Wednesday 14 September 2022

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Farewell To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Fudge Makes Some Impawtant Checks and Melvyn Wears The Next Top Pick Bandana **PLUS** BBHQ Q&A

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 Epic Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

Many apologies for being late with today's post, the gravel for our garden project, see our second story was delivered a day early. It was supposed to turn up today, but it arrived at 5.30pm yesterday. And 50 x 20KG bags were left on a pallet outside the gate on the main drive, so they had to be moved last night, and that's why we're late today.

First up in the news this week

Farewell To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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It's been very sombre since the announcement last Thursday at 6.30pm that our epically epic Queen had departed for the Rainbow Realm.

She will be missed by the world, and remembered always for being an utterly incredible and inspirational woman, a true pioneer of the modern world.

Rest in Peace Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ©BionicBasil®  Melvyn at Winsdor Castle

Her state funeral is on Monday, so at the moment we aren't sure if we'll post that day, probably not.

Next up in the news

 Fudge Makes Some Impawtant Checks

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For those of mew who haven't seen our new gardening project, here's a brief refresher below.

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Fudge thought it vitally impawtant to check the integrity of the plastic membrane, and mew can see him in his latest Instagram reel here doing all the checks.

To see more of the raised beds project, check out our last Gardening with Cats post here. We've got another update in a couple of weeks, it was planned for Monday, but due to the Queen's funeral, as we mentioned above we aren't sure if we're posting yet.

Just to give mew a little teaser, the gravel was delivered yesterday and here's a sneak peek.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil®Gargening with Cats Teaser - The New Raised Beds.jpg

It's a gorgeous golden-coloured gravel, anyhoo, stay tuned for the next update.

Finally this week

Melvyn Wears The Next Top Pick Bandana

Mew may remember a few weeks ago when Melvyn's latest order of bandanas arrived at BBHQ, and we asked mew to vote on the order he should wear them. Last week he wore the No.4 pick, the Good Vibes one.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Modelling the Parrot Bandana

This week, he's modelling the #5 selection called Parrot, mew can check out his previous bandana photos here.

And check out his latest TikTok video; he's asking very politely to go outside! 

Also if mew're in the market for a new bandana, visit Eric's Empawrium at Etsy, mew can click the link in the left sidebar, and use our Ambassador discount code to get 15% off any purrchase: Bionic15


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If mew have any questions for us, about anything, ask away, and we'll answer on next week's post.

Plus we'll also answer any questions left in the comments over the last few days in this section too.

Smooch and Pandora, which one is going the wrong way on that one-way street?

It is actually a two-way, so both were in the right, although Pandora did pass rather close to Smooch! MOL  Maybe she was trying to run him off the road!!!! MOL


Hope your weather cooperates so you can finish painting your phone box. Do you use it for anything special? It sure is an eye-catching bit of yard decor!

It was too windy again on Caturday for the final coat, but purrhaps we'll get lucky this weekend as the forecast seems ok at the moment. No, we don't use it for anything really, although it does have a colour-changing mood light in it, so it looks like a disco for one all night! The P.A. says she's going to put a glitter ball in there one day! MOL


 Please remind Amber that summer is over - time to get back to reviews.

It's funny that mew should say that, Amber was only remarking the other day that her first review of the new season starts on the 7th of October, and she's really excited to be back! 


Smooch! That homegrown stuff, eh?

Oh yeah! The homegrown stuff is the best, and mew just can't get that potency anywhere else! MOL


Was that a "Dear Abyssinian" letter?

It was actually a rerun of a really old post from the BBHQ archives. We haven't ever heard of Dear Abyssinian until mew mentioned it. Is it any good? We'll have to check it out if so.


I guess you don't 'treat' pups...or do you!??!

Of course, Dr Basil can treat anypawdy that needs it! MOL Plus he does have quite a bit of knowledge about our epic K9 furiends.

That's us done for today, we will be back on Friday with some more fluffers, and if mew missed Monday's Dear Dr Basil post ~ Cats Have Purroblems Too click here to catch up. 

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  1. We mourn for The Queen too, and I am amazed on how much British Royal Family history that I remember.
    I studied British History in college.

  2. I too am very sad at the Queen's passing. I have spent most of the afternoon watching the procession of the gun carriage carrying her coffin. I only post on Fridays, but I doubt that I will turn the computer on at all on Monday. The gravel will look really good once it is all laid.

  3. Very sad news still hard to believe. Your garden is coming on great we or mom put gravel down but 4 bags she had to carry and 3 bags of compost then she collapsed on the settee so I sat beside her to comfort

  4. So sad. She will be missed around the world.

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

  5. I was sad at the passing of Queen Elizabeth. She's been part of the world as I know it for a long time, too. It's good to have Fudge checking up on things! And Melvyn really wears those bandanas with style.

  6. We are sure sad that The Queen had to leave, she was and always will be a special one. You kitties look wonderful and the garden area is looking great.

  7. The Queen was an amazing lady, and she leaves behind such an amazing legacy. The gardening project sure is coming along!

  8. I too was very sad to learn of HRM Elizabeth's passing. A great loss for the whole world, really.

    Wow, you answered two of my questions!

    Hoe you can complete that garden project, soon, it looks like it will be very nice.


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