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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Supurr salutations pawesome furiends

*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 giveaway 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.
Amber's Actual Library Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

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:

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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 a chance.

Until next time

Keep calm and read on


Amber xox

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  1. Hope that the helping hands for paws can do much good rescuing work. You are furry thoughtfur in helping out.
    Karl sure got a workout!

  2. You certainly put your mark on Karl, Amber. That is a kind idea to have a commentathon for all those poor animals in Australia.

  3. A bit of slobber shows a sign of respect!
    LOL! I just made that up...
    I've see this book, and I am amazed that any cat would want a job; most cats just lay around, eating treats, and sleeping...

  4. amber; yur ree veew iz grate N yur lookin grater N gorgeouz...

    984 pawz up on yur commint a thon.....itz veree veree sad whatz happenein in Australia, they bee sayin de koala iz now functionally extict; which iz beyond sad ~~~~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

  5. I see you love Karl. A lot.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  6. That is one cool toy and and cool book too sweet Amber. Thanks for helping out the helpless critters.

  7. I'd say y'all gave the stamp of approval on that toy - MOL! And what a wonderful charity to support too! That was a fine book review, I'm going to give that one a read.

  8. Oooh the book sounds awesome, like a who's who and the best feline jobs out there. Clearly a must have read for any aspiring feline – not that I aspire as ladies do not do that, or so Mrs H says, MOL
    Great to do a commentathon, too. I hope you raise loads for the fund and all those fellow creatures in need.

  9. Clearly Karl is well loved. Thanks for spreading the word about where to help Australia animals. I have read that book, it is great- you should be in it as a cat reviewer. XO

  10. Amber that is a great review and Dad already has that great book. What a fun Karl you got. I admit I am a drooler too, MOL

  11. That sounds like a pawsome book! It's absolutely heartbreaking what's happening in Australia.

  12. We have not visited you before but read about your commenthaton, and thought we would stop by. IT's a very worthy cause!

    Tama and Genji (of The Poupounette)

  13. We LOVE that book.........and we also would love to help the animals in Australia recover from this most tragic and scary time. It's so sad......we send lots of hugs to you for all you are doing to help them!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  14. That looks like a fun book. It's a good thing that you marked Karl with your dna. šŸ˜¹ Thanks for having a commentathon for Australia. I have shared your post.

  15. That’s a lovely thing to have a commentathon for Australia. Thank you so much. I will be looking for that book too. Anger Ginger Jaspers human

  16. Thanks so much for helping the people in Australia.The book looks great too. You all have a great day.

  17. You have more books than mum does! Although she says she gets most of the books she reads from the library and they have lots and lots for her.

  18. Amber, we think we need our very own Karl. We had to MOL at the snort him up your nose comment, and MOM spewed coffee everywhere. Thanks for the book review, we wish we had more time to read there are so many wonderful books out there.

  19. Great job, Amber. It's wonderful of you to help.

  20. Thank you for helping the animals in OZ land. It makes us so very sad here at Forty Paws to see the devastation in Australia. Hugs to all of you.

  21. That must be one fine catnip toy, that's what the slobber means. And that books looks like a great read.

  22. Wow, that looks like one terrific catnip toy! I would also slobber all over him! Thanks so much for caring about the animals in Australia. We are also praying for their safety.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  23. Whoa! I may have to order one of those but this comment puts you closer to your goal.

  24. Karl sure got a lotta lovin' from you! Thanks for doing this commentathon. We are so sad about the loss of animal life in Australia due to the fires.

  25. Amber, that was a great review. We totally agree with you! We have that book, and it is wonderful. :)

    How thoughtful of you to have a commentathon for the tragic situation in Australia. We are heartbroken about the people of Australia, and the many animals that have lost their lives and habitats.

  26. We love what you're doing to help Australia and animals. Looks like a good book. I hate that so many animals lost their lives.
    Love that Fudge tried him out and slobbered on him.
    Here's hoping that you reach 30 comments and get more too. We will be sending Purrs and Prayers to all the animals and the people trying to help them.
    Thanks for your help.

  27. Dont know if it counts but we will leave an extra comment to get you over the top