Thursday, 14 December 2017

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells A workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #28

Welcome to   

Christmas Edition of Brain Training with Professor Basil

Puzzling greetings my wunderpurr pals

Well how about this cold snap then?  It's been ferociously freezing here fur the last couple of weeks and we did actually get some snow, although it was the supurr-skinny-diet-variety and not the big, fluffy wholesome flakes much to our chagrin.  

We wanted this...



but we got this instead...


Ah well, it looks like the Annual Snowball Fight will have to be in the VR Suite on level 9 in the bunker again this year! PFFFFFFFTTTT!!!


If mew feel the need to catch up on any of the previous puzzles, here's the links:

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

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

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


And here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle




It took us 14 mins 38 secs, how was your time? 


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 & Co xox




Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #51 featuring All Hands on Pet

Welcome To  

Christmas at Wordy on Wednesday with Amber @BionicBasil
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With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty



Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello fabulous furriends and welcome to my furst December post, mew may remember last year when I thought I'd wear my cute little red Kitty Claws outfit.

****Time goes all swirly as we go back to 21st December 2016****

Woo Hoo it's nearly Catmass!!!

So the other day I thought I'd get my cutest little red Kitty's Claws outfit on and really get in the festive mood, what I didn't realise was, I've put a bit of weight on since I last wore it and it was just a smidge, let me repeat that, an eency weency smidge too tight.


The other memfurs of The Heathen Hoard thought this was most funny, hilariously funny... I howeffur, did not.


****Time goes all swirly as we arrive back to present day****

Mew may be wundering why I'm sharing this with mew, well mew know that I am now a proud memfur of The Crotchety Cougars Club, we did a Catmas Card exchange and I needed some really, really luffley beautiful cards to send out to my besties.

So Smooch and Parsley appeared in the library office with young Fudge hot on their heals while I'm mulling offur my card dilemma.

"What's up Amber?" Parsley asked. "Mew look like someones just put a book back in the wrong place!"

I harrumphed loudly, as is customary when mew're as crotchety as me and replied. "I need a truly magnifique card to send to my sisfur-hood fur Catmas and I can't think of anything to send!"

Smooch whispered in Fudges ear and Fudge began to snigger. 

"Amber we'd love to make mew a truly epically epic card, leave it with us!" Smooch beamed.

"Really, mew'd do that fur me?" I asked happily.

"Sure!" Parsley said.

"No wurries!" said Smooch.

"It'd be our purrleasure!" Fudge added.

"That would be pawesome, mew have until lunchtime," I grinned and curled up on my luffley library and started to snooze.

*A short while later*

"Amber we made your card and it's EPICALLY EPIC!" Smooch said trying not to laugh.

I gave him a suspicious glance and then turned my attention to Parsley and Fudge who were borderline hysterics at this point.

"What did mew do?" I asked through gritted teeth.

"THIS!!!!!!!" came the response followed by riotous laughter as they showed me this...

The front

 The Back



I was speechless, it was beautiful and purrfect and so freaking crotchety I couldn't believe my eyes!

"It's just purrfect!" I managed to choke out as my emotions got the better of me. "Dudes mew did a truly epically epic design job and I can't thank mew enough!"

The three heathens stared at me as though I'd just sprouted antlers with jingly bells on.

"Mew like it?" Smooch asked sobering up faster than mew could say, 'and a partridge in a pear tree!' "Like, mew really like it?" 

I nodded and beamed happily. "This is going to be the bestest Crotchety Catmas effur!" I whispered.

The three heathens went into an emergency group huddle. "Dudes she likes it!" Smooch said in shock.

"Yep we heard!" Parsley mewsed.

"But she was supposed to throw a total fit!" Fudge said. "So we could film it and then it'd go viral on Cat-Tube!"

"Dudes, we need better pics fur next year!" Parsley said. "Let's go back through the photo archives and see what we can come up with!"

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And that's how my truly luffley card came to be... Thank mew Heathens and good luck fur next year! MOL

And now I think it's time we move on to this weeks book pick.




This week I'm sharing



Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets


by

Susan E. Davis


Book Blurb:

Susan E. Davis has been dubbed “Doctor Dolittle of the PT World,” by Northwestern Medicine Magazine, a publication of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


All Hands on Pet! Your How-To Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets offers safe and effective actions pet owners can apply through the animal’s entire life spectrum. Information provided applies to multiple species: canine, feline, avian, exotics and farm animals (non-equine).


Includes 38 photos with directional arrows, plus informative explanations in an approachable style.

Fills the gap where the demand for physical therapy services for pets outweighs the availability of qualified providers.

Cross-references to Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals: A Guide for the Consumer.

Prudent tips, techniques, and advice typical of that given to author’s own clients
Real stories of courage from the author's actual patient caseload.

All Hands on Pet! is a must-read for pet owners everywhere!


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What did I think to *All Hands on Pet... 

Well some of mew may know that we are all fur alternative complimentary health purractices here at BionicBasil HQ, so it was fabulous to receive a copy of this book to review.

I thought it was furry well written, though not the sort of book mew can read and do other things at the same like time like watch tv, mew need to focus to learn the techniques.

There are lots of pictures which explain how to do and use the techniques, which is great as it's always better to watch somepurrdy demonstrate so mew can get your own technique down paw.

It's not just fur cats either, it covers all anipal furriends, so whether mew're like Noah on his Ark or just a single kitty getting on with things, this book has info fur effuryone.

I really liked chapter 6 as that focused on Seniors, and as myself and Basil have now reached the dizzying heights of 15+, the author talks about a lot of different ways to assist us seniors in a variety of ways!

All in all I would say this book would make a fabulous addition to the anipal health section in your library.

Audio: N/A

Paperback: 250 pages 

Publisher: Joycare Onsite, LLC (12 Sept. 2017)

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

All Hands on Pet



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

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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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 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

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Saturday Special on Tuesday - WOOO HOOO - Featuring Felix Treats

Welcome to

glitter maker

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Tuesday greetings wunderpurr furriends

Mew may be wundering why we're having a Saturday Special post on Tuesday, well that's easy to answer; we've got another two sponsored posts to fit in before Catmas and time is ticking down.

So as mew can see, we have one of our *sponsored posts* to share with mew.  

The pawesome peeps from the company:



asked us a couple of weeks ago if they could send us a Catmas pressie, well of course we said yes, as who in their right mind would say no to that! MOL

Anyhoo they sent us this pawesome Special Edition Felix Treat Tin just fur Catmas, filled to the brim with five - YES FIVE FULL BAGS OF TREATS - like holy moly, is this the Grail of Treats this Catmas?  Guys mew know its true!

Here take a quick peek...


So we bet mew can't wait to see what we thought of the treats, and Parsley's here to demonstrate...


And yes, he's a little gannet!!! MOL

As mew can see he really nommed those Felix treats down, and upon reflection it actually looks like he's not been fed - this is NOT TRUE regardless of what he tells mew.  He eats breakfast, lunch and dinner supplemented with the odd snack.  He's just a big boy; in fact 6kg of solid muscle, so he needs his grub to keep his strength up fur all the Kitty Commando training he does fur all our covert missions - they're the ones mew neffur hear about because they're classified and sadly mew don't have the clearance level.

So back to the noms, if mew would like to find out more about these truly stellar treats, click the pic.  



Felix Goody Bag

or if mew'd really like to taste the rainbow click Cat Treats fur even more flavours!

They also have a supurr selection of Catmas toys, not only fur us felines but fur our K9 furriends too and small anipals as well.  So if mew're running out of idea's fur what Kitty Claws can bring mew, just look here as we're sure mew'll find something mew'd like:

Pet Christmas Gifts

And there's an amazing selection of Online Pet Supplies, plus they have the most epically epic Bottomless Bowl auto reorder service.  The furry furst online pet shop to introduce a subscription service to pet food so that Pet Parents would never need to worry about running out our necessities effur again. 


Parsley said. "Dudes, we have to sign up fur that like ASAP!"

Our Closing thoughts:

All purrticipants, even those not featured agreed that Felix Noms are delicious!

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We'd like to say a furry special thank mew to the fab peeps at PetShop.Co.UK fur giving us the oppurrtunity to sample such a fabulous array of treats, and if mew have anymore, mew know where to send them! MOL 

Meowy Catmas!

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 Many thanks fur joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow fur Amber's latest top book pick!

Festive purrs

Basil & Co 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]

Monday, 11 December 2017

Colouring with Cats #45 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays with Space Cadet Fudge


Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

And how are mew feeling on this fine winter morning?  

Well would mew believe it, we had snow again yesterday and it was mightily chilled.  Though we have to add the snowflakes that were falling looked more like patchy dandruff than those beautiful, big juicy flakes.  We were really hoping that some of the bigger variety flakes were going to grace us with their purresence but sadly no, we were stuck with the supurr-skinny-diet-snow that forms a moderate yet rather understated sugar frosting effect.

 Not the huge total white-out blizzard we were hoping fur, the type where mew have to tunnel out - well actually the P.A. and Dad were hoping fur, so they could have a Snow-Day! MOL

So this week we had our OM-Sesh indoors obviously, as it was even too cold with our fur coats on to go outside and commune with nature... well the only nature communing we did was watch the P.A. freeze as she fed the burds and defrosted their water - we did offur to help - NOT!!!!!

Anyhoo, as we were getting ready to get our OM on, Fudge says...


Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, 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


Yep, Fudge really wore a goldfish bowl! MOL

But mew see, this proves that it is pawsible to get your OM on anywhere!

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

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


So without further adieu here's this weeks mandala.

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

And here's our finished version... a rather odd colour selection fur sure, we have no idea what the P.A. was thinking! MOL


Coloured with metallic and glitter gel pens.

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


Bionic Basil & The 'B' Team @Facebook

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:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslT3d1bXBFOVp3SXc/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslVXdzUDhiYnNLdE0/view?usp=sharing


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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew tomorrow fur The Saturday Special on Tuesday when we'll be featuring some of the best noms in the cosmos! MOL

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs


Basil & Co xox
















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