Wednesday 19 February 2020

Flooded Again, The Valentine's Cottage and Fudge's new Bandana on The Pet Parade 340 with Dash Kitten, Barking from the Bayou and US!

Happy Wednesday supurr pals

Welcome to our weekly news round-up.  Sorry we missed mew on Monday, only we had a severe brush with Storm Dennis which left the P.A.'s business premises flooded again for the second time in 8 months.

The garage workshop was 6" or 15cm under water again, and mew know the really daft thing is that the new flood defence system was only just installed in January, and it did wurk up to a point, but the water came in the middle of Saturday night, and it came that fast that it went up the carpark and in through the showroom and then back down into the workshops.

The Great Flood Again ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 340
The Showroom.

The only good thing was that in a perverse way while the water got in it didn't bring the thick layer of red-clay silt in like before, that all stayed on the carpark and dad is jetwashing off right now.

So the P.A. and dad spent 9 hours on Sunday pumping the water out and starting the clean up which has been in progress for the last 3 days.  But at least they can still operate, which is great news as last time they were out of action fur a few days.  So no downtime and the clean-up is 90% done, they just need a few dry days to dry out the building.

It could have been so much worse.  But aftur many years and many floods they've got used to it and it's not going to get any better.  The next plan is to dig up along the forecourt and put in a large pipe onto the front lawn of Granny's house next door so the water goes there, as sadly the Highways department and local councils are as much use as a chocolate teapot.  They make tiny changes which don't benefit these premises in any way, in fact, they have channelled the water to it faster now. 

This is our local river below, the last time the P.A. remembered the water being that high was October 2001.

If mew're in one of the flood-hit places in the U.K. do stay safe and tell your peeps neffur effur drive through flood water.

In other news, due to the P.A. getting a nasty cold a couple of weeks ago our scheduled Valentine's Edition of Crafting with Cats was delayed, but the good news is she has now completed our project and we'll be sharing it imminently.  And here's a sneak peek of what's in store... 

This time we're making a supurr cute Valentine's Cottage complete with a dormer window and climbing roses. And it has a lovely pink velvet snuggle mat just purrfect for your pampered, loved-up kitty to snooze on.

And finally this week, Fudge was a bit hissed off that Melvyn got the Koala bandana the other week, so he was supurr surprised when a special parcel arrived at BBHQ just fur him on Monday and in it was this...

Fudge's new bandana ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 340

His pawesome pal Eric, sent him a brand new design to try and it is not even in the shop yet, so Fudge is feeling EPICALLY EPIC and majorly exclusive right now! MOL

Smugness factor right now - OFF THE CHARTS

Thanks so much Eric, dude mew're the best!

And we'ver just ordered this one fur Parsley.

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

Feline Fiction on Fridays #120 at Amber's Library 

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! 

Oodles of purrs

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  1. Well, we are glad you are all safe. That is the most important thing (though we are very sorry storm Dennis brought more upheaval).

    Fudge, you look quite dapper in the bandanna. And we look forward to seeing the PA's full project. :)

    Hugs to you all!

  2. I'm glad your flooding wasn't worse but we still hate it that it happened to you again.

  3. Hokey smokes...look at that flood! I knew you all were getting some nasty!
    City politicians move so slowly; don't they realize that their townspeople need decisions NOW?
    Fudge, you are looking so handsome with your new bandana ;-)

  4. Yikes on all that water. I hate it when it floods. It was the 90s the last time that happened here. It was frightening.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Those floods look scary and sorry you had to go through it again.

    Please stay safe xx

  6. I am sorry you have got flooded again. It is so widespread and the rain is continuously torrential. The councils should do what they always used to and dredge the rivers and streams. They are all so silted up now that it is asking for trouble.
    The Valentine cottage looks lovely.

  7. OMC! What devastation a flood like that brings. Glad you are safe...and hope things dry out soon.

    Sweet looking 'cottage'!
    And that is a super bandana, Fudge.
    We like the shamrock one too, it will look smashing against Parsley's black furs.

  8. That is awful. Sorry you got flooded. Thanks for hosting the parade. XO

  9. Sorry you got flooded. Glad everyone is safe.
    Fudge, glad you got a bandanna. It's epic and makes you look even more handsome.

  10. The P.A. and Dad seem to have a good attitude which is a big part in dealing with such.
    Fudge you look Awesome Dood!

  11. Water is never your friend when it starts to rise. I am so sorry your workplace flooded. Fudge is looking delicious in the new bandana!


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