Friday, 30 March 2018

HAPPY EASTER & We Know What's Happened To SPRING! on the Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 240 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou




Supurr greetings pawesome pals

Happy Good Friday!
 


Welcome to our weekly news round-up!  This week mew may have noticed that our programming schedule is a little off, many apologies fur that but we did suffer from acute interwebs connection failure aka AICF offur last weekend.

And though the purroblem is now fixed, it has put us a little behind and we are going as fast as we can trying to catch up.  The P.A. is also swamped at wurk with a whole load of Health and Safety Regs that need updating due to recent staff expansion and if anypurrdy mentions the wurds:- Risk Assessment, she's really going to flip! MOL [OOPS!]

In other news, we've now realized what's happened to the weather, as mew know the wurld has been experiencing some rather radical weather and we in the winter zone aka northern hemisphere have had the weirdest weather since sliced bread was invented.

Earlier this week we hijacked the C.I.A.'s - Cats Intelligence Agency - weather satellites and began to run our own series of tests and have come to this theory; North Korea's nuclear testing last year is the probable cause of the unstable and highly erratic weather.  

In conclusion, SPRING has been severely delayed due to all that nuclear testing!

How's that fur a theory?


If mew missed anything offur the last week, here's the latest posts fur your purrusal:



We'll be back again with our usual selfie selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then, in the meantime we wish mew all an epic weekend.

Bestest purrs and big hugs

Basil & Co xox




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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells a Workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #40 Woo Hoo It's Almost Easter!


Happy Purrsday guys

Welcome to another fab brain training sesh on the blog! 

I must say that I'm feeling better this week, though the weather hasn't really improved and apparently we're getting a cold-snap especially fur Easter! 

Oh, and I understand that Amber called me a *PUSSY*  yesterday and accused me of spreading vishus rumours, mew know what I have to say to that?


All the more fur me, and this year we've used Angel Humphrey's secret nip recipe that we stumbled upon in his laboratory the other week.  I tasted a batch a couple of days ago and they are incredible, so tough cookies Amber, non fur mew! 

And on that note, let's start some Brain Training! 


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

Here's the answer key to last weeks puzzle  How did mew do? 


Are mew ready fur this weeks puzzle?

Just right click to save the puzzle to your 'puter or print it off. 

Answer key will be on next weeks post.



Just right click to save the wurdsearch to your 'puter or print it off.


And here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring our Annual Easter Egg Hunt



It took me 6 mins 34 secs...  How did you do?

Top Tip!

If mew're finding the puzzle a little too small, please click either icons on the bottom right, the furst one will take mew to the main jigsaw website to play or alternatively mew can click the far right icon and it will make the puzzle full screen sized. 


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 






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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #63 featuring The Kitty Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him

Welcome To


With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Welcome to another beautiful Wednesday on the blog, and I understand that Basil has been spreading vishus rumours about the P.A. imposing a mandatory exercise regime on me, well let me set the record straight today.  BTW that conversation was supposed to be private, and I'll be having wurds with Basil when he finally comes out of hiding in his private office in the secret bunker. [PUSSY!]

So anyhoo, this mandatory exercise regime which has been supposedly imposed on my magnificent purrsonage has yet to materialize due to unforeseen factors such as:

I've been avoiding the P.A. and really giving her the run around.

When the P.A. does eventually find me and tries to escort my fluffy purrsonage from a laying down position, which is my norm and into the kitty gym; I go into puddle-mode, spreading my pawesome curvaceousness as flat as pawsible and then I make myself really heavy, thus making it furry difficult to scoop me up.

If the P.A. does manage to get a firm yet gentle grip on me, I make myself really stiff and tense so her gripping points change, and while she's adjusting her purrchase on me and I seamlessly revert back into puddle-mode resulting in:

The P.A. - NiL POINT

Amber - 10/10


MOL! MOL! MOL!

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**Furstly I have to let mew all know that I was given a free copy of this book in exchange fur a fair review**

Now today I have a gorgeous book to share with mew and just look what it said inside!


Yep, it's OFFICIAL... I'm the Sweetest Library Kitty Effur!






I think it's time to share this weeks review, keep scrolling...

Here's this weeks top book pick

Amber's purrsonal copy

The Kitty

Who Rescued Me
After I Rescued Him



Here's the book blurb:

Shawn Flynn and his fiancée are excited to start their new life together. They are planning a wedding and have bought a new home. The last thing the two of them need right now is a new cat.

But their recently purchased house seems to come complete with a stray orange feline—a cat with a vibrant personality and a talent for mousing. So Shawn soon finds himself with a regular companion. Little does he realize that this cat will shortly become more important to him than he can possibly imagine.

As Shawn’s personal life begins to shift in ways he never saw coming, Kitty remains a constant source of stability and comfort. Shawn gave Kitty a home, and now Kitty gives Shawn the love he needs to heal.

In the spirit of James Bowen's best seller A Street Cat Named Bob, THE KITTY is a touching and inspiring story of heartfelt companionship that offers an uplifting perspective on what it means to find true friendship in this world. Anyone who has ever shared a meaningful connection with a pet will fall head over heels in love with Kitty and Shawn.

As Shawn discovers, sometimes we don’t even realize we need to be rescued—until we are.

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Well where to begin, though not a long book it is a truly beautiful story that can't help but make mew smile and bring a huge ray of sunshine to your day.   

There were many passages in the book to resonate with if mew love cats, especially how Kitty's fursibs came along, and that Kitty was the single determining factor in Shawn's desire to help other abandoned felines as the story unfolds.

The relationship between Shawn and Kitty is very sweet and as most peeps know, there's no other kitty more special than the furry furst one that adopts mew.  Those purrticular kitties always leave mew with the biggest hole in your heart when their time finally comes, just ask the P.A. about C.J.Catkin.  But I digress, as I read the book there so many things that really made me smile, as mew realize that bond between some kitties and hoomans is just incredibly amazing.

Although there are a few sad parts with life's inevitable ups and downs.  I think this heartwarming tale is absolutely delightful and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, I feel blessed that Shawn sent me an email a few weeks ago and asked if I would review it, because if he hadn't I think I would have missed out on a total gem!

Thank mew furry much Shawn fur sharing your marvellous story with me and in turn, all my fabulous furriends.

My advice is, read it, mew'll be so glad mew did!

I loved it!

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Softcover: 88 pages

  • Publisher:  ABBE ROAD PUBLISHING (15 April 2017)



The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

The Kitty

Offurall Enjoyment



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.  Also, mew can now visit my furry own purrsonal page featuring effury review I've effur done, OMC isn't that so exciting?!

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox




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Monday, 26 March 2018

Colouring with Cats #59 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays & OM-ing in 49.2 Shades of Grey


Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Oh wow what a weekend, we had no interwebs service since late Friday night, and as our phone only wurks with a cell-signal booster that is plugged into the router, we had 'No Service' until this morning, so the phone was as much use as a chocolate teapot as we couldn't even set up a ' wifi hotspot.' 

There was a 5 minute window yesterday morning when the interwebs came back online and we managed to insert the blog hop code into our Selfies post and then it was down again.  As mew can imagine we are well behind on effurything, but as we say better late than neffur.

So we really need to be getting our OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening right now! MOL

We had big plans to make our Easter Cativity Book and so many other things, but sadly we really don't think that we'll be able to pull it off now, ah well we'll just change it to a Summer Holiday Cativity Book instead! MOL




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

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, close your eyes and follow his instructions.


Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!


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


Here's this weeks mandala. It was a little rushed, but hey ho, it could have been a lot wurse! MOL

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

And here's our finished version...


Coloured in a paint programme, then altered in Prisma, as the paint fill was not uniform.  Though we're really liking the watercolour effect, so not too bad all thing considered.


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:

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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 with another book specially fur mew!

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs


Basil & Co xox






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