Thursday, 19 October 2017

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells A workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #23 & Starring Some Flying Nuts

Welcome to


Puzzling greetings my wunderpurr pals

Welcome to another fabulous Thursday on the blog.

So my supurr smart buddy's, mew know that diet plays a furry impawtante role in maintaining the integrity of your little grey cells.  Mew need a balanced diet and sound nutrition to help stave off stupidity or errant mind-slippage, and just the other day I was talking with young Fudge about the dangers of drugs and how they severely reduce the size of your brain-smartz with prolonged usage.  

Not 10 minutes later did I see the heathen eating some more catnip fresh out of the garden - no wunder his I.Q. is 2 and a little bit. [And I thought Smooch's was bad at 2.91333 recurring]

I just had to save him from that catnip demon and help him retain the few brain cells he still has!

"Eat the nuts," I said, "not the nip!"



Then the nuts went flying. Parsley just looked on in total bemusement and said, "Dude, he's a nip-fiend fur sure, mew need to tell the P.A. to dig that nip up and move it!"  

All I can say is, just another day at BIONICBASIL HQ! MOL

FYI We're still suffering from tech issues regarding making the crosswurds, so at the moment we're just going to share the wurdsearches.  Thank mew fur your understanding.


If mew feel the need to catch up on any of the previous puzzles, here's the links:

To see our previous crosswurds, wurdsearches & answers click here:

It's time to get those little grey cells wurking...
[just right click to save the wurdsearch to your 'puter or print it off.] 


A quick reminder before we go... don't furget to join in the supurr Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop which is hosted by Brian's Home

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Until tomorrow...

Keep Calm

and


Puzzle On


Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #47 featuring Cats Can't Shoot: A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir

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With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Welcome to another wunderpurr Wednesday on the blog.  I'm so excited as my supurr exclusive Crotchety Cougars Red Bonnet arrived on Monday from 15andMeowing - now this is such a great honour as mew can't join The Crotchety Cougars Club until mew are 15, which as of next Tuesday I will be, but appurrently until then I'm not allowed to see, touch, wear or even sniff my new bonnet on the P.A. orders.  

She said and I quote, "Amber it's not your birthday for another six days, you have to wait!"

"PHOOOOEY!"  I harrumphed and stomped off to my library in sheer disgust.

But let me tell me I will get to sneak a peek in that envelope when the Tyrannical Overlord aka the P.A. isn't looking! MOL 


Oh and moving on now, mew remember that we're on the Halloween Trail of Spooky Weirdness throughout this month and today I'm sharing another picture the P.A. took on October's full moon while she was stood in the courtyard.  It's not as creepy as last weeks but still....


OMC what's that blue thing above the clouds?  And it's purretty big... EEEEEEK...  It wasn't in the previous pictures either, as the P.A. always takes 2 or 3 of the same thing - don't ask why, I don't know, she's just a bit nutz! MOL

And no it wasn't a satellite, or a plane, or a helicopter, or a radio-active wurm, or even a big glowy blue-burd!

Idea's anyone?

While mew ponder on the mystery of the blue orb, I think it's time fur this weeks book, so lets hop to it...




This week I'm sharing



Cats Can't Shoot 


A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir 


by


Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:

When Pru Marlowe gets the call that there's been a cat shooting, she's furious. Animal brutality is the one thing that this tough animal psychic won't stand for, and in her role as a behaviorist she's determined to care for the traumatized pet. But when Pru finds out that the cat "did" the shooting - accidentally setting off a rare dueling pistol - she realizes something else is going on. 

Could the white Persian really have killed her owner - or did the whole bloody mess have something to do with that pricey collectible? With the white cat turning a deaf ear to her questions, Pru must tune in to Beauville's other pampered residents - from the dead man's elite social set to their equally spoiled pets - and learn the truth before her ex, a former New York cop, gets too close. 

In a world where value is determined by a price tag, only Pru Marlowe and her trusty tabby Wallis can figure out if this was a case of feline felony - or if some human has set the Persian up to be the ultimate cat's paw.

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Cats Can't Shoot is the furst in the Pru Marlowe Pet Mystery Series and it didn't disappoint at all.  Pru can read the minds of animals, which is a gift I wish the P.A. had then she'd know exactly what I want and when I want it without me having to find her and tell her in purrson! MOL

But seriously this book has it all, suspense, drama, really good characters, a nice plot to lead mew along and keep turning those pages or in my case binge listening.

Pru's cat Wallace is a great character and I'm hoping as the series progresses becomes more front and centre, and it's read by one of my favourite narrators too, Tavia Gilbert.

If mew haven't read or listened to this, I really think mew should, mew won't be disappointed.

Audio: 8 hrs 38 mins    

Hardcover: 267 pages 

  • Publisher:  Poisoned Pen Press (3 April 2012)

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The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:




Ratings of:

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I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew.

 Next week I'll be doing Wordy on Wednesday on Tuesday as it's my BIRTHDAY - WOOOO HOOOOO!

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox


Monday, 16 October 2017

Colouring with Cats #37 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays


Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Well we had the most beautiful weather offur the weekend, 21C + and that's unheard of normally fur this time of year but apparently there's a bit of a hurricane headed our way in the next day or so.  Nothing like the scale of the US and Caribbean, but appurrently it's going to get purretty windy so we made the most of our outside time before it all goes south!

So let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

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 Anyhoo we decided to do a bit of Om-ing in nature at the weekend.

Fudge and Smooch starting off relatively normal... that didn't last long! MOL




Parsley was walking the blue brick road, as was Pandora.  Smooch was getting thoroughly grounded in the dirt, Fudge well he's just a heathen so he bombed around the garden at supurr zoomie speed while Amber and I offursaw all the proceedings! MOL 

All in all mew can't beat a furmilly excursion!

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If mew have missed any of the previous mandala's and feel the need to binge colour, here's the links:

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, unless otherwise stated.


So without further adieu here's this weeks mandala.

Just right click the image to save and print it...

And here's our finished version...


The P.A. got a bit of a neon vibe happening this week with her gel pens! MOL

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If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to upload it to our Facebook page at:

as we'd really, really love to see your finished mandalas. 



Don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Books One & Two here, if mew haven't already done so:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslT3d1bXBFOVp3SXc/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslVXdzUDhiYnNLdE0/view?usp=sharing
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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when Amber is back sharing this weeks top book pick!

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox





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