Wednesday 29 March 2023

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Catnip Seeds Are A GO! Smooch Is In The Summerhouse and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS* This Weeks Top Videos AND THE NEW EASTER BANDANA SELECTION

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 Smashing Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

If mew saw our news report last week, mew'll know that a hedgehog was spotted in the BBHQ garden after a long hibernation. The good news is the hedgehog came back and has now found the food supply and is visiting most evenings. Although, while out on Hedgehog Watch the other night, the P.A. and Dad were standing under the gazebo hoping to spot him/her, and would mew believe it, but he/she ambled out of the potting shed, straight around the corner and walked right up to the P.A.s feet.

Obviously, the P.A. was like a statue, as was Dad while the hedgehog suddenly stopped realising that there was something in the way. He/she paused for about ten seconds and then decided to do an about-turn and went the other way behind the outdoor sofa. 

The P.A. thinks that this one is either Wriggles, Scooter or Zippy, as Snuffles and Prickles were much bigger than this one the last time she saw them. So this is one of the little ones born in 2021, she remembers the lighter-coloured spikes but she won't be able to make a propurr identification unless the others come back as they all had little quirks to identify them.

We also have a question for blogger users, in the last week and a half, blogger has been acting weird. We've got comments in our spam folder, from previously published comments from our furiends plus our own replies to the comments, these were previously published and not spam. This has been happening every day, and there are anywhere between 1 - 15 comments from 2015 to 2019, plucked at random and stuck in the spam folder. So we're having to approve them again.

So our question is this: is blogger doing this to mew?

Also, we mentioned a few weeks ago that we were unable to back up our blog content, as it keeps saying at 71.8mb that the network failed - it hasn't. We've sent countless messages to blogger, and haven't got any answers yet. So until it rectifies itself, we're copying the HTML from every finished post and saving them in a file just in case. But trying to get any help from the blogger team has thus far proved impawsible!

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First up in the news this week

Catnip Seeds Are A GO!

In a Catmas card last year, we were utterly thrilled to find a packet of extra special catnip seeds from our wonderpurr friend Juliana in Los Angeles. So on Monday when the P.A. was in the potting shed setting a few other seeds, and we gently reminded her that NOW would be a good time to get our epic gift growing. 

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OMC did mew ever see such a cute seed packet? Isn't it delightful!

Anyhoo, the P.A. set them and now we are eagerly awaiting for the germination to begin and then potting on, did I say we're so excited to try a brand new variety of catnip?! MOL

Thank mew so much Juliana, it was the best surprise pressie ever! 

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Next up in the news

 Smooch Is In The Summerhouse

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The P.A. opened the summer house on Caturday as she was getting a Pond Pod for the pond as it was looking a little murky, and look who went and got himself on the cat tree in there, and he spent the afternoon covertly spying on everypawdy! MOL

And talking of ponds, mew may remember a couple of months ago, that some of the frogs got trapped under the ice and were just floating in the water, and we were really worried about them. Well most of them survived and we've now got frog spawn in the pond again, so those we sadly lost, the numbers should increase again with the new batch, as at the moment there are three football size clumps of spawn which is utterly epic news.

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Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

This week Melvyn is modelling the very last bandana from the March selection, the Funny Bunnies bandana. 

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Doesn't it look epically furbulous, and right on time to kick the Easter Season off.

Check out Melvyn's latest catwalk or runway videos on:

Which one is your favourite this week? 

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Which one should he model next?

Here's the brand new Easter selection for April. 

The P.A. went through Melvyn's extensive wardrobe and realised that he was severely lacking in Easter-themed bandanas, so she headed into the sewing room and rustled up options; 1, 3 and 4. And the #2 option is from Melvyn's favourite shop on Etsy, Eric's Empawrium - see the link in the sidebar if mew'd like to visit Eric.

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The options from the top left in a clockwise direction:

1. Lamb'a'licious with yellow fringing

2. Cute White Bunnies

3. Flower Bunny with pink and white tassels

4. Ducky and Lambkin Do Easter with crystal trim

Tell us your top pick for next week in the comments!

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Thanks for stopping by today, Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew and if mew missed any other posts from the last few days, here are the links:

The B Team Beach Selfie

Brain Training

Easter Crafting with Cats Rerun - Catnip Easter Eggs

Easter Crafting with Cats Rerun - Scratch'n'Purrch Shroom

Have an epic day and remember to always...

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  1. Wow, that is so neat about the little hedgehog! We are glad it has come back. :)

    Smooch, what are you doing out in the summer house? Such a great photo. We like how you are peeking out the window.

    Melvyn, how about Cute White Bunnies next?

    As for Blogger, we had that old messages in spam thing happen to us about 6 months ago. So strange, right?

  2. Good to see your hedgehog is back. I had the same thing with Blogger putting old comments in spam for a while. It seems to have stopped again the past 2 months or so. I always try to check my comments for spam though because there are two bloggers who nearly always end up there even though I mark them as not spam.
    I vote for the lamb and duckling for Melvyn to model. I hope those nip seeds grow well.

    1. I spoke too soon yesterday. I check for comments that have gone to spam every day and know there were none in either blog yesterday. Today I checked and there were 22 in my photos blog ranging from 2019 to 2021. Come on Blogger, buck your ideas up!

  3. Definitely the bandana with crystals!
    Catnip seeds through the mail...that's downright genius.

  4. Yay on the hedgehog return. You made me smile.

    I'm sure there will be lots of catnip. Excellent.

    Smooch looks great in the summerhouse.

    Melvyn looks very dapper in that bandana.

    I pick #4 for the first bandana. So adorable.

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

  5. Such good news about the hedgehog and the 🐸 froggies! So much exciting spring stuff going on! Love all the pictures and Melvyn in the bandana! All new bandanas are marvelous but I think I like Ducky and Lambkin best.

  6. Glad the hedgehog is OK. You are so handsome in your bandana. I love all the new bandanas. I think #2 is most Eastery so I choose that one for next week. XO

  7. How fun that the hedgehog got that close to you! Hey, you sure look cute in that window. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. We pick the pink bandana although they're all great. I would love a hedgehog in my garden not seen any for years. Great news about the frogs🐸 and frog spawn. Smooch what a great place to keep watch on everything. Hugs and purrs mom and Spike.xx😻🐈‍⬛🐾🐾

  9. Having read your post, we looked at the spam folder and found lots of comments there! How very strange. Is there some way to stop this happening.

    We like the green bandana with the bunnies!

    The Chans


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