Sunday, 14 October 2018

Parsley's Window Selfie on The Sunday Selfies


Supurr Sunday salutations pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection, and today Parsley Sauce is taking centre stage with:

Parsley's Window Selfie 


Well we must say what a horrid day it is outside, it's raining, it's pouring and Amber is Snoring! MOL

But seriously it's not fit to go outside, and yesterday it was really weird weather; it was offurcast and dull but there was a really warm breeze, so we spent the afturnoon in the craft room creating a Spooky Halloween House fur our next Crafting with Cats post, do mew want a little teaser? Of course mew do! MOL 
This is how far we got from a simple amazon pantry box to a white country cottage with 2 chimneys.

There's a way to go yet, because we've got so many spooky elements to add as mew can imagine to turn this seemingly ordinary cottage into a spooktacular fright-fest... muwhahahahahahahahaha!

So if mew want to make a Spooky Halloween House, get a box ready and we'll share the step by step destructions in the next week or so.

Wishing mew all a supurr day

Bestest Sunday Purrs

The B Team xox



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Saturday, 13 October 2018

WHAT'S IN THE BOX? on In The Spotlight ~ Product Review featuring Scrumbles Cat Food


Wunderpurr greetings fabulous furriends

Hi guys, Fudge and Smooch here today and welcome to another In The Spotlight ~ Product Review featuring Scrumbles Cat Food. 


Back in May, Boo the Cat from Scrumbles invited us to London fur their brand new pet food launch, mew may remember that was the day the P.A. and Dad went to the Natural History Museum, it was a fantastic day out!

But now, let us introduce mew to Boo...

The wurld meet Boo, Boo meet the wurld!

image©scrumbles.co.uk

Isn't she absolutely gorgeous?!

Anyhoo, so aftur the fab launch in London we got a bag of their Cool Cats Chicken kibble to try, so are mew ready to see what we thought? of course mew are! MOL

But furst, Boo's Mum & Dad were at The Family Pet Show in Manchester last week, so the P.A. and Dad stopped by fur a chat and took a few pics of their fab stand.

And if anypurrdy's in Edinburgh today, Scrumbles is at

 Edinburgh & East of Scotland Cat Club

Annual Championship Cat Show ~ Doors opening at 12.30

So if mew get chance, do pop in and say hi!



So let's show mew what was in the box.




The Big Taste Test:

Watch out video to see how we got on!




Our closing thoughts:

As mew can see we loved the Cool Cats Chicken flavour kibble.  I, Fudge nommed with delight as did Smooch. Amber is a fan too as is Parsley, Pandora howeffur only eats wet food, but that's ok it means all the more fur us! MOL 

What we love about Scrumbles Cat Food:

It's all natural

There are no nasty extras

It's gluten free

Naturally hypoallergenic

and it has added probiotics

What more could mew want?

Plus mew have to see the seal on the bag, the P.A. loved the velco fastening, she said and we quote. "Finally a bag that you can seal properly with no effort at all!"

Also they donate some of the profit to charity, which is fantastic, so if mew want to try something completely scrumbilicious, we think that mew'll just love this!

And Scrumbles have furry kindly offured our readers a 15% discount on your next order, just use the code:

Bionic

at the checkout.


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Many thanks fur joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow when it's time fur some more pawesome selfies!

Happy Caturday

Fudge & Smooch xox





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Friday, 12 October 2018

Feline Fiction on Fridays at Amber's Library featuring ~ **Prancie's Prayer ** by Ellen J. Pilch ~ Review #75

Welcome To


With Amber ~ The Best Library Kitty in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library

Happy Friday guys and how's your week been?  

OH MY COD, my week was going swimmingly well until the P.A. saw that I was drinking rather a lot earlier in the week, so I was whizzed up to the vets on Wednesday morning fur a check up - PFFFFFFTTTTTTTTT!!!

Anyhoo, I had a little kidney inflammation, so I had a blood test done and effurything was in their normal parameters except fur one of my kidney enzymes which was slightly elevated, so they did another test and the good news is all my levels are spot on - PHEW!

So I've been give a little medication to help sooth and reduce the inflammation and hopefully that will sort it out. But obviously the P.A. is watching me like a hawk and I feel like I'm under a microscope right now. 



I have arthritis too, which has been monitored offur the last few months since it started to appear, but now I'm at the stage where I need a little assistance with pain management, so the vets have given me some medicine to help with that too, and with a bit of luck I should be feeling oodles better in the next few days, thank cod.

Thank mew fur all the well wishes on FB and many thanks to my beautiful sisfurs at The Crotchety Cougars Club fur purring up a healing storm fur me, ladies mew are epically epic and I love mew all - muwah - kisses to mew all. 

Oh and just before we get to this weeks pawesome book, I have more good news ~ none of the other B Team memfurs have eaten my grass or pee'd on my bed, not mentioning any names, SMOOCH! MOL

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing



by



Here's the book blurb:

Prancie's Prayer is the story of an orange cat who finds herself homeless one cold winter. She has trouble finding something to eat and a warm place to sleep, but with a little help from above she finds all of that and more in her wonderful forever home.

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I was just admiring the cover before I settled in the Sky Lounge to read Prancie's Prayer when Fudge came in and asked...


Guess what? Fudge doesn't have a valid library card, or any library card fur that matter, so he isn't going to be reading Prancie's Prayer anytime soon! MOL


Anyhoo, let me tell mew about this gorgeous little book; it's written by our uber fab furriends from 15 and Meowing, mew should go check our their epic blog if mew haven't already, but I digress, Prancie's Prayer is such a delightful story and tells the tale of how Prancie got her furever home just before Catmas.

Abandoned and alone aftur being dumped by her previous peeps, Prancie had the extreme good fortune to arrive on the doorstep of Ellen, she really did pick the right house fur sure, and the rest is history; Prancie's purrayers were definitely answered.

There are full-page colour illustrations throughout which are absolutely amazing and really make the story come to life, and fur those of mew who have young children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews this would make a purrfect gift.  And if mew don't have any children, but love cats, I'm sure mew'd love it as much as I did.

I think this would make a pawesome gift fur Catmas, so if mew're looking for a really lovely tale, I cannot recommend Prancie's Prayer enough!

Thank mew Aunty Ellen and all at 15 & Meowing fur sending me my furry own purrsonal copy, and I've got it safely stashed away because it's all mine! MOL 


15 and Meowing are having a give-away to win a copy of Prancie's Prayer on Goodreads, and mew have until the 29th of October to enter!

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Paperpack:   25 pages
Publisher:  Mirror Publishing (12 Sept. 2018)
    Age Level: 3 - 7


The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

Prancie's Prayer

Offurall Enjoyment


I do hope mew enjoy this delightful story 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 I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page, plus if mew'd like an exclusive Library Card fur speshal access to my library, just email me at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

Happy reading or listening until next time

Soft purrs

Amber xox






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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Tuesday Tails on Thursday ~ Summer BlockBuster 2018 - The Clockwurk Labyrinth Chapter 15

Welcome to

Tuesday Tales

on Thursday

Tuesday Tails Summer BlockBuster 2018 - The Clockwurk Labyrinth Chapters 10 ~ 11 @BionicBasil.com

this is going to be one crazy-insane rescue oppurration!!!

The Clockwurk Labyrinth 

If mew missed the thrilling start of our latest adventure, here are the catch up links...






Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14 

[it's the post before this one]

And now here's today's 2nd chapter...


~ Chapter 15 ~

Things Just Got Complicated

Posie and Snowie were descending the stairs and had just passed the door fur level 15 when they heard.  CHINK... CHINK... CHINK...  

Shhhhhhhh!” Posie whispered as she flicked the torch off, plunging the stairwell into darkness. 

Snowie edged closer as they crept down the last flight of stair towards level 16.  

CHINK... CHINK... CHINK... 

“What the fluff is that?” Snowie hissed, then added thoughtfully. “Are mew armed and dangerous?” 

“Nope, I haven’t even got a silvervine stick,” Posie replied. “What about mew?”  

“Nope,” Snowie answered softy. “Not a thing.” 

“Jeez we’re getting sloppy,” Posie murmured.

Snowie sighed and whispered. “Shall we go back?” 

“There’s no time, we’re gonna have to just deal with it,” Posie replied as she tiptoed towards the door.  Aftur listening intently fur a few seconds, she ripped the door open and sprang into the corridor torch-beam blazing in every direction. 

“Basil, is that mew?” a gravelly voice drawled. 

Posie swung around and came face to face with Deezul. “Fluffing fluff Deezul!” Posie gasped. “What the fluff are mew doing down here?” 

Deezul pulled off his goggles and squinted at her. “Basil asked me to make sure the self-replicating nano-bots haven’t run amok.” 

“What do mew mean run amok?” Snowied asked. 

Ahhhhh Miss Snowie I can’t answer that, clearance level an’ all,” Deezul replied with a chuckle. “Though Basil did say one thing to me and that was, Deez dude if anypurrdy should come looking down here while I’m gonepurrlease tell them that what they’re looking fur isn’t here!” 

Posie and Snowie gave each other a quick glance as Deezeul continued. “Yes indeed, that’s what he told me say before he left, should I happen to see anypurrdy.” 

“Interesting,” Snowie mewsed. 

“Intriguing,” replied Posie. 

“So now what?”  Snowie pondered. 

Deezul shuffled closer and said. “Basil told me to say this too... it’ll all be ok and no matter what he’ll be back.”  The badger gave them his most winning smile. “Now I must continue my check so if mew ladies would like to return to the level 14 and the elevator will take mew back up top.” 

Deez, what are these new levels fur?” asked Posie quickly. 

“Didn’t Basil tell mew?” Deez grinned widely. 

Both Snowie and Posie shook their heads.

“In that case neither can I!” Deez burst into fits of laughter and shuffled down the corridor his lantern swaying in the darkness making the same chink, chink sound and then he turned the corner and vanished from sight. 

“Well that was rather odd!” Snowie groaned. “Do mew think Horice can help us?” 

Posie gave her sisfur a one-shoulder shrug and replied. “We could try, as I don’t know what else we can do right now.” 

Snowie activated the tablet again and peered at the live feed from inside the labyrinth and gasped as she said. “Oh no Humphrey and Pandora are missing and there's no feed from their cameras!” 

*   *   * 

Winston peered along the dark corridor behind us and said. “Dudes I think we need to go back.” 

I looked at him curiously, and he continued. “The magical creatures that live under the maze...” his voice trailed off as he stared into the distance. 

“Saddle up team, let’s ride back along the passage real slow and see if we can’t pick up their trail,” I said climbing aboard the ATV. 

A few moments later we were cruising back the way we came, silently up the gradual incline wearing our night-vision goggles so no headlamps were on. I was still really bothered about the ‘thing’ that had been following us, yet right now in this moment I couldn't detect that presence anymore and that wurried me no end. 

“Stop,” Smooch said abruptly. He jumped off the back of the ATV and flicked his torch on, the beam lighting up the ground. There were visible ATV tracks that swerved straight into a wall. Dismounting, I headed to the wall and looked at the exact spot the tyre-tracks ended.  Turning to Amber I said. "Can mew check the tablet and see if we’ve got a visual.” 

Amber tapped the screen and the map popped up, 4 dots blinking indicating that we were there but still no sign of Pandora or Humphrey. 

“Winston, what can mew tell us about those magical creatures, are they hostile or what?” I asked as my paw glided all offur the wall in front of me. I knew there must be some sort of hidden door but I just couldn’t put my paw on it. 

“I don’t really know anything about them at all Basil, mew know I just heard whispers from other captives during my time here,” Winston replied. “And as far as I’m aware they aren’t hostile, just trapped like the rest of us but they’re lucky enough to be able to keep out of the main arena as it were...” 

Smooch shone his torch beam up and down the corridor and then skywards. In the next second his torch was off and we were in darkness again. He sidled up to me and whispered. “There’s something up there!” He jabbed his paw upwards while the other one pulled a gun. I casually glanced up with my night vision goggles on and then I saw it. 

*    *    *

        The purple announcers jumped onto The Plinth of Pandemonium and hunkered down either side of Fudge. He was still away with the fairies in his own purrsonal mind-scape of bliss as the centre of the labyrinth shook relentlessly 

The Old One lashed out at a troll guard trying to flee the falling rubble. “Where do you think you’re going?” he snarled menacingly at the troll.

The troll whimpered as his spear and shield slipped from his grip and clattered to the floor. The Old One grabbed the troll around the throat and began to squeeze tighter and tighter until the troll went limp, and he tossed the body to the side like it was yesterday's rubbish as he started towards Fudge, his eyes blazing blood-red and his clawed hands extended. 

The eerie hooting ratched up a notch as the huge stone columns began to wobble and collapse, the announcers trembled with terror as The Old One approached closer and closer.  

“THIS CAN’T BE!” The Old One screamed towards the inky sky. “I WILL NOT HAVE IT!” 

One of the little purple rabbit-like announcers started to fumble with the straps holding Fudge in place and loosened one, it then moved slowly towards another repeating the task while The Old One continued to shriek like a demented banshee at Halloween towards the heavens. Slowly but surely all the straps were loosened, not enough fur The Old One to notice but enough fur Fudge to wriggle free. 

The second announcer had moved towards to the top of the plinth and furry gently licked the wounds caused by their eveel master. Its saliva instantly stemming the trickling blood flow and healing the multiple lesions. 

Fudge's paw suddenly jerked, and in his mind-scape, he could sense that something was happening, something that could help him and slowly he reeled in the epic fantasy happening in his mind and headed back to reality.  He opened his eyes just a crack and peered out through veiled lashes and saw the fluffy, floppy eared creature fiddling with the straps. He then felt a tongue lick his entire face and had all on not to move or make a sound. 

The announcer leaned in close and murmured. “Warble warble warble, hut hut hut!” 

What the fluff? he thought as one of the columns behind him came crashing down and dust blew effurywhere. 

Two of the cages dropped to the ground with a dull thud, the doors flew open and out tumbled two rather skinny and extremely durty cats both wearing tattered remains of a uniform which was vaguely furrmiliar. 

“Warble warble warble, hut hut hut!” the announcer said more urgently. 

Fudge interpreted it as; Get up and move now!

He furry gently rolled to the side testing the straps, and realised that they were loose enough to escape. Wasting no time at all he wriggled like a wurm possessed and was free in a breath. He felt surprisingly spritely to say he’d been bound so tightly fur so long and his head didn’t hurt in the slightest; he made a mental note to check on his injuries later as he knew this could just be a hallucination, but right now he didn’t have time to think about himself. 

Leaping to his paws he lunged towards the two cats who were struggling to stand aftur being cooped up fur so long [muscle wastage is a killer]. He recognized the paw from earlier and looked straight into the most vivid sapphire-blue eyes he’d effur seen. A scrawny Siamese stared back as he reached down and helped her to stand, leaving her propped against the cage he went to assist the other cat who had now managed to stand but was wobbling unsteadily, about to fall offur. Fudge grabbed him and pulled him towards the Siamese as another column crashed down releasing one more cage. 

Scooting towards the next cat, he grabbed him by the scruff and dragged him to safety.  Another cage fell, and another and another until they were all on the ground and had ejected their captives most unceremoniously. The Old One was still preoccupied with his shrieking as Fudge got all the captives together including the two announcers and several other weird and wunderpurr creatures, the like of which he’d neffur seen before. 

“Are mew all ok?” he asked as they huddled near him. 

The four cats nodded, but they looked in such a bad way that Fudge shuddered inwardly, the other creatures didn’t look much better but they squeaked, chirruped and nodded as they began to stoke his fur and tail. This wurried him somewhat as he wasn't sure what this meant, but each time they touched him he felt stronger and stronger. He whispered softly, “Do mew guys have healing ju ju?” 

A little pink ball of fluff nodded and chirruped.  “Can mew help these guys?” Fudge pointed to the four cats and immediately the creatures began to share their magick 

The Siamese spoke furst. “Who are mew?”  

“My name is Fudge, but no time fur polite introductions we need to move now and get the heck out of this place before it falls down on us!” he whispered as more rubble fell from above. “Are mew strong enough to move?” 

The cats nodded their strength suddenly bolstered by the impromptu magickal infusions, then he looked down at the announcers and other assorted creatures.

Are mew coming with us too?” he asked and three of the furry pom pom creatures jumped on his back and crawled up to his shoulders. “OK then, which way is out?” 

The announcers hopped forward and beckoned the group to follow, Fudge ushered the cats ahead and brought up the rear picking up the shield and spear the troll guard had dropped.

Following the announcers, they traversed the falling debris and collapsing columns towards an exit looming in the gloom ahead while the dust cloud around became more intense. Just as they reached the stone archway The Old One materialized directly in front of them.

“STOP!” he snarled, his maw wide and pointy teeth dripping with vile yellow goo. 

*    *    * 

“Parsley we need weapons up now!” I hissed drawing my own weapons, adding. “Goggles on extreme glare mode.” 

He gave me the nod and effur so slowly aimed his AA12 directly up. 

“Smooch, torch beam on supurr nova setting in 3... 2... 1... go!”  

A beam of light so bright shot skywards and if we hadn’t had our goggles on extreme glare-mode it would have burnt our eyeballs out of our sockets. 

The entire passageway was illuminated to maximum capacity fur 2 seconds and that’s when the thing above dropped like a stone and hit the ground with a huge thwump.  Smooch turned the torch to normal bright and pointed it directly at the thing on the ground. 

Winston took in a shocked breath, lowering his gun and shouted, “DON’T SHOOT! DON’T SHOOT!” 

My Uzi’s still pointed at the thing, I turned to look at Winston. “Do mew know this... er... er... whateffur it is?”  

Amber and Parsley still had their guns pointed at the thing as Winston replied. “Yes I do, this is Effrun!” 

I stared at the giant bat-thing on the ground, its huge leathery wings were twisted from the fall, and I thought one looked broken. “Winston, what aren’t mew telling us?” I demanded. 

Winston gulped and gave me a rather sheepish look and took a deep breath.

“Basil, Effrun helped me escape numerous occasions including the last time, but as we made our  bid fur freedom something happened to Effruns sonar and we crashed into the maze and got separated, when mew found me I was searching fur him...” 

“Are mew telling us that the giant bat is your pal?” Smooch asked pointing at the creature.

“Yep, Effrun is my pal,” Winston said moving to stand between us and the bat. “He must have been trying to find me, and then he saw me with mew guys and has been following as best he could.” 

We lowered our weapons a fraction as Winston moved closer to his batty pal. “Effrun, are mew ok buddy?” he asked and the huge bat squeaked.  Winston nodded and gently touched the mangled wing.  A piercing shriek sounded and me and the team took a swift step backwards. 

“Winston, his wing is smashed dude,” I said with a heavy sigh, wundering what the fluff we were going to do now with a giant, injured bat. “And he’s too big fur us to carry.” 

Parsley turned to Amber and whispered something. “We could shrink him with the ray gun,” Amber said. 

“Yeah let’s shrink him,” Smooch said thinking he could get another extraordinary pet to take home and add to his collection. 

The bat made several squeaking sounds and Winston listened intently before translating.  

“He said he was the one following, he was making sure I was ok and his wing wasn’t too bad until he crashed again here...”  

We all looked at one another, exchanging purrplexed glances.  

Winston then added. “He also said, he saw the other two vanish through the wall... he said it was really strange how the chariot they were riding in suddenly veered left and disappeared through the stone.” 

“He saw them drive through the wall?” Parsley asked. 

Winston nodded in affirmation and added. “Effrun thought mew were taking me back to The Old One and he was going to rescue me.” 

Could this place get any weirder, I thought and then said. “Let’s back up several paces... this giant bat is your pal, who’s helped mew escape numerous times from the centre of the maze, but then mew always get captured again?” 

Winston nodded and I continued. “He helped mew escape last time, yet his sonar went on the fritz, mew crashed and got separated?”  Winston nodded again. “Ok, and he’s been searching fur mew to do what?” 

“We were going to try and fly out of here, through the clock and bring back help to rescue effuryone else, that’s always been the plan,” Winston sighed and slumped against Effrun. 

I pondered this fur a moment and asked. “There have been lots more FIB agents sent in here offur the years, so where are they now?” 

Winston gulped but didn't answer.

**AND CUT**


OH MY COD! 

See Mew Next Tuesday Fur The Next Thrilling Chapter  

in

The Clockwurk Labyrinth

This is 

 Commander Basil and The B Team
Offur and Out Until Next time




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