Friday, 5 November 2021
Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #177 featuring **SUPERSTAR CATS** byJ ulie Tottman PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins + **Top Tip To Survive Firework Noise**
Hello gorgeous library guests
Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ
Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, and OH FLUFF it's Bonfire Night again!
For our overseas readers, click the link here to read all about the nefarious Gun Powder Plot of 1605.
Fireworks are freely available for the general public to buy in the U.K. which Dad finds completely hilarious as in Australia it's a serious offence for private citizens to buy, own or set off fireworks, anyhoo, so all and sundry can purrchase fireworks and mew know what that means? Idiot flufftards let them off anywhere and everywhere, and not just on the 5th of November.
On Wednesday, some total numpty was letting them off in the next village for about an hour, and I'm going to get my very sarcastic voice happening now; we can't wait for tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday night, and purrhaps even into next week as foolhardy fluffers unite in setting them off in their gardens.
There are petitions to stop fireworks from being sold to members of the public, but the government does nothing and the problem/madness/danger continues.
Our nearest neighbours would set them off in their front garden, not only for Bonfire Night but also for New Year's Eve, and the number of times the spent fireworks would land on our roof was amazing, did they care, not a hoot!
The P.A. also knows someone who let their teenager set some rockets off a few years ago, and they zoomed onto their house roof and set fire to the house.
And still the government does nothing about public safety, which makes us severely MOL as mew can't even climb on a stepstool in work premises without a weeks full training and a certified certificate, yet anyone can light the touch paper on a firework, which could potentially blow your fingers/hand off.
Anyhoo, rant over, we're just going to put on an old western movie, and this is a top tip if mew don't like fireworks.
Those old westerns with the shootouts at the OK Corral and the stampedes etc are epically brilliant for disguising firework noise. We've been using this method for years with great success.
Try it and let us know how mew get on.
And this is my purrsonal opinion on the general public being allowed fireworks.
Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Le
1. Something I lost and was never able to find was _________.
2. When I _________, I want to _________.
3. _________ doesn't bother me.
4. I don't handle _________ very well.
The P.A.'s answers are...
1. Something I lost and was never able to find was: OMG so many things, but the most bizarre was an amethyst earring. And I know you guys want to know more about the ghosts and weird paranormal stuff here at BBHQ and what it's like living in a haunted house, so here's a little taster and I'll reveal more spooky stuff soon.
I took the earrings off while sitting at my dressing table, and I had them in my right hand. My hand was closed tightly over them so I didn't drop them as I walked to the other side of the room to put them back in my jewellery box. Are you ready?
I lifted the lid on my jewellery box, opened my hand to put the earrings in their little compartment, and one had vanished. It had completely disappeared, I combed the carpet, crawled under the bed, unmade the bed, remade the bed etc, I even got the metal detector out to locate it but it had gone and to this day it's never been found.
I think I know where it ended up, let me know in the comments if you want to hear my theory, as that wasn't the only spooky or unexplained disappearance.
2. When I do housework, I
want like to listen to an audiobook.
3. Not going out at the moment doesn't bother me. Other than to work or getting essentials which Amazon don't carry in stock, I'm happy at home with the cats and staying away from covid.
4. I don't handle blood and guts very well. What I'm saying is, I'd make a rubbish nurse or a doctor.
Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!
This week's top book pick is...
Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:
Trick-training is a fantastically easy way to bond with your cat, keep them active and entertained, and give you a laugh too! In this clever little book from Julie Tottman, you'll discover:
How to teach your cat the basics they need to begin.
Easy and impressive tricks for all shapes, sizes and attention spans.
FAQ and step-by-steps to make your trick-training sessions super simple and fun.
Julie Tottman is a movie/tv animal trainer with over 20 years of experience and has worked on Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, which are some pretty impressive credentials.
So what did I think about Superstar Cats?
I thought it was really fun; after a short bio, there's a quick guide on how to use the information in the book which then leads into Top Tips for Success, so mew and your kitty get the most out of the tricks presented.
Now I'm a bit old for all this, being 19+ now, but for instance, young Melvyn would be a purrfect candidate for training, and there are so many simple tricks and they all involve getting treats, I really like that bit. Maybe I can just get a pawful for just reading the book!??? MOL
I'm going to suggest that Melvyn does some training as he's totally obsessed with one wand toy, and it might take his mind off it and staring at the cupboard for 2 hours a day.
So if mew're looking to expand your Kitty CV aka Resume, then this book could be right up your alley.
A great gift for any cat lover, or for any kitting wanting to expand their purrsonal repertoire.
My Rating Scale
I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.
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 for mew, and don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.
Until next time...
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