Wednesday 4 May 2022

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Melvyn's Homage To Basil, Spring Cleaning with Fudge & Smooch is Guarding the Catmint AND **Farewell Paula, An Epically Epic Lady**

MidWeek News Round Up with The B Team ©BionicBasil®2022

 Epic Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

We can't believe it's Wednesday already, where does the time go? The P.A. started scraping the paint off the Time Travelling Telephone Box and antique garden bench over the holiday weekend, and she said, "Dudes I don't like this job, can you take over?" 

To which we replied, "Fluff no, we can't hold the scraper!" MOL MOL MOL

First up in the news this week

Did mew see my picture on Monday's post, my Chonky Basil pic, when I was in my bulking phase? MOL 

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Homage To Basil

It was lovely when Melvyn wanted to try and recreate my photo, and this is his version. What do mew think?

Same tree, similar kitty! 

We think he did a smashing job, in fact, he did smash it! 


Next up in the news

Spring Cleaning with Fudge

Fudge decided that a few of the kitchen cupboards needed a little Spring cleaning this week.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Spring Cleaning with Fudge

He's very purrticular in his method. He insists everything is removed from the said cupboard,  it has to be wiped out with hot, soapy water and then dried with a tea towel.

Next everything going back in the cupboard has to be wiped clean before being replaced in a nice, neat orderly fashion.

Talk about being a hard taskmaster, the P.A. is worn out with all the extra cleaning!

Finally this week

Mew may have seen the last few weeks how Smooch has been guarding and nurturing the catnip plants in the courtyard. 

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Smooch's Garden Safari - Guarding the Catmint

He's now taken it upon himself to watch the catmint plant in the millwheel as well as it bursts into life again. 

 At this rate, he'll need Humphrey's cloning tech so he can protect all the plants in the garden! MOL 

And it is with heavy hearts and droopy tails we say farewell to an epically epic lady.

Paula Gregg very sadly lost her battle with cancer on Monday, she wrote an ameowzing blog, Sweet Purrfections as well as being President of the Cat Writers Association and Managing Editor of the Catblogosphere.

Photo credit Catblogosphere

The P.A. met Paula in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during the 2017 Blogpaws Conference. She was a fabulous lady, a beautiful soul filled with endless kindness and light. 

She will be missed so much, not only by the cat blogging and CWA community but by everyone who had the privilege to meet her.

Rest In Peace Paula

That's us done for today, Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew, we shared a fabulous What's in The Box post on Caturday, and if mew missed Sunday's post click here to join in Smooch's 11th Birthday pawty and Giveaway which is still happening in the bunker.

Epic purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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  1. Those are wonderful photos and such a nice tribute to Paula, she was so special.

  2. Nice job with that photo, Melvyn! And we loved seeing Fudge helping with the cupboard cleaning. Good luck guarding that catmint, Smooch!

    Your tribute to Paula is beautiful. She was such a special person and an amazing friend to so many of us. She will be missed and loved forever.

  3. That is a lovely tribute to Paula.
    Melvyn, you did a good job of recreating Basil's photo. Good work guarding the nip, Smooch! You are helpful with the cupboard cleaning Fudge. Just make sure you don't leave any fur in there or the PA will have to start all over again!

  4. We met Angel Paula once, a few years ago, and we have the sads too.
    Melvyn, the blue sky behind you makes this pic especially wonderful!
    Fudge, will you visit us and convine The Hubby to get into the cupboards too?
    Smooch, you don't need a clone; you are up to the task of patroling everything in the garden on your own, right?

  5. doodz....epic lee epic fotoz thiz week ...heerz two tree climbin, noe burd
    watchin, kleenin N findin treetz... and catmint bye de bushelz barrel :) ♥♥

  6. I always enjoy your news.

    Wonderful tribute to Paula. Her smile says it all. May she rest in peace.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to mom. ♥

  7. I bet you could all scratch the paint off with your claws. :) Will it be repainted red or TARDIS blue? Great photos of all. Very sad news about Paula, I wish I had met her in person. XO

  8. Love the pictures of the kitties; that catnip and catmint is going to need guarding! That is a beautiful tribute to Paula. I am so stunned and sad at her loss. She will be so missed by many.

  9. Wonderful pictures of Melvin,Smooch, and Fudge!
    So very sad about Paula...

  10. Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  11. Lovely photos and what a wonderful tribute to Paula.

  12. Paula will most definitely be missed.
    Melvyn, you are following in some big pawsteps, you're doing a good job!
    Fudge, are you available for cleaning help? I have some things that need to be cleaned too. I pay very well.

  13. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop sweet friends!


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