Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells a Workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #67 Throwback Purrsday with Me From Way Back In June 2006

 Brain Training with Cats ©BionicBasil®

Happy Whisker Wednesday guys

Welcome to another fab Brain Training sesh on the blog today.

And this week I'm sharing a throwback from way, way, way, way back in June 2006; mew know this is one of the P.A.'s fav pics of me. I was purrched atop my outdoor scratch post/look-out post and it was such a lovely day as I purrused my kingdom. Don't I look young?

Brain Training with Cats #67 ©BionicBasil® Flashback with Basil to June 2006

Ahhhh the good old days! MOL

It's time to get those little grey cells working

Here's the answer key to last times sudoku #34

Answer Key Sudoku #34 Brain Training with Cats ©BionicBasil®

Are mew ready fur this weeks puzzle?
Basil's Easy Sudoku Puzzle #35 Brain Training with Cats ©BionicBasil® Downloadable Puzzle Fur Purrsonal Use Only

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

The answer key will be on next weeks post.

Here's this weeks wurdsearch.

Brain Training with Professor Basil  #67 Wurdsearch Gemstones @BionicBasil® Downloadable Puzzle
Just right-click to save and/or print the wurdsearch.

And finally, this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring yours truly in Fifty Shades of Blue! MOL

Brain Training with Cats #67 ©BionicBasil® Puzzle

It took me 7 mins 14 secs...  How did you do?

I hope mew enjoy today's puzzles and Amber will be here in Friday with a fab book, how do I know... I was purrched on the sofa while she was reading it - but don't tell her as she doesn't know I was there! MOL  So do stop by if mew get chance, until then...

Keep calm


Puzzle On

Epic purrs

Professor Basil 

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Monday, 20 September 2021

It's Meow Like A Pirate Day ARRRRRRRRR! **FEATURING** The Extraordinary Voyages of Cap'n Basil Blackheart **REVISITED**

 Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again ©BionicBasil®

Ahoy there me hearties, welcome to ye on this mostly auspicious day, and in honour of this rare event we be thinking it be fitting to share with thee a truly extraordinary adventure that befell on us on this day exactly three, nay five years ago in 2016... are ye ready to relive the pirate adventure of a lifetime?

Hold onto ye hats matey's as this is one adventure mew'll never furget as long as ye live arrrrrrrrr!

It's time for...

The Extraordinary Voyages of  Cap'n Basil Blackheart and his Motley Crew 


The Crimson Revenge

Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again ©BionicBasil®

Aharrrrrrr me hearties and wunderpurr greetings 

Here we be again on another truly unbelievable adventure, this time on the high seas.

I know it must seem quite impossible some of the bizarre things which happen to us, [on a furry frequent basis] but paw on heart and let lightning strike me down if I effur tell an untruth... this is a; 'as it happens' or a 'squirrels eye-view' or a 'fly in the soup' whoops sorry, I meant to say 'fly on the wall documentary'  kinda vibe.

Join us as we share the facts of what happened on that fateful Sunday night, as we sailed back home from Speedy's Pawesome Pirate Party.

So hold ye fast matey's, as we be in fur a wild ride tonight



Part I ~ The Whirlpool

"And Action!"

Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again ©BionicBasil®

It was a chilly September evening, the breeze was biting and the sun was supurr low, just peeking above the horizon saying a fond farewell to another glorious day. We'd just set sail on our ship, The Crimson Revenge with a course plotted back home after a rather wild and wunderpurr weekend at Speedy's place fur his Annual Pirate Party. Let's just what happened at Speedy's stays at Speedy's! MOL

"Parsley, wake up the glow-flies in the lanterns," I called.

"Aye Cap'n," Parsley replied as darkness descended on us like an inky black shroud.

"Smooch, anything on the horizon?" I yelled towards the crows nest.

Smooch popped up, his night vision telescope scanning the blackness ahead. "No Cap'n, all clear," he called back.

I leaned against the ship's wheel and took a deep breath of the invigorating salty air, there's nothing like it for freshness [well, snowy, icy air up a mountain comes close after being chased by a hoard of Zombie Yeti's, but that's another story fur another time].  Anyhoo as I stood there, each one of the glow lanterns burst into life after Parsley had given them a rather severe shaking.

"Good job young Parsley," I said as the deck was washed with a pale bluish hue. "Humphrey?  Humphrey?"

Snowie nudged me. "He's strapped in a hammock below deck sleeping off the nip rum and all the party food, Pilchard is with him," she said with a shake of her head. "He'll be out for hours, but the funny thing is he looks like a kitty chrysalis, I wunder if he'll be nicer when he emerges from his cocoon?" 

We burst out laughing. "I doubt it furry much," I replied still laughing. "He'll be as grumpy as ever."

Amber lifted her eye-patch and glared at me. "How come I can't go and get in a hammock?"

I paused briefly, looking at the state of her. "Because mew, One Eye Amber were so off your chops mew couldn't even crawl up the gangplank and then mew fell into the water," I answered curtly. "I think mew are quite sober after that little impromptu icy dip, and just look at the state of your fur. I think mew should go take a bath pronto, savvy..."

Amber harrumphed rather loudly and stomped off, disappearing behind the main mast for a quick clean up.

Posie began to sing softly, her voice was melodic and soothing as it wafted gently on the breeze while we sailed on in the dark.

We had been sailing for approximately forty-one minutes and fifteen seconds when the sea started to become rather choppy. White foamy spray splashed over the deck and the ship began to lurch rather alarmingly in the sudden swell.

"Smooch, what the fluff is happening?" I yelled above the increasing noise of the rising waves.

A few seconds passed, and I gripped the ships wheel tighter as a strong current took hold. 

As I was fighting with the wheel Smooch answered.

"Sorry Cap'n I had to attach my safety straps furst," he shouted loudly from the crows nest. "The good news is, they're holding me in place..."

"What's the bad news then?" I yelled back as forked lightning streaked across the sky in ways I'd never seen before.

He paused again. "The bad news is really bad news," he shouted.

Snowie was helping me hold the ship's wheel as we were battered with the icy sea spray while the lightning flashed and thunder boomed all around us, it was quite apocalyptic.

"Kindly relieve us from this suspense, tell us what the bad news is," I almost shrieked to make myself heard above the din.

"We're being dragged into a whirlpool with a massive water funnel and there's nothing we can do about it!" Smooch had to scream above the ever-increasing noise.

I paused fur a second while I let this humongous bad news sink in, then I shouted as loudly as I could.

"Effurypurrdy strap yourselves to anything that's not going to move, NOW!"

I threw a length of rope at Snowie and then, using another length of rope I lashed myself to the balustrading, then I gripped the ship's wheel with all my might, if this whirlpool was taking us down then I was going down as a proper captain; at the helm.


I jammed my hat on extra tight, and wiped the salty sea spray from my eyes as we continued on a course I had no control over and in storm conditions I never knew were possible, just old sailor myths of bygone times.

The ship pitched and rolled, the wood creaking and groaning with the immense pressure as we were sucked faster and faster into the spiralling vortex. Relentless waves crashed across the deck while lightning erupted from the central vortex in jagged, fractured forks. I just prayed to any god that may have been listening that my crew were fastened tightly to something as the angle we were now on; sideways on and looking straight down into the gaping maw of the deadly unknown, because if they weren't securely tied to something they were surely going to be lost forever. 

The pitching and rolling became increasingly violent as we descended through the cyclic centrifuge in tighter and tighter circles as the huge funnel of water loomed up above us like a giant coiling snake hell-bent on smashing us and The Crimson Revenge to smithereens. 

The only thing going through my mind was that this was some really, really, monumentally freaky natural phenom-a-nom-nom and the chances that we were going to survive it, well let me just say I wasn't holding my breath!

I was abruptly brought back from my momentary mind-scape by my crew's terrified high-pitched screams as we reached what could only be described as the mouth of hell, and then there was nothing but blackness.

"And Cut!"


Guy's, we're sorry to leave mew in all in acute, harrowing suspense, but mew know that's how we roll! MOL

Also, I bet mew've got endless questions, such as:

How come The Crimson Revenge didn't get turned into toothpicks?

What about Kitty Chrysalis Humphrey below decks?

Where are all the crew?

And did they all get time to strap themselves to something secure?

What about Smooch in the crows-nest, surely that mast couldn't still be intact?

That whirlpool/water-funnel/storm is truly frightening, devastating, destructive, etc... can mew really survive it?


If mew have any questions feel free as to ask!

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Hearty purrs and salty sea-spray head rubs and if mew want to keep reading this epically exciting adventure just click the link below to go straight to the second episode.

Cap'n Basil & the Crew of The Crimson Revenge 

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Sunday, 19 September 2021

Pandora's Purrfect Pose 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:

Pandora's Purrfect Pose

beautiful Siberian cat in a library wearing a diamante collar

Doesn't she look beautiful? 

Check out her video on TikTok, click here.

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

jazzy art, cute cat art, siberian cat art, surf effect

We're still on a roll with the Prisma IOS App, and this week we used the filter; Surf and think it's really fun and rather spiky on Pandora.

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 55 secs. 

Anyhoo it's time for us to go and snoopervise lunch, as last Sunday the P.A. got food poisoning from her take away pizza on Saturday evening, so no roast chicken lunch. Totally unacceptable and utterly selfish of her, so this week we're making sure nothing stops us from getting our tasty noms! MOL

We look forward to seeing mew on the morrow, bright and breezy.

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:

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Friday, 17 September 2021

Welcome To Friday Fluffers ~ Showcasing The Latest Batch of Photo Bloopers From The BBHQ Archives Starring Fudge, Pandora and Melvyn ~ PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

Welcome to

Friday Fluffers withThe B Team ©BionicBasil®

Happy Friyay Fab Pals

Welcome to the last Friday Fluffers of the current season!
This is 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 for 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 Fudge, who wanted us to look up his left nostril, "Look up my snozzle, I think there's a bug up there!" #truestory

look up my nose, cat nose, ginger cat, cute cat

Next up is Pandora's blurry swan dive. She is that fast! MOL

cat diving, blurry photo,

And finally, Melvyn booping the camera!

Cat booping camera, cute tabby, bowtie cat

Or is he sending everypawdy kisses??? MOL

This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins with the fabulous 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. Is it wrong to _________?

2. I wish I had kept my _________.

3. _________ is my idea of living happily ever after.

4. It's been a long time since I _________.

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

1. Is it wrong to prefer cats to most people?

2. I wish I had kept my - this one doesn't apply because I have kept everything I've wanted.

3. As long as its got cats - is my idea of living happily ever after.

4. It's been a long time since I have been on a vacation or holiday, and I'd really like one!

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 Amber will be here next Friyay with the return of her book reviews, and we know she's got an epic lineup for mew.

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

Stay fluffy, and purr on

Supurr purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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