Wednesday 3 July 2024

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Smooch Getting His Zen Harmonies Happening, Parsley's Epic Grounding Session and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS** SUNSPOT OF THE WEEK ~ Fudge & Melvyn Waiting For A Sunspot!

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Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the first BBHQ July midweek news round-up!

Last week, we had some tremendous warms, but this week, we're 10 degrees cooler, and there are no sunspots in sight—just check out Melvyn and Fudge later in the post.

Apparently, it's going to get sunnier again next week. One thing is for certain, British summers are a wholly unpredictable thing! MOL

So, with a rather dull and lacklustre week in the weather department, we thought we'd share some colour in the form of some of the gorgeous roses at BBHQ. 

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We have planted five more shrub roses, which came as a bundle and without a clue of what colour they might be. We're excited to see what they look like in bloom, although we're not expecting that reveal until next year. 

And we planted a rather special one called Raspberry Ripple by Harkness, mew can see the picture at, this one is doing quite well as we got it in the ground a couple of months ago, and if it blooms this year we'll definitely get a picture as we can't wait to see that epic effect on the petals! MOL

We'll be back with more photos of 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

Smooch Getting His Zen Harmonies Happening

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Smooch, who was rather disgusted at the lack of sunspots at BBHQ this week, decided to go and restore his zen harmonies on the huge mandala cushion in the crystal room.

He was quite grizzly about the temperature drop and growled all the way to the cushion. 

Luckily his zen harmonies were soon restored -Thank Cod! MOL

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Next up in the news

Parsley's Epic Grounding Session 

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Parsley decided to do a spot of earthing or grounding on the lawn. If mew don't know what grounding is, check out this post from way back in 2017 to find out more.

He was really in his zen harmony zone here!
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Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

This week, Melvyn is modelling the first bandana of July. Mew voted for Mr Sunshine last week.

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He did the cutest roll on the catwalk this week!

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

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Which one should he model next?

Here's the brand new bandana selection for July, and this month mew've got five to choose from.

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The options from the top left in a clockwise direction:

1. What Sign Are Mew? (Melvyn's a crabby Cancer ruled by the moon!)

2. Echinacea Dreams

3. Top Banana

4. The Cat Bug

5. Mr Sunshine

Tell us your top pick for next week in the comments!

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Check out this week's sunspot of the week

Melvyn and Fudge Waiting For A Sun Spot

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As previously mentioned, there were no sunspots whatsoever at BBHQ over the last few days, but that didn't stop Fudge and Melvyn from trying to will one into existence while reclining in the catservatory! MOL

Better luck next week is all we can say! 

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That's us done for today. We'll be back tomorrow with Melvyn's 7th Birthday Pawty and Rave, and then again on Friday, so do join us then, as mew know how much we love your company.

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  1. Your roses are delightful.

    I'm very glad Smooch is harmonious again and Parsley is grounded, and wish you all the same.

    Melvyn, that was fabulous modeling, having a month off didn't throw you off your stride at all. I'd love to see the second one soon.

    Hope you get more sunspots this week.

  2. Ooh, your flowers are so pretty! Smooch and Parsley, we are going to follow your examples and do some self care. Melvyn, you look so handsome in your bandana. How about the Cat Bug one next? And Melvyn and Fudge, here's hoping you get some sun real soon!

  3. That was a lovely roll and stretch at the end of your cat walk, Melvyn.

  4. guyz…de flowerz bee pawsum awesum and de mandala cushion iz like de best ‼️‼️‼️
    de weatherz in trout bee crazed two…blazin hot one day, and freezin de next. eye am
    votin for bandana two 💙💚🐟😺

  5. It's supposed to get stupid hot here for the next 3 days. Your flowers are very pretty and of couse you kitties are amazing! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. How gorgeous are those roses. And of course the kitties. Hope they are zenned out and enjoying cat life today. It was cool for 2 days here and now the humidity is back like crazy. j We vote fur the love bug car bandana next.

  7. Oh the flowers. So beautiful.

    Your kitties are so precious. They do bring us such joy.

    Number 3 is my pick for next week.

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

  8. Fabulous roses and fabulous kitty pics too! Love Melvin's pic especially, but Smooch looks darling too. And Melvin, you've got pizzazz! I like Echinacea Dreams for next week.

  9. A Rave? I will be here! And the #4 Bandana for Melvyn and those two waiting on a sun spot...epic! The sun will show up simply because it can see them waiting on it! And Parsley, whew, you are handsome!

  10. Nice photos. Good to see Melvyn is a banana. XO

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

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


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