Monday 20 November 2023

CATS HAVE PROBLEMS TOO! with Dr Basil ~ Featuring Today's Despurrate Dilemma **HELP! I MOVED AND NOW I'M FREAKING OUT!**

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Dr Basil ©BionicBasil®

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. 

 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 Instagram:  


Dear Dr Basil, I am writing to you because I am a tabby cat named Norman, who is experiencing moving anxiety. I used to live in a tiny apartment with my human, but we recently moved to a house with a small garden. My human has even made me a catio, but I am very nervous about using it. Can you please give me some advice on how to overcome my nervousness and start enjoying my new surroundings? Thank mew, Norman

This is my Expert Reply
Today I use the colour blue, as this is renowned for its ability to soothe and take the edge off anxiety, and therefore being the purrfect choice for this particular purroblem.

Dear Norman, Moving to a new home can be stressful for any pet, but with a little patience and guidance, mew can learn to adjust and enjoy your new surroundings. Here are some tips to help mew overcome your nervousness and start using your catio: 1. Start small: Begin by spending short periods of time in your catio, gradually increasing the amount of time mew spend there each day. 2. Use treats: Take your favourite treats and toys with mew while mew're in the catio to help mew associate positive experiences with the space. 3. Create a cozy environment: Make sure your catio has comfortable bedding and plenty of shade and shelter from the elements. 4. Take it slow: Don't force yourself to stay in the catio for longer than mew're comfortable with. It's important to go at your own pace. 5. Play with your human: Have your human join mew in the catio if there's room, and play games with mew to help mew feel more relaxed and comfortable. 6. Expand your territory: Once mew're comfortable in your catio, gradually explore other areas of your new home with your human. 7. Be patient: Remember, adjusting to a new home takes time. Don't be discouraged if mew're not immediately comfortable in your catio. Keep trying, and soon you'll be enjoying your new surroundings. I hope these tips help mew feel more at home in your new catio and home. Please let me know how things progress.

Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Cats Have Purroblems Too Clinic T.M.

Today's Moral Code is:

~ When unsure, Take Things slowly ~
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'd say go slow. I had to move a couple times and it are not fun. It helps if you have some familiar stuff you like though, like a favorite toy or blanket.

  2. I hope Norman soon gets used to and enjoys his catio.

  3. Dear Norman, I was saved fur-om the orphanage by Lynn and I had to git used to the new home fur only 6 months then these hoomans decided to move! It took me longer in this house to figger it all out. But I love it now. And I did git a catio this summer and love it too now. I still go out in the soon to be winter cold. Precious

  4. Once again, that is excellent advice, Basil. Norman, don't stress about it! It will happen!

    The Chans

  5. Excellent advice from Dr. Basil as always! Purrs from us for Norman to settle into his new catio soon!

  6. Extra great advice today. Kitties have to do things on their own terms.

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

  7. Excellent advise, bravo! We'd love to have a catio here.

  8. You can get used to almost anything if you start small. Great advice!

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

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


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