Monday 25 September 2023

CATS HAVE PROBLEMS TOO! with Dr Basil ~ Featuring Today's Despurrate Dilemma **FELINE FASHION FAUX PAS!**

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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.

Cats Have Purroblems Too with Dr Basil @BionicBasil® Find A Comfy Spot on The Couch

This is one of my cases via email:  

Feline Fashion Faux Pas!
Dear Dr Basil,
I hope mew can help me with my dilemma. Mew see, my human staff has a strange obsession with dressing me up in bizarre outfits and taking pictures of me for Instagram. At first, I didn't mind it so much. I mean, who doesn't like a little attention and admiration? But lately, it's become a bit too much. I mean, how many times can I pose as a taco, a purrito or a unicorn before it gets old? And let's not furget the countless bee bonnets, and other bizarre headwear, and don't even go there with the lions mane cat wig, seriously I am already a mini lion and they humiliate me with that synthetic trash for laughs! 
Don't get me wrong, I love my humans and I know they mean well. But sometimes, I just want to be in my own fur and not have to worry about being a fashion statement. I mean, imagine if they made mew wear a tutu or a superhero costume every day? It's just not purractical!
So, what can I do? How can I get my humans to understand that while it's okay to dress me up occasionally, there are times when I just want to be comfortable and natural?
A Fashion-Forward Feline

This is my Expert Reply
Today I use the colour purple, as this is renowned for its higher thought processes, and I feel this weeks purroblem needs a lot of thought to discourage an unwanted fashion faux pas! Therefore being the purrfect choice for this particular purroblem.
Dear Fashion-Forward Feline,
It sounds like mew're in a bit of a pickle, and I do hope mew haven't been subjected to the dreaded pickle costume either. But, fear not, I have some advice that might help mew out.
Firstly, try to communicate with your humans. I know it may seem hard, but trust me, they're more understanding than mew think. Next time they try to put  mew in an outfit, simply walk away. If they persist, meow loudly and scratch at the outfit until they get the message.
Alternatively, mew could try compromising with them. Maybe only allow them to put an outfit on mew on a certain day of the week, subliminally suggesting that they dress mew up once a week, instead of every day. Or, drag the outfits out that mew're comfortable wearing, leaving them in plain sight and taking those mew dislike and use them as scratching fodder until they are completely destroyed, and then leave them for your hoomans to discover, hopefully that will send a powerful message of your likes and dislikes.
Lastly, if all else fails, mew could just embrace your inner diva and work it! Who knows, you might just become the next instagram sensation, but make sure it's with apparel mew are happy to wear.
I hope this helps. Remember, it's important to be true to yourself, even if that means saying no to the occasional taco, pickle or caticorn costume.
Best of luck,
Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Cats Have Purroblems Too Clinic T.M.

Today's Moral Code is:

Be your own cat, and don't let anypawdy change that  ~
If mew can relate to this purroblem or feel that mew are in need of any assistance, purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr Basil.... 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 new case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr. Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ MS ~ MA

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  1. Or you could always send the headgear to me - I love it!

  2. Great suggestion, if you don't like a costume, shred it.

  3. Shredding those outfits sound like a good idea!

  4. As a girl kitty, I have to wonder if the outfits are pretty enough fur wearing. I'd like only princess dresses and I'd kill off the rest with my uncut claws.

  5. I never had a kitty that would allow dress up. Out came the murder mitts. Dr. Basil always has excellent advice.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a purrfect day and week. Scritches to the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  6. F-F F, you've gotten great advise from Dr. Basil!

  7. Great advice, Dr. Basil! Put those shredding claws to good use!

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  9. Sounds like a letter one of my cats would write. :) XO

  10. That was good advice! I never minded the dress up gear but the others hate it.

  11. Great advice as always.xx😻🐈‍⬛🐾


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