Monday 12 September 2016

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #10 ~ The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil Widdairs

Welcome to our tenth Flashback post.

Today we are going all the way back to August 18th 2012 and revisiting another Saturday Solutions post.

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

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

Welcome to the 'Saturday Solution'
Dr Basil Widdairs

Ph.D. in Kitteh Psychology  
BSc (Hons) Headology  
Psy.D. Furry Logic
 MS. Fuzzy Logic
MA. Common Sense

My other Professional Credits include:

NOM Master
Snoozy Savant
Purr Master
AdvoCat of T.L. Treatment
Touchy Feely Therapy or T.F.T
Purrfume Aroma Treatment or P.A.T

Dr Basil ~ helping mew to solve all your Pet Peeves, Purrsonal Problems and Desperate Dilemmas, no matter how great or small they may be.

I use only the very latest techniques, some of which I have developed myself over my long and esteemed career, which include:

 Purr Therapy ~ For Uptight and Particularly Stressed Kittehs 

Nom Zen ~The Art of Nomming in Total Tranquility 

ZZZ's Snooze Sensation ~ Including Mewsical CatNap Sessions tailored to your purrsonal requirements

YogiCat Meditation ~ Stretches and Breathing Techniques for the Severely Stressed & Overworked

Intense CatNip Therapy ~ This treatment speaks for itself (I find it very beneficial)

I am also an AdvoCat of Tough Love coupled with a healthy dose of common kitteh sense

Purrfume Aroma Treatment ~ A Sensory Smelling Session S.S.S. to calm and soothe with highly aromatic blends of specially selected scents

To help you release all your stresses and worries just drop by my new clinic held here every Saturday or, alternatively email me your problem and I'll answer here, if mew require to remain anonymous or anon, purrlease include that in your email. 

Mew can contact me directly at the following address:

DearDrBasil (at) gmail (dot) com

So come and sit on my supurr comfy couch, relax, breath deeply and tell me of your troubles, as I'm ready, willing and able to help...

This is one of my latest cases via email:

Dear Dr Basil,

Purrlease can mew help me?  I'm despurrate!  I'm an only cat and my hooman has gone and got herself a boyfriend (the absolute nerve of it!) and this is severely cutting into 'my time' and 'my purrsonal needs' ~ what should I do?

Yours having nearly lost all hope of ever regaining the upper paw and getting rid of this usurper and interloper once and fur all!

Kevin GingerChops
Mew York City

This is my Expert Reply

(Notice how I use a calming blue text colour to sooth Kevins frayed furry nerves)

Dear Kevin

I hear what mew are saying and this is not an uncommon problem, hooman gets new hooman furriend, new relationship interferes and upsets the dynamic and status quo in the previously purrfect home environment. Your fur is severely ruffled, pat's are on ration and your zen harmonies have been shamelessly disharmonied.

Mew are obviously furry upset by this 'interloper' as mew call him and what a fitting description.  So first we must address the root cause of your hooman feeling the need to get a new furriend, have you been neglecting your duties as Cat of the House?  If so then we need to delve deeper, but if not, I recommend this course of action to help take back your purrsonal power or P.P.:

1.   When hooman and interloper are together always make sure you get on your hoomans knee and put bottom end towards interloper, stretch up with bottom always facing interloper, make a big show of it.

2.   If they are engaging in any type of hooman bonding sit there for a few moments and use your most intense penetrating stare.  When they realise they are being watched, take this as your cue to get in-between them and settle down on your hooman purring as noisily as mew can - DO NOT hesitate - Keeping yourself stationed firmly and resolutely between them.

3.   When they are eating always go for the interlopers plate, sit on table and edge closer until mew are within striking distance, lunge and grab whatever is nearest on the plate (Do not ever take steaming hot food and make sure that's it's not spicy hot either, using the Spicy Smell Test.) If all is fine to proceed - Nom on it really loudly, if what you grabbed is not to your liking spit it out and walk off in utter distaste, showing him your rear end. 

4.   If the interloper ever makes any sudden movements towards mew, cry out like he's hurt mew and cry very loudly so your hooman hears, flop on your side and pretend to injured. Your hooman should start to doubt the motives of her new furriend if you do this enough.

5.  When the interloper tries to be nice towards mew and wants to pat you, hiss, screech and wail, hackles up, back arched, tail brushed out as big as you can make it and then bounce very gently up and down on your paws, like he's an evil scary monster.  This will also make your hooman question the interlopers intentions further.

6.   Always sleep on the pillow the interloper likes, even if this is not your usual 'Z Spot' make it yours for the duration of this campaign. If the interloper tries to remove you, flick your claws out and cling on to everything: Bed Covers, Duvets, Blankets or whatever and don't forget to cry out loudly, as if in acute pain. At this point, if done correctly, your hooman should rush to your side admonishing the interloper severely.

Usually by this stage, the interloper will have got the message, conceded defeat and deemed your hooman as a crazy cat lady and left with his tail between his legs. However, there are some quite resilient interlopers and this is where the next steps come into play.

7.   When he stays overnight, if he's the type to leave his clothes on the floor or on a chair, make sure that at some stage mew get your furry body all over them, releasing as much cat fur and dander as possible, an amount that takes days to fully remove. If the interloper has allergies this is wonderful and highly beneficial in your campaign..

8.   If all of the above have failed, there is only one thing left to do, pee on the interloper, back up and directly spray him, mark him and make him yours. Spray his man bag, if he has one, just pee on everything that's his and go for full saturation. Mew can then decide what course of action to take after this, as there will be one of three possible outcomes:

a) He will leave instantly in total disgust and reeking of your stinking acid pee. 

b) He will try to grab you and scold you like a lunatic, now everyone knows that this is a totally futile exercise and only works on the dummy doggies, and also your hooman won't like this one bit. She should show him the door, and kick him to the curb faster than mew can say, 'Give me yummy Noms!' 

c) You will have got yourself another hooman to dote on mew and your every whim and what's better than one hooman, that would be two hoomans at your command, but only take option C if mew know you handle two at once.  If mew have any doubt, steer towards A or B.

(I will be holding a Webinar in 'How to Successfully Wrangle Multi-Hooman Households Purrfectly' in the coming months, for those that find it difficult, sometimes intense and slightly overwhelming - Stay tuned for the date)

Kevin, I do hope that the Saturday Solution has helped mew and if mew require any further consultations, purrlease don't hesitate to MEOW me!

Yours most sincerely

Dr Basil

@ The Saturday Solution Clinic T.M.


If mew can relate to Kevin's problem or feel that mew are in need of any assistance purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr Basil.... or email me directly and I'll get back to mew.

Thank mew all for joining me today on The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil, and if you've missed this session don't forget that I'll be back next week with another open clinic and case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ MS ~ MA 

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  1. Basil, your advice is, as always, so wise. Until the "right" interloper comes along, that is! :)

    1. Hey guys, mew are so right, the 'right' interloper can be a blessing fur sure! XOX

  2. MOL!! We have been giggling and giggling!! Our pawppy got that a long time ago from a young boy of about 5, he was the son of th epetcretary's good friends...and he didn't like it at all when she got engaged and now he had to 'share' her...he said"I am not supposed to talk to strangers'! OMC!! MOL! At least he didn't scream and pee on him.
    But he did like it better when they both brought him some yummy ice cream:)

    When we had other kitties here in years gone by...they had to both learn about permanent interlopers when the unfurbros entered the den...they did get all floofed up and they jumped and ran when the first interloper squirmed in his carrier, MOL!
    When the second one was brought was like 'oh no, not again!'
    Now we know what to do when those same unfurs might someday bring in a girlfriend...

    1. OMC mew guys that's just too funny!!!!

      Yep, make not of all the advice above fur future reference regarding the unfurs! MOL XOX

  3. You give very good advice, Basil. I know if Eric had asked he would have gone straight for option 8. That was always his motto. If in doubt, pee on it.

    1. Thanks Flynn, I think Eric and Smooch would have got on great together! MOL

  4. dood...this iz sum grate add vize; werd on de streetz iz kevin'z purrson ended up gettin mare reed afturr all, but afturr him doubled hiz effortz on all oh de a bove; hiz purrson iz now dee vorced frum de bad one ~~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    1. Tabbies, dudes and Miss Dai$y, thanks so much fur the update, sometimes my clients move - not of their own choice - and lose touch. But fabulous to know that Kevin got rid at last! MOL XOX

  5. Great advice- when in doubt- pee on it :)

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    1. Hey Chatty Cats, I do my bestest to give good solid advice! MOL XOX

  7. Dr. Basil, Did Kevin ever get back to you to let you know how things turned out? We also suggest horking on the introoder and any items belonging to him before resorting to peeing and spraying! We are enjoying your flashbacks. Our mom needs to do more of that. We know we have oodles of posts from the dark ages that were rarely seen by human eyes. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    1. Guys, the Tabbies above said he finally got rid of the interloper by redoubling his efforts - it all ended in divorce and he and his hooman lived happily effur aftur! Horking is another great idea, in shoes to - even better!!! MOL

      Oh mew guys should get your flash on and share some older posts fur sure, it'd be great! XOX


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