Wednesday 2 August 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Queues Forming For Snacks In The Kitchen, Melvyn Posing In The Garden at BBHQ, and Amber's Taking A Break From Books

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Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

Well, what's been going off at BBHQ this week?

Remember we mentioned that the shed/barn doors needed painting a while ago, (this pair are about 45 years old), well Cat Dad pulled the weatherboard off the bottom of the doors, and the rot was so much worse than we suspected. Take a look below.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® The Rotten Shed Doors

The P.A. had planned to scrape out the rot and use a special wood hardener on the exposed areas, followed by a 'little bit' of filler (MOL MOL MOL) and just repaint them. Yeah! 

So, anyhoo, the condition was way beyond any of the steps above so Cat Dad went to our local timber yard, got a few planks in the van, came back to BBHQ and made these new ones.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® The New Shed Doors.

Aren't they epic? It's the first time Cat Dad has made doors, so we think he did a pretty great job.

This is the back view, and the P.A. gave them one coat of a wood preserver yesterday morning. They will get two more coats before being flipped over, and then she will repeat the process on the front before painting them in our BBHQ signature red gloss after the undercoat is applied. We'll give mew an update on this next week, as all products being used will need 24 hours between coats.

And the Midweek News wouldn't be the same with a blooming marvellous flower to share with mew, and this week, we're sharing a giant sunflower. It's about 9ft tall. It is staked, although the endless rain has made it droop now.

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

Queues Forming For Snacks In The Kitchen

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There was a bit of a backup situation in the kitchen this week, as Fudge was taking much longer at the snack bar than normal. He'd already exceeded the allotted 3-minute time limit when Melvyn appeared, and Parlsey had already been waiting for 4 minutes because Fudge raced in and cut him off at the pass, jumping to the front of the queue! Just look at poor Parsley's face, he's almost passing out from hunger/starvation/boredom/queuing for so long! MOL 

And who knows how long it will be before Melvyn gets a refill? 

Now, I wonder if that's what last week's midnight meeting was about???

Fudge's inability to stick to time schedules when nomming snacks? I will investigate further and report back next week with my findings.
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Next up in the news

 Melvyn Posing In The Garden at BBHQ

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Posing In The Garden at BBHQ

Mew know Melvyn is on his summer modelling break, but he really wanted to take a snazzy photo in the garden this week, and we think he nailed oops, clawed it! MOL 

What do mew think?
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Finally this week

Amber's Taking A Break From Books

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Don't panic, Amber was just resting between volumes! MOL

She has just finished the first book of the next review season and has already got the second one ready to go. 

Amber says she's already found a nice selection for nearly the first half of the review season, and she can't wait to share her finds with mew all!

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Many apologies for not having any new videos to share this week, we've been really rather slack on our social media for the last few weeks. We go through stages where we post up to 5 times a week, and then we fall off the planet and hardly post at all! MOL

But never fear, we will endeavour to post more soon when we can finally find the energy to do so! 
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That's us done for today. We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new Cat Hazards post and again on Friday, so do join us then, as mew know how much we love your company.

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See mew in the morning, in the meantime...

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  1. Here is an important lesson. Never remove the weather board

  2. Wow, those new doors are EPIC, for sure. Melvyn, mew sure do know how to pose, dude!

    1. Melvyn says, he's got to purractice for his modelling return in September! MOL

  3. Cat Dad has made a great job of the barn doors. You all queue very patiently for the snack bar. Poor Parsley is looking very peeved.

  4. look at how much fun yoo guyz got to have

  5. Dad did a great job on those doors.

    Parsley has ever right to be peeved.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  6. Cat Daddy a super job of the doors and YOU, Cat Mom are as well. When you are finished with the layers needed and then painting..I can't wait to see them. Fudge..really! Allow me the temerity to say. "How rood!"

  7. Fantastic new doors, and love the kitty adventures and photos. Amber is due a break for sure, after so many reviews! And that sunflower, it's a sight to behold!

  8. 'Round Eastside Cats, there would be no queue; all faces would be in the same bowl at the same time!

  9. That was a terrific job fixing up those doors, y'all sure have been busy! Those were fabulous photos gang. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Wow what pawsome doors can't wait for the finished results the sunflower is stunning never seen one that highHope the queue didn't last too long😺 Melvyn looking gorgeous as ever good for you Amber you deserve a break.xx😻🐈‍⬛🐾😺

  10. I knew your mum was talented, but apparently your dad is too Nice job on the doors. I am happy to see Amber and glad to know she is preparing for her reviews this fall. XO


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