Friday 13 October 2017

Friday the 13th, Fudge Up A Tree and Mau Katz Modern Cat Furniture on The Pet Parade Blog Hop #217 with Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou

Friday greetings wunderpurr pals

Welcome to our weekly round-up on The Pet Parade.  We're sure mew know that today is Friday the 13th, a most auspicious day in our calendar.  Though many believe it is a day of bad luck, which we think is utter nonsense, here's a few common and rather misguided supurrstitions:

1. Black cats

You’re doomed to bad luck if a black cat crosses your path.

2. Mirrors

If you break a mirror, kiss 7 years of luck goodbye.

3. Ladders

They say walking under a ladder is bad luck. 

4. Salt

If you spill salt, you’re suppose to throw it over your shoulder to avoid getting bad luck

4. Purses

You should never leave your purse on the floor if you want to avoid bad luck. 

5. 6.66

If a bill total $6.66 or you receive that much change you should either buy something else or leave a penny from your change to avoid bad luck

6. Umbrellas

Opening an umbrella indoors is said to bring bad luck. 

7. Cutting Your Hair

If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, legend says someone in your family will die.

Appurrently there's even speshul terminology for fearing Friday the 13th - Friggatriskaidekaphobia or Paraskevidekatriaphobia are the go to wurds if mew suffer from this rather bizarre phobia.  To be honest the wurds sound more threatening than anything! 

Our Friday the 13th challenge to mew today is to say:

 Figgatriskaidekaphobia  Paraskevidekatriaphobia 

three times really really fast!!! MOL MOL

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Anyhoo, swiftly moving on aftur that terrific tongue-twister...

Fudge decided in his great wisdom to get stuck up a tree again.  He'd been outside fur a whole five minutes when a pigeon landed in the conifer tree next door.  

It's not Where's Wally, It's Where's Fudge!!! 

And no he didn't catch the pigeon, he just meowed pitifully at the P.A. and took 20 minutes to get down.  I have no wurds fur his innate ability to get repeatedly stuck up something!

Oh and before we furget...

A couple of days ago the luffley peeps from Mau Katz Modern Cat Furniture asked us if we'd help share their new online cat emporium.  Of course we said yes as mew know we're always up fur spreading the wurd on funky new feline furniture and uber cool stuff fur cats, and Mau Katz has some of the most wunderpurr things in we've seen in a long time.  

Check out some of the pawesome products below.

Amber thinks the tank is epic.... yep she's still driving hers and still luffs it

Check out their social media: 

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So get your tickets now and hopefully we'll see mew there.

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If mew missed anything offur the last week, here's the latest posts fur your purrusal:

Sunday Selfies ~ Hanging Around

Colouring with Cats #36

and if mew're still bored get our free colouring books below:

We'll be back on the morrow with Parsley's Pet Peeves and again with our usual selfie selection on Sunday and hope mew can join us then, in the meantime we wish mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs and big hugs

Basil & Co xox

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  1. My momma likes Friday da 13th - but she are weird.

    1. Hey Lone Star Cats, oh sounds like your momma and the P.A. would get along great, she loves today! MOL XOX

  2. My human needs to stop leaving her purse on the floor! MOL

  3. Awesome post Basil - now our boys want to go to the Emporioum!
    Have a paw-some day! :-)

    1. Hi joy, oh mew must take them then immediately!!! MOL MOL XOX

  4. dood....fudge.....we haz been sayin all long burdz iz noe good....
    heerz reezon number 921...why.....that bass terd tricked ya inta gettin
    inta de tree noe inn ya wood have a time oh it tryin ta get back out..


    happee 13th guyz.......we likes it round heer ~~ ☺☺☺☺♥♥

    1. Tabbies dudes mew are so right, I'm hoping Fudge will listen to your wurds of wisdom and stop trying to catch the pigeon!!! MOL OX

  5. I hadn't heard many of these superstitions! I love the picture of Basil (BAH-sil) and Smoochie ... bros forever! Oh, Fudge ... perhaps you should stay away from the trees ... one of these days, they might mean bad luck for you ;)

    1. Hiya MK, Bear & Ellie, yep mew guys are right, Fudge and trees - no good can come from it!!! MOL XOX

  6. Great post ! We didn't know about purses. Purrs

  7. Born Under A Bad Sign Lyrics
    One, two
    Born under a bad sign
    I been down since I begin to crawl
    If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

    Hard luck and trouble is my only friend
    I been on my own ever since I was ten
    Born under a bad sign
    I been down since I begin to crawl
    If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

    I can't read, haven't learned how to write
    My whole life has been one big fight
    Born under a bad sign
    I been down since I begin to crawl
    If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

    I ain't lyin'
    If it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have no kind-a luck
    If it wasn't for real bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

    Wine and women is all I crave
    A big legged woman is gonna carry me to my grave
    Born under a bad sign
    I been down since I begin to crawl
    If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all

    Yeah, my bad luck boy
    Been havin' bad luck all of my days, yes

    1. Eastside cats that was an utterly brilliant reply, epically epic, thank mew! XOX

  8. Petcretary, her Mom, our pawppy and several other furends of theirs all have their birthdays on a 13. Now is that bad...NO WAY!!! MOL! Sometimes those birthdays fall on a Friday...that means they are then extra spawsial, she says that she gets more recognition! MOL!

    1. Hey Pip & Mr Jack, oh we think 13 is the best number effur, we luffs it too! MOL XOX

  9. One thing's for sure, our black cats have always brought us GOOD luck. :)

    Fudge! You be careful way up in that tree, okay?

    1. Hiya Gracie, oh yes black cats are the luckiest fur sure and we couldn't agree more!!! MOL XOX


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