Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #38 featuring The Time-travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

Welcome To


With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations fellow biblio-cats

*waves paw*

Hi guys, it was a bit sunny on the weekend, so the P.A. insisted I get out of my bed and get some fresh air.  Even though it was sunny, the breeze was chill and rather fresh.

Aftur a 2 minute and 47 second excursion on the new patio and a full lap around the new pond I deemed that was enough fur me.

Howeffur the P.A. had other ideas.

I pootled my furriness to the patio door, peered in and upon seeing the P.A. I scratched on the door until she opened it.

"I'm done!" I said.

The P.A. looked down at me. "Amber it's not even been five minutes, I think you need a bit longer."  And she promptly closed the door leaving me out on the patio.

Can mew believe it?  Seriously, I was completely speechless that she left me on the patio  to get some extra fresh air! 

Like WTF was that????  

I mean my bed was getting colder moment by moment and it would take me a least an hour to get it back to the purrfect just-right 'Goldilocks' temperature.


At the four minute mark I began to panic.

At this point I'm losing body fat and feel weak with hunger, and then I had a brainwave, I plastered the most pitiful expression on my furry chops that I could muster and pressed my nose on the glass.

Within five seconds the door was open and I hurtled to my bed, all the while thinking 'Mew fell fur that hook line and sinker! MOL  

Honestly I really don't understand what all the kerfuffle about the great outdoors is, me purrsonally I like my bed in the great-indoors with a food source within fifteen paces.

I just hope the P.A. doesn't think that this outside thing is going to become a regular occurrence, unless it's 25C outside I'm not interested.

 And now I think it's time fur this weeks book, so let get to it...



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

Image +Amazon.co.uk 

Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:

Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. One day when he is playing a computer game with an Egyptian theme, Ka jumps on the keys and spells out the name Bubastis, which was the centre of cat worship in Ancient Egypt. Could Ka really be leading a double life and what is she trying to tell Topher?

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Although this is a kids book I really, really did enjoy enjoy listening to it.   It's fun, but it's also bit sad as Topher lost his mother, his new best friend is deaf and his new cat keeps going missing.

Ka the cat talks, which in my humble opinion makes fur a much better read than when the cat is just a cat.  The story rattles along a a great pace, and although the book is not very long the story is still detailed enough to bring maximum enjoyment.

There wasn't anything I didn't like and am looking forward to listening to the next in the series.  

My advice is try it, as mew know sometimes kids books are the best!  


  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Audio: 2 hrs 54 mins

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The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:




Ratings of:

The Time-travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess 

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I hope mew enjoy this book if mew do take the plunge and buy it... and if mew've read it already, tell me did mew think?

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 we'll be here again on Friday with the Pet Parade!


Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs


Amber xox


Monday, 24 April 2017

Colouring with Cats #26 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays!


Hey guys

Thank mew all so much fur all the kind wurds, hugs, nose bumps and kindness that mew have expressed since Fridays post, we can't thank mew enough fur your support, it really blew us away and made us cry even more!

Thank mew most sincerely, we could neffur express our gratitude fully fur your kindness and if we keep talking we'll be wailing again.

We're sorry this is kind of a short post, but we're not really feeling the creativity right now, so the good news is mew've got a new mandala to colour if mew want to... the rest will have to wait until we feel a little more up on the game.

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




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... 


 Merlin's mum Alice is now the Resident Colourist @BionicBasil and she's done an amazing job on this weeks mandala! YAY FOR ALICE!  



Coloured using 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:

Bionic Basil & The 'B' Team @Facebook

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



If mew'd like to be a guest-colourist fur us, we'd love mew too, just let us know either in the comments box or email us at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

And don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Book One here:


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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when Amber is here sharing this weeks new must read novel.

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday Selfies #141 Up in the Clouds & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head




Sunday greetings pawesome furriends

As mew will now probably know by now, Humphrey and Snowie departed fur the Rainbow Bridge last week, and as we're missing them so much we though we'd pop up in the clouds fur a quick visit.

So our theme this week is:

Up In The Clouds

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Before we furget, Snowie & Humphrey decided that they wanted one last epically epic adventure prior to their departure OTRB, so we took them on their bucket list tour, which we'll be starting aftur the P.A. returns from Blog Paws, so watch out fur




Wishing mew all a supurr day with lots of cuddles, snuggles and treats

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox




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, 21 April 2017

Rainbow Bridge Tribute for Humphrey & Snowie [The Pet Parade Blog Hop: #192]




 Friday greetings pawesome pals

It is with a furry heavy heart and much sadness that we post today.  

Humphrey & Snowie have both departed fur the Rainbow Bridge and now have their beautiful wings.  Both were OAC's [old aged cats] who lived long, long and beautiful lives.  Humphrey was nearly 18 1/2 and Snowie almost 18 years old.


We are obviously devastated by this double whammy more than wurds could effur say as they were the last of the original gang who arrived in Sleepy Hollow way back in 2000.  They both passed peacefully in their sleep and are now at The Rainbow Bridge having a wild pawty with all their pals, chasing flutterby's galore and frolicking in endless meadows of catnip, and they're probably recruiting Angel Kitties to join The 'B' Team right now!

Both Snowie and Humphrey said they'd like to be Cloud Oppurratives like Angel Posie from now on, and will be popping back and forth on the blog.

 So today furriends, we don't ask fur condolences, only that these two beautiful kitties, our fallen comrades and our bestest fursibs be remembered with much fondness, joy and love.



We miss mew guys more than all the stars in all the galaxies 



Poem For Cats

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.



Humphrey and Snowie, gone but neffur furgotten, true heroes to the furry end



If mew missed anything this week [not that there was much happening], here's the latest link fur your purrusal


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

In the meantime we wish mew all a happy weekend

Happy Hopping

Gentle purrs & nose bumps

Basil & Co xox


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sunday Selfies #140 Happy Easter & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head





Welcome to our Easter Post

Before we begin, a couple of weeks ago we were contacted by the Co-op to see if we'd like to join in their #GoodEgg campaign, so of course we said yes and they sent us this box of yumminess.


So we promptly followed the instructions


and sent the box of chocolaty goodness off to Alice and Merlin to say many thanks fur colouring the mandalas, thank mew furry much!





And now mew've seen our supurr Easter Selfies




So we'll wish all our furriends a furry happy day and hope mew have the bestest Easter effur!


Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox




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:





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