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, May 30, 2022

Early Morning Vigil

 Hello, furriends

This post is going to be quick because I have to get back to my post. There's been a lot of outside activity around here lately and even though we're inside kitties, there are still enough windows for us to keep tabs on who comes around.

This is where we're stationed in the living room this morning. The housekeeper said the deer have returned and are sleeping right by one of our big bushes. I haven't seen them, but a neighbor said last year a mother and her fawn were seen crossing our yard after sleeping here overnight.

We have three big windows facing east where I'm sitting and Bridget seems to always take charge of the south side. Sometimes we'll hear something and try to figure out which window will tell us what or who it is! 

If Bridget stays downstairs, it's probably another cat or animal. If she rushes up the stairs to the attic, then a human has come to the door. It's kinda funny..!

Have a restful day furriends. We're hoping there won't be too much foot or paw traffic today.

Monday, May 23, 2022

After Effects

Hi, furriends!

A few of you have put us to shame. You've come up with the coolest art and we haven't really shown any artsy stuff, I don't think, ever. Not that we haven't created any, mind you. It just wasn't something we thought of to show off here.

Soooo....*drum roll please* ... to make up for it, we invite you to take a gander at these and tell us what you think!

Yesterday was World Goth Day and a long time ago, we created a goth version of me!!


Then there's this:

and finally:

" dear Watson, you didn't see me hiding in the shadows?"

All for now, furriends!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Hi, furry folks!

Even once-a-weekers run out of ideas on what to post.

So, here's our best attempt for this Monday:



and To the Point..

For those of you meeting us for the first time, it's me Tom at the top
Penny midway down and above, Bridget...

Have a good week, furriends!

Monday, May 9, 2022

That Cat Can't Smell!

Hi, furriends!

We have a surprise in our post today!

Our first real show of spring. This was taken right after a morning rain.

Here's another flower with...*gasp* a kitty that's not any of us!

She does look a little like Penny, though, doesn't she?

Bridget and I'll be sharing our adventures next week!

Happy spring!

Monday, May 2, 2022

Sunbathing or Bathed by Sun and Bridget

Hi, furriends!

Once again the housekeeper catches us. This time in a rare bathing experience for me while lying in the sun! I squiggle just looking back on this.

I have yet to return the favor, but Bridget doesn't mind. She's all about making me happy. That is, until I tick her off, hahaha!!

If the above photo only whets your appetite for more, here's more...!!!!!

I know...can you stand it??

Hey...Bridge...don't forget inside the ears!!