Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Am I all White? MOL

The 'White Stuff'  

A collection of pictures featuring yours truly....







I hope you've enjoyed my arty White Stuff Post

Bestest Meows and purrs

Basil



Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil Widdairs ~ Got a Pet Peeve? Ask me...



Welcome to the 'Saturday Solution'
with
Dr Basil Widdairs


Ph.D. in Kitteh Psychology  
BSc (Hons) Headology  
Psy.D. Furry Logic
 MS. Fuzzy Logic
MA. Common Sense


 



My other Professional Credits include:

NOM Master
Snoozy Savant
Purr Master
AdvoCat of T.L. Treatment
Touchy Feely Therapy or T.F.T
Purrfume Aroma Treatment or P.A.T

Dr Basil ~ helping mew to solve all your Pet Peeves, Purrsonal Problems and Desperate Dilemmas, no matter how great or small they may be.

I use only the very latest techniques, some of which I have developed myself over my long and esteemed career, which include:

 Purr Therapy ~ For Uptight and Particularly Stressed Kittehs 

Nom Zen ~The Art of Nomming in Total Tranquility 

ZZZ's Snooze Sensation ~ Including Mewsical CatNap Sessions tailored to your purrsonal requirements

YogiCat Meditation ~ Stretches and Breathing Techniques for the Severely Stressed & Overworked

Intense CatNip Therapy ~ This treatment speaks for itself (I find it very beneficial)

I am also an AdvoCat of Tough Love coupled with a healthy dose of common kitteh sense

Purrfume Aroma Treatment ~ A Sensory Smelling Session S.S.S. to calm and soothe with highly aromatic blends of specially selected scents

To help you release all your stresses and worries just drop by my new clinic held here every Saturday or, alternatively email me your problem and I'll answer here, if mew require to remain anonymous or anon, purrlease include that in your email. 


Mew can contact me directly at the following address:

DearDrBasil (at) gmail (dot) com

So come and sit on my supurr comfy couch, relax, breath deeply and tell me of your troubles, as I'm ready, willing and able to help...



 
Here is another one of my latest cases:

(Via email)


Dear Dr. Basil
Purrlease help as I have a despurrate dilemma, my hooman has just announced that we are moving from our nice cosy city apartment into a - House with a garden in the middle of nowheresville.  Now while all this might sound peachy, I’m a city cat, not a country cat.  I don’t do outdoors, the most outdoorsy thing I do is sit on the window ledge and watch the pigeons that sit on the sill or fire escape.  
How can I stop this monstrous moving event from taking place?  He says it will be good for me, that I’ll be able to go outside on my own (ON MY OWN – if mew purrlease  - with NO chaperone in all that green stuff!) and explore the wilderness of the garden, getting up close and far too purrsonal with nature and all its beasties, bugs and beings previously unknown to me.  As mew can tell I’m not an adventurous type, the most adventure I’ve ever encountered was watching the National Geographic Channel on TV and that was way too much for me!  Help me I DON’T DO OUTSIDE!
He's even been taunting me with photo's of the new place!!!
Yours beyond despurrate
Pinxton Pieface
(Address withheld)

This is my Expert Reply  
Notice how I use the colour green to instil calm and invoke soothing sensations associated with nature and the great outdoors thereby sending a positive message that GREEN IS GOOD!

Dear Pinxton
My goodness, mew have got your fur in a flap. Purrlease take a deep breath and calm yourself.  Mew have to get a grip as short of a miracle mew will be moving!  So rather than living in denial I am offering mew hope and a way to cope with this experience that is being pushed at mew faster than hurricane of hungry hounds.
In my expert opinion mew are suffering from an acute case of:  F.O.T.G.O.D. (Or Fear of the Great OutDoors.)  This is not unusual or unheard of in City Kitties who have never experienced actual outside or nature up close and purrsonal.  While it may seem rather overwhelming and distressing right now, I can assure mew that there is nothing to be scared of, apart from the larger predators, but where mew will be moving to these won’t be present in your nice safe garden, so mew can put that thought right out of your furry little brainbox.
I have been living in the countryside for many years now and find it to be most harmonious and rather exhilarating at times, it's very Yin and Yang. However while mew are feeling overtly distressed and anxious I recommend the following to help alleviate your concerns, as your hooman is going to be taking mew whether mew like it or not.
Here’s my plan of recommendation prior to the move:
1.     In the first instance, gently increase your exposure to Nature via the TV or full colour magazines.  Start out small only a few minutes a day until mew feel able to handle more.

2.     Whilst sitting on the magazines imagine mew are immersing yourself in the picture, feel the wind ruffle your fur, hear the trees rustling, listen to the birds singing, feel the sun warming your fur, the bees are buzzing and mew are right there, in it and also watching it all safe and sound from your living room. This is Nature by Osmosis – N.B.O.  Remember mew are in a safe environment, and mew are in control at all times.  If mew feel uncomfortable at any time just stop and try again later.

3.      As mew feel more confident increase the amount of time mew watch nature programmes or just sit on nature.  Let your imagination wander further, see yourself interacting with the flora and fauna, climb the tree, flex your claws this is your new scratching post, use it and really feel the sensations of the bark under your claws.  Chase that leaf that just fluttered down from the tree, take a big leap of faith and launch yourself towards the Flutterby, chirrup at the birdies up in the trees and hear the small rodents scurrying about in the thick undergrowth.  Mew see there is nothing to be anxious about: - Keep breathing deeply and repeat the mantra: - All is fuzzy, warm and fluffy in my world – because it is.

Once mew feel comfortable with steps 1 to 3 we can move on to the final stage.

4.     Now this step is for after mew have moved residences and are feeling confident in your new surroundings.  Mew have still been doing Steps 1 through 3 on a daily basis after the move along with the breathing exercises and the mantra in Step 3 – All is fuzzy, warm and fluffy in my world.  This is where you go:  F.AT.I. or Full and Total Immersion. 

F.A.T.I.  means actual outside - I want mew to do this with your hooman present until mew feel at ease in your new outdoor surroundings.  If mew have a house with a porch, I suggest mew start there and slowly increase your exposure to nature one paw at a time.  If at any time mew feel anxious, nervous, overwhelmed or feel any kind of fear at all, I want mew to close your eyes immediately and visualise yourself sitting back on the magazine just picturing that mew are back in your apartment safe and sound, while concentrating on your breathing.  Once mew feel sufficiently calm, open your eyes again and see how mew feel.  If mew feel no better, return indoors and try again tomorrow.

Going full on F.A.T.I . is a huge step and will take some time, but if mew keep trying  mew will soon find out that nature is NICE and mew will wonder what all the fuss was about.
Pinxton, I do hope that The Saturday Solution has helped mew, and if mew need any further consultations, purrlease don't hesitate to MEOW me!
Yours most sincerely
Dr. Basil
@ The Saturday Solution Clinic T.M.

 
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If mew can relate to this problem or feel that mew are in need of any assistance purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr Basil.... or email me directly and I'll get back to mew.

Thank mew all for joining me today on The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil, and if you've missed this session don't forget that I'll be back next week with another open clinic and case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ MS ~ MA



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Copyright and All Rights Reserved @ Dr. Basil The Saturday Solution

 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Meowbify ~ Cats Taking Over The World!

Cat's Taking Over the World

Look into my eyes, are mew mesmerised?

After purrusing the Interwebs looking fur something fun and Kitteh inspired to tantalise your fuzzy feline tastebuds with, I came across this pawesome website:


Meowbify turns any Interwebs Site into a Total Kitteh Furriendly Submersion Experience or TKFSE for short.

Cats and Kittehs can now take over the World one Interwebs Site at a time!

  The suppurr genius's at Meowbify have concocted a most cunning and crafty way of transposing photo's and animations of fabulous kittehs onto the site of your choosing.

Muwahahahahahahaaaaa!

(That's my mostest evilest or ebil laugh BTW!)

I even tried it out on my Purrsonal Assistants, Ms. Garnell's Home Page and here's the result!

Muwahahahahahahaaaaa!




To see what it normally looks like ~ go here:


I hope you've enjoyed today's post and don't forget to 'Follow Me' so you don't miss out on any future posts.  I have several Follow options available including: GFC, Networked Blogs, Linky and E-Mail, just fur your added convenience.

Bestest Meows and Purrs

Basil

(Only One Click Away From World Domination ~ Muwahahahahahahaaaaa!)


Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil Widdairs

Welcome to the 'Saturday Solution'
with
Dr Basil Widdairs



Ph.D. in Kitteh Psychology  
BSc (Hons) Headology  
Psy.D. Furry Logic
 MS. Fuzzy Logic
MA. Common Sense


 
My other Professional Credits include:

NOM Master
Snoozy Savant
Purr Master
AdvoCat of T.L. Treatment
Touchy Feely Therapy or T.F.T
Purrfume Aroma Treatment or P.A.T

Dr Basil ~ helping mew to solve all your Pet Peeves, Purrsonal Problems and Desperate Dilemmas, no matter how great or small they may be.

I use only the very latest techniques, some of which I have developed myself over my long and esteemed career, which include:

 Purr Therapy ~ For Uptight and Particularly Stressed Kittehs 

Nom Zen ~The Art of Nomming in Total Tranquility 

ZZZ's Snooze Sensation ~ Including Mewsical CatNap Sessions tailored to your purrsonal requirements

YogiCat Meditation ~ Stretches and Breathing Techniques for the Severely Stressed & Overworked

Intense CatNip Therapy ~ This treatment speaks for itself (I find it very beneficial)

I am also an AdvoCat of Tough Love coupled with a healthy dose of common kitteh sense

Purrfume Aroma Treatment ~ A Sensory Smelling Session S.S.S. to calm and soothe with highly aromatic blends of specially selected scents

To help you release all your stresses and worries just drop by my new clinic held here every Saturday or, alternatively email me your problem and I'll answer here, if mew require to remain anonymous or anon, purrlease include that in your email. 


Mew can contact me directly at the following address:

DearDrBasil (at) gmail (dot) com

So come and sit on my supurr comfy couch, relax, breath deeply and tell me of your troubles, as I'm ready, willing and able to help...




This is one of my latest cases via email:


Dear Dr Basil,

Purrlease can mew help me?  I'm despurrate!  I'm an only cat and my hooman has gone and got herself a boyfriend (the absolute nerve of it!) and this is severely cutting into 'my time' and 'my purrsonal needs' ~ what should I do?

Yours having nearly lost all hope of ever regaining the upper paw and getting rid of this usurper and interloper once and fur all!

Kevin GingerChops
Mew York City
USA

This is my Expert Reply

(Notice how I use a calming blue text colour to sooth Kevins frayed furry nerves)


Dear Kevin

I hear what mew are saying and this is not an uncommon problem, hooman gets new hooman furriend, new relationship interferes and upsets the dynamic and status quo in the previously purrfect home environment. Your fur is severely ruffled, pat's are on ration and your zen harmonies have been shamelessly disharmonied.

Mew are obviously furry upset by this 'interloper' as mew call him and what a fitting description.  So first we must address the root cause of your hooman feeling the need to get a new furriend, have you been neglecting your duties as Cat of the House?  If so then we need to delve deeper, but if not, I recommend this course of action to help take back your purrsonal power or P.P.:

1.   When hooman and interloper are together always make sure you get on your hoomans knee and put bottom end towards interloper, stretch up with bottom always facing interloper, make a big show of it.

2.   If they are engaging in any type of hooman bonding sit there for a few moments and use your most intense penetrating stare.  When they realise they are being watched, take this as your cue to get in-between them and settle down on your hooman purring as noisily as mew can - DO NOT hesitate - Keeping yourself stationed firmly and resolutely between them.

3.   When they are eating always go for the interlopers plate, sit on table and edge closer until mew are within striking distance, lunge and grab whatever is nearest on the plate (Do not ever take steaming hot food and make sure that's it's not spicy hot either, using the Spicy Smell Test.) If all is fine to proceed - Nom on it really loudly, if what you grabbed is not to your liking spit it out and walk off in utter distaste, showing him your rear end. 

4.   If the interloper ever makes any sudden movements towards mew, cry out like he's hurt mew and cry very loudly so your hooman hears, flop on your side and pretend to injured. Your hooman should start to doubt the motives of her new furriend if you do this enough.

5.  When the interloper tries to be nice towards mew and wants to pat you, hiss, screech and wail, hackles up, back arched, tail brushed out as big as you can make it and then bounce very gently up and down on your paws, like he's an evil scary monster.  This will also make your hooman question the interlopers intentions further.

6.   Always sleep on the pillow the interloper likes, even if this is not your usual 'Z Spot' make it yours for the duration of this campaign. If the interloper tries to remove you, flick your claws out and cling on to everything: Bed Covers, Duvets, Blankets or whatever and don't forget to cry out loudly, as if in acute pain. At this point, if done correctly, your hooman should rush to your side admonishing the interloper severely.


Usually by this stage, the interloper will have got the message, conceded defeat and deemed your hooman as a crazy cat lady and left with his tail between his legs. However, there are some quite resilient interlopers and this is where the next steps come into play.

7.   When he stays overnight, if he's the type to leave his clothes on the floor or on a chair, make sure that at some stage mew get your furry body all over them, releasing as much cat fur and dander as possible, an amount that takes days to fully remove. If the interloper has allergies this is wonderful and highly beneficial in your campaign..

8.   If all of the above have failed, there is only one thing left to do, pee on the interloper, back up and directly spray him, mark him and make him yours. Spray his man bag, if he has one, just pee on everything that's his and go for full saturation. Mew can then decide what course of action to take after this, as there will be one of three possible outcomes:

a) He will leave instantly in total disgust and reeking of your stinking acid pee. 

b) He will try to grab you and scold you like a lunatic, now everyone knows that this is a totally futile exercise and only works on the dummy doggies, and also your hooman won't like this one bit. She should show him the door, and kick him to the curb faster than mew can say, 'Give me yummy Noms!' 

c) You will have got yourself another hooman to dote on mew and your every whim and what's better than one hooman, that would be two hoomans at your command, but only take option C if mew know you handle two at once.  If mew have any doubt, steer towards A or B.

(I will be holding a Webinar in 'How to Successfully Wrangle Multi-Hooman Households Purrfectly' in the coming months, for those that find it difficult, sometimes intense and slightly overwhelming - Stay tuned for the date)

Kevin, I do hope that the Saturday Solution has helped mew and if mew require any further consultations, purrlease don't hesitate to MEOW me!

Yours most sincerely

Dr Basil

@ The Saturday Solution Clinic T.M.


_______________________________


If mew can relate to Kevin's problem or feel that mew are in need of any assistance purrlease leave a comment to: Dear Dr Basil.... or email me directly and I'll get back to mew.

Thank mew all for joining me today on The Saturday Solution with Dr Basil, and if you've missed this session don't forget that I'll be back next week with another open clinic and case study.

Until then, Keep Calm and Purr

Dr Basil

Ph.D. ~ BSc. (Hons) ~ Psy.D. ~ MS ~ MA 




'The Paw Print Seal of Approval'

Copyright and All Rights Reserved @ Dr. Basil The Saturday Solution

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Crystal Gazing with Mystic Basil!

Many greetings to all my Meowy Mystical Furriends!

 In todays post I'm getting up very close and purrsonal, as mew can see by my photo, MOL!

Mew may be wondering what this post is all about and by the looks of the title we are boardering on Crazy Town, and yes I suppose it's a little bit 'Out There' but then I am an Organic-Bionic Cat & that's 'Right Out There' so in comparison this post is really quite tame! 



Crystal Gazing with Mystic Basil



As mew can see I have three Crystal Balls to choose from,
so my question to mew is:

"What would mew like to know?" 

Leave me a comment with your questions and I'll get right back to mew right after I've consulted the Magickal Crystal Balls (MCB)... using my Mystical Kitteh Guru Intent (MKGI)...

Bestest Meows and Purrs

Basil the Mystic Guru Kitty




Thursday, 9 August 2012

Linky Followers!

Greetings in the Blog'o'Sphere!

I've just joined Linky Followers, so if you're a Linky Purrson or Person come follow me and I'll follow you back!

Bestest Meows and Purrs

Basil 

 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Happy World Cat Day!

HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY!

Happy World Cat Day!

Basil's Balmy Adventure ~ Working Hard on the 'Puter

Working Hard on the 'Puter


   

 Just so that mew don't think that I 've been slacking off as there hasn't been a post for a few days.

I've been working on my book sequel, Part Deux ~ 'Basil's Balmy Adventure' and as mew can see by the look of utter concentration on my cute fuzzy little face that it takes an awful lot of effort to mentally will those words into the 'puter.  It's a hard job let me tell mew, laying there and using all my powers of mental persuasion to fill page after page with all those little iddy bitty teeny weeny black letters, and so far my Purrsonal Assistant Ms. Garnell has told me that I'm up to 28,000 words, but I've got a long ways to go as my first book weighed in at a hefty 92,000 words and a bit.

So by my pawesome powers of mathematical reckoning I'm about a third of the way there, so if I pull my furry socks up and get cracking then perhaps it won't be too much longer!

I need a snack now ~ Dreamies... mmmm..... and a wander around the garden and then perhaps a nap in the sunshine as it's a beautiful day out there in the real world, so take it easy in the world of the Interwebs and I'll be back with a progress report asap.

Bestest meows and purrs as always

Basil 


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