Wednesday 30 June 2021

What's In The Box? ~ LoveBug Insect-Based Cat Food ~ NOM ON FLUFFIES! **PLUS U.K. GIVEAWAY**

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Wunderpurr greetings fabulous fluffies

Today we're sharing one of our *sponsored posts with mew from the fabulous peeps at...

...who asked us a few weeks ago if we'd like to try their ameowzing insect-based cat complete kibble.

So let's show mew what was in the box

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Lovebug Insect-Based Cat Food

As always, Fudge was furst on paw to see what was happening and if there was anything delicious on offer.

TYPICAL of The Ginger Dyson! MOL 

 Let's take a Closer Look

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Lovebug Insect-Based Cat Food - Kibble

This is the furst 100% insect-based cat food available in the U.K. today, and the basic ingredient of this food is black soldier fly larvae. It looks and smells just like any other kibble/dry food, although for more in-depth info, purrlease check out Lovebug's FAQ page here; we were there for a good 30 minutes reading all the data, it's really informative.

Though as with all new foods, if mew have any concerns at all purrlease check with your purrsonal veterinarian before any switch occurs.

Anyhoo, let's show mew what Melvyn and Fudge thought to these noms.

If the video doesn't play, purrlease click here to view direct on YouTube. (It is scheduled to go live at 12.15am GMT, but if the interwebs gremlins are playing up, many apologies, and we will fix it asap.)

As mew can see, Fudge couldn't wait and nommed it with much vigour. Melvyn gave it all paws up too, although his style of eating is pawsitively snails-ville compared to Fudge's! MOL

Our closing thoughts

If mew didn't know what it was made from, mew'd have no idea mew're eating insects. It smells really nom'a'licious, and has a great crunchy texture which helps keep our fangs clean, in fact we were extremely impurressed by it.

What we really like:

It's a supurr tasty and sustainable alternative to regular complete dry food and is easily digestible.

It's been developed with pet nutritionists.

Mew can subscribe to their pawesome subscription service.

It is a protein alternative to regular cat food, therefore being a sustainable product and better for the planet.

All their full-size packaging is 100% recyclable, and the sample boxes we got to try have a recyclable cardboard outer and a compostable inner bag, or this can be recycled too.

It contains no palm oil either.

It's an easy transition to switch to this new cat food.

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Lovebug Insect-Based Cat Food Fudge & Melvyn

There are oodles of pawsitives for moving to a cat food like this, not only because it's a greener product, kinder to the planet with completely recyclable packaging, it's also better for our farmyard furiends, and that in itself is a huge plus in our book.

This cat food may not appeal to everyone, though we would suggest that it doesn't hurt to try new things, mew could be epically surprised and be a total convert. And by adopting greener and more environmentally furiendly products, we're helping our planet for future generations, what's better than that?

We think Lovebug insect-based complete cat food is totally


If mew're looking for a tasty and nutritious alternative to regular dry cat food, we think this is definitely worth trying.


Sadly guys, this is only open to U.K. residents only, but feel free to share with your furiends on social media and other channels. Share the love.

Up for grabs are two prizes of 7 x trial boxes of LOVEBUG insect-based cat food as seen being modelled by Fudge.

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Lovebug Insect-Based Cat Food WIN THESE


The Rules

To be in with a chance to try some delicious new noms, leave a comment either here or on our Instagram post - as we know a few of mew do have purroblems leaving comments on blogger. And do include U.K. or flag emoji in your comment, so we know where mew're from.

Mew have until 5pm on the 14th of July to enter, and we'll announce the winner on the following Friday Fluffers post.


**Prizes are as stated, and no substitutes or cash prizes will be substituted. The rules are clear, so purrlease abide by them. Failure to respond within 5 days of notification will result in your prize being offered to someone else.**

We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at LOVEBUG for giving us the oppurrtunity to try out their ameowzing insect-based cat food ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

Visit LOVEBUG online:

Many thanks for joining us today, and don't furget to stop by tomorrow for a special BBHQ Announcement, and again on Friyay when we will be here sharing some more funny fluffers from the BBHQ photo archives, plus the winner of Fudge's Birthday Rave with be announced. And if mew missed Monday's post, do go check out 8 Things About Pandora; mew might be really surprised! MOL

Happy Wednesday and nom on!

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s

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Monday 28 June 2021

Welcome To Our 8 Things About... Post And Today It's All About Pandora

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WOO HOO pawesome pals

Welcome to another:- 8 Things About...  

8 Things About WHAT though?! we hear mew ask. Well fabulous furiends it could be 8 things about anything, but today it's all about...
Pandora ©BionicBasil®
8 Things About The B Team @BionicBasil® Pandora

8 Things About Pandora

1.  Pandora has been with The B Team since last Spring [2017] and this was her shelter mugshot...

8 Things About The B Team @BionicBasil® Pandora

... doesn't she look so sweet?

The P.A. had no idea when Pandora arrived that she would get any fluffier, but aftur a few months with us, she basically turned into an Ewok/Sasquatch cat aka Supurr Furry Anipal! MOL 

She was found in a field and was pregnant. She had her kittens at the shelter and they all got adopted instantly and Pandora was left alone. She was incarcerated fur 3 months, well that is until we saw her and went and broke her out!

2. She is so fast, and I mean seriously fast and while she zooms around she meows and mews until she stops.

3. Pandora is the only cat we've effur met that doesn't like any of the following:

catnip and catmint - dried or fresh
dry food/kibble
any sort of  kitty treat

4.  Though she will eat - sometimes - fresh chicken, fresh prawns, silverside beef and on a rare occasion ham off bone. [expensive taste]

5. Pandora is our resident Feline Fashionista so if mew're looking fur cute, kitty apparel and accessories fur your Pet Hooman, Pandora Von Der Plume has mew covered!

Fashion with Felines with Pandora Von Der Plume  ©BionicBasil®

6.  Pandora also speaks English with a French accent, apparently she spent time with The Resistance - though what she did fur them is still a bit of a mystery.  Howeffur she does have some amazing weapons skills, can hot-wire any vehicle, is an expert translator and top-notch negotiator, though we can't tell mew anymore because it's classified.

8 Things About The B Team @BionicBasil® Pandora

She is an invaluable memfur of The B Team

7.  She's quite a feisty diva too and will hold her own if effur a spat breaks out BBHQ [quite a rare occurrence] and she can stare anypurrdy down. In fact, she can be quite fierce - Don't Mess With Dora - she doesn't suffer fools and she has exceptional TORTI-TUDE!

8 Things About The B Team @BionicBasil® Pandora

8. And finally, though her official name is Pandora, we often call her Dora the Splorer as she loves to breach the perimeter fence and go on solo missions, and guys we don't know what she does, where she goes or who she meets - I need to put a tracker on her! MOL  

And that sadly brings us to the end of 8 Things About Pandora, we do hope mew enjoyed getting to learn more about our younger sisfur. 

Oh and there will be a new jigsaw on the puzzle page fur mew tomorrow just in case mew feel a need to while a few minutes away until our next post.

And if mew missed our previous 8 Things About posts, here are the links:

Thanks effur so much fur visiting today

Pawesome purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

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Sunday 27 June 2021

Smooch's Big Sunday Stretch on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops

The B Team Sunday Selfies @BionicBasil ®

Epic greetings supurr furiends

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

Smooch's Big Sunday Stretch 

Smooch's Big Sunday Stretch ©BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies

He adores being outside, and has taken from me on the field Kitty Pawtrol. He goes off every morning at 6.30 am to make sure that all is well in Mewton-Clawson.

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

Smooch's Big Sunday Stretch ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art

The effect was created with Befunky - Gouache DLX1.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 15 mins 13 secs. 

Anyhoo it's time for us to go on kitty patrol around the garden before it starts to rain, and then we're snoopervising the Sunday lunch, so we do hope mew have a totally terrific day and we'll see mew on the morrow, so do stop by as mew know we love your company.

Wishing mew lots of snoozy snuggles

Supurr 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:

We are sorry to announce that Sawyer is missing from Catonmyhead, so today's blog hop is cancelled.

Purrlease send oodles of purrayers and guiding thoughts, so sweet Sawyer makes a supurr swift and safe return home.
Free Lockdown Activities

And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew for 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, and if books are your thing, check our Amber's Book Reviews for your next pawesome read! 

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.

If mew want to see more of what's been happening at BBHQ check out our Instagram feed where mew can see exclusive videos that we don't put here on the blog.

Don't furget to subscribe to our blog and never miss another post. 

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Friday 25 June 2021

Welcome To Friday Fluffers ~ Showcasing The Latest Batch of Photo Bloopers From The BBHQ Archives Starring Melvyn aka Chief Product Tester for The Kwerky Kat Boutique ~ PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins & Pet Photo Fails

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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 as it's the last Friday of the month, today is also... 

...and luckily we think this selection fits the criteria! MOL

And on this furry fluffy Friyay is Melvyn here, demonstrating how extremely thorough and rigorous he is when testing new products for our new shop.
Friday Fluffers at BBHQ ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Product Testing New Kwerky Kat Boutique Toys

As mew can see, he really loves his job!

This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins with the fabulous 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be _________.

2. I think television is _________.

3. _________ is a rule that I regularly break.

4. I can't believe _________ isn't more popular.

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

1. If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be Hungry, LOL I know there's not one called Hungry, but there should be! 

2. I think television is pretty dull and uninspiring at the moment. There's not one show I'm watching regularly, as after a first episode of a new release I think, that's an hour of my life I'm not going to get back. In fact, Josh and I are only watching DVDs at the moment, so every night is movie at BBHQ.

3. ________ is a rule that I regularly break. You know I can't think of any thing for this, I'm a total law-abiding citizen! LOL

4. I can't believe ________ isn't more popular. If you'd asked me this 18 months ago I would have replied; gardening, tarting up old furniture, making your own clothes and soft furnishings, curtains etc... but I see that lockdown has spawned a trend of all the aforementioned. Way to go for getting a hobby. Epic!

Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

         Catblogosphere        Feline Friday        Nature Friday        Flashback Friday     Friendship Friday       

We do hope mew enjoyed today's fluffers and we'll be back next Friyay with more funny photos. Don't furget that Fudge's 6th Birthday Rave is still happening in the bunker, so do go join in if mew haven't aready and if mew missed our; How to Grow Your Own Cat Grass on Wednesday, click here.

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

Keep calm, and fluff up epically

Supurr purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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