Monday, 28 November 2016

Colouring with Cats #8 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays!


Monday greetings chillaxed chums

We know that mew know what time it is....


It's time to get your OM on, so let's begin the week
 on a supurr chilled and tranquil vibe to get those Zen Harmonies happening fur a stress-free and uber relaxed time till the weekend arrives.

We'll start with our little breathing exercise, purrlease 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

Let all the frustrations of:

Somepurrdy's just pooped in the last clean litter tray, not enough room in front of the fire, and no where near enough outside time... let it go... let it all go... surrender it all like a week old bowl of kibble that effurypurrdy's avoided since day three and toss it out the window fur the burds... just let go and breathe... and say OMMMMMMMMMMMMMM


As mew can see a group om-ming sesh is rather beneficial fur raising the frequencies fur a better quality of zen harmonies, the more the merrier is what we say, and if mew'd like to schedule a group session with us, feel free to drop us a line.   Sometimes trying to find your zen harmonies when feeling most frazzled can be rather difficult, this way can help get mew on the path of zen-ness with oodles of harmonies following soon aftur.

Are mew smiling yet? 

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If mew have missed any of the previous mandala's and feel the need to colour, here's the links:

Mandala #1  Mandala #2  Mandala #3  Mandala #4  Mandala #5  Mandala #6   Mandala #7

All the mandala's featured are designed and made by us, unless otherwise stated.




So without further adieu here's this weeks Mandala :

Just right click the image to save and print it...


She took my advice and more metallics were used, don't they look shiny?! MOL

Oh and mew may be wundering why there is a pink arrow pointing towards a plant in the background, if mew hadn't guessed its basil - hahahahahahahahahhaaaaaahha - the P.A. making a little joke.... hmmmmmm..... nuff said.


Coloured using metallic and glitter gel pens.

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


as we'd really, really love to see your interpretation of today's mandala.

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Amber will be here again on Wednesday with her book club fur your entertainment, and we know mew're not going to want to miss it;  it's got a full kitty cast, no hoomans whatsoeffur!



Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sunday Selfies #120 Pottering About & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head





Wunderpurr greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another Sunday Selfie Selection and today as mew can see we had a rare oppurtunity to visit the great outdoors while it was dry.

So today's theme is:

Pottering About

apart from Smoochie, who decided to use the synonym of Pottering About which was Milling About instead! MOL


Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox


P.S. If mew missed our Time-Travelling Bobble Hat post and would like to join in, the Bobble Hat should have landed in Florida by now so if mew're in the U.S.A or Canada purrlease consider purrticipating in helping us raise a few £'s fur kitties in need, Smooch & Parsley will purrsonally donate £2 fur effury blog the hat is featured on.




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, 25 November 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 171 ~ Happy Thanks Giving from Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou





Friday greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another fabulous Pet Parade and we hope mew all had a truly splendid Thanksgiving!

We've had no news yet on the Time Travelling Bobble Hat, so we don't know if it's reached the paws of The Florida Furkids, we're hoping so as we're building a list of supurr kitties that want to purriticipate. 

In other news, Smoochie had his appointment on Tuesday with the Kitty Shrink which went well, and we've determined that an unknown cat [we've named him Tiger] coming into the garden and courtyard is causing some of his distress, howeffur the other places he has piddled is more of a toileting issue rather than a marking-up issue.  So the 6 litter trays we have in two different rooms are now going to split so there are more options around the home.

Also we're putting temporary frosting on the french doors in the kitchen and patio doors in the lounge to restrict Smoochie's view of Tigers comings and goings at ground level and also, our supurr cozy bed under the carport has to go as Tiger thinks this is his.


The P.A. witnessed the above the other morning as she was leaving, Smooch in the french doors watching Tiger leave....

and the next day here he is... again...


Tiger seems like a really nice cat,  he's not really peep furriendly, so the P.A. does not try to engage him, and also she thinks by encouraging him Smoochie's little purroblem will escalate, because from what we've determined every time Tiger is on the place Smoochie piddles on something.  So the equation is this:

Tiger outside = Smoochie piddling downstairs

The P.A. doesn't like the maths much, so the kitty shrink advised that she temporarily cover our supurr cozy teddy bear snuggle pit up with a tarpaulin and then she's going to make him a new bed next door at her cousins house and try to get him to stay around there, as her cousin is feeding him.

Anyhoo, we'll tell mew more in another post and show mew what other measures have been implemented with photo's of course and share more a in-depth post.


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




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

In the meantime we wish mew all a truly amazing weekend

Happy Hopping

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox



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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Crosswurds & Wurdsearch's by Professor Basil ~ Brain Training with Cats! #12

Welcome to


Supurr Crosswurdy Greetings Furriends

Welcome to another of our rather puzzling posts.

Before we begin we'd like to wish all our stateside furriends... 

... here's hoping your bowl is full, your furmilly is happy and mew all have a beautiful day!

This is our little impromptu pawty, deep in the woods of Sleepy Hollow, so if mew'd like to join us purrlease do as there's plenty fur effurypurrdy and by all accounts the Nip Rum is rather good this year! MOL



To see our previous crosswurds, wurdsearches & answers click here:



Furstly we know mew'll want to see the solution fur last weeks crosswurd, so here's the answer-key:

and if mew got it right, here's the marvellous and rather attractive badge fur your pawesome wurk and well done fur purrticipating in our brain-training programme!





Time to get scribbling on...


All the answers can be found here:

Sunday Selfies   Mandalas on Monday   Wordy on Wednesday

And there's a few Thanksgiving clues too, thrown in just fur good measure.

Just right click the crosswurd image to save to your 'puter and print it.

And fur all those who complete it, there's another rather nifty and vibrant badge fur your excellent efforts on next weeks post.


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Obviously today's wurdsearch has a Thanksgiving theme as well!



[just right click to save the wurdsearch to your 'puter or print it off.] 

And here's a delightful badge fur your pawesome efforts, just right click the image to save it to your computer.




Well it's time fur us to go get ready fur tomorrows Pet Parade, but in the meantime we hope mew have lots of fun, and do let us know what mew think of today's puzzles.

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

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Until tomorrow...

Keep Calm

and

Puzzle On

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox





Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #20 The Good, The Bad & The Furry

Welcome To


With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Wunderpurr greetings fellow book lovers

Welcome to another Wurdy Wednesday in the Library.


It's been a dreadful week weather wise, and raining since Monday.  In fact it rained so hard that the courtyard flooded so access to the library was cut off unless I wanted to get in the dingy with a life jacket on and paddle across, so I went to Plan B; I got on my furry beanbag and watched the world from the comfort of the lounge and it was pawesome.  The woodburner was supurr toasty and to be honest I've had the best couple of days.

Smoochie had his appointment yesterday, but we'll go more in depth on Friday's post as today it's all about me! MOL

So let's dive into this weeks book pick.



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

[Image @Amazon UK]


by



Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:

Meet THE BEAR - a cat who carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, and whose wise, owl-like eyes seem to ask, Can you tell me why I am a cat, please?
Like many intellectuals, The Bear would prefer a life of quiet solitude with plenty of time to gaze forlornly into space and contemplate society's ills. Unfortunately he is destined to spend his days surrounded by felines of a significantly lower IQ . . .
RALPH: handsome, self-satisfied tabby, terrified of the clothes horse.

SHIPLEY: mouthy hooligan and champion mouser, rendered insensible by being turned upside-down.

ROSCOE: fiercely independent kitten, tormented by her doppelganger in the mirror.

And then there's Tom, writing with his usual wit and charm about the unexpected adventures that go hand in hand with a life at the beck and call of four cats . . . or three cats and a sensitive poet who just happens to be a foot high and covered in fur.


Before I begin, I must relay a warning when listening to the audio version of this book:

DO NOT LISTEN TO WHILE OPERATING MACHINERY OR DRIVING A VEHICLE

Why? I hear mew ask, well the P.A. said she wanted to listen to this, so I let her borrow my ipod fur the day.  She connected it to her car and began listening to the book.  A short way into the book she was laughing so hard she had tears running down her face, and had to pull offur in a lay-by and take five.  Needless to say the book was switched off until she was safely back at home.

Ok, so my thoughts while I listened as I lay on my beanbag; totally pawesome, really, really funny in places, especially the authors father and the toad in his shoe, falling asleep on the compost heap and his reply to his son at the end of every conversation, which due to bad language I won't repeat here, but it's too, too funny.  There were so many Meowing-Out-Loud scenes that I lost count! 

So if you need some humour in your life get this, seriously get it but get the audio version as the narrator takes it to another level.  I don't think I would have found it quite so humorous if I was actually reading the hard-copy.


Paperback copy: 288 pages

Audio Edition: 5 hours 51 mins long

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The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:




Ratings of:

The Good, The Bad & The Furry



Humour

Narration

Offurall Enjoyment



I do hope mew enjoy this novel and if mew've read it already, tell me did mew like it?

Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time!


Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs

Amber xox


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