Wednesday 31 October 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN on WOW It's The Pet Parade 272 with Dash Kitten, Us & Barking from The Bayou

Supurr spooky greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to The Spooky Pet Parade and our mid-week news round-up!

Well if mew hadn't noticed it's Halloween! MOL


We got some fab news, our Autumn/Fall ~ Winter Programming Schedule is a go!

 Colouring with Cats will resume on Monday - WOOOO HOOOOO - so we'll be getting our OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening again until the end of April.

We're still trying to source a substitute Professor to stand in while Basil is on his RB sabbatical fur Brain Training with Cats, so do bear with us while we sort that out. Though in the meantime there's a new puzzle on the Puzzle Page to keep mew busy.

Next week Smooch will be taking Miss Dai$y from the pawesome Tabbies of Trout Towne on a little Smooch Around The Wurld adventure, though we can't reveal the exact location just yet ~ Mew'll have to wait and see! MOL

And now we're announcing the winners from Amber's and Pandora's Birthday Give-Away

So anyhoo we randomly picked 2 winners, drum-roll purrlease...



Edie ~ Jake

Juliana ~ Shadow

WOO HOO many congratulations guys, purrlease email us your snail mail address at your earliest convenience:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

and we'll get your epically epic goodie bags to mew in a jiffy!

And just before we pop off, Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without us sharing our spooky little tail from 2016

is here and are mew 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**

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Happy Meowoleen guys, enjoy the Trick or Treating ~ be safe out there ~ and we'll be back on the morrow with the penultimate chapter of our spine-tingling adventure The Clockwurk Labyrinth.

Until then

Bestest spooky purrs

The B Team xx

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  1. Zombies!?! Oh! Oh! Scary...right...
    I think I got to ask Ninja to explain what Zombies are now...
    Happy Halloween!

  2. What?! Zombie cats?! We'd be screaming right along with Amber, mew guys!

  3. Heck that is one spooky tale and now all we want to do is scream like girls (which we are) down the corridors! OK so that aint going to happen as Mrs H is way too proper and heroic, plus I dare say we'd be scaring the guests more than ourselves MOL
    Toodle pips

  4. Spooky, spooky cool gang! Happy Halloween from all of us!

  5. HAY......noe fair cuttin de cut when ya did....we dinna even get ta seez zombeez cat... ore may bee it waz

    DE KRAKENZ LOOZE ARM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) ♥♥♥

  6. Whoa, there was a rocking good party going, then WHAT THE FLUFF?!?
    Happy Halloween!

  7. A tentacle in your drink? Hmm... maybe it's like the wormie in tequila, that helps provide flavor and intensity?! Zombie cats?! I knew the zoms got the mice, doggies, birdies, but now pussycats, too?! Oh, B Team that really is spooky and totally unnerving. Does it mean I could be next to turn into a zom?! EEK! Happy All Hallows Eve. Tummy rubs and hugs.

  8. Its dark or almost dark at your den right now, so have fun with all those dark of the night, spooky meowloween characters and be carefur!!

  9. OMD...So much spooky fun you kitties are having today!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  10. Well, that was sure a scary story. Congrats to the winners.

    Happy Halloween to all.

  11. Oh no! ZOMBIE ALERT! Love the clip art and images. Happy Howl-o-ween!

  12. Um, I'd be screaming right along with you!! Zombie cats? No thanks! Happy Halloween!

  13. Amarula is convinced Frodo is half zombie! Clearly you guys know how to celebrate Halloween!

  14. Brrr.... Scary ! Happy Halloween ! Purrs

  15. Zombie Cats...Ahhhhhhhhhh

    Ya'll looks pawesome in your costumes and we hope you had a pawtastic Halloween!!

    Matilda (& Matt)


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