Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday Selfies #141 Up in the Clouds & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head




Sunday greetings pawesome furriends

As mew will now probably know by now, Humphrey and Snowie departed fur the Rainbow Bridge last week, and as we're missing them so much we though we'd pop up in the clouds fur a quick visit.

So our theme this week is:

Up In The Clouds

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Before we furget, Snowie & Humphrey decided that they wanted one last epically epic adventure prior to their departure OTRB, so we took them on their bucket list tour, which we'll be starting aftur the P.A. returns from Blog Paws, so watch out fur




Wishing mew all a supurr day with lots of cuddles, snuggles and treats

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox




Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo at their fabulous blog:



linky coming later...


Friday, 21 April 2017

Rainbow Bridge Tribute for Humphrey & Snowie [The Pet Parade Blog Hop: #192]




 Friday greetings pawesome pals

It is with a furry heavy heart and much sadness that we post today.  

Humphrey & Snowie have both departed fur the Rainbow Bridge and now have their beautiful wings.  Both were OAC's [old aged cats] who lived long, long and beautiful lives.  Humphrey was nearly 18 1/2 and Snowie almost 18 years old.


We are obviously devastated by this double whammy more than wurds could effur say as they were the last of the original gang who arrived in Sleepy Hollow way back in 2000.  They both passed peacefully in their sleep and are now at The Rainbow Bridge having a wild pawty with all their pals, chasing flutterby's galore and frolicking in endless meadows of catnip, and they're probably recruiting Angel Kitties to join The 'B' Team right now!

Both Snowie and Humphrey said they'd like to be Cloud Oppurratives like Angel Posie from now on, and will be popping back and forth on the blog.

 So today furriends, we don't ask fur condolences, only that these two beautiful kitties, our fallen comrades and our bestest fursibs be remembered with much fondness, joy and love.



We miss mew guys more than all the stars in all the galaxies 



Poem For Cats

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.



Humphrey and Snowie, gone but neffur furgotten, true heroes to the furry end



If mew missed anything this week [not that there was much happening], here's the latest link fur your purrusal


We'll try to be back with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

In the meantime we wish mew all a happy weekend

Happy Hopping

Gentle purrs & nose bumps

Basil & Co xox


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sunday Selfies #140 Happy Easter & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head





Welcome to our Easter Post

Before we begin, a couple of weeks ago we were contacted by the Co-op to see if we'd like to join in their #GoodEgg campaign, so of course we said yes and they sent us this box of yumminess.


So we promptly followed the instructions


and sent the box of chocolaty goodness off to Alice and Merlin to say many thanks fur colouring the mandalas, thank mew furry much!





And now mew've seen our supurr Easter Selfies




So we'll wish all our furriends a furry happy day and hope mew have the bestest Easter effur!


Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox




Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo at their fabulous blog:





Friday, 14 April 2017

The Easter Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 191 & Give-Away Winners ~ Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou





Supurr greetings pawesome pals

Happy Good Friday! 


Furst we need to do the draw fur our calendar give-away, and here's the blogs who entered:





The winners are:

Lone Star Cats


&


The Tabbies of Trout Towne


Many congratulations guys, if mew could email us your snail mail address to:


deardrbasil @ gmail . com


We'll get the goodies to mew asap!






Now it's time for our Canadian Cats Report.


As mew will know Shoko & Kali's pawrents came to visit us in Sleepy Hollow last Sunday and we had a truly terrific time.





The P.A. & Dad picked up Bill & Jean from the station and took them to see Southwell Minster which is about 2 miles from our house.  It's a 900 year old Romanesque Cathedral and it's amazing, they were so lucky to be there at midday when the bells were ringing, listen it's beautiful.

Then they came back to Bionic Basil HQ for tea and cake and to meet us.




I greeted our guests and offered them a comfy napping spot before we began the tour, as travelling always makes mew a bit tired. So aftur a quick catnap we headed into the garden.



"Shoko, Kali if mew would follow me I'll show mew our Control Room," I said.



Some of The 'B' Team were already there and we got settled while the rest of the team explained a few things about the bunker before we went back up top and into the garden.




"Hang a on sec," I said with my toothiest grin effur. "We've got a surprise fur mew!"

The bunker hatch slid back with a low rumbling sound and then the tank appeared on the lift and Humphrey drove it on the lawn.  The hatch closed with a soft thwump.

"Guys it's all yours!" I laughed as Shoko and Kali furry gracefully jumped onto the tank.


"Best day effur!" Shoko smirked.


"WOO HOO!" Kali whooped. 

We would have loved fur them to stay longer and purrhaps join us on one of our adventures, but then it was sadly time fur them to leave, as we had to take them back to the station to catch their train.

Guys mew know when mew're having fun as the time passes so quickly and their visit seemed to be offur far too fast, but we had the best day and loved meeting Bill & Jean and Shoko & Kali, thank mew so much fur coming to see us, and come back anytime!





If mew missed anything this week, here's the latest links fur your purrusal!

We'll be back again with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

In the meantime we wish mew all a truly terrific Easter weekend!

Happy Hopping

Sweetest purrs & nose bumps

Basil & Co xox


[Bunker picture used under licence from www.shutterstock.com]


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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #37 featuring Makin' Biscuits: Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them

Welcome To


With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations fellow biblio-cats

*waves paw*

Hi guys, it's great to have your company again this week, mew may remember a few weeks ago aftur the CREDITGATE fiasco that I featured this picture.



So today it's all about Makin' Biscuits, I did plan to do this post a few weeks ago, but mew guys know how it is!



Parsley has epically epic biscuit making skillz, fur him it's like a total immersion therapy sesh.  Once he gets in the zone he can go fur ages and ages, like seriously he's a ninja of biscuit making! MOL 

Who's the chief biscuit maker in your furrmily?

I am known to dabble a little.  Basil not so much.  Humphrey just snores the day away but then he is uber ancient now, Snowie is the same.  Smoochie makes air biscuits - I have no wurds fur that.  Fudge has a weird stop start tempo, fast, slow... slow, slow, fast... pause... repeat, and Pandora, well to be honest we haven't seen her attempt any biscuit making yet, so we'll keep an eye out to see if she does.  But then she's a little odd, fur instance she doesn't like any treats or fresh cooked meat at all, she doesn't do catnip on any level and we haven't heard her purr yet.  Although Smoochie has neffur purred either but just recently he's started to make a deep thrumming noise which is barely audible unless mew listen really closely.

Parsley though is the King of  makin' Biscuits in our furrmily, none of us could effur come close to beating him! MOL

 Well I think it's time fur this weeks book, so let get to it...



This week on book reviews with Amber, I'm sharing

Image +Amazon.co.uk 


Makin' Biscuits: Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them


by


from the totally pawesome Blog:



Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:

“Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them” is an entertaining compilation of candid and personal anecdotes from cat lovers worldwide that delves in the feline psyche, answering those age-old elusive questions, such as, why does my cat zoom from one room to another for no reason? With story submissions from well-known celebrities to everyday people, some stories will have you laughing out loud, some will tug at your heart, and some will leave you scratching your head in wonderment. Along with the fun peek into the feline mind, “Makin’ Biscuits” is also a serious book with an important message on proper pet responsibility and is filled with well-researched advice, tips, and solutions to ensure your cat lives an optimally happy and healthy life befitting his feline nature. Including a special Foreword from bestselling author, Gwen Cooper of “Homer’s Odyssey,” the ultimate goal of “Makin’ Biscuits” is to help make the world a better place for cats by busting outdated misconceptions, such as that they’re too aloof to make good pets, and to enlighten the reader with easy to understand information to help enhance the feline-human relationship and correct certain common behavioral problems that often land a cat into a shelter—such as litter box issues or scratching furniture.

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Guys, me and the P.A. loved this book, and when I say it's pawesome, I mean it's epically pawesome. 

Full of lot's of stories from all offur the wurld that will assist mew on your journey of feline fabulousness, there wasn't one thing that we didn't enjoy throughout the entire book.

It's got oodles of tips, hints, hacks and tricks fur enhancing your kitty/hooman relationship.

I really chuckled at this line:  'I know the names of cats, but not the humans they live with.'  The P.A. has exactly the same thing going off, she can recognize a cat at a 100 paces but ask her who the kitty's pawrents are and yep, most of the time she has no clue! MOL 

Now mew know I don't do spoilers, so I'll end on this note, if mew love cats, mew'll love this and no matter how experienced mew are with felines, I'm sure that there'll be something in this book that mew didn't know or haven't heard of before.  

Brilliant, get it and read it, mew'll be so glad mew did! 

[We know of lot of mew will have read it already, we're a little late to the pawty sharing! MOL]

Oh and before I go, the cover gets 10 stars as it's got a furry similar kitty to me on it - nuff said!


  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: ZZP Publishing (27 Oct. 2016)

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I hope mew enjoy this book if mew do take the plunge and buy it... and if mew've read it already, tell me did mew think?

Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and we'll be here again on Friday with the Easter Pet Parade!


Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs


Amber xox

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