Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bridgelet - The Youngest In Our Family

Happy Gotcha Day, little Bridget!

That was the name we all gave you when you came into our lives. Now, you answer to Bridgie, Bridgelet, and Bridgie-poo, especially when mommy chirps!

 Who knew when we rescued you from a place where people took their garbage, dumped their leaves  and where you were loved by a little old man in a little one-room house that you would be such a charmer?

Who always knows her place.
The adults get hissy, you steer clear and let it pass.

"Tinker gets cranky sometimes. Probably his arthritis."

Always wants to play.
I have a feeling the kitten in you will remain well into adulthood.

"Having fun with my big brother Chopin!"

Has a good appetite.
You have always enjoyed a good meal, even from others' plates!

"Mmmm. I say, that sure looks good!"

And, you listen.
You know what "no" means and that keeps you out of trouble.


We love you, our brightly-furred little one! And, honestly, when the oldsters are sound asleep,
you know you can find fun with Chopin. He, especially, is happy you're here.

~And so are we!

Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, and Chopin (and Tom)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

We Like to Reminisce

Back -- way back - there was a poetry contest.

People attending a writer's conference in Pittsburgh were invited to post their poems on a bulletin board. They would all be judged and the winner announced the last day.

Mom Julie, on a whim--so glad she took the subject matter seriously--posted what I've shared below.

It won first prize. Excited and happy, she brought home no money, just a certificate and the first introduction to my life.

 Sometimes I can be an embarrassment with what I do or say. Usually, though, I make her proud since I'm just so adorable, she can't stand it.

Be good and say your prayers.


~Tom the Parish Cat

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Such Craziness!!

 Talis insania oportet me libenter pati! Meeeeoooooowww!!!

I'm so be-funked and be-fuddled, I'm speaking Latin!! Help!

Things have been happening so fast and furious in this new year that all I find
myself doing is keeping my head down!!

New book, makeover of the first, another book in the works and all about me, my handsome sidekick, and my parish.

Hope all's well with my cat friends. Come visit me over on my Facebook Page: 
and let everyone know you're willing to put up with me!! hehe

Love and hugs!!


Monday, December 21, 2015

It's the Holiday Season!


Hi, friends!

It's holiday time
We'll try for a rhyme
With the help of lights
And glittery sights
We feel the glow
Eyes twinkle in snow

Have the merriest of Christmases and the purriest of New Years!
from all of us - Tinker, Chopin, Anastasia and Bridgie
and --- our Father Tom Fishworthy, SJ

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dear Diary

Prayers for smoochies

Hello, diary my old friend
I've come to talk to you again..

I do refer to music a lot, maybe because it's become so much a part of my life, I can't imagine going day-to-day without it.

It's been two months now since my last confession..oops--I mean-- author Julie Church Cat Mackenzie and I set up my Facebook page. I've had a lot of fun coming up with material for it, my number one minion adding design as she plays around with graphics. There are more things in the works which we promise to share. We're just so grateful to those of you who have stood by us no matter how fanciful we get; trust me when I say the journey will be worth it.

So, climb aboard, give me a cyber scratch behind the ears--even whisper sweet nothings and I will give you my best purrs along with throwing in a few funny or inspirational bits out of my grab bag.

Join me on FB at


Friday, October 2, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Mousebreath, Here We Come!

Scene: A relaxing afternoon at home

Chopin and Bridgie: Did you hear?

Tinker: (yawns) Hear what?

C and B: We're being interviewed by Mousebreath magazine!!

Anastasia: Zzzzzzzzzz.....

"Hope we're not disturbing you."

Tinker: If it's not Chick-henbreath, I'm not interested.

C and B: Chick-henbreath!? That's not as clever.

Tinker: True. So, go on.

Anastasia: Zzzzzzzzz.....

Chopin: Okay, here's the deal. We have to describe ourselves so people get to know us better.

Bridgie: I have four legs, a tail and I'm pretty! (I think)


Chopin and Tinker: You are and we know that already.

Tinker: They mean how we became a family. Our bios.

Anastasia: Zzzzzzzzz....

Bridgie: Bios?

Tinker: "Short for biographies."

Bridgie: Ooooh, another big word! I collect them, you know. Chopin taught me flatulence. Isn't he funny?

Tinker: Never mind that now.

Bridgie: Oh, ok.

Anastasia: Zzzzzzzzz....

Chopin: Will someone wake her the hell up?

Tinker: Not I.

Bridgie: Not me!!


Anastasia: (opens one eye, clearly annoyed) Now??


We can't wait for you to see how our interview turned out in Mousebreath! Thank you Jan!

--Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Bridgie with our angels always near us and Father Tom.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

As Time Goes By - Gotcha Day 2015

You must remember this 
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh...

Has it been two years already??

This is how it all started. A shelter. A cat. Ooodles of charm. We were all weepy and sentimental last year and didn't notice..

Look at the wall behind these two!! Scratched all to blazes! Hahahaha!

Yes, it's been a long time since the old Motel 6 for strays, aka shelter, and even longer for a part of town I don't even want to think about anymore.

Lotsa lovin' is agreeing with me big time! (Mom Julie has this thing for angels)

"Sleeeep, little Chopin, sleeep!"

Speaking of all that is holy, I even have a mystique about me now. 

Mom Julie and I started a priestly Father Tom Fishworthy page on Facebook. We like speaking through him, getting away with expressing what the original Father Tom might say and share. It's meant to be entertaining and we hope you find it so.

"Did you hear the one about the baker and the dog? I didn't either..."

                                                    Look! A squirrel!

I guess this post is done.

It's been a good two years. I hope to have many more with my homies Tinker, Anastasia and Bridget and a mom who thinks the world of me and loves me with all her heart.

                                                  The fundamental things apply
                                                            As time goes by..