Wednesday 27 September 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Smooch Milling About The Garden, Fudge Caught with His Paw in The Catnip Jar and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS* This Weeks Top Videos

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 Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

It's been another wet and windy week at BBHQ, and tomorrow we're on a weather alert for 60mph winds, which we're not looking forward to at all. In fact, we're hoping that it misses us completely.

We just have to show mew this, the P.A. planted a small Deodar pine tree, way back in about 2006/7. Anyhoo it was only about 4ft or 121 cm tall, and a bit of weedy thing. The P.A. has a habit of saving things that other people would discard, and this particular tree was headed for the bonfire at the nursery, and the owner gave it to her for free, along with a couple more that are now in the BBHQ garden.

The other day she went to visit her cousin next door, and seeing the tree from a different angle she noticed this!

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It is literally covered from top to bottom in pine cones, and yes these are the same type that are currently in the freezer, as that is how mew get them to germinate. Whether that's true or not, we'll let mew know as they are about ready to go in pots.

But she was really flabbergasted at the number of cones, the tree has never gone cone-crazy before at this level, and if mew tap the cones, a cloud of pollen bursts forth, not good if mew have allergies.

It's truly amazing, as it was such a weedy tree, and here it is looking utterly majestic, so much so that the P.A.'s brother asked if he could have some cones to grow some too! We're just deliberating on the cost per cone! MOL MOL (Well, we do need a new hummer!)

Anyhoo, let's look at this week's top headlines.

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First up in the news this week

Smooch Milling About The Garden

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Smooch was enjoying a brief spell of sunshine in the garden the other day, and this is one of his favourite places to hang out and do a spot of bird watching.

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Next up in the news

Fudge Caught with His Paw in The Catnip Jar

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Fudge was helping the P.A. to pick out the October bandana collection, and in the cupboard is the catnip, so she opened the jar and Fudge got right to work on the mission at paw, sampling the catnip! MOL

Check out his video on Tiktok below.

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Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

Today Melvyn finally got to wear the meautiful Teal Stars bandana, and we think he looks epic!

He also wants to know if Precious approves of the colour?

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He loved wearing this one, and modelled it in record time, in fact, we were supurr impressed that it took less than five minutes, which is a new record, so that shows mew how much he likes it! MOL

Check out Melvyn's videos on:

Which one is your favourite this week? 

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Which one should he model next?

Here's the brand new bandana collection for October. 

Now we know there are only four Wednesdays in October, but as it is one of our favourite months of the year, Halloween! We thought we'd share the brand new, never-seen-before spooky selection on the top row, and on the second row, bandanas Melvyn has modelled before. So mew have eight choices, and if mew pick two of your favourites for next week, Melvyn will do his best to model them both! MOL

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The October Collection

Top row from left to right.

1. Black Spider Webs

2. Pumpkins and Black Cats

3. Red Pumpkin Collar & Tie

4. Halloween Heart

Bottom row from left to right

1. Purple Skelebobs

2. Orange Spider Webs

3. Ravens

4. Pumpkin Cats

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

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  1. The tree is thanking you for saving it, obviously.

    The pictures are worth more than their thousand words each.

    Bandana 3 is amazing and a-mew-sing at the same time, while #1 has spiders, and I really do like arachnids.

  2. That tree is amazing. We agree with Brian -- that bounty of cones is its way for thanking you! That red pumpkin collar and tie gets our vote, Melvyn. And it sure is nice seeing Smooch and Fudge (even if you did get caught with your paw in the nip jar. :)

  3. Wow, just imagine the forest that pine tree could 'father'!

  4. That tree is amazing with all those cones! I vote for pumpkins and black cats. The video of Fudge sampling the catnip isn't clickable.

  5. OOPS! Many apologies, the link is now live - The P.A. had a brain fog moment at this point ! MOL MOL

  6. What a great post. We love the tree and all its cones, and all teh lovely pics. Our bandana pic is bottom row, last on the right, Pumpkin Cats.

    The Chans

  7. Dear Melvyn, you look handsome in Teal Stars. And I purrsonally pick #3 with the turquoise tie and red punkins' . Smooch you are good and dry in the sun affur the narrow escape furrom the sharks. I sat in a light mist yesterday morn to moth hunt. Lynn had to dry me off afure she'd let me in my bed tent.

  8. dood! we chooz number three, that tie iz epic lee rockin….and pleez tell
    de PA that if her letz de conez dry, they make awesum decorationz …well..
    if her likez that kinda thing….bye puttin em in like decorative pailz ore
    planterz….de food servizz gurl haz 5 pailz hangin round trout towne…and
    de tree IZ de best 🐟‼️😺🍀💙

  9. Spider bandana!
    We say you just throw pinecones AT your brother; you'll be happy, and if he catches any, then he gets them for no cost.

  10. Saving a tree is a very good thing.

    Your kitties are so adorable.

    Pumpkins and black cats is my pick.

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

  11. Just love that pine tree! And all the kitty pics! Melvyn looks so good in the teal! I like pumpkins and black cats in row 1, and pumpkin cats in row 2.

  12. Looking good gang! Dang, that is a ton of pine cones, very pretty. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  13. So many nice new bandanas. I choose pumpkin cats. :) That tree is amazing. Smooch looks a bit grumpy. xO

  14. The tree is splendid with all the cones on.Fudge bet you enjoyed sampling the catnip 😺Wow Melvyn you're a super star on the cat walk. We choose 3 & 4 really difficult they're all fab.xx


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