can't.
That's the problem.
We can't see next weekend from here.
No telescope, no binoculars, no birds to fly over and back to tell us it's there..
It's frustrating and a disgrace. There outta be a law!

Now, let's see..

We had a Gotcha Day celebration for Penny. She spent the day under the covers. 
I guess she didn't want all the fuss. 

I saw my heart doc and my ticker's tickin' away. I saw it on a big, black screen and
there was my thickened wall, but nothing to worry about yet.

Our neighbor is moving. They were sooo nice and our time with them was much too
short. I'm glad there are no changes pending in my little world. I'm gonna stick close
for the time being. 

Hope you all are well and let's cross the old bridge together. Next weekend, here we come!

Nap first!


Brian's Home Blog said...

I'm sure glad your ticker is doing good!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood.....we iz happee yur heartz in good shape and we hope it stayz that way manee yeerz a head ♥♥♥♥♥

penny; did we say happee gotcha day two ewe....we canna rememburr; if we dinna, heerz happee wizhez, mice creem in dizhez and best fizhez....under de bed soundz like a grate palce ta sell a brate ta uz...

and burdz wood just LIE...bout whatz ta come ... sew.....


Timmy Tomcat said...

When the ticker is ticking things are clicking

The Island Cats said...

Y’know Tom? That’s a pretty good description of Monday. Wouldn’t it be nice to know how the week was going to go? Glad your ticker is good.

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Monday is like standing at the bottom of a mountain looking up at the top where Saturday is. Or is it Friday? I'm losing the metaphor . . .

Eastside Cats said...

Tom, we aren't ready to let you go anywhere, so take care!
Happy Gotchaversary, Penny.
Am hoping that Monday's won't be as Mondayish when I retire...but we don't know when that will be?!?

catladymac said...

Glad you got good news from your vet ! Purrs !

meowmeowmans said...

Tom, we're glad your heart's doing okay and still ticking. Happy Gotcha Day to Penny!

And the problem with Monday is it's not Saturday or Sunday. Haha.

Smudge said...

Nap first indeed! Glad the ticker's doing fine. I just had an appointment, too, and all in all I'm still alive. Here's hoping next week's a little more uplifting!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am glad your ticker is good, Tom. When I was in the hospital I had to wear a monitor for the 4 days I was in and my ticker is good too. It is always nice to know that at least something is working properly.