Sunday, 9 December 2018

Fudge's Chilled Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

Supurr Sunday salutations pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

Fudge's Chilled Selfie 

He's doing it right! MOL

Hope mew're all having a great weekend and we'll be back tomorrow with another fun and fabulous mandala fur mew to colour, and later in the week Smooch is taking one of our pawesome pals on another Smooch Around The Wurld.

Wishing mew a supurr relaxed day with lots of snoozy snuggles

Bestest Sunday Purrs

The B Team xox

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Feline Fiction on Fridays #83 at Amber's Library featuring **The Mysteries of Max Books 1 - 3** by Nic Saint

Welcome To

With Amber ~ The Best Library Kitty in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish

Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library

Mew'll neffur believe what happened this week, there I was minding my own business [well sort of] in the library when Pandora hurtled through the door yelling in her odd, little foreign accent. "Amber! Amber! Amber!" [It actually sounded like AMM-BEARE - really it did!]

I peered at her from my rather toasty sofa, [it now has a heated pad under my cream rug] as I replied. "Yes Pandora, how may I help mew?"

"The BBHQ Catmas cards 'ave arrived!" she beamed at me and dropped a box on the floor. "I just spoke to Smooch, and he said that it vas Parsley's turn to send them out."

I nodded, knowing exactly where this was going. "Uhuh!"

"So I vent to find Parsley, and he said that it vas Fudge's turn to send them out!" she continued.

"Uhuh!" I replied as my eyes narrowed by the second.

"And Fudge said it vas my turn to send them out," she said. "But I don't 'ave any addresses, and as mew're the most supurr organised I thought that mew could send them out as they're going all offur the wurld and..."

I waved a paw to silence her, "And mew thought muggins Amber would send them out?"

She nodded at me most enthusiastically and said. "Of course, that is it exactly!" 

"UHUH!" I replied through clenched teeth. Why am I always the one who gets these jobs? then suddenly I had a brain-wave.  "Go find the P.A., she's really, really busy at the moment and they say, if mew want a job done ask a busy purrson, she's your gal fur sure... now beetle off because I'm reading!" 

And my top tip fur all mew kitties this week, is: 


And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing not one but three books...

**FYI the above images are affiliate links. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase any**

Here's the book blurb:

Purrfect Murder: Volume 1

There’s something special about Max. He may look like your regular ginger flabby tabby, but unlike most tabbies, he can actually communicate with his human, reporter for the Hampton Cove Gazette Odelia Poole. Max takes a keen interest in the goings-on in their small town, by snooping around with his best friends Dooley, a not-too-bright ragamuffin, and Harriet, a gorgeous white Persian. Their regular visits to the police station, the barbershop and the doctor’s office provide them with those precious and exclusive scoops that have made Odelia the number one reporter in town. But when suddenly the body of a bestselling writer is discovered buried in the last Long Island outhouse, and a new policeman arrives in town to solve the murder, it looks like things are about to change in Hampton Cove. Detective Chase Kingsley doesn’t take kindly to nosy reporters like Odelia snooping around his crime scene or interviewing his suspects. And to make matters worse, he’s got a cat of his own in Brutus, a buff, black bully, who, just like his owner, likes to lay down the law. Soon Brutus isn’t just restricting access to the police station, but he’s putting the moves on Harriet, breaking up the band. Now it’s all Odelia, Max and Dooley can do to try and solve the murder, in spite of Detective Kingsley’s and Brutus’s protestations, and show the overbearing cop and his bullyragging feline how things are done in Hampton Cove. Will Odelia find the killer before Detective Kingsley does? And will Max prevent Brutus from moving in on his territory and taking over the town? Find out in Purrfect Murder, the first book in the new Mysteries of Max series.

 5 hours 20 mins


Purrfectly Deadly: Volume 2

When famous eighties pop star John Paul George is found floating face down in his pool, Hampton Cove’s premier sleuthing tabby Max and his feline friends are on the case. Soon they’re chasing leads and following clues, helping their human Odelia Poole, reporter for the Hampton Cove Gazette, solve the murder. Meanwhile, new cop in town Chase Kingsley has his own problems to deal with. An old scandal threatens to get him kicked off the force. And even though Odelia and Chase don’t always see eye to eye, she decides to help him clear his name, even if it means keeping Chase’s cat Brutus, Max’s self-declared nemesis, in town. Soon Max is up to his whiskers in drug dealers, boy toys, disgruntled ex-wives and even more drug dealers, all while competing with Brutus for the title of Hampton Cove’s one and only ‘true detective.’ Will the feline sleuths save the day? And will they finally get a taste of John Paul George’s famous cat pâté? Find out in Purrfectly Deadly, the second book in the humorous cat mystery series The Mysteries of Max.

4 hours 59 mins


Purrfect Revenge: Volume 3

Blorange tabby Max and ragamuffin Dooley are on the case again. This time a world-famous reality star has been found murdered in her own bed, and it looks like the crime just might be terror-related. The Kenspeckles, stars of the well-known reality show Keeping Up with the Kenspeckles, are in town to film a new season of their show, so the case soon turns into a complete media circus, with the Kenspeckles insisting the entire investigation is filmed for their show. Odelia Poole, Hampton Cove’s premier reporter, teams up with Detective Chase Kingsley to catch the killer, but with cameras filming their every move, and every Kenspeckle a suspect, they’re not making a lot of progress. Good thing Odelia’s cats Max and Dooley can sneak around undetected, tracking leads and hunting clues. But first they have to pacify Shana’s French Bulldog Kane, who just might be in possession of the clue that breaks the case. And they have to outsmart Chase’s black tabby Brutus, who has his own reasons to find the killer. Will Max and Dooley solve the case? Or will Brutus beat them to it? And will Dooley finally get to first tail with Harriet? Find out in Purrfect Revenge, the third installment in the funny cat mystery series The Mysteries of Max.

5 hours 13 mins

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I've been meaning to share these fur a while, but as I've had an influx of books from publishers, these have had to wait, but today I finally get to share them with mew - woo hoo! 

So what did I think? I actually loved this series, it's witty, the characters are fun, the cats are really cute, there's plenty of conflict, action. And the plot, twists and turns like a roller-coaster keeping mew turning those pages.

Each book is really fun, and there are echoes to real-life famous peeps in the most tongue-in-cheek way, mew'll recognize exactly what I'm saying from the book blurb, but obviously I can't point out the obvious! MOL 

There are 7 books in total, so I've got another 4 to get my mittens on and I really can't wait, as I'm saving them fur my Catmas break.

If mew asked me who my favourite kitty is at the end of book 3, I'd have to say it's Brutus, who's rather misunderstood and deep down is a real softy, but mew know I won't say anymore than that, as I've already spoilerized it and mew know how much I hate that! MOL

I think this is a really great series and if mew love a kitty cozy mystery then these will be right up your alley!  

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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

The Mysteries of Max Books 1 - 3

Offurall Enjoyment

I do hope mew enjoy this series if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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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 I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page, plus if mew'd like an exclusive Library Card fur speshal access to my library, just email me at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

Happy reading or listening until next time

Soft purrs

Amber xox

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

OMC The Holiday Season Is Upon US! Smooch Smells... and Who's Decorating? on WOW It's The Pet Parade 277 with Dash Kitten, Us & Barking from The Bayou

Wednesday Greetings Pawesome Furriends

Welcome to WOW on The Pet Parade!

What's your WOW today? 

Guys, if mew missed our announcement regarding the UK Best Pet Blog Awards on Sunday, Basil sadly didn't win, a dog blog did!  But neffur fear there's always next time! MOL

As mew can see we've now got our winter banner happening, but we did add some flowers as our pawesome hosts, Dash Kitten are headed at full speed into summer right now... we'll have to devise a banner that encompasses all four seasons at once!

In other news, this happened....

Fudge asked, "Smooch dude, have mew been wurking-out in the gym?"

"Wurking-out dude, a beefcake like me doesn't need to wurk-out, its all natural!" Smooch replied rather affronted.

"Oh," Fudge answered, then added. "So what's that smell then?"

"That Fudge is my new deodorant, it's called Essence of ManCat, isn't it fantastic?"

Fudge wrinkled his nose and replied. "I think it's gone off dude, it smells more like a lions latrine, I should return it to the shop and ask fur a refund as mew smell terrible!" 

OOPS!!! MOL!!!

Anyhoo, swiftly moving on... we're headed full steam ahead towards Catmas - WOOOO HOOOOO!

So we're getting our cards sent this week and the festive decorating will begin in earnest this weekend, now we know our American buddies have already got their decorating done, but what about effurypurrdy else, how are mew doing so far? 

If mew've missed any of the posts offur the last week, here's the catch up links:

And if mew still need some more entertainment, get our free mandala colouring books below:

Amber will be here on Friday with a fantastic book she can't wait to share with mew all, so do stop by the library, tea and nip cookies will be served, and we hope to see mew then! 

Bestest purrs and big hugs

The B Team xx

Now let's HOP on... 

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Monday, 3 December 2018

Colouring with Cats #72 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ We're Getting That Festive Feeling!!! MOL

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Hey guys, and how are mew doing on this rather wet and windy Monday? Well it's like that here in Mewton-Clawson, though we do hope mew've got better weather where mew are! 

This week we're getting in the festive spirit, and to start things off, here's the main dude...

We've got lots to do and so getting our OM's on today is most impawtant, as who needs the holiday stress? MOL

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, unless otherwise stated.

Here's this weeks mandala, its a little different from our usual vibe, but mew know how we like to keep mew on your paws! MOL 

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

And here's our finished version... we went fur a supurr warm palette this week as it's so cold outside!

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Roland

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

as we'd really, really love to see your finished mandalas.

Don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Books One & Two here, if mew haven't already done so: 

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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday with The Pet Parade, so come hop around the world with us!!

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox

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