Wednesday, 22 January 2020

BBHQ Winter Burd Watch, and TODAY It's Answer Your Cat's Question Day on The Pet Parade 336 with Dash Kitten, Barking from the Bayou and US!

Hello fab furiends

Welcome to our weekly news round-up here at BBHQ.  So what's been happening in Mewton-Clawson we hear mew ask?

Well, where to start, Smooch and Pandora, along with Amber and Fudge have been taking it in turns doing a spot of burd watching from the comfort and coziness of the catservatory.

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They've spotted several new blackburds, hedge sparrows, robins, blue tits, house sparrows, doves, pigeons, a song thrush and a chaffinch or two so far.  Not a bad week, and we're hoping to spot a few more in coming days, so we'll keep mew posted if any new ones turn up.

We have several watering holes and bird-baths located around the garden, and approximately 7 feeders, 2 small bird houses where the P.A puts the mealwurms for the smaller burds, and a new feeder which has 4 jars of special burd food in.  So there's plenty to go around.

We'll share more next week on the BBHQ Winter Burd Watch series.

Also today...

It's Answer Your Cat's Question Day, so kitties if mew could ask your hoomans a question and they could understand and answer it, what would it be?

I asked each of The B Team and here's their questions.  I thought we'd have a selection of profound and deeply life-changing, wurld-altering questions, but instead I got this...

Melvyn:  Why can't I go outside?

P.A.: Because you're a total liability and come back naked, in other words you lose your collar!

Fudge: Why can't I go outside either?

P.A.:  See answer to Melvyn's question, another total liability! 

Smooch: Why don't Melvyn and Fudge go outside?

P.A.:  For the 3rd time, Melvyn and Fudge like to go into other peoples gardens, and then come back naked - I'm not having it, stay in our garden with your clothes on or don't go out! 

Parsley: Those 3 are complete idiots, what I want to know is when are we going on holiday? 

P.A.: Soon!

Pandora: When is my new Fashion with Felines series starting?

P.A.: Soon! 

Amber: Why the fluffing fluff are mew waking me up to ask me something so stupid?

P.A.: Who upset Amber and made her angry?  [tiptoes away and hides]

Me, Basil: Who's been driving my hummer without purrmission?

P.A.: That would be Smooch!

And there mew have it, 7 questions that will not change or alter the wurld in any way at all! MOL

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

Amber will be here on Friday with another fun book she can't wait to share with mew all, so do stop by the library; tea and nip cookies will be served, and hopefully she will have reached her £30 target on her commentathon for the Oz bush fires, if mew haven't been and left a quick paw print purrlease do as we only need 4 more comments at the time of writing this post [Tuesday afternoon].

Best purrs

Wing Commander Basil The B Team

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Monday, 20 January 2020

Mancat Monday at BBHQ ~ Smooch's Softer Side and 3 Big Secrets Are Revealed

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It's Mancat Monday, and mew know what that means, so today Smooch is here sharing all his uber manlycatness

Doesn't he cut a magnificent specimen of a ruggedly handsome mancat?

On his pink blanky with all his little furiends.... look how happy he is!

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STOP... WAIT... OOPS Sorry wrong picture! MOL

Here's the correct one! 

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We can almost guarantee all the ladycats in the blogosphere will be swooning right now over this handsome tripawed pin-up! MOL

Also today we'll let mew into 3 big secrets or things that mew didn't know about Smooch.

 Offur the years his name has changed from Smoochie, to Smooch, to Smoo and now we find that he likes to be call MOO or Moo Moo. Maybe he was a cow in a previous life????

But the biggest thing is that he CAN'T PURR. He is:- The Cat Who Can't Purr.  He's neffur been able to purr in all the time he's lived at BBHQ - since 2012.  He tries, and offur the years he has developed a strange snorting/heavy-breathing sound which we call Moo's Odd Purr or MOP for short.  He seems happy with it, so that's all that matters.

And finally, when he was a tiny feral kitten at the P.A.'s wurk, she named him Luna before she realised he was actually a little boy cat!  [Maybe that's why he likes his pink blanky! MOL MOL]

So we'll leave mew to admire Smooch in peace, and hopefully see mew on Wednesday when we're be back with The Pet Parade.  

Just before we pop off, Amber's up to 24 comments on her commentathon for the OZ Bush Fires, we're still 6 short of our target of 30, so if any of mew could go and leave a paw print, that would be epic! 

See mew on Wednesday, until then...

Keep calm and do manly things!

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Sunday, 19 January 2020

Sauce's Suave Selfie on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops

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Fabulous greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

Sauce's Suave Selfie 

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Doesn't he look like one cool cat? MOL

We're also joining in the lovely Athena's Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

Sauce's Suave Selfie ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art

The effect was created with Befunky - Graphic Novel DLX

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop bu the puzzle page and see if mew can beat our time of 9 mins 20 secs.  Quicker than last weeks, but OMC that blanket was a fluffing nightmare! MOL

Anyhoo we do hope mew have a totally terrific day, and we'll see mew on the morrow... if mew can go leave a quick comment on Amber's Commentathon we'd really appreciate it as we're raising money for the OZ Bushfires, and Amber's post seems dead in the water right now - poor Amber she's thinking of retiring soon if things don't pick up.


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 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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Friday, 17 January 2020

Feline Fiction on Fridays #116 at Amber's Library featuring **Cats on the Job** by Lisa Rogak PLUS Commentathon for The Oz Bush Fires

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Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

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

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Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library

Mew may remember a long, long time ago we reviewed an amazing catnip teabag from the fab company Freakmeowt... it was in 2015, but anyhoo they make the most wunderful catnip toys, and the other day while we were purrusing instacat we saw they were making a special Koala called Karl and donating all of the proceeds towards anipals in need from the horrific bush fires still raging in Dads homeland of OZ.

Of course we bought one immediately, and this is what happened when Karl arrived at BBHQ.

Feline Fiction on Fridays #116 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil®Fudge meets Karl

Feline Fiction on Fridays #116 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil®Fudge meets Karl

Fudge thought he was epic, and the furst meeting was furry civilized.  Though my initial encounter with Karl was slightly more slobbery - OOPS sorry Karl! 

Feline Fiction on Fridays #116 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil®Amber meets Karl

No, I'm not trying to snort him up my nose, really!

Feline Fiction on Fridays #116 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil®Amber meets Karl

I lurve mew Karl!


 There are many anipal charities in OZ that need help, we did a quick google search and found these, though there are many, many more:



Commentathon for The Oz Bush Fires

We already support The WWF and IFAW, but we thought we'd see if we can raise a little bit extra cash, so for every comment below we'll put £1.00 into a pot, so do leave a comment and help to raise some funds to send to Animals Australia today.  Our target is £30.00.

Next week we'll also be doing a little impromptu give-away to raise some more funds for another one of the above charities, so stay tuned for that.

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.
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This week I'm sharing

Feline Fiction on Fridays #116 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil®Cats on the Job Amber's Purrsonal Copy
Amber's Purrsonal Copy

Cats on the Job


Lisa Rogak

Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

In recent years, dogs have received attention for performing tasks such as sniffing out cancer, helping hospital patients recover, and serving in our military. But cats have not been sitting idly by. Indeed, felines of all stripes are earning their keep in a surprising variety of jobs.


So what did I think to Cats on the Job? I thought it was amazing, if I didn't already have such a supurr vocation here at BBHQ, this would be my go-to book for career inspo.

If mew're lacking direction in your life, or need a new wurk vibe, then this is just for mew.  50, yes 50 hardwurking kitties show mew what they do; from acting, to reiki, even fast food employees, and not furgetting a weather cat!  These cats are breaking into effury industry and loving it.

A thoroughly enjoyable read with such inspirational kitties. I totally recommend this book just to see some of the jobs and to look at the supurr cute pictures too!

I can sum up in one wurd ~ BRILLIANT!

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (13 Dec. 2015)

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

Cats on the Job

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I do hope mew enjoy today's 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.

The B Team will be back on Sunday with some fun selfies, so do stop by if mew get chance.

Until next time

Keep calm and read on


Amber xox

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