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, December 20, 2021

Christmas is Coming!

Hi, furriends!

How did Christmas get here so fast?

One minute it's turkey, and the next minute it's the Christmas goose. Well, not really. We don't cook goose around here unless you count when the housekeeper yells, "Tom, your goose is cooked if you don't get away from..., or if you don't stop carrying on..(or whatever.)" I guess it means I'm in trouble if I keep doing what I'm doing. A silly expression if you ask me.

It wasn't that long ago that Bridget was playing with a pretty snowflake hanging on the window..

Now there are all sorts of things hanging on our big tree set up in the living room. Everything got thrown on it but the kitchen sink! 

Here's a favorite cat toy we got last year. Anyone for a nip?

It sure looks full-size, doesn't it? It's actually only about two and a half inches tall!

After the tree was put up, Bridget suddenly got frisky and wanted to play.  Me, I just take things in stride..

One of our many nutcrackers sits under the tree, wide-eyed as usual. We have the frog prince nutcracker who's really cool, too! He'll be along later...

Hope your days leading up to Christmas are extra-special ones. We'll be having more days with the housekeeper since she won't be traveling the roads in the early morning hours like she's been doing. 

It's funny when she gets ready to head out the door. She says, "Are you ready for my apology treats?"
Of course, we always are ready for treats. These are called apology since she feels guilty for leaving us.

Have a very Merry Christmas, you beautiful and special furriends! We love you and hope the happiness of the holidays carry you through all of next year. (which can stop right where it is..we're not quite ready for it yet!!!)

Purrs and hugs,

~Tom, Bridget, Penny & the housekeeper Julie xoxoxo


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Your tree looks lovely. Merry Christmas to all of you.

Brian's Home Blog said...

I'm glad you're having fun with the pretty decorations and the treats are a welcome bonus!

Eastside Cats said...

Oh, received our card!
I thought it looked a bit like The PO'M.
Merry Christmas!

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

We thought Christmas would never get here and worried we would live to see it but here we are and here it is right around the corner with snow in the forecast! How good is that?! It will be a long haul until the next Christmas so don't hold back on this one! Merry Christmas to you guys!

The Island Cats said...

We have a lot of geese outside but I don’t think any of them are gonna get cooked. :) Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

pilch92 said...

Nice tree. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

meowmeowmans said...

We're pretty surprised that Christmas is almost here, too, Tom!

Your decorations looks so festive, and we are glad you'll all have some extra time with the Housekeeper real soon. Hugs and Love to you all!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I love that first photo :)
wishing you all a happy Christmas
Winston and Emily

John Bellen said...

Thank you again for your kind words about Tucker - and the way I described him. He was a good friend to me, and always will be. But I don't need to tell anyone who has had and lost a pet what the feelings are. Each person suffers grief in the same way and in different ways. Have a blessed Christmas.

Mr Puddy said...

Merry Christmas to all