Monday 31 October 2016

Halloween Special & Colouring with Cats #4 ~ Getting Your OM on [fur about 5 minutes]

Spooky greetings freaktastic furriends

Before we begin, we so loved stopping by your blogs yesterday and seeing all the amazing selfies, mew are all so pawesome!! Muwahahahahahahaaaaa!!! MOL MOL

As mew know we started our colouring with cats a few weeks ago, so don't think we're going to deprive mew of getting your zen harmonies happening and your OM on today, howeffur as it's Halloween we feel it most necessary to add a little mystery and a bit of a supurr-natural flavour to the proceedings...

So keep reading and enjoy the fun...

Here's this weeks colouring page, obviously we didn't make this one, the P.A. ran out of time this week and so we found this free one instead from - Just right click the image to save and print it...

Here's the P.A.'s finished effort:

Coloured using Sharpies fine nib markers.

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If mew feel like sharing your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to post it on our Facebook page:

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

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is here and we're ready fur a chilling little tail, or we should say tale... muwhahahahahaha

A Spooky Tail on All Hallows' Eve 

It had been a frosty day, the air rather piquant with a fresh, zingy taste.  We'd just finished decorating the bunker in the most spooktacular fashion and even if I do say so myself, it looked as scary as the scariest place mew could effur imagine.  White, glistening cobwebs hung in thick swaths covering the walls and ceilings, bats dangled on invisible bungy cords, pumpkins galore were effurywhere. Spooky specters glided along the bunker corridors wailing chillingly and animated weird-wolves popped up and howled when mew least expected it.  The smoke-machine was on offurdrive and a white filmy mist swirled around rather hypnotically just above floor level.  Shocking shrieks and muffled bumps sounded through the comms systems and to be honest I nearly jumped out of my fur several times. 

The Control Room had been transformed into the Halloween Hub and all the pawty games were in place as an eerie bell tolled and a gruff voice announced:

'Get the pawty started!'
Parsley aka The Saucerer was bobbing fur nip-laced apples.  Posie aka The Mummy was lurching around unable to see due to a bandage malfunction.  Humphrey was wearing his invisibility suit and kept creeping on effurypurrdy, whispering in their ear in some strange foreign accent, "I'm vatching mew... muwahahahahahahaaaaa!"

Smoochie, Amber and I all had the same idea and were dressed as witches and warlocks. [note to self, I need a new costume fur next year]
Anyhoo, there we all were having a wail of a time, screaming like gurls while a sinister sound-track played in the background, plus we were enjoying some rather strange brew that Smoochie had concocted in the laboratory.  He'd even made it in a cauldron fur added effect and to be honest I could have swore at one point I saw a tentacle raise up out of the bubbling neon-green liquid, then sink below the mist-swirling surface, but he said and I quote;

"Trust me! I know what I'm doing, here drink this!" 

I did have several reservations hurtling through my mind, such as;

mew sure about that? 
it looks a funny colour! 
and why is it smoking like that? 
did I just see a tentacle in my drink?

But I thought what the heck and aftur several shots I found it rather entertaining when an eyeball appeared in my glass, it was like a surprise bonus and we all laughed and laughed and laughed!

As the night progressed things did start to get a little outlandish, Snowie aka The White Phantom got tangled up in the suspension wires she'd rigged to her costume and hung upside down like she was trapped in some giant spider web and we just laughed and laughed and laughed!

Mid all this hysterical laughter the lights suddenly went out and we were plunged into darkness.  The inky pitch-black of a total power failure.

"Don't wurry," I laughed. "The back-up generator will kick-in in a couple of seconds!"

Time ticked by and we were all still sat in the dark.

"Basil?" Smooch said bumping into me then forcing another drink into my paw. "Why's the genny not wurking?"

"Ssssssshhhhh," Parsley hissed as we all giggled, too much nip and who-knows-what will do that to mew. "Do mew hear that?" he asked.

"Hear what?" Posie said as she tripped offur her bandages and landed with an ungainly thwump on the floor.

Scratch... scratch... scratch...

We all paused, listened and then laughed and laughed and laughed.

Scratch... scratch... scratch... 

"It's getting closer," Parsley said, sounding much sober than he had five seconds ago.

Scratch... scratch... scratch... 

We all paused, listened again and then laughed and laughed and laughed.

"DUDES!" Parsley said tersely, obviously he hadn't had as much cauldron nip as the rest of us. "There's something coming down the corridor!"

Scrape... scratch... scratch... scrape... scrape...

We all paused, listened again and then laughed and laughed and laughed.

I suddenly heard a sickeningly soft hiss and it made my fur bristle in all kinds of disturbing ways, or maybe that was the cauldron nip, at this point I couldn't be sure fur sure.

"Guys, was that one of mew?" I asked as my highly honed senses suddenly burst into life and began to eek out in the darkness. "Do mew smell that? It's rank, fetid and has a rather old dead odour..."

Amber took huge offence to this and said rather snappishly. "No I haven't been eating eggs again!"

"No not mew," I said.

Scrape... scratch... scratch... scrape... scrape...

"Basil," Humphrey whispered in my ear, his cold breath making my ear-fur tremble and I nearly screamed.  Only just managing to swallow down my shriek Humphrey continued. "I'll go check, I've got my night vision goggles on plus I'm invisible, stay here dude."

"Great idea," I said pushing him towards to door.

I could feel my fur-sibs draw closer towards me and Smooch whispered. "Do mew guys have any weapons?"

I heard the distinct clicks of several safety's being slid off in the dark and heard the collective reply of. "Of course we've got weapons!"

There was a light tap on my shoulder and Humphrey hissed. "Basil, dude... I don't know how to say this..."

"Say what?" I asked with much trepidation, feeling the sudden pump of adrenaline flood through my body like an icy wave crashing on the beach.

"There's a zombie cat in the bunker and it's lurching this way!" Humphrey gulped.  

Amber Screaming

Amber screamed, then we all screamed and screamed and screamed!

**And Cut**

We do hope mew've enjoyed our little Halloween story!

Stay safe furriends, stay indoors and don't make our mistake, LOCK THE DOOR!

Bestest SCREAMING Meows and WAILING Purrs

Basil and Co xox


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Sunday 30 October 2016

Sunday Selfies #116 Supurr Spooky Selfies ~ Feeling A Little Batty & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head

Supurr spooky Sunday salutations pawesome pals

All we can say is, what on earth did we drink last night?  I told Smooch not to go mixing effurything together in the cauldron in the laboratory, but did he listen.... NO... and now just look at us!  

"Trust me!" he said. "I know what I'm doing, here drink this!" 

These were some of the thoughts I had at the time but sadly didn't vocalize them:

mew sure about that? 
it looks a funny colour! 
and why is it smoking like that? 
did I just see a tentacle in my drink?

My response this morning. "Smooch mew're banned from bar-tending like fureffur dude!" MOL

So our theme today is:


We'll be back tomorrow, hopefully looking a little more normal with our Halloween Extravaganza and of course another mandala so mew can keep your zen harmonies happening and your OM on while the wurld gets spooky!


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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Friday 28 October 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 167 Halloween Special ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou


Spooky Friday Greetings Pawesome Furriends

Welcome to The Spooky Pet Parade

As many of mew will know we've been having a rather spooky week on the blog and Amber has only just managed to get her library de-fogged aftur the smoke machine decided to  was switched on by the prankster ghosts - yes we have ghosts in our house, long story but true.  The P.A. often says if we effur move we're checking the place fur spooks furst!

Smooch is doing fine and we're just waiting to hear from the Kitty Shrink to get his appointment, it would appear that there are a lot of kitties that need this kind of service.  There's not been much patrolling this week due to the cooler weather and the evenings drawing in, and next week it will be even wurse as the clocks go back on Sunday - blaaaaaahhhhh - we so not looking forward to the short days and longs nights... but the goods news is on the 21st of December they'll start drawing out again and let me say we love that day! MOL
Amber so looks forward to this time of year as ORANGE is one of the main autumnal colours, and this year she chose to compliment her orangeness with more orange - she said it brings out her orange - we have no wurds fur that statement at all, lest she turns us into frogs or toads or wurse still, mice.

We'd also like to add; don't furget stay indoors fur the next few days as mew know there can be weird peeps about that may want to harm our kind, so if mew can stay inside - do!

And next weekend it's Bonfire night here in the UK, so there will be peeps letting off fireworks right, left and centre - better take at least a two week indoor vay-cay if mew're in the UK guys. 

Stay safe furriends...

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

We'll be back with a Supurr Spooky Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

In the meantime we wish mew all an epically spooky weekend


Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox

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Thursday 27 October 2016

Crosswurds with Basil #8 Halloween Style and the Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop with Pepsi

Spooky crosswurdy greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another puzzling post and this week, mew guessed it's Halloween themed.... muawhahahahahahahahhhaaahhaaaa!

And as an extra surprise...

BOO! have not only do we have a crosswurd but a wurdsearch too! MOL

To see our previous crosswurds & answers click here:

Furstly we know mew'll want to see the answers fur last weeks crosswurd, so here they are:
and if mew got it right, here's the marvellous and rather nifty badge fur your pawesome wurk!

Just right click the image to save it.

Now let's get started on this weeks puzzles.

Time to get scribbling on...

[just right click to save the wurdsearch to your 'puter or print it off.] 

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

Are mew ready for the spooky crosswurd?

[just right click to save the crosswurd to your 'puter or print it off.]

And fur all those that complete it, there's another rather marvellous badge fur your most excellent efforts on next weeks post.

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


Bestest Crosswurdy Purrs

Basil & Co xox

Don't furget to join in the

Thankful On Thursdays Blog Hop 

linky coming later...

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