Monday 18 September 2023

CATS HAVE PROBLEMS TOO! with Dr Basil ~ Featuring Today's Despurrate Dilemma **TANTALIZING TREATS ARE RESTRICTED!**

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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:  

Tantilising Treats Are Restricted!
Dear Dr Basil
I am seeking your expert guidance on a rather perplexing issue that has been bothering me lately. As a feline, I have a deep affection for treats and tasty snacks, which are essential for my overall well-being. However, my human staff seems to be oblivious to this fact and have been neglecting my dietary needs.
Despite my best efforts, I have been unsuccessful in persuading them to provide me with the treats that I need. I have tried meowing incessantly and batting at their legs, but it seems that my charm is not enough to sway them. Even sitting next to the treat jar as a subtle hint has not yielded any positive results.
I am at a loss as to what I should do next, Dr Bssil. How can I make them understand that these treats are critical to my diet and that I require them to be readily available and on paw to meet my needs?
Yours despurrately in need of more treats,
A Frustrated Feline

This is my Expert Reply
Today I use the colour orange, as this is renowned for inciting creativity, and I feel this weeks purroblem needs as much creativty as possible! Therefore being the purrfect choice for this particular purroblem.
Dear Frustrated Feline,
I can sincerely empathize with your predicament and the frustration that comes with being unable to communicate your needs to your human staff. However, there are a few strategies that mew can employ to retrain them and ensure that your dietary requirements are met.
Firstly, mew could try to teach them by example. Show them how much mew enjoy your treats by eating them in front of them and purring contentedly, and don't forget to add a few supurr snorgles, mew know that epically cute sound that melts hearts. This will help them understand the importance of providing mew with the treats mew require.
Secondly, mew could try to communicate with them in a more direct way. For instance, mew could try to make eye contact with them while meowing or pawing at the treat jar. This will help them understand that mew are trying to communicate with them and that mew require their immediate attention in this despurrate moment of need.
Lastly, mew could try to appeal to their emotional side by being more affectionate towards them. Show them how much mew care for them by rubbing your head against theirs, cuddling with them, and purring loudly, do add the supurr cute snorgles too. This will help them understand the importance of providing mew with the treats mew require and will strengthen your bond with them.
In conclusion, I would advise mew to be patient and persistent in your efforts to retrain your human staff. With time and effort, they will come to understand the importance of providing mew with the tasty morsels mew need.
Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Cats Have Purroblems Too Clinic T.M.

Today's Moral Code is:

If At Furst Mew Don't Suceed, Purr A Little Louder  ~
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. I hope it works. Some humans are more easily persuaded than others!

  2. Patience is not a virtue I have Doctor. I try the purring and staring and that gets me nothing but sore throat and dry eyes. Precious

  3. Basil offered the best advice. XO

  4. Retraining humans is tough work, but you can do it if you're patient. All kitties love their treats and Dr. Basil gives great advice.

    Have a purrfect day and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  5. It CAN be done. Sometimes humans can be not too smart, you know what I mean? And they need direct instruction just as Dr Basil states.

  6. Spot-on advice from Dr. Basil!

  7. My goodness, lack of treats?!?! That was really terrific advice though!

  8. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Love and hugs all around. ♥


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