Friday 17 April 2020

Feline Fiction on Fridays #129 at Amber's Library featuring **Outwitting Squirrels: And Other Garden Pests** by Anne Wareham PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Supurr salutations pawesome furiends

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Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.

OH MY COD are mew ready fur this?  I hope mew're sitting down...

I actually went outside!

Well, it lasted less than 32.45 seconds, but I still went outside. It was rather sunny and lovely and warm but I'm just too crotchety to sit out in that and do nothing.

I also made this fab photo evidence into a jigsaw, click here to play at jigsaw planet [my time 8 mins & 06 secs] as Basil wasn't here yesterday due to a glitch in the time-space continuum-nom-nom and a covert mission, don't wurry he'll be back next week and we did have a fab What's In The Box post instead.

We also missed The Pet Parade on Wednesday too cod dammit, so do pop offur to Dash Kitten or Barking from the Bayou to hop along with us this week. Things should be back to normal fur next weeks posting schedule.

This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins Bog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs

1. I can’t wait for ________________________ to reopen after the quarantine.
2. I am in no hurry for ___________________________ to reopen after the quarantine.
3. These days, _________ is my default mood.
4. Have I ever told you _________?

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. I can’t wait for the world to reopen after the quarantine, so we can return to normality and can hopefully return to work and begin to feel stable again, and get the economic wheels turning again.

2. I am in no hurry for ----- to reopen after the quarantine. To be honest I can't think of anything for this. 

3. These days, keep calm and carry on is my default mood.

4. Have I ever told you, I'm so tired since my accident? Worn out is more like it.

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 #129 ©BionicBasil® Outwitting Squirrels - Amber's Library Copy
 Amber's Library Copy

Outwitting Squirrels: 

And Other Garden Pests 


Anne Wareham

Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

If you have ever waged war against the local squirrels to prevent them from ransacking your garden, you will know that they are wily beasts who can find loopholes in the most cunning of defences. Capable of remarkable feats of tightrope walking and problem-solving, they are formidable enemies indeed and that's not to mention the many other pests who can torment the optimistic gardener, from slugs and snails to moles and deer and from bugs and weevils to fungus and blight . . .


Today I'm back with another one of Melvyn's Top Ten book picks, and I think this is one of his purrsonal favourites from the list as I heard him laughing rather a lot while he was reading it in the library way back in Febraury.  He thought I didn't know he was hiding out among the stacks, but what he doesn't know is I have an epic covert surveillance system installed by Basil of course, to watch effury millimetre of my precious library! MOL

But anyhoo I digress, it must be my age, so what did I think to this book? As mew can see I was laughing my fur off, yes it was a definitely Meow-Out-Loud book in places.  The author has a rather witty and charming way of working through a myriad of potential problems that modern gardeners face today, from dealing with ants and aphids all the way through to weeds. And yes, squirrels are also included, but mew know I don't do spoilers.

If mew're new or old to the gardening scene, this book would be an excellent addition to your horticultural bookshelf as it is full of useful info, and the author has also penned another gardening book called, The Bad-Tempered Gardener which I've just bought as a special gift for the P.A. obviously, I'm not inferring anything at all... or maybe I am! MOL

If mew love gardening, this little gem is fur mew, and if mew're not into gardening, maybe mew should be! MOL

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd (23 April 2015)

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

Outwitting Squirrels: 

And Other Garden Pests

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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.

We'll be back tomorrow with our Easter Crafting with Cats Special, so if mew have time come and see how we made our Magic Shroom Scratch'n'Purrch.

Until next time in the library

Keep calm and read on


Amber xox

And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks; there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too.  There's a page full of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff! 

There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.

We've got some new Brain Training posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. And we’ll be adding extra jigsaw puzzles to the puzzle page.

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  1. Thanks for that new puzzle!

    And outwitting tree rats is always a good subject for us pups...but I, Pipo, like to watch them on my critter TV channel. Hah! Buts its fun too to see those rodents get chased by the hooligans...cause they never catch them, MOL!

    Sorry your PA feels so does take a LONG time to recover from bad injuries.

  2. I need to learn to outwit those pesky squirrels that wreck the bird feeders, even the squirrel proof ones. Eric and Flynn did a good job of keeping them at bay, and sometimes even making sure their trip into the garden was one way. Now they sit on the fence and laugh at me!

  3. Love all your fill-ins. I hope your tiredness goes away and soon. Being tired all the time is awful.

    Squirrels are so evil. Little buggers.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  4. Outwitting Squirrels. Sounds like a book cats would love to read to get some tips. Take a nice long nap and you feel better when you wake up.

  5. Amber me and you feel the same about going Owwt. It is too cold lately for the Cat Yard Lamp to be lit but I only stick my nose out. Dad says when he is reading outside in the summer I will head out too. Maybe, but... Thanks Amber for a good pick. We are going through some books and always need a new pick. Purrs

  6. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. And thank you for the puzzle of gorgeous you Amber. I am sorry your mum is still not feeling herself after the accident. I hope she is better soon. I will have to get that book for my hubby, he is the gardener. XO

  7. I'm glad you enjoyed your quick trip out sweet Amber and that was a cool review. I enjoyed the P.A.'s answers, we're ready for this stuff to be over too!

  8. Squirrels are a huge pain. Me thinks this book will be very popular! The other booksounds great fun too. Going out, brrr, way too cold these mornings though evenings are nice and we can socially distance ourselves, MOL


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