Thursday, 30 June 2016

Thankful on Thursday with Parsley and Blog Hopping with Pepsi



Hiya fabulous pals

Welcome to another pile or big heap of gratitude! 

Mew may or may not remember that young Parsley here is rather savvy with his money, and that last year we did a little bit of investing fur him and his nest-egg has grown somewhat nicely!

So as Parsley is the one with all the cash we, The Heathen Hoard had an emergency meeting today as we mentioned the other day that we really wanted to send the P.A. to the Blogpaws Conference this year but unbeknown to us she'd already planned another trip.

"This is no good," I said as we sat in the control room in the secret bunker.

"I agree!" said Amber.

"We really need to get the P.A. to the next one," I continued earnestly. "So I've just been on the interwebs and seen that the tickets are half price till tomorrow."

"Oooooooh nice saving!" Humphrey murmured.

I nodded. "A furry nice saving and if Parsley would oblige we can get the P.A. a ticket right now."

The Hoard looked at me, and then nodded in agreement.

"Who votes fur sending the P.A. to Blogpaws 2017?"

All paws went skywards in a unanimous vote.

"That's settled then," I grinned. "Parsley get your cash out!"

Parsley stared wide eyed at me, "I'm paying fur all of it?"

"No dude, just the conference ticket, The P.A. can pay the rest!" I laughed. "And we purromise to neffur make mew wear the pink collar again!"

"Phew!!!!!" he muttered. "I thought I was going to have to say goodbye to having that new multi-function massage bed I've been aftur fur ages!" he paused fur a second, "And that's fur defo about the pink collar, as mew know how much I detest it?"

"No more pink collar, I will purrsonally lose it down the field," I answered. "Then the P.A. will have to get another emergency collar out of the new batch."

So today we are uber thankful that young Parsley's' savings have ensured that the P.A. will be in Myrtle Beach next May MOL

"Parsley dude mew're the bestest!" I said.

So here's to sending the P.A. on recon mission to Blogpaws 

Wishing mew all a day of much happies

Bestest purrs

Basil XOX



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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #5 featuring Cooking For Your Cat

Welcome to 


The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Pawesome greetings fantabulous furriends

Hey guys, Amber here again *waves paw enthusiastically*

It's lovely to be here again, I do hope mew've all had a great week and plenty of reading time.  Last week I mentioned about getting a library ladder this has NOT happened yet and yes, I've written a formal complaint to the P.A. who said, "Don't panic, I'm on the case but in the meantime choose books from the lower shelves!"

So this week I did as she asked and the book I choose was on a lower shelf [see bottom library pic to the left of the lion] so I least I didn't breach any Health & Safety rules.  Plus mew may remember a few weeks ago when Smoochie was doing his brief introductory seminar on  'How to oppurrate a ladder safely'  [as accidents in the wurk-place are appurrently a common occurrence these days due to impropurr training] and he has insisted that when the new library ladder arrives, all memfurs of the heathen hoard are fully trained in 

Ladder Protocol 

[Certificates will be awarded to all purrticpants passing the course]

Which no doubt he will be sharing with mew all, just in case your peeps decide to bring any ladders - fur whateffur reason - into your abode! 

Anyhoo I'm digressing, so let's get on with this weeks book pick.




This week on Book Reviews with Amber, I'm sharing


[All Images - Amber's Purrsonal Copy] 


by

Sophie Klein


Now this is a little different from my previously featured books, but neffurtheless it's definitely wurth featuring.

This an actual cookery book fur cats featuring many delicious recipes fur the gourmet kitty and it's full of colour photo's.  While many peeps [on Amazon] have taken it rather too seriously aka a formal nutritional guide fur cats and panned it; at our abode it's more of a tongue in cheek book that gets visitors wundering what on earth happens in our kitchen!

"Do you really cook for your cats?"

"Wow, look at those dishes, have you [The P.A.] tried any?"

"Gourmet cats huh... you have too much time on your hands!" 

"So how many recipes have you cooked?"

etc... etc... etc...


It's an ideal coffee table book, and at our house the P.A. is not the cook if she can help it.  She says that's dads department and laughs hysterically.  But seriously if mew're looking fur a fun read with real recipes [should mew choose to try them] this is a great addition to effuryones library.


Here's a few recipes fur your purrusal, so mew can see the content and cute pictures.





Hardback Edition of Cooking For Your Cat: 64 pages

No Audio book available.



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The Amber Biblio Rating System:





Ratings of Cooking For Your Cat


Cuteness Factor 

Fun Factor

Content

Offurall Enjoyment 



If any of your peeps decide to get their gourmet happening fur mew with any of the recipes do let me know!

Well it's time fur me to sign off again, as mew know the deal, so many books, so little time! 

And if any of mew have written a book that mew'd like me to feature; either use the contact form - look left on the side bar - or use the contact us page fur our email address, as I'd love to showcase our furriends pawesome literary talents.


Happy reading

Purrs

Amber


Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sunday Selfies #98 Snoozing in the Sunshine & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head

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Sunday greetings pawesome pals

Don't mew just love basking on a warm sunny day?  We really enjoy outdoors and love to hear the burds tweeting, the bees buzzing and purrhaps watch the butterflies fluttering around in-between our little catnaps!

So our theme today is:

SNOOZING IN THE SUNSHINE



Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo at their fabulous blog:



Friday, 24 June 2016

The Pet Parade is on a break till next week due to the Blog Paws Conference, howeffur we're still here with a Random Friday Post! MOL

Welcome to
A Random Friday  Post! 

Hiya pawesome buddies, 

Yep, mew guessed it! 

There's no Pet Parade today as a lot of bloggers are at the Blog Paws Conference in Phoenix this week.

We so wanted the P.A. to go this year, we've been trying to send her since 2013 but something always seems to crop up and prevent said trip.

2013 the P.A.'s parents were in a horrific car accident
2014 We don't mention 2014
2015 Offurspill from 2014
2016 Clashing with another trip

Next time we're going to be supurr sneaky and book her ticket well in advance so she has no excuse not to turn up to the 2017 conference.

"It'll be good fur mew!" I said two months ago. "Get out of Sleepy Hollow and meet some great peeps, learn some cool stuff, and who knows what mew might discover!"

The P.A. nodded most agreeably and said, "But Basil I've just booked a ticket to OZ!"

Well what can mew say to that?

There we were trying to help her along and she does that! [Wurds fail me! *Exasperated Sigh*]


Anyhoo let's move on, last Friday I mentioned that the book covers fur my fictional alter ego


were finally ready fur the prequels to Basil the Bionic Cat, so today as we're not hopping we'll have a little cover reveal instead.


Front & Back




Front & Back

We really love them of course and why wouldn't we, hours of toil on our part went into the development and design! MOL  Hopefully they will both be ready fur the book shelves fur the autumn and they will both be perma-free.

Oh and before we furget the P.A. is just developing a new website fur herself and it's not live yet.  She took her old one offline in 2014 due to the 'stuff' that was happening back then and hasn't yet reinstated it.  But it won't be long.


If mew missed anything this week, here's the latest links fur your purrusal






We'll be back on the morrow with the Caturday ComicStrip and again with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

Wishing mew all a purrfect weekend and we hope that effuryone is having a great time in Phoenix and we're loving all the live updates on Facebook!

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Thankful on Thursday with Humphrey & Blog Hopping with Pepsi

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Purrsday greetings pawesome pals

Humphrey is joining us today now he's finally gotten offur his two week Grump-Fest aka the dropped ice cream on our day out to the seaside!


We solved his surly mood by making him an entire tub of iced deliciousness made with triple-shot extra creamy cream with crunchie nip cookie chunks [Erin I know mew are salivating right now! MOL].  This, funnily enough abated the black cloud that had been residing approximately 6 inches above his head all this time.

He said and I quote,

"Basil, this is the best ice cream effur in the entire history of ice cream, we need to go into purrduction right away!"

Then he added,

"Thanks so much, I needed that! If mew need me I'll be in the lab getting it ready fur purrduction to begin immediately, by the way what are we calling it?"

"Humphrey I'll leave that up to mew!"

He waved and dashed off.

I nodded, waved back and was happy that he was happy, and the fact that he has a new project. 

So today I'm thankful that Humphrey's now Happy and not Grumpy anymore! MOL

Here's to Humphrey's new project and may it bring him much purrleasure

Wishing mew all a day of much happies

Bestest purrs


Basil XOX



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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #4 featuring The Kimmy Diaries

Welcome to 



The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Fantabulous greetings pawesome furriends

Hey guys, Amber here again *waves paw excitedly*

I can't believe how fast these Wednesday's keep popping up, it doesn't seem two shakes of my tail since we were here last week... 

Anyhoo, I do hope mew've all had a purrfect weekend and got some good quality reading time in, purrsonally I was slaving in the library hunting fur this weeks literary offuring to share with mew and before I furget I need to put in a request fur a library ladder as I was struggling to reach the top shelves on my tippy-toes.  There was a little incident or purrhaps mew could call it a calamity, when I was nearly buried in books, if it wasn't fur my lightning reflexes I would have been trapped under several heavy tomes by Charles Dickens - not a good look on any libary kitty! MOL

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This week on Book Reviews with Amber, I'm sharing

[Image - Amber's Purrsonal Copy]



by 

Kimmy 

[aka Christine Wilson]

Kimmy's Diary is written from Kimmy's point of view.  

Tag Line: Like Bridget Jones only furrier!

As an older cat at Bath Cats & Dog Home Kimmy thought she'd neffur find her furrever home until the day Christine appeared, and then her life changed fureffur.

Going from a cage fur one to a four story house in less time than it takes to say 'more noms purrlease' Kimmy's life is changed in an instant.

Read about how she adjusts to her new world and new effurything, plus coming to the realisation that dreams do come true.

A clever and cute story which will resonate with anypurrdy who's previous life was as a shelter cat.

Also another thing I really loved about this book is that the profits from sales go to the Bath Cats & Dogs Home, a book with cause is always a winner fur me!

The paperback copy is: 144 pages

There are no audio stats fur this book.


In total there are 3 diaries: 



Kimmy's Furry Diary  @ 154 pages

Kimmy's Irish Diary   @ 126 pages


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The Amber Biblio Rating System:





Ratings of The Kimmy Diaries


Cuteness Factor 

Characters

Content

Offurall Enjoyment 




 I do hope mew enjoy this and the subsequent diaries, if any of mew have read it, do let me know your thoughts.

Well it's time fur me to sign off again, as mew know the deal, so many books, so little time!

Oh and before I furget if mew missed Fridays post, here's what Basil said:  

"If any of mew have written a book that mew'd like Amber to feature, just let us know, either using the contact form - look left on the side bar - or use the contact us page fur our email address, as we'd love to showcase our furriends pawesome literary talents."  

Thank mew Basil, as I'd been meaning to say that fur the last couple of weeks! MOL

Happy reading

Purrs

Amber




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