Wednesday 15 May 2024

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Pandora's Purrfect Pawtrait ~ Fudge's Floof Explosion ~ Parsley BBHQ's Quality Control Officer, and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS** Meet The Wicked Snail by Cheerble

Midweek News Banner ©BionicBasil® May 2023

Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

It has been glorious weather the last few days, which has been a lovely change as April was utterly miserable and freezing.

And look, BBHQ's first rose has bloomed!

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® BBHQ's First Rose of The Season

A gorgeous cream affair with a barely there pink ombre effect on the petal edges. 

Some of the lupins have burst forth, and several other roses are just about to pop, so we'll share those next week.

Anyhoo, let's look at this week's top headlines.
Midweek News Divider ©BionicBasil® May 2023

First up in the news this week

 Pandora's Purrfect Pawtrait

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Pandora's Purrfect Pawtrait

Pandora was purrfectly poised on the lawn the other evening, and what a delightful photo opportunity.

Midweek News Divider ©BionicBasil® May 2023

In other news

 Fudge's Floof Explosion

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Fudge's Floof Explosion

Fudge's tail really does have a life of its own. 

One minute it's just a normal looking tail as he pootles around the BBHQ garden, and in the next second it can explode into this! MOL

Midweek News Divider ©BionicBasil® May 2023

Next up in the news

 Parsley BBHQ's Quality Control Officer

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Parsley BBHQ's Quality Control Officer

Last Thursday, as the P.A. was packing the snuggle mats for the cat shelter, Parsley had to do some final checks to make sure that the kitties won't be disappointed.

Check out his epic quality control tests on your preferred social media channel:

Midweek News Divider ©BionicBasil® May 2023

Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

Last week mew voted for bandana #1!

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Modelling The Lilac with Pink Flowers Bandana

Melvyn's catwalk strut started off very badly, then got a little worse before Fudge took charge and got him revved up and raring to go, after that he was purrfect! MOL 

Check out Melvyn strutting his stuff on your preferred social media channel:


Midweek News Divider ©BionicBasil® May 2023

Which one should he model next?

Here's the brand new May collection.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® May 2024 Bandana Collection
The May Collection:
1. Lilac with Pink Flowers  
2. Purple Flowers 
3. Blue Butterfly    
4. Dark Cherry Blossom 
5. White Cherry Blossom 
Leave a comment with your top pick for next week!

Midweek News Divider ©BionicBasil® May 2023


Check This Out!

The Midweek News at BBHQ ©BionicBasil® Meet The Wicked Snail by Cheerble

 Meet the Wicked Snail by Cheerble


A few weeks ago, the furbulous peeps at Cheerble contacted us and asked if we'd like to try one of their new interactive toys, and who could refuse getting their paws on a Wicked Snail! MOL

Melvyn was the first to formally introduce himself!

The Midweek News at BBHQ ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Meeting The Wicked Snail by Cheerble

As the snail didn't actually have a name, Melvyn took it upon himself to call the snail Nitrous as he's supurr speedy and zips around at top speed. 

On hard floors, there's no stopping this snail; he tumbles, spins and whirls, and if he crashes into furniture, he rights himself and speeds off.  And we never thought that we would ever say that a snail was involved in a hit-and-run! MOL

The only time the Wicked Snail slows down is when he launches onto the rugs, and even then, he ploughs on, gets back to the hard floor, and zooms off again. However, we think he wouldn't work very well on thick carpets.

What a brilliant and fun toy!

It ticks all the boxes for the hunting instinct, the chase and pounce, but, and this a tiny but, as it's like nothing your kitty will have ever seen before, it may take a little time to get used to it. 

Check out our video on:



If mew'd like to get your mittens on a Wicked Snail, head on over to Cheerble at: 

and use this code for a 10% discount


**FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s**

Midweek News Divider ©BionicBasil® May 2023

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

The B Team's Selfie

Mancat Monday with Smooch

Amber's Latest Book Review

Midweek News Stay Fluffy ©BionicBasil® May 2023

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 


Spring Divider 2023 ©BionicBasil® Midweek News
Graphics created with paid licence 


  1. Pandora is hiding behind the columbine!
    Voting for #4

  2. That's a wonderful photo Pandora but you all look fabulous. WOW, that rose sure is pretty. Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. The rose is delightful, Pandora chose the perfect spot, that's a wonderful floof tail, I've never seen one quite that good before, Parsley should always do the quality control, he's got it down to an art, Melvyn, I'm glad you found your stride (and I'm always going to vote for the purple), and finally, wow on that snail! That's the next special to save up for around here.

  4. Nitrous sure looks like fun, Melvyn! And you look great in that bandana. How about #2 next week?

    We are glad you finally got some nice weather, and the roses are starting to bloom. We loved Pandora's portrait and Fudge's flooftastic tailio. Well done with the QC, Parsley. We bet the shelter cats are gonna love those mats. XO

  5. Handsome Melvyn, we vote fur #2 next time up. Fudge's tail floof looks a bit like Lynn's humidity hair with all the rain we keep having, mol. My vishus deer would make a snack of that gorgeous rose. Precious

  6. Oh, those are all wonderful pics! I love Pandora's portrait, but Fudge's floofy tail is adorable! I'd love to pet that floof! Parsley has the best job! My Huskies loved quality control work! LOL! Melvyn looks handsome in the bandana...I'm partial to #2! And, the toy looks fun! Have a great week all!

  7. guyz !!! 984 PAWZ UP on yur fotoz, yur mooveez, and de snailz AWESUM PAWSUM... for sure
    eye am gonna tell de gurl ta chex it out :) ♥♥ we bee lookin for werd ta see in de gardin snap gardin heer in TT iz still kinda funkee....and we vote for bandana numberz 2 :) ♥♥♥

  8. That is an impressive tail. Looking good Melvyn. XO

  9. Love all the shots. So precious.

    I pick #2 for next week.

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

  10. Love all these pics! Pandora looks gorgeous with the purple garden flowers! Fudge's tail is grand, and the video of Parsley checking out the snuggle mats is a delight! Funny cat walk, Melvyn! We like the purple flowers bandanna for next week, we always like purple!

  11. Definitely made my day wonderful post. Cherry blossom x 😽🐈‍⬛🐾


❤️*Waves Paw* we love comments, thanks so much fur leaving one ❤️
FYI Comment Moderation is on due an influx of SPAM - so if mew don't see your comment straight away, DON'T PANIC!