Thursday 31 August 2023

**HAPPY BIRTHDAY** Parsley's Epic 11th Birthday Rave And GiveAway

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Grab a pawty hat pawesome pals, we've already got ours! 
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Get some cake!

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The Nip Bar is OPEN!

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Have a tipple! 

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Help yourselves to nibbles!

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MMMMM Yummy... seafood and eat it! MOL

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Get some pudding!

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Amber begged to be in charge of the bar again, after being repeatedly banned plus a future lifetime ban as she was just getting so out of control. But she begged and pleaded, promising to be epic and we gave in (huge mistake) and now she's passed out behind the bar (the above picture was taken earlier, before that passing out event, when she was merely laying on the bar in a semi drunken coma).

  So if mew don't see her again, as I think the kitty-droids will stretcher her to the med-bay for a snooze. She may rejoin us when she can stand again, in the meantime feel free to help yourself to anything from the bar, and I'm sure Posie or Snowie can assist if mew need any help.

If anypawdy would like any extra snacks or nibbles while in The Nip Nirvana Lounge, Humphrey's really nifty A.I. Replicators can cook mew up whatever mew want. Just ask Humphrey for a look at the menu, although he reckons his epic machine can cook up anything and put your order in on the screen at the bar, and the kitty-droids will be with mew imminently.

Melvyn and Pandora have set up another most epic 80's and early 90's playlist of all the best dance tracks from way back in the day when mewsic was extraordinarily epic.
It looks like Fudge has had one Mindbender Purrple Purradise nip cocktail too many and, as for me, I'm on the Atomic Surprise Nip-blasters with a slice of lemming. According to Smooch these things literally blow your fur off, wish me luck as this is my 4th! MOL

If mew want to partake in any nip, all varieties are available, including some of our supurr zingy homegrown primo-fur-fluffers, and to celebrate my birthday Humphrey created a new strain which is supurr fizzy with a kick called the Exploding Panfur mix. I'm not sure if I like the name, but it's fluffing good nip! 

 Fudge tried some earlier and his giant floof literally exploded, and now he wanted to climb every tree at BBHQ! MOL

Smooch has set the hubbly-bubbly pipes up just around the corner from the dance floor. There are oodles of huge floor cushions enough for everypawdy to get sprawled out on. 

Litter cubicles are in the entrance foyer, gurls use the door on the left and boys the door on the right, and whatever mew don't go wandering around the bunker as we don't want anypawdy getting lost or accidentally unleashing the Kraken, as Basil will be really hissed off if it escapes again, as it took 2 weeks to catch it last time. 

And on that note, I'm headed to the bar. Who wants an Atomic Surprise Nip-blasters?


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The giveaway is open wurld-wide** as usual, and all mew have to do is leave a comment below OR on Parsley's Birthday Instagram post. We'll do the draw for the winner next Thursday at 5pm, so mew have until then to enter, and we'll post the winner on the next Midweek News post we share. So remember to come back!

And what's the prize, we hear mew ask?

Well, as all our pawesome regulars know, our giveaways are epically epic, and we like to surprise mew with a little goodie bag with delightful things for mew and your hooman.

We have one goodie bag to giveaway

[**Unless mew're in one of those countries that aren't allowed to join in. Mew know who mew are.]


The prize is as stated, and no substitutes or cash prizes will be substituted.  The rules are clear, so purrlease abide by them. Failure to respond within
14 days of notification will result in your prize being offered to someone else.

We do hope mew all have an EPIC time at the rave, and if mew need to chill, we have allocated the Crystal Room as the zen-zone which is now located next to the nightclub; just head back out into the corridor, take a left and it's the next door along, so mew can have a snooze, take five or just crash completely.

Thanks for coming, mew know how much we love to pawty with all our supurr besties!

Parsley xx

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Wednesday 30 August 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Pandora's Purrsonal Training, Parsley's Flat Out, and Fudge's On A High - Again! **PLUS** The Brand New Bandana Collection For September

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Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

Can we have a drumroll purrlease?

Mew remember the barn/shed doors, of course mew do! MOL

But if not, or it's your first time visiting BBHQ, here's a little recap on the rotten old doors, which the P.A. thought she could just use a bit of wood filler on and then repaint them. That is until Cat Dad removed the weatherboard at the bottom and revealed the full extent of the rot.

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Just look at the new ones, aren't they epically epic?

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Look at that shiny red paint, so many levels of pawesomeness! 

The P.A. still has to paint the door frame white, and then use a little bit of black gloss on the screws in the new hinges, but all in all, we're thrilled. Cat Dad did a truly furbulous job of making and hanging them. So these should last a few decades, obviously with routine maintenance and painting.

When the frame is finished, they'll get a wash and dry, so they'll look even more shiny. They got quite dusty sitting under the carport for the last couple of weeks as we waited for the paint to go off and harden.

But overall, we're delighted.

Anyhoo, let's look at this week's top headlines.
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First up in the news this week

Pandora's Purrsonal Training

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Pandora was snoopervising in the fitness room the other day, she said it was her turn. 

The P.A was going to use the mini-trampoline, but Pandora had other ideas, so while Pandora purrched on the trampoline the P.A. was made to do sit-ups and push-ups, jeez Pandora's a fierce trainer! MOL
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Next up in the news

 Parsley's Flat Out

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Parsley spent his day snoozing in the window on Caturday, as the field at the back was getting mown, so all cats had to stay indoors until the tractor and monster mower had departed.

He was pretty fluffed off, but he said, "I did enjoy the extra snooze!" 
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Finally this week

Fudge's On A High - Again!

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Fudge, oh Fudge, why?

Why is it vitally impawtant that mew ascend to great heights?

Although, in today's photo, he's only on the canopy above the library door, normally he'd be ambling along the ridge of the roof behind him! MOL

So the P.A. was thankful for that, as sometimes he just sits on top of the carport looking down into the main street below, for all and sundry to bask in his magnificence.

A few weeks ago, there he was on top of the carport his gingerliciousness on display for all to see, and a family with small kiddies were walking by, and a little girl starts screaming about the 'pinger' (ginger) cat on the roof. 

Needless to say, she wanted to take Fudge home and her parents had purrsaude (carry) her out of sight, as Fudge walked along the ridge and watched them vanish around the corner.

Yes, he's turning heads in Mewton-Clawson, but only when he's on the roof! MOL

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It's almost time for Melvyn to start modelling again after his summer break, and he's really looking forward to strutting his stuff again on the BBHQ catwalk!

Which one should he model next?

Here's the brand new bandana collection for September.

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The September collection, in a clockwise direction, starting from the top left:

1. Got A Foxy Feeling

2. Teal Stars

3. Cats, Bats and Ravens

4. Bear Necessities

Let us know your top pick in the comments below, and Melvyn will do his thing next week! MOL
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That's us done for today. We'll be back tomorrow with Parlsey's 11th Birthday Pawty and Rave plus another epically epic giveaway, and then again on Friday, so do join us then, as mew know how much we love your company.

And if mew missed any other posts for the last week, here are the links:

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Monday 28 August 2023

CATS HAVE PROBLEMS TOO! with Dr Basil ~ Featuring Today's Despurrate Dilemma ~ **AM I COMPLETELY NUTZ???**

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Happy Monday, furry floofers

Welcome to another episode of Cats Have Purroblems Too, where I give epically epic advice to cats with despurrate dilemmas too great for them to solve alone. 

And if mew're wondering why mew haven't heard of this before, well, dearest furiends this was a regular segment I ran many years ago, and sadly the original posts are now archived. 

But it's back now, so take a seat and read today's despurrate dilemma and my solution.

Also, mew may be pondering on what my professional credentials are, so purrlease purruse the list below:

Ph.D. in Kitty Psychology & Psychiatry
BSc (Hons) Headology  
Psy.D. Furry Logic
 MS. Fuzzy Logic
MA. Common Sense

My other Professional Credits include:

NOM Master
Snoozy Savant
Purr Master
AdvoCat of T.L. Treatment
Touchy Feely Therapy or T.F.T
Purrfume Aroma Treatment or P.A.T.

I can help mew to solve all your Pet Peeves, Purrsonal Problems and Despurrate Dilemmas, no matter how great or small they may be.

Plus, I 
only use the very latest techniques, some of which I have developed myself over my long and esteemed career, which include:

 Purr Therapy ~ For Uptight and Particularly Stressed Kitties 

Nom Zen ~The Art of Nomming in Total Tranquility 

ZZZ's Snooze Sensation ~ Including Mewsical CatNap Sessions tailored to your purrsonal requirements

YogiCat Meditation ~ Stretches and Breathing Techniques for the Severely Stressed & Overworked

Intense CatNip Therapy ~ This treatment speaks for itself (I find it very beneficial)

I am also an AdvoCat of Tough Love coupled with a healthy dose of common kitty sense

Purrfume Aroma Treatment ~ A Sensory Smelling Session S.S.S. to calm and soothe with highly aromatic blends of specially selected scents

To help mew release all your stresses and worries just drop by my clinic held here or, alternatively email me your purroblem, and I'll answer here. If mew require to remain anonymous or anon, purrlease include that in your email. 

Mew can contact me directly at the following address:

DearDrBasil (at) gmail (dot) com

So come and sit on my supurr comfy couch, reee-lax, breathe deeply and tell me of your troubles, as I'm ready, willing and able to help.

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This is one of my cases via email:

Am I completely NUTZ?

Dear Dr Basil
Please can mew help me? I have a little purroblem, just a smidgen of one that I would like to put out of the cat flap once and for all! Mew see I’m getting on a bit and have always been an adventurous kind of kitty until very recently. 
It was like this; I went after this squirrel, it was one of those really noisy little nutters, big teeth and an even bigger bushy tail. Anyhoo, I digress, so one day this Nut-Job comes on my patio and starts stealing my nutz from the bird feeder. How else am I going lure those flying snack packs into my garden without nutz? So this cheeky little Nut-Job is there on the patio, big teeth and everything, really giving it to the bird feeder, trying to steal the flying snack pack bait. 
This made my fur bristle, my hackles stand on end, and my tail suddenly exploded into the size of a really good feather duster. I looked furry impurresive, I might add, all puffed up and looking uber mean and furry big. So I bounced, back arched and teeth showing towards this Nutz Thief, and I gave him my meanest glare, the kind of look that renders rodents rooted to the spot, quivering in their final moments. Mew would think it would have had the same effect on the Nut-Job, but no, this hubris arrogant Nutz Bandito turned and launched himself off the birdfeeder and straight at me, screaming his ear-splitting war cry. Now this is NOT what I was expecting, it really caught me off guard, and I bounced back a step, the Nut-Job saw this as weakness and leapt at me.
Well, let’s just say he came off far worse than I did, I chased him up the nearest tree, all the way to the top and there we stood, it was a stalemate, and neither of us was backing down.  He was chattering and gnashing his nutty little teeth, and I meowed my loudest, meanest meow as we swayed in the branches.
Then the hooman comes running out of the house, seeing me teetering at the top of a 50ft pine tree on a twiglet of a branch going berserk at the squirrel, she faints. I tried to do a double shufty and back down the tree to see if she was alright but found I was stuck, and that’s when it all went wrong. The Nut-Job lunged at me, I ducked, and he catapulted himself into the neighbouring tree just out of my reach. I was so furry angry at this I forgot all about my hooman on the ground in a rather inelegant heap.
In my total obsessive focus to bring the Nutz Thief to justice, I didn’t even see the big red truck, with huge ladders pull up as I was clinging to the tree. I never even noticed the ladders going up the trunk, I was so incensed with getting that cheeky squirrel, I was a gnats whisker away when suddenly I was grabbed from behind and thrust into a pet carrier and lowered to the ground by a fireman. I was totally outraged, I meowed by furry best caterwaul all the way down and was promptly rushed into the house and examined by a VET!
Now I’m being kept locked inside, and the Nut-Job comes every day to taunt me and steal my nutz, what do I do?
Yours most frustrated and ready to NOM that Nut-Job big time
Cecil the Destroyer
(Whispering Pines)

This is my Expert Reply

Today I use the colour TEAL, as it will quell the anger and dowse those ferocious flames of fury. In other words its purrfect fur this purroblem.

Dear Cecil
So mew are under house arrest, and the Nut-Job is free to roam and steal your nutz?  That is so unfair, I’m feeling your pain in my supurr plush bunker office - I’m in agony for you. So let’s cut to the chase and sort this purroblem out.
Mew need your outside privileges fully restored, and then mew need to ambush that Nut-Job and kick him to the curb asap, so this is my course of action for mew.
5 Steps to Freedom
1.   Make sure mew spend every moment with your hooman. Make sure mew sit on her lap at every opportunity and also that she hears mew purr, so do it LOUDLY.

2.   After a couple of days of uber clinginess and total devotion towards your hooman, mew need to change tactics entirely, so at this point, begin to spend your time in windows looking over the garden. She will soon notice that mew are absent.

3.   She will see mew sitting in the window, make sure mew are staring longingly outside. Give her a quick pitiful glance, stare at the floor, then slowly walk away and lie behind the sofa or some other suitable large and cumbersome piece of furniture.

4.   Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the guilt chip registers and is fully engaged, and she finally caves in and opens the door.

5.   Step through the open door, mew are free again.
On to plan B. ‘Dealing with the Nut-Job'. Now this squirrel sounds like quite a nutcase, so I think we need a nutty plan and out-nut the nutter.
Seven Steps to Jettison a Nut-Job

1.      Start by putting a few nuts on the ground and wait for Nut-Job.

2.      Follow Nut-Job in total stealth and find out where his hide-out is.

3.      Watch Nut-job, monitor his activities, and get a sense of what a Nut-Job does all day.

4.      Empty his secret nut stash from the secret den if possible and hide.

5.      Ambush Nut-Job at your furst opportunity after that. He will be so startled, this will give mew the purrfect chance to grab his nuts and run.

6.      Nut-Job may give chase, if so, head directly back to the house at high speed and taunt Nut-Job with the filched nuts through the window.

7.      This should incite the Nut-Job to behave so irrationally and crazy that your human will all the Humane Pest Control Peeps to come and remove the offender once and for all. Voila, your prayers are answered and mew have a Nut-Job free garden, plus the Nut-Job gets moved on to a more rural home, far, far far away from mew.

After applying these simple steps, mew should find yourself in back your Zen Harmonies Zone (Z.H.Z). in no time, and I would also recommend a few days of Purrfume Aroma Therapy (P.A.T.)  just to give mew that extra bit of relaxation purrfection.
Cecil, I do hope that The Cats have Purroblems Too Clinic has helped mew today, and if mew need any further consultations, purrlease don't hesitate to MEOW me!
Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Cats have Purroblems Too Clinic T.M.


Today's Moral Code is:

~ Don't get mad, get even! ~

If mew can relate to Cecil's problem or feel that mew need any assistance, purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr Basil with your dilemma or email me directly, and I'll get back to mew.

Thank mew all for joining me today at The Cats have Purroblems Too Clinic, and I'll be back next Monday with another open clinic and a brand new case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr on

Dr Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ M.S. ~ M.A. 

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