Wednesday 6 September 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Smooch's In A Bush, Parsley's Chilling on The Lawn, and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS** Melvyn's Epic Modelling Videos

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 Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

We can't believe that it's September already, and the last few days at BBHQ have been scorchio!

Summer arrived, but only for a week or so, apparently we've got this meautiful weather until early next week, and then it will revert to a typical British affair of gloomy days, rain and all the other weatherish things we're used to! MOL

And we just have to show mew Rachel's rose, it is blooming marvellous for its second flowering this season. In fact, we can't remember when a second flourish looked this good.

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Plus Grampaw went to the local auction. Did we ever mention that he loves auctions? Anyhoo, he goes most weeks to check out what is on offer, and the P.A. loves old architectural salvage, so he often looks to see if there's anything worth bidding on.

This week, he bought these items for BBHQ.

A lovely stone pagoda, this isn't its final resting spot. Cat Dad just deposited it here until we can find the purrfect place in the garden.

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And then Grampaw got these pawesome stone lions on plinths, which Cat Dad put on either side of the catservatory doors.

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We aren't sure if they will stay in this location forever, but that's where they'll be for now. We have no idea how old they are as the stone is purretty weather-beaten, and there's not much detail, but that aside we really think they're epic.

It's a fluffing good job Cat Dad is strong, as he lifted them on his own. Luckily the lion and plinth are two separate pieces otherwise the P.A. would have had to get her gloves and lend a hand. She was just a bystander while Cat Dad did all the work, the only heavy lifting she did on Monday was pick up her phone and take a photo! MOL

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

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First up in the news this week

Smooch's In A Bush

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Smooch loves getting underneath this bush, with all the dead branches on. There are far nicer places to recline around the BBHQ garden, but this is his go-to spot of the moment.

He'd better make the most of it because the poor bush is on the list for removal soon.

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Next up in the news

Parsley's Chilling on The Lawn

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Parsley spent his Monday morning chilling on the lawn.

Now, mew may remember way back in June, that Cat Dad scarified the lawn, as it was full of moss and dead thatch. Then he sprinkled a bit of new seed around, and luckily the rains came and stayed for all of July and early August, and the lawn is looking so much better.

It's green instead of a sickly yellow colour, and there's lots of clover growing which we like because it naturally adds nitrogen to the soil which the grass loves. So for the first time in about the last three years the lawn is looking pretty good.

There are a few weeds that need digging out, but the P.A. will wait for the moment to strike. As a job like this, mew can't plan, it has to be one of the spur-of-the-moment things, otherwise if mew try to plan it, it will never happen! MOL

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Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

Yes, finally Melvyn is back doing his thing. And let me tell mew, it's been about six weeks since he's done any modelling and he started to purr with joy when the P.A. clipped on this week's top pick, so he's evidently missed his modelling gig.

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He strutted his stuff on the BBHQ catwalk, although Fudge did get in the way a couple of times, though Melvyn just cat-walked around him like the pro-meowdel he is! 

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 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

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

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  1. Rachel's rose, the pagoda, and those lions are so epic, mew guys! It's nice to see you, Smooch and Parsley. And melvyn, we love that bandana on mew. How about Bear Necessities next? XO

  2. I love that pagoda! The rose is beautiful too. Ours have literally been a bit of a washout this year. As soon as they are looking good along comes the torrential rain and gales. We seem to have had a permanent rose petal lawn this year.
    That looks like a nice cool spot you have there, Smooch.

  3. The twin lions are brilliant!
    Bear bandana next; our vote.

  4. oh em cod! de goodz gram paw finded iz awesum! epic lee sew
    and sew iz de PA’s rose…. we canna grow em two good heer, beetullz
    eat de leavez and dee stroy em 😼😼 and dood we gotta go with de fox
    bandana…noe joke….one waz at cuzin daiz houz on SUNday 😺
    hope everee onez doin grate 🐟💚💙🍀

  5. Such fun and pretty news to share. From green grass to handsome Melvyn with purrfect pick bandana! Some ann-tee-cues are the right ones to save fur sure. Precious

  6. Smooch looks mighty fine in that bush. Cute shot.

    Foxes is my pick for the next bandana.

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

  7. Our rose bush is blooming for a second time. It has never done it before.It only has a few. Not as beautiful as yours.

  8. Love all the garden pictures and Melvyn sure looks snazzy in that bandana! I still like the foxy one, so I'm voting for it for next week!

  9. Beautiful roses. Looking good Melvyn. I like the fox one for next week. Good shots of Parsley and Smooch too. XO

  10. The roses, pagoda and lions are so wonderful and so are your photos gang! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Rachel's rose is gorgeous and we love the pagoda and stone lions the kind of things mom would go for. Smooch in the bush looking great pity it's getting taken away, Parsley chilling on the lawn epic photo we thought Melvyn looked spectacular on the cat walk we did have a laugh at Fudge. The bears for next week it was really difficult to choose.xx😻🐈‍⬛🐾

  12. The second, one. 2. Those roses are...well...epic! The stoner mom envy's those. But in a nice way. XX

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

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


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