Wednesday 29 November 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Pandora's Shelter Photo, Parsley's Milling About, and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS** CATS OF MALTA

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Epic Greetings Furbulous Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

It's been a little cool again at BBHQ this week, and so the woodburner is keeping us warm.

Many apolgies that there aren't any new AI images for our new adventure Claws of Terror, the P.A. got a little behind with things again, but just in case mew don't know what our Control Room looks like in the bunker, here it is from way back in Fast, Furry and Dangerous

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We're a pretty high-tech bunch and since them the bunker has got bigger and bigger.

If mew missed this weeks brand new chapter, click here to read.

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

First up in the news

 Pandora's Shelter Photo

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A couple of weeks go we asked if mew'd like to see Pandora's Shelter Photo, and here it is! 

She was a tiny little thing, and she looked so forlorn, apparently she was found in a field and pregnant. She had her kittens at the rescue, and they all got adopted very quickly and then poor Pandora was on her own, and she'd been there for several months without anypawdy even giving her a second glance.

Nopawdy was remotely interested until the P.A. who was in the Magical Land of Oz at the time, checked the website, and saw her and Fudge.

So she emailed the rescue and asked them if they were still available, and they were, so the P.A. reserved them both just in case somepawdy else tried to catnap them while she was away, and when she returned from OZ, the first thing she did after dropping her suitcases at home was to go and get them both.

Pandora Now! 

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The P.A. didn't realise that Pandora would become quite so fluffy! MOL

Next up in the news

 Parsley's Milling About 

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Parsley enjoyed a mind-morning garden safari on Monday as the sun came out briefly, even though it was still quite cold outside.

But he really liked it, and spent some time watching the birds at the feeders.

Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

This week Melvyn is modelling a completely random bandana as we fluffed up and didn't realise there were five Wednesday's this month! The only thing we can put it down to is too much catnip at Amber and Pandora's pawty at the end of last month, and we were probably looking at a calendar from years ago! MOL

So here's Melvyn getting into the festive spirit early, and modelling the Catmas Unicorn bandana.

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Melvyn really enjoyed this week's modelling assignment, and check out his cute pawshake and wink as he struts his stuff!

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 December. 

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The December Collection

1. Foxy Festivities
2. Catmas Cats
3. Weasel Wonderland
4. Ducking Marvellous
Tell us your top pick for next week in the comments!

Finally this week, we were asked if we could share a new cat movie with mew, of course we said yes!       It's called:

Cats of Malta

And here's the Press Release:

Cats of Malta Press Release Look out cat-movie enthusiasts and cat-people alike, Cats of Malta is the latest cat-centric film to hit the scene. Cats of Malta is a multi-award winning, heart-warming documentary produced by Nexus Production Group and it’s currently streaming on digital download in the UK and select European countries.

What the critics are saying: “Soft, fuzzy and purr-inducing.” – The Guardian

“Mighty potent catnip to cat people everywhere.” – Film Threat

“More than a cute rescue film… a study of feline resilience and human kindness.” – Alliance of Women Film Journalists

“With sunny settings, and a jaw-dropping community of feline characters to follow, Cats of Malta is a transmogrifying experience for viewers.” – Film Authority

"An entertaining and rewarding watch.” – The Indiependent

“Absolutely delivers on charm.” – The Reviews Hub

Film festivals also love Cats of Malta. The documentary won the "Critics Choice Award" at Black Swan International Film Festival (2022), the "Gold Award" at Spotlight Documentary Film Awards (2022), and "Best Cat Film" at Fauna Tepoztlán Animal Festival (2023) to name a few.

Cats of Malta has been selected to represent Malta at the AFI European Union Film Showcase, with three screenings held at the AFI Silver Cinema, Washington in early December.

The film stars members of Malta’s local cat community, all as themselves, such as Roza Zammit Salinos, Isaac Muscat, Karmen Colerio, Matthew Pandolfino, Salvu Gilson, Michelle Degura, Polly March and Nikki Micallef.

The family-friendly documentary takes audiences on a journey through the island's colorful cat colonies, cat cafes, parks and streets to meet local volunteer feeders, business owners and artists whose lives are enriched by stray cats.

Each interview reveals more about Malta's cat culture, while illuminating the mental health benefits the stray felines provide locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a deep dive into the inner workings of the island's cat community and experience their highs and lows as the cats unite the island.

By highlighting the strength of community and focusing on the relatable universal themes of compassion and unconditional love, Cats of Malta shifts beyond solely pleasing cat enthusiasts into the realm of education, tourism and good old-fashioned, feel-good entertainment.

Cats of Malta is currently available to rent or buy in the UK on Amazon, AppleTV and GooglePlay. More details can be found here:

Check out the trailer below or watch on YouTube by clicking here.

Images and text supplied by: Nexus Production Group 

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

 The B Team's Drombeg Stone Circle Selfie

Amber's Latest Book Review

Claws of Terror ~ Chapter Five

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  1. Pandora, I'm so glad to read the adoption story about you and Fudge, it's a wonderful tale.

    I do hope you get some sunshine every week so Parsley and anyone else who wants can mill about on a regular basis.

    Melvyn, that was some great modeling. I'll vote for Ducking Marvelous, as it reminds me about a duck story which is a favorite of mine.

    Cats of Malta sounds like an excellent movie.

  2. Aww, that wee fabulous that you brought her home...and Fudge too!
    My vote is for Weasels!

  3. Pandora, we are so glad you and Fudge found the most amazing forever home, so that you could blossom and know love and family. Parsley, we love that photo of you outside. And Melvyn, that unicorn bandanna is so YOU! Maybe Catmas Cats next? It's SO cute!

    We saw that trailer before. We definitely want to watch that movie.


  4. What a difference in Pandora! Little did she know at the time that she was going to the best forever home! Parsley looks good in the sunshine, and Melvyn has done an excellent job of modelling as usual. I vote for Foxy Festivities for next week.
    The trailer for cats of Malta is lovely.

  5. The best part of this post is Pandora. You're like we are. We want the ones no one else does. Bless you.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

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

  6. I am so glad Fudge and Pandora got adopted fur-om the orphanage. Like me. And we vote
    fur Melvyn to wear Weasels next time. Yer bunker is too techie fur Lynn to figger out. Me, I'm smart and figger out lots of stuff. Precious

  7. Pandora, what a beautiful little sweetie! So glad you gave her, and Fudge, a home! Parsley's lookin' mighty fine today, too! That's a snazzy bandana. The movie looks great! I vote for Catmas Cats next!

  8. Awww don't you look a cute kitten Pandora so glad you and Fudge got adopted by your mom and dad bet you are too .I'm halve way through Claws Of Terror will read the rest tonight maybe that's not a good idea. With all these Zombies hovering over. Love your bunker . Pawsome photo of you Pandora. Melvyn once again you're the cat walk super star. We vote for number 3 a difficult decision love them all.Must watch The Cat's Of Malta defo. Highs and purrs mom and Spike.😽

  9. Pandora flourished in your care! We vote for the Catmas Cats bandana. Cats of Malta is on our Tubi watch list!

  10. Pandora is gorgeous. Looking good Melvyn. I like all the new ones except the weasel one, I don't like how they break into chicken coops and kill them. XO

  11. Love those photos and Pandora, you're so gorgeous. Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. Pandora's before and after pics are just amazing! We LOVE all the bandanas for December and look forward to seeing them worn in turn!

    The Chans


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