Friday, 26 May 2017

BlogPaws Conference Update and That's My Banana! Plus The Pet Parade Blog Hop #197 with Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou




Supurr Friday greetings pawesome pals

The P.A. is finally back from Blogpaws in Myrtle Beach and we've been hearing all about her epically epic adventure.  She got to meet my supurr bestest buddy Herman from www.wonderpurr.com I was soooooo jealous, Herms dude so sorry I couldn't make it purrson, next time fur sure! MOL


And the P.A. got to meet Herms Mom & Dad, they had a pawesome time, there's this story about the P.A.'s mum, a wild wheelchair expedition and some bikers - the P.A. is still laughing and laughing and laughing about it, in fact she's been laughing so much that I still can't understand what she was trying to tell me! MOL

She also got to meet Erin's Dad, Vivvy The Service Dogs' Mom, The Island Cats' Mom, Bear's MOM Momma Kat.  Kitties Blue Mom from Cat on My Head, Megan the pawesome Pet Detective, Chirpy Cats Mom, Stunning Keisha's Mom, Lola & Lexi's Mom. Brian's Dad from Brian's Home, Manna and Dexter's Mom & Dad from Playful Kitty, Valentines Mom from Noir Kitty Mews, Truffle & Brulee's Mom from Sweet Purrfections, Talent Hounds Mom etc... [links in side bar] well mew get the picture, we could go on and on and on, in fact she met so many totally fabulous peeps her head is still spinning - no not like 'The Exorcist'  but in a good way [MOL] and she was completely blown away at how amazingly wunderpurr effuryone was, she said, "Basil, it was such a pleasure and a real honour to meet so many fantastic peeps, I feel beyond blessed and I can't thank everyone enough, it was so amazing!" #BlogPawsRocks

Thank mew to effuryone who sent us toys, mew guys are just so pawesome and we hope mew managed to get some BionicBasil swag off the P.A. that we sent with her.   


Here's just a quick selection of the peeps that the P.A. swapped business cards with. 

Oh and we did get the most amazing swag bags, thank mew so much to all the sponsors 


Sadly the P.A. couldn't bring hardly anything home due to customs restrictions, and yes that went fur the bagged nip too, I did protest about it but the P.A. said, "Basil, there was no way that I was filling my case with bagged primo nip, customs would've pulled me for sure thinking that I was smuggling 10lbs of weed in my case!"

So she gave 95% of the stuff away just keeping a few toys, one of which was this:


We've neffur had a catnip banana before and Smoochie was furst to get his mittens on it much to Fudge's chagrin! MOL

So as mew can see the P.A. had a truly epically epic visit to Myrtle Beach, oh but mew'll neffur believe that she caught a cold on the way back and she's been snuffling and sneezing since her return - oh phooey! 

Before I go I'd just like to say, along with the P.A. a huge thank mew to all our pawesome pals fur making her trip so furry, furry special!  #PetBloggersAreAmazing



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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #22 ~ Caturday Comicstrip featuring Basil, Smooch, The Paparazzi & a Kraken




Welcome to our 22nd Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 25th June 2016 and revisiting Caturday Comicstrip featuring Basil, Smooch, The Paparazzi & a Kraken.

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



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




True story at our house today!




The moral of the story.... Don't furget to feed the Kraken!!


Happy Caturday Pals!




Thanks so much fur stopping by today and we'll be back with our normal programming schedule on Friday! 

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox




Monday, 22 May 2017

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #21 ~ Basil's Guided Garden Tour at Chateau Basille





Welcome to our 21st Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 28th July 2014 and revisiting 
 Basil's Guided Garden Tour at Chateau Basille.

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





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



Welcome to another Installment of  

The Monday Meow 

Many Greetings furriends

Here we are again at the start of another fabulous week, today we're mixing it up and giving mew a purrsonal and intimate guided tour of our flower garden. 

I will be your host as we cruise sedately around the garden at 'Chateau Basille'  followed by afternoon tea and refreshments, should mew require any.  

Welcome to the 

Flower PoweTour

 

Welcome furriends, are we ready to start the tour? 

Excellent, now if mew'd like to follow me and we'll begin...  and if anyone wants to stop fur a breather or a quick snooze on the lawn, just shout out...


Here we have a delightful blue agapanthus specimen, flanked either side with a pink dahlia and orange and yellow ganzia daisies.

Purrlease feel free to take pictures as we tour....

  

As we continue, mew'll see rather a lot of chives, these little oniony plants grow like the blazes, howeffur the P.A. says that's ok, as they taste furry nice.... I wouldn't know as I'm not a veggie type of cat.

  

Moving on, we're headed to where the beautiful blue cornflowers are growing, these are lovely little flowers, howeffur they are not built to withstand lot's of boisterous activity and being trampled on... so the P.A. has roped them off fur their own safety!

  

We'll go into the giant daisy forest now... effuryone keep up, I don't want mew getting lost in these tall densely packed flowers...

Is effuryone still with me? Pawesome...


 
                        
  Ahhhh, now we've emerged back into more normal sized vegetation, look what we've found!  A dandelion head in prime condition... if anyone wants to make a wish, purrlease do so now, all wishes are included in the tour, there are no hidden no extras, so go ahead and wish away...                            

 
                                
Now mew can see we've come to the white delphiniums, these majestic flowers are striking to say the least, there are 3 types in the garden, the white, pale blue and deep blue.... up close the petals are extraordinary, don't mew think so?

 

Moving on, we find ourselves at the echinacea patch, this is a furry interesting medicinal plant.  Apparently in tincture form it helps keep our hooman staffs immune system fit and healthy, so I heartily recommend using it to keep ones staff full of vitality and vigour, especially in the winter months, when those pesky things called germs comes out and try to make effuryone cough and sniffle.

 

Shhhhhhh.... get close and mew can see a furry cute bee having a wild old time...

 

Here we are at the foxgloves, these are one of the P.A.s favourites... and the bumble bees too.  Not that they compete fur the nectar, I must add! MOL

The P.A. does keep bees, she has two hives. So we get all our own honey, plus beeswax fur candle making [more on that another time though] 

 

And here we are at the lavender patch, this is always bustling with activity, if mew peer a little closer mew'll see all kinds of insects. But as they're hard at work, we won't interrupt them fur too long....

 

Just nudge it with your nose and inhale that heady wundpurr fragrance.... it's delish right?  Another interesting fact, lavender oil is furry soothing, so if any of mew have uptight or anxious staff, this is a really good one to use on them... just rub a little on their wrists/pulse points... and tell them to inhale deeply, it works wunders!

 

Now we're heading towards the lupins... these are lovely flowers, except fur the aphids... but the good news is, this year we watched the tiny hedge sparrows zoom in, and pick those meaty little pests right off the plant. This made us furry happy, as we do like to keep a completely chemical free zone. Plus the little birdies got a fabulous source of protein.

 

There are many lupin plants in all colours dotted effurywhere around the garden.

 

Heading onto the path, we have a nice selection of pinks... these are furry purretty little flowers, but a lot of dead heading is required, otherwise mew only get one good show a season.

 

Here we are in the courtyard, this is the P.A.s favourite rose, it's called Gertrude Jekyll, a furry old fashioned rose with lovely deep pink tones and a delightful fragrance.  Don't get too close though, the thorns are vicious!

 

As we round back onto the lawn we can see some more pinks, and a few yellow snapdragons, which I find so funny as they never snap at me and they don't breathe fire either! 

 

As we head towards the buddleia, or butterfly bush, mew'll smell the heady sweet heady scent and we can see quite a few varieties of butterflies...  we have even sighted a really unusual bright yellow one before, so that was furry exciting...  This one though is called a Peacock butterfly,

 

this one is a Painted Lady

 

and this one is a Brimstone [no fire included]



 And finally we finish our tour at the highly fragrant honeysuckle bush, feel free to take a deep breath and enjoy the exquisite aroma....



Well, we've come to the end of the tour, I do hope mew've enjoyed yourselves and if mew'd like any refreshments such as tea and cake or some salmon sandwiches, purrlease make yourselves at home on the patio, and Amber and Snowie will be your servers.

Image courtesy of [Apolonia] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 


Image courtesy of [duron123] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net



Image courtesy of [tiramisustudio] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  
If mew have any questions, feel free to ask away and I'll do my furry bestest to answer.

We've really enjoyed your company today, mew've been the best tour group effur! 

We'll be back on Wednesday, with another riveting episode of The Pink Flamingo Saga, so don't miss out on that, in the meantime though...


Enjoy the rest of your stay

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox




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 & Co xox




Sunday, 21 May 2017

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #20 ~ Meandering on Monday ~ A Space Odyssey ~ The Conclusion.... Part V




Welcome to our 20th Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 16th February 2015 and revisiting 
 A Space Odyssey ~ The Conclusion.... Part V

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




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



Meandering on Monday

A Space Odyssey

 The Conclusion....

Stardate: 16022015


If mew missed any of the action click here for a quick recap:


Well I must say spending Valentines Day in space wasn't my idea of fun! 

I missed the P.A.s surprise Pawty and now the most romantic day of the year too, anyhoo the good news is the kindly cat loving astronauts snagged me on my next orbit.  They worked at as a team and managed to grapple me without much incident, even though I must say being held by the scruff of the neck is not my idea of fun either, but it was that or drift on again, so it was a small price to pay.


We were winched in by the other kindly cat loving astronauts in the background, clinging onto the space station.

Meanwhile as my rescue was happening, the Klingonz uncloaked their Class II Cruiser not far away and then the Enterprise with Spock at the helm dropped out of Warp speed and also materialized only a gnats whisker away from the Klingonz ~ needless to say this didn't bode well.

Once inside the space station, I raced to the comms deck and my paw hit the 'open comms button' with such force I thought I might have splatted it.

In my furry best Klingonz dialect I said, "Qam vI'ogh Dun furriends galactic, Hoch!"
In english ~ "Stand down great galactic furriends, all is well!"

"Dun Sotlaw', vaj gallantly responded 'oH ngeH SoH Tabbies Trout veng SuvwI', tlhIvmo' qatlho' ghaHmo'" I said.
In english ~ "The great Tabbies of Trout Town sent you a distress call, which you both so gallantly responded to, for this I thank you greatly"

I took a breath as I watched with much trepidation as the two mighty ships moved away from one another.  The Astronauts started to become rather anxious as they listened to my guttural speak.

"wej nuHlIj, chu' law' wej ghob 'eb 'ach So'meH toD Qu' pung'" I continued. 
In english ~ "Do not engage your weapons, as this is not a fight but a rescue mission of mercy"

All was silent and then this happened.

Spock, "It was most logical that I rescued Basil and beamed him safely back to Earth."

Klingonz Commander, "wIlegh wo' klingonz je Qu' strand feline Sov basil toD"
In English ~ "We of the Klingonz Empire saw it as our duty to rescue the stranded feline known as Basil"

This bickering continued for several minutes until I let out the loudest caterwaul effur.

"'ach appreciative qoch, pung 'ej empathy plight 'ej vaj SoH vaj chaq chegh tera' boQ batlhchaj!" I said.
In english ~ "I am most appreciative of your kindness, compassion and empathy to my plight, and if willing you may both still assist my return to earth"

I continued, "vaj taS 'oH, juH 'ej vaj Qolta'DI' jIHvaD spock 'ej laH klingonz belated qoS niptini ghom p.a. laH tIn lopno', Huch law' maraud ghaj 'ej lot maH, moS appropriate?"
In english ~ "So this is my solution, Spock beam me home and then you and the Klingonz can come to a belated birthday party for my P.A.  we can have a big celebration, much marauding and lot's of niptini's, is this an appropriate compromise?"

The airwaves went deadly silent for a few moments and then the Klingonz Commander spoke., "ghom, qatlh vIchel yIrIDnganpu''e' bImejnIS vaj, tIghmaj Sovbe'chu' leghlaHbe'bogh maH Qu' maH?"
In english ~ "Party, why didn't you say so, we're on our way and by the way do we need to bring gifts?" 

I chuckled, "nIHDaq ghobe' 'e' Qo' 'ut, neH delighted p.a. 'e' jIHvaD juH Dachegh!"
In english ~ "Oh no, that won't be necessary, the P.A. will just be delighted to have me home!"

I turned to the kindly cat loving Astronauts and held out my paw. "Thank mew most furry much for saving me and if mew effur need a stiff niptini, mew know where I am! Oh and thanks fur the munchies they were delish!" 

Seconds later, I began to dematerialize and was gone.

I materialized in the courtyard at home, neffur to be so relieved to have gravel under my paws, I inhaled a great gulp of air filling my lungs.  Spock was standing next me and then the Klingonz ship landed in the Uncle Johns field behind the house.

The P.A.. scooped me up in her arms and hugged me tight, then she noticed the unexpected guests and said, "Basil, I think you've got an awful lot of explaining to do!"

I purred softly and then said, "Let the party begin!"

This is Basil, Space Traveller Extraordinaire signing out.




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 & Co xox



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