Wednesday 19 October 2022

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ The Halloween Countdown Has Begun and Amber's 2005 Throwback, Fudge Has Got His Glow On, and Melvyn's Modelling The Next Top Bandana Pick **PLUS** GUESS WHAT GLOWS IN THE DARK?

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Supurr Wednesday Greetings Pawesome Furiends

Welcome to our weekly news round-up! 

Gosh, we have been busy the last few days, looking after cat dad since his accident last week, and then the P.A. caught a cold while she was at the hospital with dad. She was wearing a mask too and made sure she properly disinfected herself upon leaving the hospital, but still, she caught a cold - typical!

Dad's knee is a little better, though we are still waiting for the MRI results and praying extra hard that he won't need surgery.

First up in the news

The Halloween Countdown Has Begun

We can't believe we're headed into the Halloween Countdown and Pandora's 8th and Amber's 20th Birthday pawty next Monday.

Amber does make us laugh as she is a little cranky these days; her hearing isn't what it was and she pretty much sleeps 22 out of the 24 hours, her tolerance for idiots is less than ZERO, and some days she refuses point-blank to have her eyes wiped. She and Fudge have a lot in common there, he detests having his eyes wiped too - check out his Instagram picture last week! MOL

Anyhoo, we found this cute throwback all the way back to the 21st of July 2005, and oh my cod we can't believe how different the garden is today! 

Those lovely little cypress conifers didn't survive because Humphrey sprayed up them most days, and his corrosive, concentrated acid pee killed them! MOL

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Amber's 2005 Throwback

Amber was just a wee spring chicken here, and she would spend most of her days outside, and the gates would be open!

We can't get over the garden, the only things that are still in that border are the two white standard roses and the yew tree in the middle of them. They are the first three under the arrows on the right side of the picture on the drive edge.

 The yew tree is actually nearly 30 years old now, the P.A. bought it from a tree nursery way back in early 1993 and kept it in a pot for years.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® The Yew Tree 29 years old

And this picture was taken on the 7th of July this year; the roses still bloom beautifully and look like they're covered in snowballs! There is a lot of dead wood now, and this year the fierce pruning which is planned may be too much for them, but we'll see. Hopefully, they sprut anew next year, but if not we'll see about getting some new ones.

The yew tree is like a tall, thick brush and the P.A. is planning on reducing its height by half as it is growing at the back of the silver beam tree, and it doesn't need to get any taller. She likes it as it blocks the view from the main gate to the back patio, so the reduced height won't make any difference to its camouflaging capabilities.

Next up in the news

Fudge Has Got His Glow On

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Fudge Has Got His Glow On

Fudge's aura is pawsitively glowing this week, or was that the sunshine creating that golden glow?  Either way, he looks supurr handsome!  MOL  

Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Next Top Bandana Pick



Last week we forgot to show mew this exciting feature of the Eye Be Seeing Mew bandana.

It fluffing well glows in the dark, how epic is that?

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® EyeBall Be Seeing Mew Glow In The Dark


This week Melvyn's wearing the Rambunctious Ravens bandana.

Doesn't he look adorable?

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Modelling The Next Top Bandana Pick Rambunctious Ravens

Check out his latest modelling video on TikTok, he was trying a new walk on the runway this week, and he even managed to get in time to the beat! MOL

There is only one left to choose from the current selection:

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Latest Bandana Haul

1. Rambunctious Ravens

2. Autumn Acorns

3. Eye Be Seeing Mew

4. Raven Collar and Tie

 Melvyn will model it on next week's post, and who knows maybe he'll be going on a little shopping trip again.

Don't forget, 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

That's us done for today. Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew, and if mew missed Monday's post, it was the GRAND FINALE of our epically epic pirate adventure, so click here to catch up on the very last, claw-biting episode.

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  1. Such cool photos and yes Fudge does have that special glow. Melvyn, I like the Raven with the tie.

  2. We like that photo of Amber out in the yard. Melvyn, you look dapper in that Raven bandanna, and we're looking forward to you modeling the tie! That yew has been there a real long time. Tell the P.A. we said good luck with trimming it down. Looking good, Fudge. You ARE glowing!

  3. I adore glow-in-the-dark!
    May even get a tattoo that glows...

  4. Thank you for joining us this week at

  5. I love your yard way back in the day. Nice and big. No phone booth though. I want your phone booth.

    I love seeing all your kitties. So precious.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to mom. ♥

  6. I hope cat Dad continues to get better and he won't need surgery! Such beautiful photos today, love the glowing one of Fudge! Melvyn looks suave in the raven bandanna! I also love the glowing aspect of the eyes bandanna, cool!

  7. We sure know how things in the yard can outgrow their we let a volunteer walnut tree keep on growing for 35 years...turned out to be a dangerous and messy monster so we had to let it be cut down.Now the underground leftovers keep trying to start over, LOL! Your yew may prove to be an interesting challenge...

    Melvyn, you look magnificent!
    Amber you were so wee and agile way back then...yup, time keeps on marching whether we want it to or not.

    Melvyn you are a great bandana modeler!

  8. I am praying for cat daddy. Melvyn, you are so stylish. I can't wait for the double party next week. XO


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