Wednesday 11 October 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Smooch Snoozing on The Shroom, Fudge Missing Out on a Second Breakfast, and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Two Top Pick Bandanas

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Supurr Greetings Furbulous Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

Last week we mentioned that we were hoping to crop the catnip plants, weather permitting. And on Sunday afternoon, the P.A. got the secateurs and off she went like Edward Scissorhands! MOL

This was two pots prior to cutting.

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The P.A. got six good-sized bundles in total, so not a bad haul, plus there's still some left as there were some spider webs that she didn't want to disturb. So there may be another crop in a couple of weeks if the spiders move on.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® The Catnip Plants - Cropped

We didn't make the bundles too big, as they need the air to circulate, and after tying them together, they were carefully conveyed under the carport.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® The Catnip Plants - Drying

And this is where they will hang for the next few weeks until they've gone nice and crispy. So stay tuned for another update soon.

We will say this, this crop seems rather potent, so we can't wait to try it! MOL

And if mew missed the full BBHQ catnip guide, click here to find out more.

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

First up in the news

Smooch Snoozing on The Shroom

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Smooch decided that some Shroom-time was needed the other day, and enjoyed several hours of catnapping on this sumptuous velvet delight! 

If mew feel like making one, here's the link to The Love Shroom.

And we're just working on another Crafting with Cats post for Halloween, so we'll be sharing that later in the month.

Next up in the news

Fudge Missing Out on a Second Breakfast

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Apologies for the blurry photo, but the P.A. was actually laughing so hard at Fudge's utter outrage at missing out on a second breakfast while Amber, Melvyn, Smooch and Pandora were lapping it up! MOL

Too funny for sure!

 That'll teach him for not putting his alarm clock on.

Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

Last week mew voted for the Black Spider Webs plus the Pumpkins & Black Cats Bandanas. 

So here's BBHQ's top model doing what he does best! MOL

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Modelling The Black Spider Webs Bandana

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Modelling The  Pumpkins and Black Cats Bandana

The catwalk got supurr crowded this week, but Melvyn was an absolute star and navigated it all so well! 

Check out Melvyn's videos on your preferred social media channel below:

Which one is your favourite this week? 

Which one should he model next?

Here's the brand new bandana collection for October. 

Mew have four choices left, 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!

That's us done for today, Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew and if mew missed any other posts, here are the links:

 The B Team's Kenilworth Castle Selfie

Amber's Latest Book Review

Check out the all episodes of our Pirate Tails Rerun, as yesterday it was the Grand Finale:

If mew'd like us to rerun the Pirate Tails Q&A, where all the questions and weekly dilemmas from each episode get explained, let us know in the comments, and we'll filter them in between our regular posts.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...

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  1. You have to fight for your right for second breakfast

  2. WOW. Look at all that catnip! EPIC!!!

    How about the ravens next, Melvyn?

  3. Back in the day, our kitties would have gone CRAZY with all that nip.
    I like the Halloween Hearts...

  4. That is a great crop of nip! Poor Melvyn had quite an obstacle course modelling this week. I would like to know the answers to the questions from Pirate Tails. I vote for purple skelebobs and ravens.

  5. Great news bulletin fur-om y'all. My nippy plant is making a great comeback too, but Lynn has not harvested yet. She better 'cause frost is comin' soon. Sorry Fudge, I could not survive if I missed a meal, mol. And Melvyn you look good in black and white, kinda goes with yer fur coat. I pick Ravens fur yer next one. Precious

  6. guyz….what a grate haul….thiz yeerz crop iz good…we haz one lone lee
    stalk left and we feer last nitez frost got it….we will pix any bandana
    eggz cept de burd cloth…sorree guyz….itz knot ewe….itz uz ‼️‼️🐟💙🍀💚

  7. Way to go on the catnip. You're set for a long time.

    You're all so adorable. I know you bring such joy to your mom.

    I pick ravens for next week.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Just love all the pics today! Cozy Smooch, catnip bounty, second breakfast, and snazzy modelin' Melvin! I like ravens for next week! Ravens evermore!

  9. Looking good Melvyn. That is a lot of nip. I love that shroom. Your PA is so talented. XO

  10. That looks like quite a lovely harvest of catnip, I know you will all enjoy it.

    A velvet cushion bed! I'd want one. Of course, it would have to be much bigger.

    Fudge, you can simply say, "Oh, Fudge!" when you miss out on such a delightful treat.

    Melvyn is quite handsome in the spider webs, I'd love to see the other spider bandana as well as the Ravens. Those are some mighty smart birds.

    The Q&A would be fun to read, to get the details that were missed.

  11. Woah, mama! Just look at that harvest!!! I got nipped just from seein' the pictures. MOUSES!

  12. Your fun photos always make me smile! Thank you so much for your kind words on the passing of our dear Brian. We all sincerely appreciate your kindness and your friendship. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


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