Wednesday 12 June 2024

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ WHERE DID WE GO LAST WEEK? **PLUS** Melvyn Chillaxing in The Garden, Smooch Taking it Easy, and Fudge's Supurr Spy Spot **PLUS** SUNSPOT OF THE WEEK

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Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

Many apologies for dropping off the planet last week. It wasn't intentional, mew see the P.A. went to Scotland with her mum, aka Nanny, and she took her laptop to be a good purrsonal assistant while she was away but... the wifi was a little intermittent where she was staying so she gave up, hence no posts - sorry about that.

Anyhoo, she says this is the best picnic spot ever. Breathtaking doesn't describe it. 

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Then the P.A. spied another TTTB aka Time Travelling Telephone Box.

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Although she thinks this one has been abandoned, given its condition.

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It's quite sad that this TTTB is so unloved. She said if she lived there, she would have painted it.

Would mew like to see more photos from The Highland Adventure next week?

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

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First up in the news this week

Melvyn Chillaxing in The Garden


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Normally on a Wednesday, Melvyn is strutting his stuff on the BBHQ Catwalk, so today it's rather unusual to see him bipping about in the garden.

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Next up in the news

Smooch Taking it Easy


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Smooch was supurr chillaxed on the sofa the other evening, he was really loving life! MOL

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Finally this week

Fudge's Supurr Spy Spot


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Fudge was caught spying the other day; we think this spot is epic! 

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EXTRA, EXTRA!


Check out this week's sunspot of the week

Parsley's Dappled Sunspot

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Parsley found a lovely dappled sunspot.

 Smooch's Relaxed Sunspot

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Smooch's epically chilled sunspot.

Basil's Tiny Sunspot Throwback

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Celestial Basil's Tiny Sun Spot Throwback to April 2018.

Who do mew think had the best spot this week?

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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 Teams Selfie

Brain Training with Cats

Cats Have Purroblems Too

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Monday 10 June 2024

CATS HAVE PROBLEMS TOO! with Dr Basil ~ Featuring Today's Despurrate Dilemma **HELP! I HATE MY HUMANS NEW BOYFRIEND!!!**

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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.

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This is one of my cases via email:  

HELP! I HATE MY HUMANS NEW BOYFRIEND!!!

Dear Dr. Basil, I hope this letter finds mew well. I have a bit of a purroblem that I'm hoping mew can help me with. Mew see, my human recently started dating a new boyfriend, and I can't stand him. Every time he stays over, I can't help but pee on his clothes. My human is not happy with me, and I really don't want to cause any trouble. Can mew please help me figure out how to overcome my intense dislike of this new boyfriend? Sincerely, Pansy, the Tabby

This is my Expert Reply
Today, I use the colour PINK, which is the colour of love and hopefully will be the purrfect choice for this particular purroblem.

Dear Pansy, I understand that adjusting to changes in your human's life can be difficult, especially when it involves a new purrson who mew're not used to. Here's a 9-point plan to help mew overcome your intense dislike of the new boyfriend: 1. **Positive Association:** Try to associate the new boyfriend with positive experiences. Encourage your human to spend time with both of mew together, engaging in activities that mew enjoy. 2. **Comfort Zone:** Create a safe space for yourself where mew can retreat when mew feel uncomfortable. This will help reduce your stress levels and give mew a sense of security. 3. **Reward System:** When mew interacts calmly with the new boyfriend, ensure your human rewards mew with treats and affection. Positive reinforcement can help change your perception. 4. **Slow Introduction:** Ask your human to introduce the new boyfriend gradually. Let him approach mew calmly and offer treats or toys to build trust. 5. **Scent Transfer:** Exchange scents between the boyfriend and yourself by rubbing a towel or cloth on him and placing it in your favourite spots. This helps mew get used to his scent without feeling threatened. 6. **Playtime:** Engage in interactive play sessions with the boyfriend. Play is a great way to bond and build positive associations. 7. **Consistent Routine:** Maintain a consistent daily routine to reduce stress and anxiety. Predictability can provide a sense of security for both mew and the new boyfriend.

8. **Patience and Understanding:** Remember, change takes time. Be patient with yourself and the new boyfriend. Understanding each other's needs and boundaries is essential for building a harmonious relationship.

9. **Worst Case Scenario:** If you're still having trouble adjusting, consider contacting me again, and we'll devise a plan to run the new boyfriend off into the sunset to restore your zen harmonies! MOL

I hope these tips help mew navigate this challenging situation. Remember that mew deserve to feel comfortable and secure in your home. With patience and perseverance, mew can overcome your dislike and build a positive relationship with the new boyfriend. Or we can initiate Step 9, the Worst Case Scenario plan.

Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Cats Have Purroblems Too Clinic T.M.
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Today's Top Tip is:

~ New purrsons in one's purrsonal space can cause much anxiety, it's always best to take things slowly to build a pawsitive connection ~
 
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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 you all for joining me today at The Cats Have Purroblems Too Clinic. I'll be back in a couple of weeks with another open clinic and a new case study.

Also, many apologies for going on the missing list last week, all will be explained on The Midweek News, and we know mew won't want to miss that!

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr Basil

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Monday 3 June 2024

Brain Training with Cats #84 with your Epic host ~ Professor Basil P.H.D. **PLUS** An Epic Throwback To August 2018

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Happy Monday guys

Welcome to another fab Brain Training sesh on the blog today.

And here's an epically epic throwback from August 2018.

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It makes the P.A. really sad to look at my photos in the month before my departure. She still hasn't got over it, and six years on I don't think she ever will.

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It's time to get those little grey cells working.

Here's the Answer Key to sudoku puzzle #50

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Are mew ready for this week's puzzle?

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Just click right-click to save and/or print the puzzle. 

The answer key will be on next week's post.

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Here's this week's wordsearch. I've made one sharing some of The B Team's Pet peeves, and to see which peeves to to who, visit the About Us page to find out! MOL

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Just click right-click to save and/or print the wordsearch.

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And here's this week's jigsaw puzzle, featuring me obviously, in a furbulous arty pic.

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It took me 11 mins 17 secs...  How did you do?

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I hope mew enjoy today's puzzles, and The B Team will be back on Wednesday with the Midweek News Round-up. If mew missed yesterday's B Team Selfie click here and to catch up on Amber's latest book review.

Keep calm, and puzzle on

Epic purrs

Professor Basil 











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Sunday 2 June 2024

The B Team's Blackpark Standing Stones Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Meowvellous Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, and today we bipped north to the Isle of Bute just off West Scotland.

The B Team's Blackpark Standing Stones Selfie  


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Don't worry though, we'll hop back on the stone circle trail next weekend, we'll get up extra early! MOL



Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:


Greetings to all the history aficionados and travel enthusiasts out there!

Welcome back to my historic travel blog, where we're going to explore the mystical and ancient Blackpark Standing Stones on the beautiful Isle of Bute. Situated in a serene and picturesque setting, these neolithic standing stones have a history that dates back thousands of years.

The Blackpark Standing Stones are a fascinating collection of ancient stones, with a rich history and an air of mystery. Once upon a time, there were more stones in this arrangement, but only three remain standing today. The missing stones only add to the enigma and allure of this historic site. Imagine the stories these stones could tell if they could speak

These standing stones are quartz and have a glittery patina, I love sparkles! MOL It's incredible to think about the peeps who placed these stones here and the purpose they served. Some believe that these stones were used for rituals, ceremonies, or even as astronomical markers. The true purpose remains a tantalizing mystery, adding to the allure of this ancient site.

As mew stand among the remaining three stones, mew can't help but feel a sense of paw and wonder at the history and significance of this place. The rugged beauty of the Isle of Bute provides a stunning backdrop to these ancient relics, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

Visiting the Blackpark Standing Stones is like stepping back in time and connecting with ancient past. It's a place where history comes alive, and where the whispers of the past can still be heard in the rustling of the wind through the surrounding trees. If mew ever find yourself on the Isle of Bute, make sure to pay a visit to these remarkable standing stones and immerse yourself in their timeless mystique.

Happy Trails

Smooch

 BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide

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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

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We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 10 mins 40 secs. 

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We're off on a sedate amble around the garden, followed by a third breakfast and a quick snooze before lunch. Smooch is in the kitchen with his stopwatch at the ready, he's become such a kitchen diva these last few months! MOL

We hope mew're having a pawesome weekend, and we'll be back tomorrow with a brand new Brain Training with Cats post - click here to try the puzzles on the last post, so join us then, and don't forget to...
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Don't forget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:




Link up coming later...



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