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, February 28, 2022

 *rushes in* Is it time for another post already?

Housekeeper: It's Monday, Tom.

Oh. Sorry, folks. Whatcha got in mind for today, oh housekeeper Julie?

HJ: I guess nothing, really, except it's the last day of February. A packed week is ahead with Lent looming, Fat Tuesday (tomorrow, I think) where you can eat all you want, Ash Wednesday...

Hold it right there. Good thing I caught up on sleep yesterday!

HJ: Yeah, good thing. What are you giving up for Lent, Tom?

Compliments. I'm giving up compliments. 

HJ: Get that grin off your rascal!

I'm loved so I can say anything I want!

Monday, February 21, 2022

The Busy Week is Over

Hello, furriends!

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm happy this is Monday. We had cat cousins visit us and they stayed and stayed and stayed until yesterday...I thought they would never go home and I didn't like them taking over my turf!

Well, they didn't exactly take over, but they got more attention than I think they deserved and even though I tried to be a good host, it was touch and go for a while. Here are some photos to share..a handsome lot, both mancats and some might say, pretty striking!

I think this photo of Mr. Peters is funny since it looks like he has stubby legs..! 

I really shouldn't make fun. Poor guy has to take all sorts of meds since he's suffering from heart failure and has to have a shute-full dispensed twice a day, before meals. Nobody knows how long he has, but we're hoping he'll be around for a long time yet. Hang in, good buddy! 

Here are some more pics:

Chewzy, the other boycat seems to like to adapt his surroundings to him, not the other way around!

Like, who needs this cave? It's much more comfortable to be sat on!

Ssssshhhhh! No wakey-wakey!

The housekeeper can't wait to have them back. I say we're in no great hurry. It did break the monotony for a while, I must admit and since they're relatives, we have to be gracious, no matter what. 

All for now from Destination Hangout!

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day!


It was so funny to catch Bridget and me snuggled up in a cat bed. We've never managed such a thing before, but the housekeeper caught it and I thought I'd share on this day of hearts:

I know...such adorableness! It looks as if I was in the bed first and then she tried to fit herself in. Of course, we all know that if she had been in the bed first, it would have been World War III!! HaHa!!

I like Valentine's Day. It's very heart-warming, get it? Especially when you have a heart-to-heart with someone and your heart's in the right place.

Enjoy this special day in February that makes us smile!


Monday, February 7, 2022

Checking In

Hi, effurryone!!

February is heart month and next Monday, on that exact day, we send valentines to people. They're cards with hearts all over them and all kinds of mushy stuff inside.

Not me. I already gave out catnip roses and they're the gifts that keep on giving. It was a few posts back, but they're still lying around and enjoyed by Penny and Bridget.

Which, in catspeak, means tear the heck out of it.

Hey, I just go with the flow. 

Nothing else going on except too much snow, ice and cold. Spring better not forget about us!

Over and out!