Friday, 19 December 2014

The Pet Parade Blog Hop #71 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Jan's Funny Farm & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou

WELCOME TO 

 

THE PET PARADE BLOG HOP!


Supurr Festive Friday Greetings Pawesome Furriends

it's less than a week to go til Catmass!



So today we thought we'd get our festivities ramped up a little and get our Catmass hats on fur your purrleasure :)


Don't furgett to check out yesterdays

http://picasion.com/gl/4162/

featuring 

 http://picasion.com/gl/416x/

from the infamous Da Tabbies O Trout Towne

Click here to read the pawesome interview


And before we go, we must apologise fur not getting our Tuesday Tails Post finished in time this week, the P.A. is supurr short staffed at work and it's seriously impeding on our blogging schedule, but rest assured we will be putting contingency strategies in place in the New Year!

 We hope mew all have a totally fabulous weekend!

Headbutts, purrs & kitty kisses

Basil & Co xox


>^.^<

Pet Parade- Animals are taking over. #PetBloggers grow and share with us! All posts get pinned

With our fabulous hosts Rascal & Rocco, and pawesome co-hosts Jan's Funny FarmersLove is Being Owned By A Husky and Barking From The Bayou so don't furget to visit them and see what exciting stuff they've all been up to this week, we know mew won't be disappointed!

To see this weeks

❤ FEATURED FAVORITE 

just pop over to:






Thursday, 18 December 2014

Thursday Frolicks ~ Cat of the Week!

Thursday Frolicks!

Greetings pawesome furriends

Welcome to our second



http://picasion.com/gl/4162/


featuring the pawesome


http://picasion.com/gl/416x/

from


http://picasion.com/gl/4193/





Many congratulations Boomer!!

And before we furget

By Speshal Order of the Mayor of Trout Towne

All BURDZ ARE BANNED

>^.^< 

So without further adieu here's what happened in the interview 

 Furstly can you tell us a little about yourself? i.e: how mew came to your current home, were mew a rescuee or adopted as a kitten or puppy, how old mew are,  what do mew like best about your living arrangements, etc…
      
 BOOMER BEE STREET WISE & TERNED IN HIZ PASS A PORT BOUT 15 YEERZ AGO, DAI$Y ARRIVED VIA HORSE DRAWN ROYAL CARRIAGE A CORDIN TA HER SELF & GRAM PAW DUDE, TUNA & SAUCE ALL BEE REZCUED FRUM DE REZ CUE PLACE… WHICH IZZA NICE REZ CUE… BUT WE WUZ STILL HAPPEE TA GET OUTTA DODGE SEW TA SPEEK ….EVEN THO WE DUE KNOT LIVE IN KANSAS LIKE TOTO
      
 Do mew have any fur-siblings and if so, can mew tell us about them?
    
TUNA & SAUCE BEE BROTHERZ IN LAW BUT KNOT BY MARRIAGE COZ GRAM PAW DUDE REE MANED A BACHERLORZ HIZ HOLE LIFE.  DAI$Y & BOOMER IZ BROTHER N SISTER BUT KNOT BY DE SAME PARENTS… EVEN THO WERD ON DE STREETS IZ DAI$YZ MOM BEE KINDA…LOOZE…SINZ HER MOM HAD …MANEE A FLING…AND MANEE A KITTEH…LIKE SHE HAD TWO …KITTEHZ THAT IZ…WE LOST TRAX OH DE FLINGZ
   
What is your most favourite thing?

 FISH

What is your most least favourite thing?

 BURDZ

 Do mew have any nicknames?

 YEZ WE DUE... N IT DEE PENDS ON DE MOOD OH DE FOOD SERVISS GURL... AZ TA WHAT THEY IZ

 Are you an indoor kitty or an exploratory outdoor enthusiast/adventurer?
  
 WE IZ A LOUD IN DE GARAGE IF YA WANNA CALL THAT DE GRATE OUT OH DOORZ …FRANK LEE WE DON’T THINK OH IT THAT WAY… BUT DE FOOD GURL DOEZ …COZ A CORDIN TWO HER… WE IZ KNOT A LOUD OUT… COZ OH... NASTEE NAYBORS, …….. 842,100 CARZ ON DE STREETZ….. AND COYOTEEEZ

Do mew have a special story to share?
  .
WE LOVE DE CAT IN DE HAT SEER EEZ

 What’s your favourite treat or most yummy nom?

RAINBOW TROUT, CHEEZE, PORK ROAST, DONUTS, BUTTER, SGHETTI, N WE GUESS CAT FOOD TWO

Tell us about a typical day in your life?
   
 ZZZZZZZZzzzzZzzzZZZZzzzzzZZZZZ

What’s the wurst thing mew’ve effur done? i.e: bringing live prey into the house and onto the pillow next to your sleeping hoomans as a speshul surprise, chewing/scratching the furniture/soft furnishings into oblivion, destroying something precious, digging the flowerbeds up, eating the car seat, yakking up on the new silk throw, yakking up everywhere apart from on the wooden floors etc…  [these are all things experienced by my P.A. at some point during her animal guardianship]

WE PLEED DE 5TH…A MEND MINT THAT IZ…KNOT LIQUORS

Where’s your favourite snooze spot?

  WE HAZ NEVER MEETED A NAP SPOT WE DINNA LIKE

 Do mew have any speshul skillz?  i.e: can open the tin of tuna while the hoomans are at work, escape artist, hiding, jumping, sleeping, playing, catching, fetching, supurr fast, etc…

WE CAN MAKE R FOODZ DIZ A PEER…JUST…LIKE…THAT…
   
 Are mew supurr creative? i.e:  Have mew written a book, created art, jewellery, etc? Purrlease share as much as mew’d like and photo’s/links too.

YES….WE OPENED DE …"ITZ ALL IN DE MINDS EYE"…ART GAL O REE…OH LITTER BOX 3 D ART…DE LAST WING WUZ REE CENT LEE OPENED ON JUNE 5, 2014 { BLOG ENTRÉE }

What’s your favourite time of year and why?

WHEN BASS TERD BURDZ FLY SOUTH
  
 Who do mew most admire?

  ST FRANCIS

 If mew could do absolutely anything, what would it be?
   
SEE THAT EVEREE SINGLE SOLITAREE PET LIVIN…EVER…..HADA FURTASTIC… FOR EVERS HOME …..FOR FOR EVERZ….
   
 Is there anything else mew’d like to share, that we haven’t asked?

 WHENZ LUNCH BRAKE !!!


AND BRAKE FUR LUNCH!

Anyone fur a rainbow trout buffet?




Mew can read their totally pawesome blog here:

da tabbies o trout towne


Furry many thanks fur Da Tabbies O Trout Towne fur joining us today, we've really enjoyed your company!


>^.^<

Well we sincerely hope mew've enjoyed our second installment of

Cat (or K9 or Bunny or Ferret etc...) of the Week

And if mew'd like to feature here, drop us a line at

deardrbasil (@) gmail.com

with Pet of the Week in the subject line

>^.^<

We'll be back tomorrow with our usual slot of

The Pet Parade Blog Hop

There's still time to join in this weeks hop by clicking the link

Pet Parade #70


We look forward to seeing mew on the morrow

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Pet Parade Blog Hop #70 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Jan's Funny Farm & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou

WELCOME TO 

 

THE PET PARADE BLOG HOP!


 Festive Friday Greetings Supurr Furriends



Here we are in week two of December sharing a Festive Snowman filled Winter Wonderland!

Stay warm furriends as the big chill is almost upon us.... brrrrrr...

If mew misssed yesterdays post, click here to check out


gif maker 

and not furgetting Lexi too, as


gif maker


and read their pawesome interview!

Well that's us done fur the week, but we're hoping to be back with more Tuesday Tails with another installment of

Basil ~ The Kitten Years

To catch up on the action thus far, here's the last 2 installments

Part I  &  Part 2

We hope mew all have a totally fabulous weekend!

Headbutts, purrs & kitty kisses

Basil & Co xox



>^.^<

Pet Parade- Animals are taking over. #PetBloggers grow and share with us! All posts get pinned

With our fabulous hosts Rascal & Rocco, and pawesome co-hosts Jan's Funny FarmersLove is Being Owned By A Husky and Barking From The Bayou so don't furget to visit them and see what exciting stuff they've all been up to this week, we know mew won't be disappointed!

To see this weeks

❤ FEATURED FAVORITE 

just pop over to:



Thursday, 11 December 2014

Thursday Frolicks ~ Cat of the Week!

Thursday Frolicks!

Greetings pawesome furriends

Welcome to our furry furst


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http://picasion.com/gl/3YBJ/





Many concatulations Dezi on being our furry furst Cat of the week

and we're sure our pawesome readers will just love your amazing interview!

Furstly can you tell us a little about yourself? 
Me came to live with mommy and sis Lexi when me was about 3 weeks old. An irresponsible breeder got turned in to da shelter for having sickly kitties and a rescue went and snatched me and meez litter up. There was 11 of us and me was da "runt". The rescue organizer knew mommy had just lost a kitty to death and had wanted a Ragdoll so she called mommy up and mommy came running. Okay, she drove, but she probably sped all the way. And me picked her out the minute me saw her. Me was ging home with her one way or another. The rest as they say is history. 

      Do mew have any fur-siblings and if so, can mew tell us about them? 
      Sis Lexi was the resident cat when me got here. She's an Egyptian Mau and was rescued by mommy when she was only 15 minutes old. To say she didn't like me at first would be putting it mildly. She tried splatting me, screaming at me, hissing at me and ignoring me; but me was just too stubborn and kept coming back for more. Now we're the bestest friends ever. She's a great teacher, you know we're Service Cats. Not to be mistaken with Therapy cats, as we have special training and work to help mommy continue to live independently. Sis Lexi is 15 years old and still acts like a youngster sometimes. which of course makes mommy smile and be very happy. 

      What is your most favourite thing?
Meez most favorite thing is sitting in mommy's lap cuddling. After that it would be playing and then freeze dried chicken treats.

      What is your most least favourite thing?
Meez least favorite thing is the apartment manager where we live. She's pretty mean to mommy, so me has to give her the Hiss of disapproval. 

Do mew have any nicknames?
Mommy sez me has lots of nicknames. Dezi is the first. Meez name is really Deztinee Izabella High. (mommy likes to spell things differently than the rest of the world.) And she also calls me Izzy, Punkin Pie, Sugar Bear, Blue eyed Angel, Honey, Darlin', and lots more.

Are you an indoor kitty or an exploratory outdoor enthusiast/adventurer?
Meez an indoor only kitty and so is Lexi. Altho' me gets to go most everywhere with mommy. Me rides in the stroller that one of our pawsum facebook aunties gave us. And sometimes mommy takes us out for a stroll just because. Lexi and me love it. We get to smell the outdoors and see all the sites while being safely kept away from danger and prying kid hands. MOL

      Do mew have a special story to share?
Well as Service cats our typical day starts right away when mommy wakes up. We give her a massage (kneading) to get her blood circulating and then one of us drives her in the wheelchair (cause she can't move or feel her extremities) to the bathroom and then the kitchen to get our breakfast. Me keeps a close eye on her cause she passes out and me has to warn her to sit down so she doesn't fall and hurt herself. When me first came to live with mommy me started alerting right away. Mommy didn't know that's what I was doing at first, but she quickly learned and now she relies on meez warnings. Me gets a feeling me can't really explain, but me knows it means mommy's going to pass out, and me starts patting on mommy and meowing and turning round and round. Mommy calls it a dance, but it means she needs to sit down and relax a while.

What’s the wurst thing mew’ve effur done?
Mommy says Lexi and me are really good kitties and don't really act out, so we don't do a lot of things that typical kitties do. The worst thing me ever did? Hmmmm......Well it's probably a tie between answering the phone and taking it to mommy while she was sitting on the potty and the time when me drove mommy and me in the wheelchair off the sidewalk and dumped us in the snow. Not fun me tells ya', not fun at all. That white powdery stuff is pawful and cold. Me doesn't like snow at all to this day. MOL

      Where’s your favourite snooze spot? 
Me loves to nap in mommy's lap, but when it's bedtime meez favorite place is on the bed right next to mommy.

      Do mew have a speshul toy, if so can mew tell us about it?
We got a Cat's Meow last year for Christmas and me thought that was the greatest toy ever, until we got a Yeowww nip nana. And OMC that is the most pawsumest toy ever!!! We like it so much we have 2 of them. Mommy didn't want us fighting over who got to play with it, so we have one each. Although we have both been known to hog both of them. MOL Well, no kitties names on 'em. MOL


Do mew have any speshul skillz?  
 Part of meez duties as a Service cat include driving mommy's wheelchair, giving her a massage, being able to dial 911, and take mommy the phone. These are just a few of the things me does for mommy.

Are mew supurr creative? 
Everybody keeps telling us we ought to write a book, so next year mommy said we were going to work on that and crank out our very own book. Me hopes mommy remembers to call it Dezi's World. After all, it's my world and all the rest of you are just living in it. MOL

 What’s your favourite time of year and why?
 Me loves Christmas and the holidays in general cause that's when me hit the jackpot and found  mommy. But me does purrfur the summer cause we get to go out for strolls more.

      Who do mew most admire?
Me most admires meez sis Lexi cause she's a pawsome kitty. She's still going strong at 15 and is such a great help to mommy. She's an amazing teacher and the best sisfur any kitty could ask for.

      If mew could do absolutely anything, what would it be?
If me could do anything in the world.......me wouldn't change a thing. Meez doing exactly what me wants to do and loves to do right now. Meez got a PAWSUM Life and couldn't ask for more. Well me could, but me wouldn't really need it. 

      Is there anything else mew’d like to share, that we haven’t asked?
We wish that we lived in a world where there was no need for rescues or shelters because all animals had wonderful loving forever homes like me has. And we wish that more people were as wonderful and loving as those we've met since being in social media. We also wish that more people would be responsible and spay/neuter their family pets and adopt instead of  buy. We are so fortunate to find our mommy and find our way into social media and the hearts of so many. We are so humbled by the love and generosity, support and friendships we have made, and will forever be grateful for each and everyone we've met and never met but share in our lives each day. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be interviewed by you. We so love you and your family and are blessed to be your friends.

Yours Truly

Deztinee Izabella (Dezi)

Mew can connect with Dezi here:





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Furry many thanks to Dezi and not furgetting Lexi, for being here today and sharing their furry special lives with us, thank mew so much, mew guys are just so pawesome and an inspiration to us all!



Well we sincerely hope mew've enjoyed our furst installment of

Cat (or K9 or Bunny or Ferret etc...) of the Week

And if mew'd like to feature here, drop us a line at

deardrbasil (@) gmail.com

with Pet of the Week in the subject line

>^.^<

We'll be back tomorrow with our usual slot of

The Pet Parade Blog Hop

There's still time to join in this weeks hop by clicking the link

Pet Parade #69


We look forward to seeing mew on the morrow

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox


Friday, 5 December 2014

The Pet Parade Blog Hop #69 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Jan's Funny Farm & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou

WELCOME TO 

 

THE PET PARADE BLOG HOP!


 Festive Friday Greetings Supurr Furriends



Welcome to the first Pet Parade in December, and as were on the Catmass countdown we'll be featuring a different festive collage effuryweek fur your purrleasure.

This weeks has a yummy candy cane vibe happening! MOL

 In other mews we already have a truly stellar line up fur the next few weeks on our new weekly feature

Cat or K9 of the Week

To find out more or to join in click here

We'd better get back to the grind stone as there's so much to prepare, so we hope mew all have a totally marvellous weekend and we'll see mew bright and breezy next week!

Headbutts, purrs & kitty kisses

Basil & Co xox

>^.^<

Pet Parade- Animals are taking over. #PetBloggers grow and share with us! All posts get pinned

With our fabulous hosts Rascal & Rocco, and pawesome co-hosts Jan's Funny FarmersLove is Being Owned By A Husky and Barking From The Bayou so don't furget to visit them and see what exciting stuff they've all been up to this week, we know mew won't be disappointed!

To see this weeks

❤ FEATURED FAVORITE 

just pop over to:

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Thursday Frolicks ~ Cat or K9 of the Week!


Thursday Frolicks!

Greetings pawesome furriends

Me and the rest of the clan had a little pow wow the other day, well a committee meeting if mew want to get all politically correct... anyhoo we had this little get together and decided that we should get a new regular feature happening as we've sadly been slipping and not keeping up with our blogging duties as propurr kitties should.

So we decided that we'd like to feature mew, our pawesome furriends on the blog as 


http://picasion.com/gl/3Wo2/



 with a photo and a little interview if any of mew would be interested?

Here's a sample of the glorious supurr mega prestigious frame mew get your fabulous photo in... and  mew get the sparkly text too! MOL




And fur our pawesome Canine furriends too, if mew want to take part it'll be, of course: 


http://picasion.com/gl/3WoT/




This is Sally, the Patterdale Terrier ~ a most fetching senior model fur sure 

>^.^<

We'll even send mew a copy of your photo with the week mew were featured as Cat or K9 of the Week to share on your blog or wherever.... how can mew resist?

Something that looks like this  ~ obviously I won't be in it! MOL

>^.^<

So if any of mew pawesome kitties or K9's would like to be our furst Cat/K9 of the Week, drop us an email at:

deardrbasil (@) gmail.com 

with either Cat or K9 of the week in the subject line


And we'll send mew a word doc with effurything mew need to know.

Now don't be shy or bashful or hesitant, step up and take that crown, its yours fur the asking because mew know you're so fabulous!

So there mew have it, with your purrticipation we can have a new regular feature on the blog and get to know our supurr furriends a little better, what could be more purrfect.

Bestest Thursday purrs

Basil & Co xox


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Wordy On Wednesday ~ City of Remarkable Kitties ~ Cat Portraits

Wordy On Wednesday

Many Salutations Pawseome Furriends

Today I'm delighted to share my blog with

Allegra Ashley

and her 

City of Remarkable Kitties

Allegra is a very talented artist who creates the most delightful and very colourful cat portraits, as mew can see below
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Allegra's Story:

I'm a single mom from Miami, FL. I spent my teen years in foster care because I'm a child abuse survivor.

My primary entertainment during my teens was drawing, painting and decorating t shirts. I sold my crafts to the adults at the group home to earn spending money for Prince and Madonna tapes.

When I turned 18, I went to a private art college thanks to grants and loans. I studied fashion design but found that I liked drawing the fashion illustrations more than making the actual garments. I dropped out after realizing that I was more of an artist than a seamstress.

When I left college, my roommate and I divided up our 5 stray cats, and I took my two cats to live with me at a hotel on Miami Beach, where a stripper who was moving out gave me a third cat. My cats liked to pose and I would sketch them in my free time.

I met my musician ex boyfriend on Miami Beach while I was working at a nightclub. We lived together for 12 years and we have a daughter together.

When my daughter was little, I didn't want to leave her in child care, so I began selling on eBay in 2001 so that I could be home to take care of my daughter and bring in an income for my family. I used to sell items from my own collections but a friend of mine suggested selling my cat sketches. When those sold, I got hooked on selling my art online.

My daughter had a project in junior high school where she wrote a children's book about a city entirely populated by cats.

She wrote the text and I drew the illustrations. That inspired the series of ACEO art cards that I currently sell on eBay called City of Remarkable Kitties or C.O.R.K. 

This is the link to my eBay profile where I currently have cat art listed for auction.


This is the Pinterest board where I archive all the cats in the series to remember them and show my past work.


This is my cat related Twitter account where I share my cat art.



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Allegra and her daughter



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Stefano and his Dragon

>^.^<

If mew are interested in any of Allegra's work, please feel free to contact her or check out her galleries on Pinterest or Ebay and don't furget to follow her for all the latest news on Twitter too!   

I'm sure they'd make the purrfect Catmass Gift fur anyone.

Furry many thanks to Allegra fur being here with us today and sharing her totally pawesome artistic skillz and we wish her much success with her marvellous

City of Remarkable Kitties

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another feature post fur mew, until then

Happiest purrs

Basil xox


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