Each morning the Lady of the Manor would descend the hill and tour the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  She came armed with a spiritual rod decorated with symbols to ward off attacks from Coyotes and to protect her cat Tula’.  the Face of Everyman gave her a verbal report of security intrusions during past 24 hours.  As usual he had slept soundly thru the night and based his report on a quick review of infrared images.  The cat made no comment.IMG_0119 (2)


This archived photo of Tula is posted to remind followers that she exists and still prowls the vast grounds of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  the Face of Everyman enjoys her company if, of course, he is not napping.


Almost unnoticed Tula, the manor house cat reverted to type.  Seen above in security camera footage she strikes the pose of a natural born hunter.  The venerable sage of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa gave her a look of reproach; pointing out that she was still highly visible.

Field Trials

TULA, guardian of the manor house, returned from Miss Thistlewaite’s obedience school for elderly cats.  She immediately forgot ever skill that she had acquired except one: Pointing.  As a “practical joke”  the Face of Everyman signed Tula up for the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa Sportsmen Club field trials.  No one was more surprised than her mistress when Tula was awarded a second prize and ribbon.  She could of easily taken the First from the English Setter and Labrador Retriever, but she was weak in flushing game and retrieving.


Security forces cordoned off the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa to prevent unauthorized photos of Tula’ the cat, from being used to confirm or deny the ugly rumor that her visit to a private clinic last week was for the purpose of having her tail straightened.   In the end it was all for naught.  A small boy, a guest perhaps, slipped through the net and took the above photo on a Brownie Box camera purchased on eBay.  the Face of Everyman, caught unawares, wished that he had had time to pose.  After all, his face was truly his fortune.