August 2015 [Updated September 2017] ... Finally we've gotten around to doing an about us page, and after nearly 120,000 page views some of The Heathen Hoard thought it was a moot point, a bit like after the horse has bolted but I said, "Look mew lot, we make new pawesome furriends effury week, and they have no clue about us!"
So after a little more debate, they conceded that I was right and basically, they weren't! MOL
Humphrey and Miss Mildred [OTRB January 2009] were the furst to arrive in February 2000, closely followed by Snowie and Posie in April of the same year. Amber was next in May 2002 aftur her previous peeps decided a new leather sofa was better than a cat ???? I, Basil was next to arrive in May 2004 aftur having four homes in two years.
Then there was a long pause before Smoochie arrived in November 2012, he was a feral at the P.A.'s wurk that she was feeding, he furry sadly got hit by a car and the P.A. brought him home after his surgery. And finally young Parsley arrived in September 2014.
Fudge and Pandora arrived in Spring 2017.
Meet The B Team
Birthday: 1st June
Star Sign: Gemini
Likes: Catnip - Mice - Prawns - Most Things
Dislikes: Not furry much
Adopted age 2
Updated: Basil furry sadly departed offur the RB in 2018 aged 16, but he will still be furry active here on the blog thanks to Humphrey's ingenious EMD ~ Earth Me Device, which will enable Basil to stay with us fureffur - how pawesome is that? Epically so!
Age: 14 & 3 quarters
Birthday: 24th October
Star Sign: Scorpio
Likes: Sleeping - Being Brushed - Being Alone
Dislikes: Effuryone she doesn't know
Adopted age 7 months
And now a memfur of..
Birthday: 1st May
Star Sign: Taurus
Likes: Smooching - Licking Effurypurrdy - Sharing The Love
Dislikes: Not enough smooching
Previously Feral kitten at the P.A.'s wurk, tamed and homed
Birthday: 31st August
Star Sign: Virgo
Likes: Being outside - Snuggles - The Laser Toy
Dislikes: Not going outside
Adopted age 2
Meet The Newbies 2017
Birthday: 18th September
Star Sign: Virgo
Likes: Talking and wailing whilst carrying her toys around the house, going outside
Dislikes: Being picked up fur too long
Adopted age 1 year 6 months
Age: 1 year 3 months [the baby]
Birthday: 21st June
Star Sign: Cancer
Likes: Water:- taps, puddles, ponds, buckets, the shower, the bath, the sink etc... love's it!
Dislikes: Not being able to go outside, wearing a collar when he does go outside
Adopted age 9 months
Our Special Rainbow Bridge Kitties, or as we call them...
Age: 17 & 3 quarters
Birthday: 24th July
Star Sign: Leo
Over The Rainbow Bridge: 17th April 2017
Likes: Eating & Sleeping [in that order]
Dislikes: Not being fed
Adopted age 8 months
Age: 18 & a half
Birthday: 17th December
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Over The Rainbow Bridge: 18th April 2017
Likes: His Uncle John from next door
Dislikes: Effurypurdy Else
Adopted age 1
Age: 18 [would have been now]
Birthday: 30th June
Star Sign: Cancer
Over The Rainbow Bridge: 22nd April 2015
Liked: Dreamies - Napping - Being Spoilt
Disliked: Being Picked up
Adopted age 8 months
Our fabulous Cloud Oppuratives always join us fur a our annual Summer Blockbuster.
So as mew can see, where a bunch of supurr diverse characters which makes fur a furry interesting home-life [MOL] but generally effurypurdy gets along just fine. There's an occasional spat, hiss, and swipe, but that's purrfectly normally in a large furmilly.
Our P.A. [Purrsonal Assistant] Cathrine [Another Cat] and Dad look after all our needs and wants, making sure we're all loved, and well taken care of, so what more could we ask fur!
We've been blogging fur 5 years and have made some truly pawesome furriends along the way. We try to be as unique as we can sharing our many adventures with mew on a weekly basis. Effury year we'll have a mega adventure and the story can take between 10 - 16 blog posts to come to fruition as suspense is our middle name.
Here's our current list of epically epic adventures:
2017 The Last Big Jolly
2016-17 Fast, Furry and Dangerous
2016 Pirate Q&A ~The Secrets of The Voyages of Captain Basil Revealed
2015-16 The Extraordinary Adventures of Captain Basil Blackheart
2015 The Curse of The Klepto Bunny
2014 The Pink Flamingo Saga
The above stories are all being turned in novellas fur 2019, so once they're ready in book form we'll let mew know!
We also participate in many blog hops throughout the week and co-host the Pet Parade with The Dash Kitten Crew & Barking From The Bayou.
The P.A. also makes the banners fur the Pet Parade and mew can see them here.
We also feature Brain Training, Book Reviews, Colouring With Cats, Pet Peeves, Crafting With Cats and a whole host of other things too, so there's something fur effurypurrdy. And we're developing new posts and content all the time to keep mew entertained.
Our P.A. also writes children's and young adult novels when she has time, she is also a jewellery designer, artist and generally loves making/creating stuff. She's a little eccentric [MOL- yeah it's true] and her love of all things creative is what keeps our blog fresh and fun with lots of new content weekly.
We also raise funds fur The Burton Joyce Cat Rescue, where most of us came from and in 2016-2017 Parsley's Time Travelling Bobble Hat went on tour around the globe and we we're able to raise £150.00 which was epic as Parsley and Smoochie donated £1 each fur effurytime the Bobble Hat was featured. Thank mew to all who purrticpated and donated, Brenda; the luffley lady who started the rescue many years ago was absolutely delighted when we gave her the cheque this summer .
We are thinking of a new fund-raiser fur 2018/19 and will obviously let mew know when we've thought of something really fun.
We are also staunch advo-cats of
So if mew're thinking of adding a fabulous feline or two, or maybe three to your family, please check your local rescues and shelters furst, as we know there's the purrfect kitty fur mew in one of them!
We were finalists in Vuelios Best Pet Blog award category fur 2018
We're also listed in Vuelios Top 10 UK Pet Blogs fur 2017 at #5 and in 2018 we're the #2 Pet Blog in the UK, which we think is epically epic.
Effury now and then we get asked to do a sponsored post or a product review etc... which is great fun!
FYI: Even though we have been given item/s free of charge for a review, our reviews are completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s.
We have been furry lucky in the fact that with our sponsored posts and product reviews, we have been given full artistic license to make them fit with our blog and our style of writing, which is also furry important to us as we are all highly individual kitties who express ourselves in a certain way and this is something we won't be compromised on.
So if mew'd like us to do a product review or a sponsored post, that's great and we'd love to help, in our own style of course! MOL
We also like feature guest posts, cat literature - well anything feline really fur that matter, so if any of mew have something to say or would like to share with our readers, drop us a line.
Well that's about it fur now, if there's anything mew'd like to know purrlease feel free to leave us a comment or email us via the contact form on the left-hand side bar.
Oh and before we furget, we do love, more than we could effur express all the comments that our pawesome furriends, readers and subscribers from all over the world leave us and we do try to respond to as many as possible, although sometimes the P.A. doesn't have as much time as we'd like fur this [as she runs her own business as well as the blog], so just know that we cherish effury word mew write!
Mew can also follow us here, we'd really love it if mew do:
Yours fur-effur purring
Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox
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