Friday 28 February 2020

Feline Fiction on Fridays #122 at Amber's Library featuring **The Secret Language of Cats** by Susanne Schotz

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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 furiends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.

How's your week been so far?

Yesterday I was about to go across the courtyard to the library, the P.A. furry kindly opened the catservatory door fur me and guess what?  It was raining again! 

Feline Fiction on Fridays #122 ©BionicBasil® it's raining for a change at BBHQ

So I got a few wiffles and went back to snooze in front of the fire! MOL

Anyhoo last week mew may remember that Pandora and I were rather excited, but we couldn't say anything at the time... well if mew saw Wednesday's post mew might be able to guess what all the excitement was about - Parsley was thawing out his credit card WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!

And mew know what that means, I can get more BOOKS! MOL

So the good news is, the credit card got thawed, and Parsley sent the payment of $60 AUD to the RSPCA in Victoria OZ, and he set up a PayPal account to do it before he put the credit card back on ice.

Feline Fiction on Fridays #122 ©BionicBasil® Payment to RSPCA OZ 27-2-20

What he doesn't know is this; I managed to take a picture of said credit card before it went back on ice, and he has no clue at all.  Pandora assisted in my little ruse, and she played her part exceptionally well, due to the fact she's got her eye on some rather fab accessories, so watch this space for oodles of new books - but fur cods sake don't tell Parsley! 

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 #122 ©BionicBasil® The Secret Language of Cats - Amber's Purrsonal Copy
Amber's Purrsonal Copy

 The Secret Language of Cats


Susanne Schotz

Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

Cat lovers across the globe know cats can speak. In this compelling new book, Susanne Schotz – a professor at Sweden's Lund University – shares insights into her long-standing cat communication research. Proving that cats not only speak to one another, but also to their human caretakers.


What a cracking book; now this is going to be a great asset to your library, especially fur those hooman staff/assistants who are a little slow in the language department.  As with effurything, some hoomans are most excellent at understanding different languages, but others not so much and this book would help them immensely.

Now this book would suit any cat staff/assistant who are looking to gain a more in-depth knowledge of kitty communications skills - as who wants to say to their staff/assistant - "I'd like a tuna and prawn platter stat!" and the staff/assistant brings mew dry kibble! 

But seriously this book would make a great addition to any bookshelf, and it is a fascinating read. Would I recommend it to mew, yes I would, add it to your staffs' amazon basket and check out immediately - trust me they'll thank mew fur it with extra treats and catnip! MOL

Or if mew're looking fur a gift, it would be purrfect, especially if the recipient loves books and cats.

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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: HQ

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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.

Until next time

Keep calm and read on


Amber xox

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Wednesday 26 February 2020

The Great Iceberg Dilemma and New Bug Hotels Are Ready Fur Installation at BBHQ on The Pet Parade 341 with Dash Kitten, Barking from the Bayou and US!

Happy Wednesday pawesome pals

Welcome to our weekly news round-up and this weeks headline is..

The Great Iceberg Dilemma
Parsley and The Iceberg ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 341
Mew may remember on Mondays post, that we announced we'd reached our latest fundraiser target fur the Oz bush fires, and Parsley was going to transfer funds as soon as he'd unfrozen his credit card - well this was the scene late Monday afturnoon aftur he'd moved the iceberg out of the bunker - OOPS! MOL

He said and I quote, "Fur fluffs sake this is going to take ages, and do mew think a hairdryer would help?"

"Well if it's the size of a tank, it might!" Fudge replied helpfully.

"OH! OH! OH! I'll lend mew mine!" said Amber who was keenly watching the thaw with much glee from the conservatory.

"Oh I bet mew will!" Parsley replied, thinking to himself, 'Oh mew think mew're going to get your mittens on my credit card don't mew, I heard mew were down to your last three books and were desperately trying to get some more, as soon as I've sent the money to the RSPCA in Victoria that little card is going straight back on ice!"

And so it goes...

The lengths he goes to stop Amber from using his credit card to buy books is quite extraordinary!


In other news this week, we've bought some new Bug Hotels fur the garden, as in the autumn/fall we noticed one of our our existing ones - see pic below - its roof was in bad shape, so we used some duct tape as a temporary measure just to get through the winter months.  But that is starting to peel off now, so as soon as the weather warms and the hibernating bugs wake up and check out, we'll be putting cedar shingles on

sMOOCH AND THE BUG HOTEL ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 341

We've also bought these, to put around the garden to add some extra accommodation as the other day when the P.A. was doing a bit of snipping and pruning, she lifted some dead foliage and found half a dozen ladybirds in heap snoozing underneath.

THE BUG HOTEL ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 341

So she carefully replaced the foliage and decided that the garden post-winter clean-up will have to wait until the weather is much warmer.

Hopefully the bugs will like the new accommodation.

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 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 we hope to see mew then! 

Have a great day

Best purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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Monday 24 February 2020

Colouring with Cats #95 ~ Getting Your OM's on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ WE DID IT!!! Our Second Fundraiser Reached Its Target!

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Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Great news this morning, we've reached our target of £30.00 to send to the RSPCA in Victoria OZ for our second bush fire fundraiser - so a big thank mew to effuryone who donated and commented, mew know who mew are, and purrlease accept a huge virtual hug from all of us, well it'd be more like a cat-pile-smothering, but mew get the idea [MOL MOL MOL].

 Parsley will be transferring the money sometime this week when he gets a minute and unfreezes his credit card from inside the iceberg in the walk-in freezer in the bunker - but that's a story fur another day. Though I can tell mew this much; Amber + books = £££££'s! MOL MOL MOL

Wing Commander Basil ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats #95

And to get the week off to an even more epically epic start here's a little throwback picture of yours truly to February 2018.

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, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala, a little Valentine-themed one, so today we're sharing the love.
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And here's our finished version... in glorious neon brights because we needed a colour explosion this week! MOL

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #95 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured with gel pens; matt, metallic and glitter.

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 here:- Books One, Two, Three, and now Four has just been released this month.

Colouring With Cats Book IV

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So on that note, we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're back with The Pet Parade Blog Hop!

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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Sunday 23 February 2020

The BBHQ Building Inspectors 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:

The BBHQ Building Inspectors 

The BBHQ Building Inspectors ©BionicBasil® Sunday Selfies

If mew missed our Crafting with Cats post yesterday, Fudge and Melvyn were the nominated BBHQ Building Inspectors aftur the Valentine's Cottage construction was finished.  Check out the video here to see how we made it and what they thought.

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

The BBHQ Building Inspectors ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art Hop

The effect was created with Prisma - Daryl Feril

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and see if mew can beat our time of 10 mins 08 secs.  Marginally quicker than last weeks! MOL

Anyhoo it's time for us to go on kitty patrol around the garden before it starts to rain and blow a gale again, so we do hope mew have a totally terrific day and we'll see mew on the morrow with our latest Colouring with Cats post, when we'll be sharing a brand new downloadable mandala.

In the meantime

Keep calm and snooze on...

Best Sunday Purrs

Basil & The B Team

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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