Wednesday 7 February 2024

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Parsley's Just Big Boned, Fudge And Smooch Snoozing in A Sunspot and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana

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Epic Wednesday Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

How's your week going? 

It was the P.A.'s birthday on Monday, and in true B Team tradition we didn't manage to get her anything due to Amber's constant shopping for books, funds were depleted, but luckily Cat Dad made up for it, thank cod for that!  Anyhoo she had a really nice day for an old-timer, and we got extra treats, so it was a win win! 

And here's the most purrfect card ever created for the P.A. from Cat Dad.

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The P.A. laughed and laughed and laughed! MOL

 We were also playing around with the A.I. art app again, and we tried to create Ice, part of The M-Unit with a Red Wing Raptor in the background in a forest. This is what it came back with...

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® The M-Unit - Ice the maincoon commado cat with a raptor in the background.

It's almost purrfect, apart from the raptor isn't red, and after umpteen word changes, the poor A.I. had a little meltdown and told us to come back later! MOL

Does anypawdy have any suggestions for dip-dying a dino? 

Anyhoo let's get on with today's news.

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First up in the news 

 Parsley's Just Big Boned

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Parsley went to the V E T last week for his booster and annual check-up.

Anyhoo, he was asked to get on the scales, which he did as he's just so darn polite and cooperative. 

The V E T said, "Cor, he's a bit heavy!"

Cat Dad replied, "Well, he's not called Big Mack for nothing!"

For those of mew who don't know, one of Parsley's nicknames is Sauce, as in Parsley Sauce, but then Sauce morphed into other things, such as Big Mack Sauce, hence Big Mack! 

So to getting back to the V E T visit, it turns out that Parsley aka Mr Sauce aka Big Mack is a whopping 6KG. Now, we'll be honest with mew, he's a big cat, a great big house panther, and he's not overweight at all, so the V E T can fluff right off because Parlsey's enjoying his bulking phase! MOL 

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Next up in the news

Fudge And Smooch Snoozing in A Sunspot

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Fudge and Smooch had the right idea the other day. There was a bit of sunshine streaming through the patio doors, so they both took immediate advantage of the sunpuddle and absorbed those rays until a cloud came along and the rays were gone. 

But luckily the woodburner was lit, so they were still getting plenty of warms!

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And finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

This week mew voted for Melvyn to modelling the Multi-coloured hearts with lilac fringing Bandana, doesn't he look cute? 

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This week there was a bit of rough and tumble on the catwalk just as Melvyn was finishing up! 

We bet mew can guess who started it? Here's a clue, GINGER! MOL

Check out his videos on your preferred social media channel:

Each one has different mewsic. 

Which one is your favourite this week? 

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Which one should he model next?

Here's the February selection.

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The February Valentine's Collection:

1. Multi-coloured hearts with lilac fringing

2. Red hearts with red fringing

3.  White hearts with glitter ribbon

4. Red heart with red tassels

Leave a comment with your top pick for next week's catwalk showdown!

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Do mew ever wonder what Melvyn does, when he's not strutting his stuff on the BBHQ catwalk?

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 We can tell mew, that there's never been a kitty at BBHQ who sleeps more than Melvyn, we swear to cod he even sleeps more than Amber! MOL

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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 Team's Nine Ladies Stone Circle Selfie

Crafting with Cats  Part VI ~ The Love Shroom 

Crafting with Cats  Part V ~  Catnip Cookies

Claws of Terror ~ Chapter Fourteen

So we'll see mew on Friday, and in the meantime

Epic purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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  1. So glad the PA had a good birthday! That card from cat Dad is EPIC. We laughed, too!

    Melvyn seems to be a cat after my (meowmeowmans) heart -- I can pretty much nap at will. :) By the way, it looks like he is compelling us to choose the red hearts with red fringing, so we will go with that.

    Parsley, you look handsome and hunky. You just keep doing you, okay?

  2. I wish your PA many happy returns of the day!

    Big boned is right. Some cats are all muscle, too.

    A sunpuddle snooze is delightful.

    Melvyn did a fabulous job modeling, as always. I'd love to see the tassels next week. A head's up, clicking on the Youtube link actually just takes you to the TikTok page.

    Melvyn probably just needs his beauty sleep.

  3. I am glad the PA had a good birthday, and I love that card! Poor Melvyn was quite distracted on the catwalk this week, but we can all see why! It looks like he has already chosen his bandana for next week.

  4. Purrfect b-day card fur the PA! And dear Parsley, I am a plus size girl of 6.8 kg and I am not big boned. Just heavy bottomed, mol. It seems Melvyn has already made the choice of #2 fur next time up on the catwalk. Precious

  5. Don't fret, Parsley. Saffron is "big boned," too. PURRS

  6. Happy Birthday Belatedly to The PA!
    And many more....
    That vet can fluff off, for sure.

  7. Love cat dads graphic. I laughed out loud.

    Having a great birthday is a wonderful thing.

    I pick #2 for next week.

    Have a purrfect day and rest of the week. Scritches all around and a big hug to mom. ♥

  8. Happy purrday P.A. Great cat walk we think someone would like to join in.šŸ˜ø Melvyn you deserve a rest šŸ“š šŸ“š I'm a big boned boy no worries šŸˆ‍⬛šŸˆ‍⬛šŸ¾šŸ¾

  9. Glad to hear the PA had a good birthday! I laughed at the card, too! Parsley, you are a fine figure of a big fella! Fudge and Smooch, good work catching those rays! Melvyn, you look snazzy in lilac fringe, so let's see red fringe next! Looking forward to Amber's review!

  10. Those were fun photos and you look purrfect to me Parsley! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Looking good Melvyn. :) I will go with #2 for next week. Parsley, I am big boned too. :) XO

  12. PS: Happy Belated Birthday to the PA.

  13. Belated Greetings to the PA for a Happy Birthday! That card made us giggle, too, LOL!
    Its hard top choose a fave of the remaining three bandanas...I guess for us it would be the red one with all the littlwe whie hearts...which is #3.

  14. Being big boned isn't a bad thing.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

  15. Some great photos there! And the card made us laugh too!

    The Chans


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