Sunday 30 April 2017

Sunday Selfies #142 Happy Birthday Smoochie & Give-Away & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head

Pawesome Sunday greetings wunderpurr pals

Welcome to the pawty

So without further ado 

[This also confirms my theory that mice still can't count - I asked fur 6 candles on the cake!]

Well let the pawty begin and mew're all invited!

 I'll be in charge of the indoor and outdoor buffet tables plus keeping an eye on young Fudge.  Pandora and Amber are in charge of serving beverages while Angel Snowie & Angel Humphrey are behind the bar mixing whateffur mew'd like.  Parsley is DJ'ing [Bast help us!] and Angel Posie will just be floating around as she does! [MOL]

There's refreshments in the garden, mind mew don't fall in the new pond though!

Pawty on furriends!

The Give-Away

An epically epic surprise bag of goodies from the Kit Knit Cos Play Store!

Just leave us a comment to be entered, the give-away is open wurld-wide and we'll draw a winner next week.

Bestest Pawty Purrs

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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Saturday 29 April 2017

The Caturday Special featuring The Sansbug Tent

Welcome to

Hey guys

Welcome to another Caturday Special post, it seems like an age since we did one of these posts and actually it is!

Anyhoo before Catmass we were contacted by the pawesome peeps at Sansbug who asked if we'd like to try one of their mini cat containment tents, of course we thought what a great idea so we said yes.

We've taken a while to do the post due to it being winter, the garden being done and whatnot, howeffur we're now ready to rock'n'roll.

Mew maybe wundering what cats and tents have in common.  Let us explain further, a lot of peeps can't afford an expensive catio or containment system to keep their kitties safe outside and this system affords peeps to have their kitties outside with them while also being secure.

Now it might not be fur effury kitty but we feel confident that given time, kitties would get used to being in it.

Plus another thing we thought of was that if mew had a poorly kitty that needed to be kept confined indoors, this would also be purrfect.  Fur instance, when Smooch, a former feral was hit by a car at the P.A.'s wurk, she had to contain him in the K9 run fur a few weeks while he healed, Sansbug would have been ideal fur his convalescence.

Also, if mew had kittens, this would also wurk to contain them and keep them safe as there's ample room fur a bed, a scratch post, water, food and litter tray facilities.

Anyhoo let's get a look at the product.

It comes packaged in its own carry bag and folds up flat fur storage, which is great as it can be put anywhere when it's not in use, plus it weighs nothing.

To assemble all mew do is unzip the cover, grasp the edge and literally throw it away from yourself and it just pops up like magic, see our pawesome demo featuring dad.

Instant containment system at your paws. How utterley cool is that?

Then just unzip the door, hop in and mew're ready! MOL

Mew will have to make sure your hoomans don't get any funny idea's about stealing borrowing it and going off camping, well if they do make sure mew go too!

Let's have a look inside

It's rather spacious, like a portable kitty condo

Closing it does take a little mastery, and we advise watching the video several times as the fibre glass poles need to be folded in a certain way to fit back into the storage/carry bag, that and mew don't want to bend them the wrong way and snap anything or wurse hit yourself in the face.  We MOL'D so much at the P.A. when she furst opened one in the craft room and then tried to fold it up rather unsuccessfully but after watching the video and following the steps it was all easy-peasy.  Let's just say if the P.A. can fold it up anypurrdy can [but don't tell her we said that! MOL]

Our closing thoughts:

We think that this system, although originally designed fur peeps to keep the bugs away while snoozing outdoors, is really a great and cost effective way fur indoor kitties or other cute little anipals to experience the outdoors safely and not get bothered by creepy crawlies or the like.   We just had another thought, if mew travel with your peeps it means mew get your furry own room and privacy, yay fur that!  But tell your peeps to purractice the folding up and putting away plenty furst.

We'd like to say a furry special thanks to Sansbug fur offering us the oppurrtunity to test on of their tents and asking us to do a review, thanks so much guys we loved it and are probably going to make Fudge use it all the time as he's just a total liability outside.

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  Many thanks fur joining us today and hopefully we'll see mew on the morrow fur Smoochie's 6th Birthday Pawty on our 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 28 April 2017

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 193 with Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou

Friday greetings wunderpurr furriends

Jeez, TGIF!

We'd like to say once again thank mew fur all the kindness and love shown to us since our horribly sad announcement last Friday, it really means so much, thank mew.

Now we're not quite up on the game yet, but we're going to endeavour to put our best paws forward and get caught up, as we can imagine that we've missed so much the last couple of weeks, so expect us to be dropping by fur a visit in the next few days.  And we will be replying to effuryones email, sorry we're a bit tardy right now :( 

Thank mew to Pipo & Minko who sent the beautiful card, top right side bar, it's just gorgeous.

Thank mew Tabbies fur the poem, it made us wail even more but in a good way.

Thank mew to all the bloggers who shared Angel Humphrey & Angel Snowie on the Sunday Selfies post with The Cat on My Head.

Mew guys are all just so lovely and kind and we feel so blessed to know each and effuryone one of mew.

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Oh before we furget do stop by Flynn's blog and see his new Kuddly Kompanion that we sent him, dude mew look EPIC! 

If mew'd like your furry own Kuddly Kompanion, we have them fur sale in our new etsy store right now and they come in different colours too, along with a whole host of catnip'a'licious stuff.

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

 We'll be back tomorrow with a sponsored post and again with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday where we'll be celebrating Smoochie's birthday and having a give-away, so hope mew can join us then.

In the meantime we wish mew all a truly terrific weekend!

Happy Hopping

Sweetest purrs & nose bumps

Basil & Co xox

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Wednesday 26 April 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #38 featuring The Time-travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

Welcome To

With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty

Supurr salutations fellow biblio-cats

*waves paw*

Hi guys, it was a bit sunny on the weekend, so the P.A. insisted I get out of my bed and get some fresh air. Even though it was sunny, the breeze was chill and rather fresh.
Aftur a 2 minute and 47-second excursion on the new patio and a full lap around the new pond I deemed that was enough fur me.

Howeffur the P.A. had other ideas.

I pootled my furriness to the patio door, peered in and upon seeing the P.A. I scratched on the door until she opened it.

"I'm done!" I said.

The P.A. looked down at me. "Amber it's not even been five minutes, I think you need a bit longer."  And she promptly closed the door leaving me out on the patio.

Can mew believe it?  Seriously, I was completely speechless that she left me on the patio to get some extra fresh air! 

Like WTF was that????  

I mean my bed was getting colder moment by moment and it would take me a least an hour to get it back to the purrfect just-right 'Goldilocks' temperature.

At the four-minute mark I began to panic.

At this point, I'm losing body fat and feel weak with hunger, and then I had a brainwave, I plastered the most pitiful expression on my furry chops that I could muster and pressed my nose on the glass.

Within five seconds the door was open and I hurtled to my bed, all the while thinking 'Mew fell fur that hook line and sinker! MOL  

Honestly, I really don't understand what all the kerfuffle about the great outdoors is, me purrsonally I like my bed in the great-indoors with a food source within fifteen paces.

I just hope the P.A. doesn't think that this outside thing is going to become a regular occurrence, unless it's 25C outside I'm not interested.

 And now I think it's time fur this weeks book, so let get to it...

This week on book reviews with Amber, I'm sharing

The Time-travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess 


Julia Jarman

Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:

Topher and his father are trying to get over the death of Topher's mother, an Egyptologist, when they take in a stray cat. This cat bears an uncanny resemblance to a cat ornament given to Topher by his mother and so they name it 'Ka', meaning 'double'. Topher becomes very attached to Ka and is puzzled by her mysterious absences. 

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Although this is a kids book I really, really did enjoy enjoy listening to it.   It's fun, but it's also bit sad as Topher lost his mother, his new best friend is deaf and his new cat keeps going missing.

Ka the cat talks, which in my humble opinion makes fur a much better read than when the cat is just a cat.  The story rattles along a a great pace, and although the book is not very long the story is still detailed enough to bring maximum enjoyment.

There wasn't anything I didn't like and am looking forward to listening to the next in the series.  

My advice is try it, as mew know sometimes kids books are the best!  

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Audio: 2 hrs 54 mins

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I hope mew enjoy this book if mew do take the plunge and buy it... and if mew've read it already, tell me what did mew think?

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 we'll be here again on Friday with the Pet Parade!

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs

Amber xox

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Monday 24 April 2017

Colouring with Cats #26 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays!

Hey guys

Thank mew all so much fur all the kind wurds, hugs, nose bumps and kindness that mew have expressed since Fridays post, we can't thank mew enough fur your support, it really blew us away and made us cry even more!

Thank mew most sincerely, we could neffur express our gratitude fully fur your kindness and if we keep talking we'll be wailing again.

We're sorry this is kind of a short post, but we're not really feeling the creativity right now, so the good news is mew've got a new mandala to colour if mew want to... the rest will have to wait until we feel a little more up on the game.

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If mew have missed any of the previous mandala's and feel the need to colour, here's the links:

All the mandala's featured are designed and made by us, unless otherwise stated.

So without further adieu here's this weeks mandala:

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

 Merlin's mum Alice is now the Resident Colourist @BionicBasil and she's done an amazing job on this weeks mandala! YAY FOR ALICE!  

Coloured using gel pens! 

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If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to post it on our Facebook page at:

Bionic Basil & The 'B' Team @Facebook

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

If mew'd like to be a guest-colourist fur us, we'd love mew too, just let us know either in the comments box or email us at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

And don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Book One here:

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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 sharing this weeks new must read novel.

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox