Friday 31 July 2020

Welcome To Friday Fluffers ~ Showcasing The Latest Batch of Photo Bloopers From The BBHQ Archives Starring Smooch, Me Basil and Angel Snowie ~ PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friyay Fab Pals

Welcome to our Friday Fluffers post where we showcase a selection of photo bloopers or photo fails from BBHQ, the photos that we thought would neffur see the light of day, buried deep, deep, deep in the archives on level 12 of our secret bunker, with no chance of effur being seen on the interwebs fur the wurld to see... UNTIL NOW!

Are mew ready fur some fun outtakes from The B Team? Of course mew are!

And furst on the podium is Smooch from April 2013, just look at that - anypurrdy would think he'd neffur had any before! MOL

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Next up is me, Basil from November 2015, and I really didn't want my picture taken that morning as mew can tell!

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And finally, Angel Snowie is making an appearance today all the way back from October 2008. She was modelling one of the chullo's the P.A. brought back from Peru, although we don't think she was in the mood!

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Last week MeowMeowMans asked if Parsley did hawk up a furball... guys we really can't remember but from the looks of the photo we'd say the chances we're purretty high! MOL

This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins with the fabulous 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. If you want ________________, you have to __________________.
2. During the month of  August, I plan to _________________.
3. Others might think it’s strange that I _________.
4. _________ seems so far away

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

1. If you want change, you have to be the change, no-one else can do it for you.

2. During the month of  August, I plan to try and organise the B Team books for hardcopy publication.

3. Others might think it’s strange that I have 6 cats, write cat books, a cat blog and cat crafts and cat everything - for me, it's my normal! LOL

4. Returning to normality from covid-19 seems so far away.

We do hope mew enjoyed today's pics and we'll be back next Friyay with more funny photos.

Join us again on the morrow when we're here with a sponsored post, and again on Sunday with our usual selfie selection, in the meantime...

Keep calm, and purr on

Supurr purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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Thursday 30 July 2020

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells a Workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #72 Throwback Purrsday with Me From April 2012

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Happy Purrsday guys

Welcome to another fab Brain Training sesh on the blog today... and our final one for the summer. Don't worry I'll be back in the autumn/fall with some more puzzles just for mew.

This week I'm sharing a throwback from April 2012, Dad took this picture of me and it's still one of the ultimate favourites at BBHQ.

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Don't worry I'll hold up the sky! MOL

It's time to get those little grey cells working.

Here's the answer key to last times sudoku puzzle #39.

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There's no new sudoku this week as mew'd have a purretty long wait for the answer! MOL

But I do have a wurdsearch for mew!

Just right-click to save and/or print the wurdsearch.

And finally this week, here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring yours truly! 

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It took me 11 mins 45 secs...  How did you do?

A quick reminder before we go... don't furget to join in the supurr Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop which is hosted by Brian's Home

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I hope mew enjoy today's puzzles and we will be here tomorrow with another Friday Fluffers post, so do stop by if mew get chance, until then...

Keep calm and puzzle on

Supurr purrs

Professor Basil 

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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Garden Patrol with Melvyn, Snuggling with Fudge and Halloween in July with Smooch on The Pet Parade 363 with Dash Kitten, Barking from the Bayou and US!

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Pawesome Wednesday Greetings Furriends

Welcome to the Pet Parade and our weekly news round up!

Furst up in the news this week is, who the fluff is eating the garlic plants? 

Melvyn is upping his garden patrols since we found some garlic plants had been pulled out of the pot and were discovered in the middle of the lawn.  We don't know who or what is attacking them but at this rate there'll be non left! MOL

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Melvyn is hoping to catch the purrpetrator very soon!

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In other news, Fudge is not known for getting snuggly-buggly with anyone but recently he's changed his mind and is really getting into a 'nesting' snuggle vibe.

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Oh and he likes to be called Mister Fluffy at the moment, don't ask us why he just keeps saying, "Call me Mister Fluffy!" MOL

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And next up this week: Smooch loves the Haunted House and when the P.A. is wurking in the craft room he's often found taking a snooze, so he's having Halloween in July, oh and he's using a catnip Easter egg as a pillow, so it's Easter in July too!

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And finally just before we pop off...

Crystal and Daisy Mae asked last week, if Fudge ate all the treats himself or did he share?

Mew see those in the dish, he ate all of those to himself, but there were plenty more in the bag, so effuryone got to try! MOL

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We'll be back tomorrow with my last Brain Training post of the current season until the autumn/fall so we do hope mew can join us then and don't furget to hop around the wurld with us on the Pet Parade below.

Supurr purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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Tuesday 28 July 2020

**Surprise Rerun** Tuesday Tails Summer BlockBuster 2018 - The Clockwurk Labyrinth Chapter 12

Welcome to

Tuesday Tales

Tuesday Tails Summer BlockBuster 2018 - The Clockwurk Labyrinth Chapters 10 ~ 11

this is going to be one crazy-insane rescue oppurration!!!

The Clockwurk Labyrinth 

If mew missed the thrilling start of our latest adventure, here are the catch-up links...

And now here's this weeks chapter...

~ Chapter 12 ~ 

OH MY COD, We’ve Got A Magi on The B Team 

The darkness was almost absolute as Pandora met Winston's gaze and replied, “I am an Elemental.” 

Amber who’d obviously done her research gasped loudly and said in awe. “Seriously, mew’re an Elemental and mew neffur told us!”  

Before Pandora could utter another wurd, Humphrey said. “Oh my Pandora, that’s seriously hardcore, no wunder mew kept that to yourself!” 

“What the fluff is an Elemental?” Smooch interrupted as he turned on a small lantern, placing it on the floor so we weren’t in complete darkness in our little huddle. 

“An Elemental has power offur the elements such as; fire, earth, water, metal and air,” Amber said with utter reverence in a theatrical stage-whisper. “And the really powerful ones can combine all the elements into a supurr weapon.” 

We all stared at Pandora and I said. “Pandora I’m sad that mew felt mew couldn't tell us but I do understand aftur your previous experiences... I get it, really I do.” 

She nodded and mumbled something.  

“Say what?” Smooch pressed. 

“I am one of those that can harness all the elements, the term fur vhat I am in Romani is Aethereal Magi, or Wurker of Wunders, or Light Walker! Pandora blurted.

“Get outta town!” Amber almost squealed with delight. “Mew’re really one of the legendary mystical Aethereal Magi’s?  From what it said in the book, there are only maybe a pawful left in the entire wurld today… like seriously, A.M.’s are like the holy grail of the magickal kingdom.”

Pandora stiffened immeasurably, nodded and I could see the unease flash across her eyes.  I reached out and took her paw in mine, smiling I said. “Show me the mark.” 

I felt her paw turn in mine and I looked down, and there emblazoned on her pad was the mark of infinity with the five elements surrounding it.  I ran my paw across the brand and I felt a tingle, a mild transference of power as the sigil began to glow with a soft silvery luminescence. “Oh my that is incredible Pandora,” I murmured in astonishment. 

“I ‘ave spent my entire life trying to ‘ide vhat I am, trying to fit in, be normal,” she said sadly. “But there vhere situations vhen I just couldn’t ‘ide it and that’s vhen... let me show mew...” her voice trailed off.  

She gently stepped away and turned towards the huge pile of bodies still blocking our way forward.  Her paw outstretched, she said something so quietly, I could barely discern the ancient dialect, and then she showed us exactly how powerful she was.  Wispy tendrils, glittering with silvery red motes shot from her paw and a moment later, the pile of rotting creatures was encompassed in a soft red glow; though nothing too bright to draw any unwanted attention to our location, it was barely visible and then in a split second the gentle red glow began to collapse in on itself, like a dying star and I swear if I’d blinked I would have missed the tiny implosion before effurything just vanished with a high-pitched popping sound, leaving the way forward completely clear.

Awww dude,” Parsley said nudging Smooch. “That was fluffing insane!”  

Smooch nudged him back and replied. “OH MY COD, that was the bestest effur dude, epically epic!”  

Pandora gave us a rather sheepish smile as she lowered her paw. Her eyes wide and waiting. 

I moved towards her furry slowly, I didn’t want to startle her as I could feel her uncertainty, it was like a thick, dark shroud weaving around her aura.  I held out my paws and furry carefully pulled her into a hug and whispered so nopurrdy else could hear. “You are safe with us, your secret is safe with us, we will neffur let any harm come to mew, I purromise mew that.” 

I felt her slowly relax and lean all her weight against me, she let out a long sigh, a sigh of relief, a sigh of finally being accepted fur the furst time, and I felt the invisible weight that she’d been carrying with her all her life finally diminish and eek out into the ether. 

She gripped me tightly. “Thank mew Basil,” was all she said before pulling away. 

Seeing how excited the team was at this incredible revelation, I said. “Thank mew Pandora fur trusting us with your secret, I know that was incredibly hard fur mew..." Before I could finish, the whole team had surrounded her in a group hug, Winston included and I stood back and watched, I was like a proud father watching my family, my team and my heart swelled with joy.  I choked back a tear that was fighting to be released as the group hug ended and Humphrey said. “Dudes, we need to press on stat,” he paused briefly and turned to Pandora. “Mew did epic there little lady, I’m so proud of mew.” 

 *    *    * 

Snowie and Posie were in the bunker elevator heading down to level 16, soft mewsic was playing from the speaker in the ceiling and Snowie tapped her paw in time to the melodious tune.  The elevator stopped at level 14 and a robotic voice said. “Level Fourteen, please disembark.”

“What?” Posie said rather purrplexed and pushed the button fur level 16 again. Then she pressed the button to close the doors but nothing happened. 

The elevator said. “Please disembark, you have reached your destination.” 

“I think this is as far as we can go,” Snowie said peeking out into the deserted corridor.
“Now look here mew tin-can, we need level 16, that’s two more floors down!” Posie snapped. 

The elevator was silent fur a moment and then replied in a rather snarky tone. “Now look here sister, only Commander Basil has access to level 16, get the clearance approved and I’ll gladly take you there, no clearance no can do, so either get off here or we’re going back up to level one!” 

“Jeez, keep your doors on love, no need to get all your buttons in a twizz!” Posie shot back. “Fine we’ll disembark, but make sure mew wait here until we get back ok?” 

The elevator replied. ”I can wait as long as you like, but if I’m summoned to another level I’m duty-bound to leave.” 

Posie muttered some unmentionables and stepped into the dimly lit corridor. “When the fluff did Basil get an A.I. in the elevator?” 

Snowie shrugged as she searched fur the light switch. “Who knows, but I think it needs a purrsonality upgrade!”  

They both chuckled as the offur-head lights came on and illuminated the corridor.  Posie flicked the tablet on and they both glanced at the footage from inside the labyrinth, at the exact time Pandora revealed her true self. 

Posie said aftur a moment. “I didn’t see that one coming, like holy smokes with exploding cannonballs!” 

Snowie smiled inwardly and answered as innocently as she could. “Me either, what a surprise!”  Though she had always suspected there was so much more to Pandora, she’d felt the familiar tingle of magick wheneffur she’d been near but had neffur been able to put her paw on the source. “Well all I can say is what an incredible addition to the B Team!”

Posie nodded. “Oh indeed, the best news of the day so far, let’s hope she can sort the Old One out.” 

“How do you mean?” Snowie asked.

“Well with power like that, let’s hope she can zap him!”  

“Zap him, are mew mad, he’s a fluffing Old One, mew saw what he did to Horice, and mew know how powerful he is!” Snowie replied. 

“Yeah, and talking of Horice, how come he didn’t know she was a Magi?” Posie thought aloud. 

“Maybe he did, but thought it was not his business to reveal it,” Snowie said as they walked along the corridor. “Mew know he‘s a supurr secretive soul himself, so why would he reveal somepurrdy else's secrets?” 

Posie thought about this and then said. “Yep, that’s true, sneaky old heffle-lump that he is!”  

They reached the emergency stairwell and Snowie gently opened the door, the hinges creaked and the smell of damp earth filled their nostrils.

Hmmmmm, seems like the nano-bots haven’t finished the job down there yet,” Posie said inhaling deeply as she stood on the concrete steps looking down into the murky gloom. “Did mew bring a torch?” 

Snowie opened a small panel inside the stairwell, revealing a cupboard and pulled out a torch. “Emergency supplies are situated in effury stairwell on effury level, or did mew furget?” 

“Duh!” Posie laughed and took the torch. “Here, mew hold the tablet and I’ll go furst.” 

 *    *    * 

        We continued on paw silently along the dark passageways of the labyrinth. The walls had shifted twice now since we arrived but I had no real idea how long we’d actually been here, so I paused to check my iPaw timer.  It read; 2 hours and 55 minutes, that meant that Fudge had been in here just offur 4 hours now, but it felt like we’d been in here days so I could only imagine how he felt.  I pulled out a snack bar and chewed thoughtfully as I hurried to catch my team up ahead.

Winston was waiting fur me and he said seriously, “Basil I need to tell mew something.” 

I gave him the nod to continue as I chewed.  

“In the centre, The Plinth of Pandemonium where Fudge is,” he took a steadying breath. “It is eveel dude, I’ve been strapped to that fluffing thing before and it messes so bad with your mind I can’t begin to describe the terror inflicted, the things it makes mew see, the pain it causes is indescribable... I just hope your young recruit has a strong constitution...”

I thought about this and said. “Fudge, although young is quite the dude, mew know he took to this job like a kitten to cream, he’d had no prior experience apart from his time surviving on the streets which today my furiend is tougher than effur, and he has had intensive training including some of the black-ops stuff, the stuff we don’t talk about.” 

Winston gave me a half-smile. “Did mew teach him any techniques to combat mind-invasion?” 

“Mind-Invasion was next up on the curriculum. Why?”  

“The Old One likes nothing better than to torture his victims, not so much physically but mentally, to see how far he can push them till they snap,” Winston whispered. “I can’t describe to mew how bad it is, as I think the experience is different fur effurypurrdy... just know it is the most abhorrent thing I’ve effur been through.” 
I pondered this fur a moment and gave him a sideways glance, I patted him gently on the shoulder offuring a little comfort as I saw his eyes flash with something I couldn't quite put my paw on and I wundered what the fluff he'd been through; if Winston said it was bad, then it was really, really bad. I pondered the possibilities fur a moment, thinking about Fudge and then I said. “Hmmmm, let’s just say Fudge has a unique purrspective and the way his mind wurks, isn’t going to be what the Old One is used too, trust me,” I added. “Dude, when we get back to BB HQ I’ll introduce mew to Horice, and whateffur that muther fluffing freaking Old One did to mewHorice will fix it... Dude, whateffur mew went through we'll fix it together.” 

The labyrinth suddenly shook and the rumbling started again as I felt the wall behind me start to slither to the side with an eerie grating sound. Winston yanked me forwards and I hit the deck as he opened fire before I could even catch my breath.  

Rolling offur and pulling my weapons I started firing into the blackness, I yanked down my night vision goggles and then wished I hadn’t; I was looking straight a behemoth slug-like creature that filled the entire width of the passage and stretched back fur as far as the eye could see.



Join us Again on Thursday fur the next thrilling chapter 


The Clockwurk Labyrinth

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