Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Purrsday Paw

Welcome to The Purrsday Paw! 
 

This week the Purrsday Paw is all about 'Clawless' another novel that I feature in with my sisfur Amber, and brofur Humphrey.




Book Description

7 Mar 2011
 
Clawless stars: Kimmy * Pancho * Cisco * The Late Great Treat * Kittibits * Boots * Amber * Akasha * Lou * Mr * Squishy * Rain * Betsey * Mugger * Silver * Ivy * Geo * Humphrey * Basil * Luna 

Meet the Le Claw litter - the Late Jock MacTartan and his two sons, Clawde and Arfur and their mates, the feisty (and slightly over acting), Clawdette and the tiny, kitten-less Furnella. What is the dark secret that she is hiding? 

 Their main rival is Solange the wicked stepmother who married Wee Jock just days before his final demise to 'Rainbow Bridge' and who has plans to take as much as she can and leave the fashion House of Le Claw destitute. And, if they haven't got enough to worry about, up pops the evil and sinister Monsieur Le Fluffy. His dastardly intentions are to strike the company while it is vulnerable, with the sole purpose of taking it over completely leaving the Le Claws - clawless! 

And who is the mysterious Clyde from Castle Clydeula and why does he only come out only after nightfall? The claws are out for the McTartan family! 
 
The Catastrophe PurrductionAuthors:- Elizabeth Ann Scarborough - Christine Wilson - Anne Sutton - Rebecca Gresham - Rachael Sharma - Cathrine Garnell - Mara Strydom -Teri Offield - Etta Finta

About the Authors

CLAWLESS

This exciting and fan'cat'stic novel was started on UnitedCats.com by a group of 9 ladies, who have never met and who come from all over the world - Canada, Australia, South Africa, United States of America and the United Kingdom it has been written to benefit two animal charities.  

Mew can buy this pawesome novel from:




Review's

The claws are out for the McTartan family!

"If your cat made a soap it would be just like this!" Mews of the World 
 
"Darlings, this is a must have for any season." Mogue  
 
"Clawless is the new black for this season, buy it!" Furrshion Weekly

"If there's one thing mew add to your collection this Fall, this is it!" Glamfurr

"Best in Show!" The Daily Meow


All the proceeds go to two different Kitty Charities:

Bath Cats and Dogs Home in the U.K. and Jefferson Humane Society, Washington State, USA. 

So help a few kitties this winter by buying this hilarious novel.  A feline frenzy in the furrshion world with more dodgy dealings than you can poke your furry tail at!

So there mew have it, a totally fantabulous band of authors helping the poor and unfortunate kitties around the world. Help us to help them - Purrlease - Mew know it makes sense. Thank mew furry much!

See mew at the next Purrsday Paw

The Furry Bestest Meows and Purrs


Basil



Wednesday, 24 October 2012

An Award just fur me! Purrfect!

Guess what?

My uber cool furriend Nerissa from the totally pawesome blog 


has so furry kindly given me the 

The Versatile Blogger Award


I feel most furry honoured to have received my furry first award and must pay homage to the fan'cat'stic Nissy fur thinking of me!

Mew Rock Nissy!!!


Wishing all mew wonderful kitties on the Interwebs a totally pawesome day!

Bestest meows and purrs

Basil 


Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Saturday Solution with Dr. Basil Widdairs ~ Fish Tank Frenzy!


Welcome to the 'Saturday Solution'
with
Dr. Basil Widdairs

Pet Advice Columnist Extraordinaire!

Ph.D. in Kitteh Psychology  
BSc (Hons) Headology  
Psy.D. Furry Logic
 MS. Fuzzy Logic
MA. Common Sense


 


My other Professional Credits include:

NOM Master
Snoozy Savant
Purr Master
AdvoCat of T.L. Treatment 
Touchy Feely Therapy or T.F.T
Purrfume Aroma Treatment or P.A.T

Dr Basil ~ helping mew to solve all your Pet Peeves, Purrsonal Purroblems and Desperate Dilemmas, no matter how great or small they may be.

I use only the very latest techniques, some of which I have developed myself over my long and esteemed career, which include:

 Purr Therapy ~ For Uptight and Particularly Stressed Kittehs 

Nom Zen ~The Art of Nomming in Total Tranquility 

ZZZ's Snooze Sensation ~ Including Mewsical CatNap Sessions tailored to your purrsonal requirements

YogiCat Meditation ~ Stretches and Breathing Techniques for the Severely Stressed & Overworked 

Intense CatNip Therapy ~ This treatment speaks for itself (I find it very beneficial)

I am also an AdvoCat of Tough Love coupled with a healthy dose of common kitteh sense

Purrfume Aroma Treatment ~ A Sensory Smelling Session S.S.S. to calm and soothe with highly aromatic blends of specially selected scents

To help you release all your stresses and worries just drop by my new clinic held here every Saturday or, alternatively email me your purroblem and I'll answer here, if mew require to remain anonymous or anon, purrlease include that in your email. 


Mew can contact me directly at the following address:

DearDrBasil (at) gmail (dot) com

So come and sit on my supurr comfy couch, relax, breath deeply and tell me of your troubles, as I'm ready, willing and able to help...




Here is another of my latest cases:

(Via email)
Fish Tank Frenzy!

Dear Dr. Basil

My hooman just bought a fish tank and filled it with tasty yummy morsels.  They are all different colours and sizes, a most appealing array of yummable delicacies.   

He put it on the side table in the lounge and now he gets upset when I sit next to it and stare at the swimming snack packs and paw at the glass.  I don’t understand why he gets so uptight and furry annoyed when I sit on the lid and fish with my paw either,  (the water is furry warm and nice too!) 

I am most decidedly foncused ?????  Why else would he have brought it, unless it was a self-service buffet for pour moi?

Yours all fished out and craving fishy flavoured noms

Cleocatra

(Egypt)


This is my Expert Reply
Today I use the colour BLUE, as it is supurr calming and is just like the oceans ~ very Zen Harmonies. Therefore being the purrfect choice fur this particular purroblem.


Dear Cleocatra

How nice to have your very own self-serve buffet in the lounge, with a vast assortment of swimming snack packs.  Howefurr, I don’t think that was the purpose of the fish tank. Mew see, hoomans are furry peculiar and like to keep all kinds of things in tanks, such as: Spiders, Snakes, Lizards, Insects, and a whole array of other creatures (eeeeek!!!!)  I purrsonally find it quite bizarre, but who am I to pass judgement - Whatever makes them happy! For happy hoomans means a happy home, and a happy home means more love and attention fur us marvellous and magnificent kitties.

So I would suggest to mew, that purrlease by all means sit and watch the swimming snack packs, definitely NO PAWING of the glass though!  Mew may find it rather relaxing and totally hypnotic after several sessions, and that the experience enhances your Zen Harmonies furry well.  Howefurr, DO NOT fish under any circumstances (fight that primal urge and resist the temptation of your tickled taste-buds) as your hooman will most likely take great offence to this.

If, after this short conditioning programme, mew are still craving the taste of fresh sweet yummable fishies.  I would recommend the following idea’s to get your way:

A.)   Sit next to a can of Tuna/Sardines/Prawns (whateffur your chosen fancy) and meow furry loudly. Make sure the tin opener is right next to the tin. Hint hint! Mew can't be any more obvious.
B.)    If your hooman effurr eats salmon or other fishies, sit right next to him and give him your most dazzling delightful purr and nudge frequently until he gives in and shares with mew.
C.)    As your hooman likes fishies, there are bound to be magazines lying around and mew are a crafty little kitteh and have furry sharp claws, this is what I suggest:-  Carefully cut out the images that appeal to mew most of the types of fishies mew would like to nom (This is furry important: make sure they are not the same as the fishies swimming in the tank otherwise mew will look like a stalking homicidal maniac) Once mew have selected your pictures, leave them around the house in furry obvious places, as some hoomans don’t quite get the message first time round and need lots of prompting.  I would recommend leaving them on his pillow, in the bathroom, kitchen table, TV (Lick and stick to the screen - cat drool is a purrfect adhesive) and on the Computer screen too, also next to or even in your food bowl and don’t forget next to the kettle, that is a prime placement point.
D.)   If mew have any toy fish, leave these in prominent positions and meow loudly when your hooman is in the room and mew are sitting next to it, pick it up and drop at his feet. A gift for your hooman.  Your human should reward your behaviour with a treat, if the treat is not fishie flavour, walk away in complete disgust. Repeat until your hooman gets the message.

Hopefully a fishy wishy will come true for mew!

Cleocatra, I do hope that The Saturday Solution has helped mew today, and if mew need any further consultations, purrlease don't hesitate to MEOW me ~ I'm available 24-7! (Please Note: Extra charges may be incurred for out of hours service)
Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Saturday Solution Clinic T.M.


____________________________

Todays Moral Code is:

~ If mew can't fish, make a wish  ~
 
_________________________________


If mew can relate to this purroblem or feel that mew are in need of any assistance, purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr. Basil.... or email me directly and I'll get back to mew.

Thank mew all for joining me today on The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil, and if you've missed this session don't forget that I'll be back next week with another open clinic and case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr. Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ MS ~ MA


Copyright and All Rights Reserved @ Dr. Basil The Saturday Solution







Monday, 15 October 2012

The Monday Meow - HedgeHogs Abound!


It's Monday Meowing Time!

Latest Mews Flash - HedgeHogs Abound!

Today my little furballs of furriness, I'm going to share one of the cutest creatures in the UK, these are Hedgehogs, but I like to call them Hedgepigs, cause I think that's cuter.  These uber cute critters are nocturnal and they hibernate all winter.  So the chances of seeing them can be quite limited unless you live with me... (only kidding! MOL)

We have a whole posse of Hedgepigs that live down the field, and they have been coming for years, so I've been privileged to meet several generations in my garden. They come every night for fresh crunchies which my Purrsonal Assistant (Ms. Garnell) puts under the car port for them.   
FreeDigitalPhotos.net Image creator's user name: "SOMMAI"


My P.A. has tried on numerous occasions to get photo's of them, but sadly they hide under the wood pile! So we have had to get this cute photo instead.

But I digress, back to the Hedgepigs.  It's most important to look after wildlife and in our garden we feed anything and everything.  The Hedgepigs can be particularly vulnerable creatures and if mew should ever happen upon one that has been injured or seems unwell click the link below to find out more about what mew should do in case of an emergency:


Also this time of year, putting food and water out for them is very important as they are getting ready to hibernate, mew can find out everything mew need to know about creating a Wildlife Furriendly Garden here: 



And for lot's more useful Hedgepig facts: 



So there you have it - How to Create Hedgepig Happiness!


Until next weeks Monday Meow, stay vigilant and keep safe.

Bestest Meows and Purrs

This is your Monday Meow Mews Reporter signing off

Basil




Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Saturday Solution with Dr. Basil Widdairs - Trouble Down Under!


 Welcome to the 'Saturday Solution'
with
Dr. Basil Widdairs

Pet Advice Columnist Extraordinaire!

Ph.D. in Kitteh Psychology  
BSc (Hons) Headology  
Psy.D. Furry Logic
 MS. Fuzzy Logic
MA. Common Sense


 


My other Professional Credits include:

NOM Master
Snoozy Savant
Purr Master
AdvoCat of T.L. Treatment 
Touchy Feely Therapy or T.F.T
Purrfume Aroma Treatment or P.A.T

Dr Basil ~ helping mew to solve all your Pet Peeves, Purrsonal Purroblems and Desperate Dilemmas, no matter how great or small they may be.

I use only the very latest techniques, some of which I have developed myself over my long and esteemed career, which include:

 Purr Therapy ~ For Uptight and Particularly Stressed Kittehs 

Nom Zen ~The Art of Nomming in Total Tranquility 

ZZZ's Snooze Sensation ~ Including Mewsical CatNap Sessions tailored to your purrsonal requirements

YogiCat Meditation ~ Stretches and Breathing Techniques for the Severely Stressed & Overworked 

Intense CatNip Therapy ~ This treatment speaks for itself (I find it very beneficial)

I am also an AdvoCat of Tough Love coupled with a healthy dose of common kitteh sense

Purrfume Aroma Treatment ~ A Sensory Smelling Session S.S.S. to calm and soothe with highly aromatic blends of specially selected scents

To help you release all your stresses and worries just drop by my new clinic held here every Saturday or, alternatively email me your purroblem and I'll answer here, if mew require to remain anonymous or anon, purrlease include that in your email. 


Mew can contact me directly at the following address:

DearDrBasil (at) gmail (dot) com

So come and sit on my supurr comfy couch, relax, breath deeply and tell me of your troubles, as I'm ready, willing and able to help...


Here is another of my latest cases:

(Via email)
'Trouble Down Under!'

Good day Dr. Basil

Now we Aussie cats don’t take no flak from no one, not now not ever.  However and this is a big HOWEVER, me and me furrmates have run into a bit of bother with a new rival. Our hooman, Shane has gone and got himself a Sheila, she’s called Sheila too!  And she’s not fond of our sort, as mew can imagine we are even less impurressed with her. I mean come on, what’s not to like?  We are a gang of five furrsome, fan’cat’stic, furry felines, we are totally pawesome dudes, we hang out all night have a few spats and tumbles, rock in at dawn and want feeding. 

Now this is where Sheila is starting to infringe on our turf, she’s even in the bed when we come in.  There’s no room fur us anymore, and Shane says nothing, he’s like a love sick puppy and instead of leaping out of bed to feed us, he just rolls over and snores! SNORES if mew purrlease, can mew believe it?  (I couldn’t either!)

Before Sheila came on the scene he waited on us no matter what the time of day or night, now we just get left some crunchies in a bowl and get told to help ourselves.  The Bonza Gang don’t do Self Service, what do mew suggest to get our line of service open again?

Bonza Bruce and the Bonza Bad Boy Crew (Sniffles the Snorter, Lemon the Likeable, Kyle the Cunning, Rolf the Relaxed & Ted the Tormenter )

(Furrborough, NSW)

This is my Expert Reply
Today I use the colour PURPLE, as it stimulates higher thought processors  in the brain and this colour is also associated with problem solving and higher reasoning. Therefore being the purrfect choice fur this purroblem.


Dear Bonza Bruce and the Bonza Bad Boy Crew

Thank mew furry much fur contacting me about the distress in your domicile.  Hmmmm…. I see we have a hooman impeding and infringing on the crews time.   This is not an uncommon purroblem.  Single hooman gets new hooman companion, new hooman calls the shots and your previously doting hooman suddenly becomes alien to mew in the ways that he/she acts.  This can be furry distressing especially if the new hooman is not particularly feline furriendly. 

I think mew need to address the root cause of your hooman getting a non-feline fan as a companion.  Perhaps Shane was feeling all felined out and needed a distraction, by getting a non-feline fancier, he is opening his horizons to new things such as, getting a cold one from the fridge and maybe even, throwing another shrimp on the BBQ  (I know all about famous OZ traditions like these because  P.A.#2  hails from that very place) This could be good in the long term; however this doesn't solve your immediate woes, such as your sleeping arrangement and your feeding schedule, which I know is most important to ones well-being and daily sanity.

So we have established, that Shane got Sheila because there was a ‘lack’ in his life and now that Sheila is there, mew are feeling ‘lack’ in your lives.  Shanes lack has been filled while your lack has been sprung on mew by him.  It’s a classic rebound effect, his lack is filled and gone, while yours is suddenly a great big gaping chasm.

So my advice to mew is this, mew and the crew need to completely change your routine.

1.       When Shane is at home alone, make sure mew are with him at all times.  No getting in his face though, shadow him in stealth or take turns between the five of mew, get a rota happening. But don’t put the rota on the fridge otherwise the hoomans will know something’s up.

2.       Only go out fur brief periods and come back and check on him, sit with him and be supportive.

3.       Stop going out all night painting the town red and rebel rousing.  When they go to bed, mew all go to bed.  Make sure mew and the crew get down the centre of the bed.  Mew must become a feline wall of impenetrable force.  If Sheila complains or tries to move mew, hold fast, don’t break the line.  This is vital.

4.       Stay there all night, no matter what.  If one of mew does gets moved, another needs to fill the gap instantly, mew need to be fully co-ordinated. 

5.       Make sure Sheila wakes up with one of mew on the pillow with her.

6.       Make sure Shane wakes up with one of mew on the pillow with him.

(Paws on face and/or head is purrfectly acceptable in points 5. & 6. However do not engage in any hair biting or pulling, as this will severely weaken your new strategy)

7.       If they wake whilst mew are in the middle of any covert operations do this immediately: As soon as they start to stir make sure mew all start to purr in purrfect synchronicity, just a low soothing hum, the one that reverberates through all living things on a frequency undetected by normal hooman senses.  This is incredibly soothing sound should have them back in Snoresville before mew can say, Feed Me!

8.       When they do wake in the morning, ideally make sure that you’re full of beans and meowing, really get that pitch up and let them know you’re all there. Hopefully after a few days of this treatment Sheila will start to warm up to mew guys.  To win with Shane win over Sheila.  Be supurr nice to her.  This will have two effects:

a.)    She’ll fall in love with mew all and become hooman assistant #2
b.)    She’ll flee for the hills

So either way it will be a win win for mew guys. If she stays, mew will have two peeps to dote on mew and if she leaves, mew will have Shane all to yourselves again.  I love it when a plan comes together! Your Zen Harmonies have been restored ~ PURRFECTLY PAWESOME!

Bonza Bruce, I do hope that The Saturday Solution has helped mew today, and if mew need any further consultations, purrlease don't hesitate to MEOW me!
Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Saturday Solution Clinic T.M.


____________________________

Todays Moral Code is:

~ If  your bed is taken over, take it back  ~
 
_________________________________


If mew can relate to this purroblem or feel that mew are in need of any assistance, purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr. Basil.... or email me directly and I'll get back to mew.

Thank mew all for joining me today on The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil, and if you've missed this session don't forget that I'll be back next week with another open clinic and case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr. Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ MS ~ MA


Copyright and All Rights Reserved @ Dr. Basil The Saturday Solution



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