Saturday, 23 June 2018

WHAT'S IN THE BOX? on In The Spotlight ~ Product Review featuring Hey Diddle Diddle Cat Food

Welcome to

Wunderpurr greetings fabulous furriends

Today we're sharing one of our *sponsored posts with mew from the fabulous peeps at...

image @HeyDiddleDiddle

... who emailed us a while back and asked if we'd like to try some of their amazing cat food, and how could we say no to that!!!

So let's show mew what was in the box.

But seriously, this is what was in the box

What Happened Next:  

Our closing thoughts

We love that Hey Diddle Diddle only use top quality ingredients, hooman -grade, mew can find out more here on their FAQ page.

Mew know that we only like top quality nosh which is free from all additives and other things here, and Hey Diddle Diddle tick all the boxes fur a top, primo food but without the primo price.  One box of 12 pouches is £4.00, when you put that next to other mainstream cat food pouches, it's the same price but fur top quality and top nutrition, and what kitty doesn't want that?!

There are 3 different boxes of wet food [12 pouches per box] which mew can choose from with 4 different flavours in each, that's 36 different taste sensations altogether to get your taste buds tingling and your fluffy tummy full.  Some are in jelly and some are in gravy or a light sauce, it really is a gourmet buffet fur all mew kitty food connoisseurs visiting today.

We really enjoyed all the different flavours and will definitely be putting an order in for more.

We're giving Hey Diddle Diddle Cat Food:

10/10 fur presentation
10/10 fur taste and texture
10/10 fur plate appeal - yes it looked yummy before it vanished into our tummy's
10/10 fur a total foodie experience

Top marks guys fur a fantastic product!

We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Hey Diddle Diddle fur giving us the oppurtunity to try out their supurr tasty cat food ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

Visit Hey Diddle Diddle online:

Many thanks fur joining us today and we'll be back early next week with our new summer programming schedule... finally... sorry about the wait! MOL 

Bestest purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s

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Thursday, 21 June 2018




And it's Fudge's Birthday today too, so come on in and join in the fun!

Earlier in the day...

We got all paws on deck decorating the garden, which was snoopervised by our resident Feline fashionista aka Pandora... 

Then Smooch decided to join me under the gazebo... where we had a deep and meaningful discussion on whether we needed any more red balloons or more blue balloons, which thoroughly wore us out and then we needed to another take a quick nap! 

Though a short while later, it all started to come together...
Then we got a couple of vintage vehicles out of storage from level 12 in the bunker, and next to arrive was the atlas crane sent by the P.A.'s brother fur bungee jumping.  It hadn't been parked fur more than a minute when Smooch just had to get all offur it, what a total heathen and Fudge couldn't wait fur his turn! [OMC, I can see this is going to get rapidly out of control! MOL]

Pandora really loved the vintage car and got dressed appropriately fur a sedate drive around Mewton-Clawson with our guests when they arrive shortly.  So anypurrdy that wants to go 'Driving with Miss Dora'  do shout up, as I think she'll be quite in demand this evening!

Plus, fantastic news; Angels Humphrey, Snowie and Posie turned up just as we'd got set up on the lawn, ready to pawty hard and get their wildz on.

The lights came on as it got darker just as our fab furriends began to arrive from all offur the wurld...
Doesn't it look purretty?

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So pawesome pals grab a hat, we've already got ours! MOL

Get some cake!
The Nip Bar is OPEN!
Have a drink! 


Who want's to go Tank Driving?

Don't panic guys, I've not touched a drop of Smooch's lethal Mindbender nip cocktail, so I'll be your designated tank driver tonight, all-a-board fur oodles and oodles of fun, and don't tell the P.A. but we might go blow some stuff up, just because we can! MOL 

Also we're offuring a 'one time only guided tour' of our secret bunker, though we did start pawtying in there earlier aftur our epic angel fursibs arrived, sorry about the mess - OOPS - if mew're feeling a bit peckish Humphrey can whip mew something up in his lab, yes, it doubles up as his purrsonal kitchen when he pops in to visit and he invented an A.I. replicator that can make anything mew want; so fur all those that want oodles of bacon with their bacon butties, bacon pies and bacon burgers mew are definitely in the right place and put your paw in the air so he can fulfill that bacon, with bacon, with extra bacon on the side with bacon sprinkles on top order just fur mew!

Oh just a quick warning during the tour, if mew feel an uncontrollable urge to push any RED BUTTONS that are clearly marked DO NOT PUSH - purrlease heed the warning as we don't want the dragon to escape again, or anything else fur that matter! MOL

And don't wurry about the kraken either, K.D. aka Kraken-Dude is on level 8 with Horice in the Bio-sphere, so unfortunately we'll be missing out on that level due to health and safety protocols as K.D.'s lessons in 'A Krakens Guide To Adapting To The 21st Century' are going a wee bit sloooooooow and he hasn't quite grasped that he can't just randomly eat people wheneffur he feels like it. 

Help yourselves to nibbles!

Get some pudding!


And our fab insta pals Oz, bean and Winston are here to ENTERTAIN US!!!


Go check out and follow their fab insta page, these guys are just epic!

Now onto the Give-Away

The give-way is open wurld-wide** as usual, and all mew have to do is leave a comment below.  We'll do the video draw fur the winner next Thursday at 5pm, so mew have until then to enter and we'll post the winner on next Fridays Pet Parade!

And what's the prize, we hear mew ask?

Well, as all our pawesome regulars know, our give-aways are epically epic and we like to surprise mew with a goodie bag filled with delightful things fur mew and your hooman, so it's a win win fur effuryone. 

[**Unless mew're in one of those countries that aren't allowed to join in. Mew know who mew are!]


We do hope mew all have an EPIC time at the pawty, and if mew need to chill we have allocated the Crystal Room as the zen-zone, so mew can have a snooze, take five or just crash out.

We were going to share our birthday cards from our fab pals too but we're going to do another post next week to showcase them so they have the spotlight they deserve, and thank mew so much to all our fab pals fur sending us them.

Thanks effur so much fur coming to the pawty

Luffs mew all loads

Basil and The B Team

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #29 ~ Guest Post: Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

Welcome to our 29th Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 25th November 2018  we meant 2017 [must have been typing too fast OOPS! MOL!] and revisiting 

Guest Post: Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

Let's jump in the time dilation vortex and go way back....

Woo hoo, that was fun... a bit more swirly than last time! MOL

Welcome to our


Today Kaylin Stinski from is joining us to talk about how to....

Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

Cats are naturally predators and adventurers, they love exploring, climbing, and finding high places to perch. When we keep our cats inside we repress the ability for them to express these needs and desires which can cause cats to become unhealthy and unhappy.


Cats were born to hunt, placing a food bowl on the floor doesn’t satisfy their desire for hunting for their meal. Instead, try to make feeding containers for your cat to play with in order to earn food. For example, you can take a small container that has a reusable lid, like a yogurt container, and put holes in it that are large enough for kibble to come out. Fill the container with your cat’s normal amount of dry food and let them play with it. Your cat may rattle it or bat at it until the food comes out of the container. Another option is to place the food bowl somewhere other than the floor. Try placing the food container on a countertop or a shelf to encourage your cat to explore and look for their food.


Cats naturally scratch to sharpen their claws, mark their territory, and helps stretch out their back. You will find at the pet store that there are so many options for cat scratching posts. Find what fits best in your budget and consider buying a few for different areas of the house. Some of these posts can attach to a wall or a cabinet while others can be vertical or horizontal.


Cats are social when they want to be and not a second before. It is important to provide a space for them in which they can retreat from social activities going on in the house. The best type of refuge is one that is high up where the cat can perch and survey what is going on from a distance. Provide multiple beds or refuges throughout the house so your cat has many places they can use. Some favorite spots are attached to a window, or on top of a bookshelf. Make sure that no matter where your kitties perch is, that it is safe and secure. The litter box is also a place of refuge for many cats. Make sure that your litter box is in a quiet place away from noises, people, and other animals. Some people like to


If you don’t give your cat something to do, your cat will find something to entertain themselves with. Toys are a great way of satisfying predatory instincts and also give your cat some exercise. There are many different types of toys out there to purchase but you can also make your own toys. Some people get very creative and make their own cat toys with catnip inside them. You cat is very social, so spending time with them and playing is always great to help keep them happy and also helps you relax and be happy too!


Allowing your cat to spend time outside can increase the risk of your cat getting injured or diseases from other cats. If you really want to give your cat outdoor time, make sure you are able to give them a safe environment such as being on a leash and harness or creating an outdoor playroom for them to enjoy. If creating an outdoor playroom for your cat isn’t feasible you can always bring the indoors in. You can make a planter with grass that is big enough for your cat to lie and stretch out on. Cats love chewing and rubbing against plants, but make sure the plants are not irritants or poisonous.

There are lots of places in which you can purchase products for your cat to have a happy environment. Some products have multiple features such as cat trees that have multiple perches, can be used as a scratching post, and some even have toys attached to them to encourage play. If you purchase one that has multiple perches you can even feed your cat on one of them. All of these features will help you create the purrfect environment for your kitty. 

Author Bio:

Kaylin Stinski: Throughout my life, I have always been very passionate about animals and have worked in the veterinary medicine field for the last 10 years. Outside of working directly with the animals, I really enjoy educating clients on the overall care of their pets; not only from a medical perspective but also discussing general concerns such as behavioral interventions and preventative care. Writer at Pet Wellness Advisor.

Thank mew furry much fur such an informative article Kaylin, with some really great tips and advice.

Thanks so much fur stopping by today and we'll be back tomorrow with the most epically epic birthday festival mew've effur seen and we're having a give-away too, there'll be lot's of drinks and nibbles fur effuryone and Smooch is going to get the tank out fur all of mew that would like to experience the thrill of driving offur anything! MOL

Bestest purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

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Monday, 18 June 2018

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #28 ~ Crafting With Cats Halloween Special ~ Part VI ~ How To Make Primo Nip Cat Toys featuring Bertie the Bat, Yummy Plumpkin Tartes and the Purple Peril Kicker

Welcome to our 28th Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 28th October 2017 and revisiting 

Crafting With Cats Halloween Special ~ Part VI ~ 

How To Make Primo Nip Cat Toys featuring Bertie the Bat, Yummy Plumpkin Tartes and the Purple Peril Kicker

Let's jump in the time dilation vortex and go a little ways back....

Woo hoo, that was fun... and not too swirly either! MOL

Welcome to

Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part VI of our Crafting with Cats segment.  Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too! 

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, here's how to make:

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**Purrlease Note**

All Crafting with Cats ideas and creations are of our own design and we share them fur purrrsonal/home use only.

  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

Copyright @BionicBasil 

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This week we're making these pawesome 
Primo Nip Toys!

What Mew Will Need:

Felt squares
Needle and Thread
Sewing machine - optional
Primo Catnip - lots of 
2 x small pom poms
White embroidery thread

FYI: As the there was a big jar of catnip in the craft room the P.A. actually banned us during the construction phase fur her own sanity! MOL

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Bertie the Bat
1.  Cut out a simple pattern
2. Place on felt
3. Trace shape
4. Cut out two pieces
5. Sew pieces together, either by hand or on machine, leaving a small gap.
6. Get stuffing ready
7. And the catnip
8. Stuff Bert and sew up the gap
9. Use remaining felt 
10.  Trace wing pattern
11. Cut out one piece
12. Fold top edge of wings in centre
13. Tack the folds together
14. Attach to Berts back.
15. Bert should now look something like this
16. Cut out eyes and fangs and hand sew 
17. Take white embroidery thread and hand stitch the mouth and then securely sew on black pom poms fur his eyes
18. Bertie the Bat is ALIVE!!!! 

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Purple Peril Kicker Toy
1. Cut out the size mew want
2. Fold and sew up two edges
3. Turn right way out and stuff with wadding and catnip
4. Add the floof and ribbons to top edge, tack in place
5. Stitch securely along the top edge to fully secure ribbons and floof
6. And your finished kicker toy should look something like this

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Yummy Plumpkin Tartes    
1. Mark the size plumpkin mew want on the felt
2. Cut out four pieces
3. Cut wadding slightly smaller add catnip
4. It should now look like a biscuit  
5. Pin all pieces together and sew edges
6. It should now look like this
7. Cut out leaf shapes and hand stitch to plumpkin
8. Your finished yummy plumpkin tartes should look something like this

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Mew should now have some cute toys that look like these and it shouldn't take more than an hour to make them all

Mew may be wundering why the P.A. didn't glue things on... well she said and I quote. 

"Even though the glue I use is non toxic, I prefer to sew the smaller items like eyes, fangs and pom poms on by hand as there is less chance of them becoming detached due to vigorous play - I also wouldn't recommend using those plastic stick-on boggle eyes or the like as they could come off and be a choking hazard.  I also recommend that you do a toy check regularly and throw away anything that is coming apart, is fraying or has any loose components."    

Ohhh that was good advice from the P.A. - Thank mew! MOL 

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Now the really fun part...

In the testing lab

So Smooch did get all of the toys while I went and had a little snack... but then I came back and ruined effurything! MOL

As mew can see we were best purrleased with the new toys, we have more videos but this post is long enough! MOL

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our sixth Crafting With Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own catnip Halloween Toys we'd love to see.

Feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:

And if there's anything mew'd like us to make, leave a comment and we'll do our best.  

Thanks so much fur stopping by today and we'll be back with our next FlashBack Fever post before mew know it!

Bestest purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

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