Friday, 23 February 2018

The New Scratch Post, No Duty Free Goods and Don't Furget To Feed The Mice on the Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 235 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou

Pawesome Friday Greetings Furriends

Welcome to the Pet Parade and our weekly news round up!

Hey guys, as mew know we got a new catservatory the other week and this is our furst addition.  We're still awaiting a heated floor, and finding a reliable tiler is proving somewhat troublesome, and as we're a rather eager little bunch of kitties we insisted - INSISTED - most vehemently that while we were waiting fur the new floor we didn't want to sit our fluffy little derrieres on bare concrete. So we set the P.A. the task of finding us something suitable fur the time being and this is what she found.

And it was a total bargain too, which purrleased Parsley immensely as he paid fur it! MOL 

Before...

Sometime later... much, much, much later... [MOL] 

Pandora was furst on it and Fudge was rather put out as she said in her funny, little foreign accent, "Fudge mew shall not pass!"

MOL! MOL! MOL!

Smoochie and Parsley found this absolutely hilarious, as this week alone Fudge has usurped his beds and then yesterday 'toy snatched' one of the fab valerian toys we were testing fur 4Cats in Germany right out of Parsley's paws.

A few minutes later Smooch managed to get one of his beds back in the Sky Lounge...


Anyhoo, let's leave Smooch to his manic glee fur a moment and if mew like our new installation, it came from www.wayfair.co.uk and cost £49.99 which fur the size we think is amazing.

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In other news...

Amber's still living it up in Fiji with the Crotchety Cougars, she posted this photo other day...


We hadn't a clue she'd gone until we noticed she hadn't surfaced fur brekkie, and when Parsley went to look fur her he found this...
No invite! 

No do mew want to come with us?  

No do mew want to carry my bags? 

No will mew be ok without me?  

In fact nothing, nada, zero, zip.  

Just feed the library mice, pay her whoppingly huge heating bill and order her more books - like WTF?????

 Appurrently from secret intel we've gathered from our BB spy satellites, they're running amok chasing any available hot, young mancat - OMC the shame of it!!! 

AND... AND they're all out on that yacht in the picture - Bast help us all but help Fiji more!!!

Just wait until she gets home and gets greeted with the intervention we've got planned fur her.



We'll be back on the morrow when Pandora is here with her furry furst Fashion with Felines post, we do hope it goes well fur her!  And again with our usual selfie selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then, in the meantime we wish mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs and big hugs


Basil & Co xox



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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells a Workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #35 & Pawesome Valerian Cat Toys by 4Cats


Happy Purrsday guys

Welcome to another pawesome Purrsday on the blog, and today we've got a sponsored* post from the pawesome peeps at 4Cats in Germany.  We gave mew a little teaser on Fridays post and today is THE MAIN EVENT! 

Are mew ready to see all the scrumptious, delicious toys?  Of course mew are! MOL

Like seriously wow guys, how epic? Epically epic indeed.

So the P.A only let us try four toys as the rest are for future giveaways, in fact Peaches and Paprika, who won the P.A.'s birthday giveaway have a little selection heading their way right now, but we won't tell mew which ones as it'll spoil their surprise!

So we know mew want to know what they're like, take a look at this and mew'll see...



As mew can see we unequivocally loved them, and Fudge has now proved himself not only as a bed snatcher but also a toy snatcher too, poor Parsley!!!  These young 'uns have no sense of boundaries... tsk...tsk...tsk... it's a good thing Parsley is so amenable. 

We have to show mew Smoochie's video with no mewsic in slo-mo, so mew can get the entire effect of just how good these toys are... turn up the volume as mew won't want to miss this... 


He's purring and licking at the same time! MOL [Well we thought it was funny]

We gave the toys a thorough testing, and top marks fur scent, durability, safety [extremely well made] and fun.  Effury memfur of the B Team went straight to them the moment they were unwrapped and had a ball, except Pandora but she's a little odd and doesn't like anything [#truestory] so we don't count her opinion on such matters!

In our humble opinion 4Cats has made a truly excellent product which has only 100% natural valerian, this is a huge plus fur us, and their entire processing and testing of the toys is second to none = peace of mind fur cat owners.

There are many variants of toys, as mew've seen above, which means there's something to suit effurypurrdy and their budget.

All in all we are giving these toys 10 out of 10.

We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at 4Cats fur giving us the oppurtunity to try out their amazing toys ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

Visit 4Cats online:



And now I think its time to start our Brain Training...


It's time to get those little grey cells wurking.

Here's the answer key to last weeks puzzle  How did mew do? 


Are mew ready fur this weeks puzzle?

Just right click to save the puzzle to your 'puter or print it off. 

Answer key will be on next weeks post.


And here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring Pandora. Oh, don't furget she's debuting her furst Fashion with Felines this Saturday, we can't wait to see what she's got lined up!




It took me 11 mins 02 secs...  How did you do?

The totally terrific Eastside Cats only just pipped me at the post by a few seconds last week, with HRH Erin coming in third, these guys are really on it.  GREAT JOB GUYS!!! 

Lets see how they do this week! 



A quick reminder before we go... don't furget to join in the supurr Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop which is hosted by Brian's Home

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Until tomorrow...

Keep Calm

and


Puzzle On


Bestest purrs

Basil 





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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #58 featuring The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop and Amber's in Fiji!

Welcome To


With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Oh wow, have mew heard that I'm in Fiji with The Crotchety Cougars?  Like it's so exciting: myself, Kali, Phoebe, Binga, Sarabi, Ali, Madi, Binky, Sasha and Buddy are here right now having a total pawty in a most genteel way of course, because we all rather dignified - MOL nah just kidding we're making spring break look like a kittens tea pawty!!! 


Sorry can't stay long as we're off on that boat in a few minutes once I finished my drink! MOL

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Basil here, just sneakily hijacking Amber's post on the QT.  

We have had to postpone the intervention because she's jetted off to Fiji without a care in the wurld and left us to manage her post this week! 

She'd better be back fur next week... tut... tut... tut...

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 I think it's time to share this weeks book.


This week I'm sharing...

Image @AmazonUK


Sweet Cove Mystery Series #1


by


Here's the book blurb:

Angie Roseland runs the Sweet Dreams Bake Shop in the seacoast town of Sweet Cove, Massachusetts. The building's new owners are not renewing the bake shop's lease, and Angie is running out of time to find a new location. When one of the town's longtime residents is murdered, Angie finds herself on the suspect list. With the help of her three sisters and a huge orange cat, Angie works to uncover the killer's identity.

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This is the furst novel in the Sweet Cove Mystery Series and though it started off rather purromisingly, I did feel that is was furry formulaic, as though written hastily to jump on the kitty cozy mystery bandwagon.

While not my favourite book to date, it was not bad and I will in the future try book 2; which I'm hoping expands on the hints in book one regarding that Angie has powers, though only skirts the issue, plus after looking at the cover of book 2 a second kitty is clearly present.

I just felt it was rushed, and the author would have been better to have written a longer book with a little more background info, but I suppose it's all slowly revealed - drip fed - throughout the series.  While in some instances this kind of writing wurks but fur this novel I don't think it does. 

All in all, give it a go and let's hope the rest of the series doesn't feel like it's lacking and leaving mew with too many unanswered questions aftur mew've read the final wurd.

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  • Audio: 4 hours and 32 minutes
  • Paperback: 202 pages


The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop

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I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, let me know what mew thought.

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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 I'm in Fiji!!

Don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox



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Monday, 19 February 2018

Colouring with Cats #54 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays & Can Someone Stop Stealing Smoochie's Beds?


Supurr greetings beautiful furriends

Happy, happy Monday guys, how was your weekend?  All good we hope with plenty of sun puddles, snoozes, treats, pats, brush and cuddles, yay fur that! 

Our was good, well apart from Smooch who's been peeved and his boggle well and truly bugged by non other than, Fudge.  And then to add injury to insult, this happened on Caturday evening; not only did Fudge have the Heart Crinkle Mat, he'd put it in The Observatory too - Smooch's go-to bed, his numero uno fav - oh jeez, I could see an entire galaxy of hurt coming on faster than mew could say. 'I'll have a niptini, stirred not shaken with nip frosting around the rim purrlease!'



As I was waiting fur Smooch to throw an absolutely wobbly, I checked around the sky lounge and I hardly dare take a breath as I saw him on the sofa...


Oh heck, this is wurse than I thought... just look at him, talk about a depression session!

Then I had an idea.  "Smooch," I said carefully. "The P.A. needs a new Crafting with Cats project, do mew have any ideas?"



"Sounds good dude, what were mew thinking?" I prompted.



"Sounds good!" I replied.

Then he added...



"Ok then!" I said. "Anything else?"



"Alrighty then," I smirked. "And would those curtains be in silk or velvet?"



"No purroblem, I'll tell the P.A. she needs to make that happen and if mew have anymore requests just let me know, ok?"

"Oh Basil Basil Basil, can I get a heated blanky too, only on my side though?" he added. "And I'll need an extra soft mattress and a few scatter cushions too!"

"Sure!"

"Oh and can I get valerian mice on bungee cords, a few butterflies and some sparkly fish?" 

We'll be right back with an answer aftur some of this...




Anyhoo, we do hope that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise and get those Zen Harmonies happening in abundance, so just stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do, and anytime mew feel those stress claws digging in, do this and feel refreshed and more zingy faster than mew can order my drink above! MOL


All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, unless otherwise stated.


So without further ado here's this weeks mandala.
Just right click the image to save and print it...

And here's our finished version... we had the magenta, purple and gold vibe happening this week, and actually it didn't come out too bad! MOL


Coloured with mat, metallic and glitter gel pens.



If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to upload it to our Facebook page at:


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as we'd really, really love to see your finished mandalas.




Don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Books One & Two here, if mew haven't already done so:


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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on the morrow when we're sharing the wurlds richest pets!!

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs


Basil & Co xox







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