Friday 30 September 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 163 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou

Supurr greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another wunderpurr Friday on the blog and what a week its been.  We are still running behind commenting on all your pawesome blogs, but we will be visiting in the next day or so if we haven't already by the time mew've read this.

In other news, Amber was give the most monumental ladder by the pawesome Tabbies of Trout Towne on Wednesday and she's still floating on cloud-nine! MOL 

If mew get chance mew should read the latest episode of Fast, Furry & Dangerous as it's beyond epically epic, mew'll neffur believe what happens as it's so action packed mew'll barely be able to catch your breath.

We've also been enjoying a little bit of sunny weather this week, so as its been so clement we've had quite a bit of outside time, which has been fab.  Oh and mew may remember a few weeks ago that young Parsley field tested the MiauFInder Tracking Collar, well as mew can imagine it was only a matter of time before he came home naked without it and that was last weekend, so the P.A. had to go an a tracking mission to find it.  After circling the field and getting an 80% reading, she crawled through a rather thorny hedge, six foot high nettles and got hooked on more brambles than mew can imagine and finally ended up on the park next to the field.   

After following the signal fur another few minutes she found the collar stuck in another hedge and had to crawl in among another pile of nettles to retrieve it, as mew can probably guess she was not impressed by any of the nettle rash and scratches but she was impressed that she managed to retrieve the collar! MOL

Well that was all the excitement that happened this week in Sweepy Ville, how was your week, did anything exciting happen to mew?

If mew missed anything this week, here's the latest links fur your purrusal!

We'll be back tomorrow with The Caturday Special featuring Purrfect Box and a heap of goodies, and then again with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

Wishing mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox

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Thursday 29 September 2016

Crosswurds with Basil #5 and the Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop with Pepsi

Welcome to

Supurr Crosswurdy Greetings Furriends

Welcome to another rather puzzling post!

This week we're having a change, but more about that in a moment as we're sure mew're bursting to find out the answers to last weeks puzzle.

To see our previous crosswurds & answers click here:

Here's the answers to last weeks crosswurd.

If mew managed to get all the answers right here's the supurr pawesome badge fur your epic efforts! Just right click the image to save it to your computer :D

So as we've gone into week five of our crosswurds, we've discovered that some of mew are not a fan of said crosswurds, so today just to mix things up we're offuring mew a wurd-search instead! MOL

It should take two shakes of a lambs tail to complete as we timed the P.A. 
FYI: The P.A. said it was fun as we got her to road-test it before we hit the publish button.

Basil's Bonkers Wurd-Search #1

Wurds go in all directions:


To print it off, just right click the image.

And here's a delightful badge fur your pawesome efforts, as before - just right click the image to save it to your computer.

Well it's time fur us to go get ready fur tomorrows Pet Parade, so we do hope mew have fun in the meantime... and let us know what mew think to today's puzzle.


Bestest Crosswurdy Purrs

Basil xox

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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #13 featuring Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

Welcome to

The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty

Pawesome greetings fellow bibliocats

Welcome to another Wednesday on the blog.

Today I have truly pawesome news, our supurr, smashing, lovely and totally fabulous furiends - The Most Pawesome Tabbies of Trout Towne sent me this beautiful ginormous ladder...

I didn't know if it was a little licentious of me to be all offur it and on it, but then I thought what's better than one Amber on a ladder, and that would be FIVE Ambers on a ladder!!! MOL

Let me say again; furry many, many thanks to the pawesome Tabbies fur making my day, week, year, decade etc... mew have no idea how happy mew've made me...


Neffur again will I be teetering on the edge of disaster on my iddy-biddy tippy-toes trying to reach the top shelves, with this ladder I can go all the way to the top shelves and even out of the ceiling if I want, it's just too pawesome fur wurds.   And from a safety aspect, it's just purrfect, Basil did mumble something about the steel construction taking my weight, but he's just jealous.

Anyhoo enough of my posing, let's get to this weeks novel!

This week on Book Reviews with Amber, I'm sharing

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

Magical Cats Mysteries


Sofie Kelly

Well where to start with this fabulous book; Hercules and Owen are two young ferals that take a liking to new librarian Kathleen Paulson when she moves to Mayville Heights, Minnesota. 

Owen the tabby, soon develops a hardcore catnip habit [he'd fit in well here! MOL] and Hercules the tuxedo has a penchant fur Barry Mannilow - I have no comment fur that whatsoeffur!   So we have two seemingly ordinary kitties, but are they really? I can answer that without spoilerizing anything and say no, they are NOT ordinary in the slightest, in fact they have some purretty cool talents, magical talents that their new owner can scarcely believe.

When murder strikes in Mayville, Kathleen becomes the numero uno suspect as the victim had a note supposedly written by her after his body is discovered.  And that's when the mystery begins.  The story has plenty of twists and turns and the characters are furry entertaining. 

As far as the cozy mystery genre is concerned this is a top read, with great plotting and much to keep mew guessing right to the end.

I haven't had time to read any more in the series yet, howeffur I can assure mew I won't stop until I've completed effury one in the series and luckily fur me, there are seven more novels to go!  This excites me furry much and I've already got the next two on standby, all ready to go.

Paperback copy: 336 pages long

  Audio Edition:  10 hours 28 mins long

The Amber Biblio Rating System:

Ratings of : Curiosity Thrilled the Cat



Story Development 

Ofurrall Enjoyment

I really enjoyed this book, how about mew?

Well, it's time fur me to sign off again, as mew know the deal, so many books, so little time! 

And if any of mew have written a book that mew'd like me to feature; either use the contact form - look left on the sidebar - or use the contact us page fur our email address, as I'd love to showcase our furiends pawesome literary talents.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest Biblio-Purrs


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Sunday 25 September 2016

Sunday Selfies #111 Supurr Sunday Snoozes & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head

Sunday salutations pawesome furriends

Well mew can see not a lot is happening at our house today! MOL

We're all having a mega snooze session as it's a little colder outside at the moment, and we thought that being indoors and snuggled in bed is definitely the place to be...

So our theme today is:

Supurr Sunday Snoozes

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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Saturday 24 September 2016

The Caturday Special ~ Featuring Zen Clippers

Caturday greetings pawesome pals

A few weeks ago the totally fabulous peeps at:

asked if we'd like to try their revolutionary claw clippers, well of course we said yes as mew know that young Parsley has claws to rival those of Wolverine! MOL  And not only that, Parsley hates going to the VET with a passion of PASSIONS.  Last time he went he needed a blood test - nothing serious we must add;  3 veterinary nurses and one hour later they'd only managed to shave a small area on his chest.  As fur the drawing of the blood, it neffur happened as the P.A. called time-out and promptly brought him home.  Anyhoo, the last time he had his claws trimmed, that was equally as traumatic and he hated effury moment of it.

So to be able to get a Zen Clipper to use at home has been fabulous.

Furstly, mew need to make sure mew get the right size, this is furry importante - this can be done by downloading their size sheet or emailing them direct and asking fur a card sizer; and then all mew do is snaffle a passing kitty, and carefully insert a claw through the holes in the card following the instructions to find the exact size.  It's all furry simple!

[not to scale - please download from Zen Clipper website]

Also we must mention that the P.A. had a rather nasty accident involving her right thumb and a really sharp piece of metal a few years ago, this left her with a severed tendon, nerve damage and a 2" scar running offur the knuckle towards the underside of her wrist, so she has little or no feeling along the inside of her thumb and her hand span was considerably reduced.  The injury has made using certain scissors a bit of an issue, howeffur this is NOT an issue with the Zen Clippers as the supurr clever peeps who designed them, made them sprung-loaded - we have to say GENIUS guys, and WELL DONE!   This alone give you top marks! MOL

So now mew've seen the P.A.'s manky [MOL!! aren't we nice kitties?! MOL MOL] hand in action, and if she can use them, mew can too ~ dexterity issues are not an issue with this product.

So now onto the real test, how did they fare in action?

Smoochie was conspicuously absent as we, The Heathen Hoard had a little meeting.

"So we need a willing victim," I began. "Sorry I meant to say willing volunteer to help the P.A. snip-test these new clippers... paws up who wants to be IT?!"

At that moment Smooch ambled into the kitchen and sat under the sideboard.

I grinned at the rest of the hoard and said. "Ah divine intervention at its furry best!"

Smooch gave me a rather puzzled look and I continued. "Smooch, dude can mew help the P.A.?"


"I need mew to sit there, stick your leg out and let the P.A. trim your back-toenails, ok?" I said.

"Oh sure no purroblem at all!" Smoochie replied and promptly stuck his leg out. "Like this?"

I nodded and said. "Purrfect dude!"

He beamed widely.

As mew can see he just lay there and took it like a real man-cat!

Two snips and it was done, no fractured nails, a beautiful clean cut and the clippers were totally silent too.

Fur those of mew that don't know, Smoochie is a tripawed kitty; he was hit by a car when he was a semi-feral kitten at the P.A.'s wurkplace [the P.A. had been slowly taming him and his siblings].  Anyhoo, she & dad took him to vet only to learn his leg was so badly damaged a full amputation had to happen.  So keeping his back toe-nails trimmed is vital fur him!

The P.A. was so impressed with him she just had to give him a kiss!

These are our findings aftur the Zen Clippers were Smooch-tested:

A truly amazing product, easy to use and from a safety point of view fur claw clipping, as long as mew have the correct size and follow all the guidelines mew will neffur trim anything other than the nail, neffur the quick.  Plus mew can do it at home, so no more traumatic trips to vets with squirmy kitties that are already stressed-out by the time mew get there and another bonus is - it saves mew money in the long run = WIN WIN WIN.

I know we made it look supurr easy today and believe me when I say, it was supurr easy with Smooch.  Parsley howeffur may be at the other end of the spectrum and will probably have to be swaddled in a towel, this we have yet to discover when dad gets back from his trip in a few days because it will definitely be a two-peep job.  But we're 100% sure Parsley will be more relaxed at home than at the vets, and we're hoping he surprises us all and has a no-stress claw-clipping-session.

All in all, we give the Zen Clipper TOP MARKS!

10 out of 10

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We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Zen Clipper fur giving us the oppurtunity to Smooch-test their most excellent claw clippers ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

 Many thanks fur joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow fur our usual Sunday Selfies post.

Happy Caturday

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*

Friday 23 September 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 162 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou


Salutations supurr furriends

As mew can see we've been having a right jolly old time this week, pardon the pun!  We actually managed to sail home from Speedy's pawesome Pirate Pawty without incident this year, well the only thing that did happen of any note was Humphrey's crabs escaped.... again! MOL Whereffur he picks these things up I have no idea! 

Well that's Pirate week done fur another year and we can safely say that we're already looking forward to the next one.... arrrrrrrr....

In other news, Fast Furry and Dangerous returned on Tuesday and so did all our other regular features, mew can purruse the links below the autumnal leaves.  

We've also been getting organised fur the new Crafting with Cats segment and that will be starting late October aftur the Grand Finale of our latest adventure. So get your crafting paws happening as its going to be great fun.

Also, we're furry sorry fur not commenting on all your blogs the last couple of weeks, we seem to be chasing our tails trying to catch up... but we WILL be visiting mew and catching up in the next couple of days if we haven't already by the time mew read this! MOL  [Sadly the P.A.'s day job -BLAH- is getting in the way of our blogging time]

If mew missed anything this week, here's the latest links fur your purrusal!

We'll be back tomorrow with The Caturday Special featuring Zen Clippers, believe me when I say; mew won't want to miss this post and then again with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

Wishing mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox

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