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, October 25, 2021

Hallo! Hallo! Anybody There?

Happy Monday, furriends!

The end of this week brings us Halloween. I don't know how much the holiday really means to us cats, but we do know those of us (not me) with all black fur might have a little too much attention paid and we need to be careful.

To me, black cats are the coolest. They are mysterious, magical and their eyes tempt you to look into their souls. Like my friend Cosmo who comes around once in a while to say hello. (Yeah, I noticed it, too. He's put on a little weight. He always talks about livin' the good life!)

This photo was taken in the spring/summer when he really makes it a point to visit. If I see him this week I'll wish him a happy Halloween, tell him we'll have treats for him if he insists on venturing out past nightfall!

For all of you, I hope you have a good week and a happy Halloween next weekend. Here's one of my special graphics to celebrate!

Monday, October 18, 2021

A Change in Routine

Hi, furriends!

This is the week that gets us all closer to Halloween which is next week, so I'll save creepy, crawly images until then...

I've noticed that Bridget and I have gotten more clingy when it comes to catmom and housekeep Julie..I ask for my back to be rubbed and ears scratched and chest fur combed and Bridget follows her around like a puppy dog, but meowing..Here she is torturing"helping" repot our lipstick plant.

You have to see the plant and its "lipsticks." Kinda cool!

We miss our human since she's out working the salt mines, so she says, even though only part-time. Her not being here takes a big chunk out of our routine. Oh, sure, we sleep a lot, look out the window and do all kinds of things, Penny included, but when it's lunch time, there's no opening of the fridge, sounds of plates on the counter or the smell of our food.

Finally, she gets home and we greet her at the door. I think she's as happy to see us as we are to see her! We immediately get treats and a promise of a good, hearty dinner an hour or so later.

We know her absence is only temporary. She thanks us for being patient, hinting at special kitty stuff for us that Santa Claws will bring. 

That's good enough for us, plus the extra attention!

Have a good week ahead!

~Tom, Bridget & Penny xoxoxo


Monday, October 11, 2021

Doing My Stretches

 Hi, my furry friends!

And, here we are...another Monday, but this time, I'm geared up for a good week!

I'm even back to my exercises, doing stretches so I can stay limber and maintain my exquiseet fizzeek! What sort of exercises do you do?

I can't put my foreleg behind my head yet, but I'm working on it! 

And, remember, to stretch your mind as well as your body for a completely awesome you!


Monday, October 4, 2021

Selfies on Parade!

Hi, furriends!

I thought I would do something a little different this week.

We want to show you our best sides, or some sides...hehe

Starting with Selfie #1 - me

#2 Selfie  - Bridget

Very shy yet queen of the stairs..she always wants me to say the password before I can get by her..I say, "Is it meow?" Of course, every time, it is and she lets me go....

#3 Penny or we've started calling her Penny-wise

So that's the three of us, our best looks on parade!

Have a good week!