Friday 30 November 2018

Feline Fiction on Fridays #82 at Amber's Library featuring **A Tale of Two Kitties** by Nick Harding

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 once again, to my private library

I've had another exceptionally busy week in the library, I decided that the books needed a bit of a rearrange, but then I couldn't find anything so I had to put them all back in their original places! MOL

In other news I've had furry stern wurds with the P.A. regarding all our Bionic Basil Adventures as she's just not turning them into books quick enough, I mean she's only got to edit seven and I can't see what the hold-up is.

The P.A. replied, "Seriously Amber, do you think I'm Super Woman?" 

I thought about this fur a moment and then said, "Can mew see if the real Super Woman is available? Then at least we'd get the books done in supurr quick time!"

 The P.A. answered with a chuckle. "Great idea as I have no time at all right now, so I'll tell you what, you get Super Woman to edit the entire series, then find an agent and publisher while I do the day job... I know you can make it all happen Amber."

Can mew believe that? Me either, mew just can't get the staff, not like in the good old days, where staff would only be too grateful to undertake any task, any time! 

So it would appear that little moi now has to find an editor, agent and publisher, so if any of mew fab kitties can point me in the right direction that would be pawesome.

In fact, I wunder if there's a publisher here in Mewton-Clawson, I must make enquiries... and on that note, I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing

A Tale of Two Kitties:

2 cats, 1 man and a great big life-changing adventure


Nick Harding

**Furstly I have to let mew all know that I was given a free copy of this book in exchange fur a fair review**

Here's the book blurb:

Nick Harding was neither (although, if he had to pick a side he would have chosen the canines, on account of his cat allergies). Then he fell in love with a mad cat lady who forced exuberant kitten Alvin, on him, and the adventure began. 
A Tale of Two Kitties is the story of Nick's unlikely trajectory from cat hater to reluctant cat owner and finally to cat lover, via a global investigation of the weirdly fascinating domestic cat world. Nick embarks on a journey of discovery on which he investigates how cats came to rule the world. 
The story surfs the kitty zeitgeist and takes the reader on a global odyssey through cat history and the modern-day cult of the kitty. From hipsters using cats to take over the internet, to the richest cat in the world; Nick's personal cat journey explains how felines have risen to replace dogs as man's best friend. It's full of fascinating insights about cat behaviour, cat history and cat evolution. 

Nick lives and breathes cats, all in an effort to understand the true essence of his own badly-behaved moggies. It's a memoir, an escapade, an anthology and a social, natural and cultural history that takes the reader on a romp through our cat planet.

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Now, what did I think to A Tale of Two Kitties?  Well fur a dude who was a CCH [Certified Cat Hater] and ACA [Avid Cat Avoider], I give him top marks fur his total conversion to full immersion into the wurld and joy of cats - way to go dude, I bet mew wished mew'd entered our realm years earlier! MOL

But seriously this book is really funny in places, the authors' back story had me laughing so much.  He's a top journalist wurking fur many of the Newspapers we read each day here in the UK.

Now mew know I hate to spoilerize anything but I'm going to share a couple of tidbits; on one assignment he dressed as a wizard when interviewing The High Priest of British White Witches, he even had a broomstick and cuddly owl toy, and another time he had an assignment at the furst British nudist hotel [seriously I didn't know there was such a thing] where he played nude ping-pong with the hotel's owner! OMC #Truestory MOL!!!

So how did a CCH become a FFF [Full Feline Fancier]?  Appurrently it was all because of love, that and his gurlfriends absolute and unequivocal INSISTENCE that they get a cat, and the cat in question was called Alvin.  Alvin was quite the character and definitely a kitty with determination and a big purrsonality.  Then a while later, along came Barry, who loves a good game of fetch and is really quite the kitty, he even entered a cat show!

Alongside the main story, there's some really great info too as the author explores many avenues of cat culture and history on his purrsonal journey into full CATDOM.

And I know mew're wanting to know, would I recommend this to mew?

In a wurd, yes I would, I think it's highly entertaining and would be a purrfect Sunday afternoon read.

And just before I pop off, I'd like to say a special thanks to Mirror Books fur sending me a copy of, A Tale of Two Kitties.

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  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Mirror Books; 1 edition (11 Oct. 2018)

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I do hope mew enjoy this book 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


Amber xox

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Wednesday 28 November 2018

Who Will Win Best UK Pet Blog 2018? on WOW It's The Pet Parade 276 with Dash Kitten, Us & Barking from The Bayou

 Wednesday Greetings Pawesome Furriends

Welcome to WOW on The Pet Parade!

What's your WOW today? 

Ours is this...


Friday, we hear mew ask, what's so special about Friday? Well that's the night we find out if Bionic Basil is the winner of the Vuelio Best UK Pet Blog of 2018, now there's some purretty stiff competition: one other cat blog and four dog blogs in the category.  But as we say here at BBHQ, what will be, will be! MOL

 It's furry exciting and we'd love Basil to win, as we think he really deserves it, but then we are biased!  Though at the end of the day, win, lose or whateffur, Basil still made it to the final 6 and that's just epically epic in our book.

We'd like to wish all the other fab bloggers GOOD LUCK and see mew in London of Friday! WOOO HOOO!

In other news, we had a bit of a situation the other day as Parsley is now going to demonstrate...

It turns out that the yummy bag of Tuna Luvies was empty, can mew believe the horror of such a situation?  No, we couldn't either, what a disaster!

If mew've neffur tried Green and Wilds treats, dudes mew so need to get some stat! MOL

This was Amber's reaction to the fiasco...


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 26 November 2018

Colouring with Cats #71 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ More OMs Are Required!

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

How are all our wunderpurr furriends today? We do hope mew've recovered from your Thanksgiving festivities and if mew have any turkey left, we are quite partial to a sandwich! MOL

Smooch has been hiding out in the fluffy tunnel this weekend, so he decided to OM on with his little mousie furriend in there furst!

Then he decided OMing alone wasn't happening, so he summoned the ENTIRE B TEAM to OM along together... OM along with us...

OH MY COD, it is magnificent to have the whole crew together today!

and one last time

Mew may be wundering why there's even more OMing happening than usual, well the P.A. doesn't feel too well at the moment, she's rather flat and run down, especially this weekend, so we thought she could do with some extra OMs happening to get her Zen Harmonies boosted, if she doesn't perk up soon we're gonna have to banish her to level 8 in the bunker fur an indefinite period of time! 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!

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Here's this weeks mandala.

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

And here's our finished version...

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

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 Wednesday fur The Pet Parade Blog Hop!!

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

The B Team xox

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Sunday 25 November 2018

Parsley's Solo Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

Supurr Sunday salutations pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today...

...our theme is:

Parsley's Solo Selfie 

As nopurrdy else had time to take a selfie this week... EEEEK!

Wishing mew all a totally terrific day, and we'll be back on the morrow with our regular Colouring with Cats post, to get your OMs On and Zen Harmonies happening fur the week ahead, so we hope mew can join us fur a bit of colouring. 

Wishing mew a supurr chilled day with lots of snoozy snuggles

Bestest Sunday Purrs

The B team xox

Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:

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