Saturday, 25 November 2017

Guest Post: Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

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Today Kaylin Stinski from www.petwellnessadvisor.com is joining us to talk about how to....

Create The Purrfect Environment For Your Happy Kitty

Cats are naturally predators and adventurers, they love exploring, climbing, and finding high places to perch. When we keep our cats inside we repress the ability for them to express these needs and desires which can cause cats to become unhealthy and unhappy.

Food

Cats were born to hunt, placing a food bowl on the floor doesn’t satisfy their desire for hunting for their meal. Instead, try to make feeding containers for your cat to play with in order to earn food. For example, you can take a small container that has a reusable lid, like a yogurt container, and put holes in it that are large enough for kibble to come out. Fill the container with your cat’s normal amount of dry food and let them play with it. Your cat may rattle it or bat at it until the food comes out of the container. Another option is to place the food bowl somewhere other than the floor. Try placing the food container on a countertop or a shelf to encourage your cat to explore and look for their food.

Scratching

Cats naturally scratch to sharpen their claws, mark their territory, and helps stretch out their back. You will find at the pet store that there are so many options for cat scratching posts. Find what fits best in your budget and consider buying a few for different areas of the house. Some of these posts can attach to a wall or a cabinet while others can be vertical or horizontal.

Refuge

Cats are social when they want to be and not a second before. It is important to provide a space for them in which they can retreat from social activities going on in the house. The best type of refuge is one that is high up where the cat can perch and survey what is going on from a distance. Provide multiple beds or refuges throughout the house so your cat has many places they can use. Some favorite spots are attached to a window, or on top of a bookshelf. Make sure that no matter where your kitties perch is, that it is safe and secure. The litter box is also a place of refuge for many cats. Make sure that your litter box is in a quiet place away from noises, people, and other animals. Some people like to

Playing

If you don’t give your cat something to do, your cat will find something to entertain themselves with. Toys are a great way of satisfying predatory instincts and also give your cat some exercise. There are many different types of toys out there to purchase but you can also make your own toys. Some people get very creative and make their own cat toys with catnip inside them. You cat is very social, so spending time with them and playing is always great to help keep them happy and also helps you relax and be happy too!

Outside

Allowing your cat to spend time outside can increase the risk of your cat getting injured or diseases from other cats. If you really want to give your cat outdoor time, make sure you are able to give them a safe environment such as being on a leash and harness or creating an outdoor playroom for them to enjoy. If creating an outdoor playroom for your cat isn’t feasible you can always bring the indoors in. You can make a planter with grass that is big enough for your cat to lie and stretch out on. Cats love chewing and rubbing against plants, but make sure the plants are not irritants or poisonous.

There are lots of places in which you can purchase products for your cat to have a happy environment. Some products have multiple features such as cat trees that have multiple perches, can be used as a scratching post, and some even have toys attached to them to encourage play. If you purchase one that has multiple perches you can even feed your cat on one of them. All of these features will help you create the purrfect environment for your kitty. 



Author Bio:

Kaylin Stinski: Throughout my life, I have always been very passionate about animals and have worked in the veterinary medicine field for the last 10 years. Outside of working directly with the animals, I really enjoy educating clients on the overall care of their pets; not only from a medical perspective but also discussing general concerns such as behavioral interventions and preventative care. Writer at Pet Wellness Advisor.





Thank mew furry much fur such an informative article Kaylin, with some really great tips and advice.

Don't furget to join us again tomorrow fur our usual selfie selection and in the meantime we wish mew a supurr Caturday!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox


Friday, 24 November 2017

Happy Thanksgiving And A Special Shout Out To Keighly Cat Care on The Pet Parade Blog Hop #223 with Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou





Friday greetings wunderpurr pals

Welcome to our weekly round-up on The Pet Parade. And we hope all our fabulous furriends offur the pond had a totally wunderpurr Thanksgiving yesterday!  

We had a modest picnic in the forest as usual, though it was furry sad not to have Snowie and Humphrey with us this year, but we know they were there in spirit with Posie too. 

We had a special toast to absent furrmily and furriends and gave thanks fur all the blessings in our lives.




Oh and before we furget, last night one of our pawesome twitter pals Angel RZ who actually looks just like me, asked if we could give a special shout out to  

Keighley Cat Care

who wurk tirelessly in the purrsuit of feline rescue and re-homing up in Yorkshire [which is just offur 60 miles away from us].

Check out their adoption page, as there are some beautiful kitties looking fur their purrfect hooman right now!

Are mew that special hooman?

And if mew can, go give them a like on their Facebook page and let them know what an epically epic job they're doing.

 Or follow them on twitter and share the adoptable kitty tweets if mew can.

Woo Hoo to all the epically epic peeps at Keighly Cat Care ~ Thank Mew!!!!

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Moving on, in other news, we've had a few peeps of late ask us to do some sponsored product posts, so we'll be sharing those with mew offur coming weeks.

Also normal programming should resume in a couple of weeks as we're coming to the penultimate episode of The Last Big Jolly next week, so while in one respect we'll be delighted to conclude our 15 part adventure, on the other paw it means that it will be the last purroper adventure with all The B Team fur a while.

Anyhoo it's time fur us to go clean up yesterdays mess, as the P.A. will go mental if she sees we've left any litter about - well mew can't pick litter up in the dark when mew have too much nip rum!! MOL

Oh and we haven't put the P.A. out to pasture yet, as rather bizarrely we've not had much interest in last weeks fabulous job offur of a lifetime!


If mew missed anything offur the last week, here's the latest posts fur your purrusal:

The Saturday Special featuring TabCat Cat Tracker

Sunday Selfies ~ Tummy Tickling

Colouring with Cats #42
and if mew're still bored get our free colouring books below:


Colouring With Cats Book II ~ Easy Mandala's

We'll be back tomorrow with a special guest post and then again with our usual selfie selection on Sunday.  We hope mew can join us then, in the meantime we wish mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs and big hugs

Basil & Co xox
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

THE LAST BIG JOLLY ~ Part XIII Of Our Latest Epically Epic Adventure!

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In our latest mind-blowing, fur-raising, most epically epic adventure to date when we attempt to travel around the wurld in 42 and a bit days!

What could possibly go wrong?


Pawesome greetings supurr pals

Welcome to Part XIII of our latest saga and we know this is the post mew've all been waiting fur since last Tuesday, so let's get started and see what today's episode brings! 

To catch up on the action, here's the links fur the previous episodes:



>^.^<

A quick recap from the last episode:



"WOOOOO HOOOOO!" Smooch yelled as we entered the TTTB. "That was epic dudes!!"

He paw-bumped Parsley and Fudge, then me.

"Did mew see those pygmy cannibals in the jungle?" Fudge said.

"Yeah and what about those piranhas near that waterfall, mew wouldn't want to go swimming there!" Parsley laughed.

"And could mew believe those huge statues, they were amazing!" Amber said.

"I really liked the castle!" said Bob.

 "My favourite was Machu Pichu!" Snowie said.

"Did mew see how HUGE those whales were?" Humphrey sighed.

"And what about the Lost City?" Posie grinned.

"My favourite was the lonesome lighthouse!" mused Pandora.

"Yep, it was all totally spectacular!" I agreed pulling out the now rather crumpled bucket list and began to cross off all the latest destinations. 


"There's only nine places left!" I said suddenly realizing how many I'd just ticked off.  

I glanced up and looked fur Snowie and Humphrey, who I spied relaxing in the Nip Bar with a few Nip Cocktails laughing and joking as Bob pulled a myriad of funny faces. 


And that's when it hit me... not long now til they get their wings!


**AND CUT**


Part XIII

The Bucket List Finale

**And Action!**

"Ve're on a roll Basil," Pandora said materializing at my side.  I'd been so engrossed in my thoughts I neffur heard her approach.

"Sorry Pandora," I said quickly. "What were mew saying?"

"Basil ve are so close to finishing the destinations, did mew want me to input the last few into the navigation system and off ve go?" she asked in her odd, little foreign accent.

Smooch appeared next to me. "Come on Basil, let's do this and get the Bucket List finished, then we can go help Bob."

I glanced towards the Nip Bar and saw Humphrey, Snowie and Bob laughing loudly and fur the furst time I wanted to be selfish and say no, and keep our fursibs with us a bit longer and keep travelling the universe and putting off the inevitable fur a long as possible.  But the unselfish part of me knew that both Snowie and Humphrey were ready fur a new chapter in the aftur-life and so with heavy heart I said. "Pandora get us ready to leave."

Parsley ambled up and said. "Dude, I've just been doing a quick inventory as we'll be going to Catopia aftur we finish the Bucket List right?"

I nodded.

"Well it would seem that we're light on ammo, Fudge is just doing a recount, but still if we're going to be fighting this Eveeel One, we need as much munitions as poss!" he said.

Fudge appeared holding a piece of paper with many crossed off dashes on and I raised an eyebrow. "So what's the verdict Fudge?"

Fudge wafted the piece of paper at me and said. "It seems that we are light on ammo, and lighter than we furst thought!"

"What? How can that be? We hardly used any, or did we?" I mused.

"Oh we used some when we were shooting at the alien, we used lots!" Parsley said grinning and paw-bumped Smooch and Fudge who both began to snicker.

"Ah yes, the alien," I recalled. "How could I furget that, and the porkers and the egg infestation, and the RMD's and Astrid and all the other bizarre happenings we've had to deal with on this trip... but still we need more ammo, idea's anyone?"

Amber joined our group and said. "We can always use the Replicator."

We all turned to look at her, then at each other and then we were all grinning like loons!

"Fantastic idea!" Posie said appearing out of thin air. "I might offur a suggestion though, let's do a test run at the next destination just to make sure it wurks before we try inside the TTTB and accidentally blow ourselves up!" 

 "Good point!" Amber concurred.

We all nodded in agreement. 

"Great idea Posie," I answered. "Pandora let's go and mew young heathens get some ammo and the Replicator."

Amber leaned in close, and whispered. "Basil, mew know Snowie and Humphrey don't have long, don't mew?"

I nodded.

"And we need to get them back to Sleepy Hollow before it's time fur them to leave," she added. "The P.A. will be beside herself if we're late back."

I nodded again and said. "I'm fully aware of the time frame Amber, but we can't leave Bob to go fight that menacing Eveeel One alone, and Snowie and Humphrey agreed that they wanted to help."

"I know Basil, but just keep an eye on the time," she said softly.

I took a huge breath and sighed loudly before saying in as cheery tone as possible. "Are we ready fur the final destinations on the Bucket List team?"

A resounding "YES!" was shouted.

"Pandora, we are a go!" I instructed and off we went.


A few moments later...

"Parsley get the camera drone and effurypurdy line up at the door. Comms on what channel Snowie?" I yelled, then added. "And bring that ammo and Replicator thingummy to try!"

"Comms on channel four," Snowie said and we all piled out of the door.

"Come on effurypurrdy, get in position," Parsley yelled as the camera drone shot into the sky and the Bucket List counted down to its final destination.

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Mexico:  Teotihuacán Pyramids  Date: 1999  Dimension: 52 ~  God Sector
Danger: 10%  Risk of Injury 32%   Risk of Mortality: 40%  Outside Temp: +30
Air Quality: Sweaty 


'CLICK'

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Lost Angeles:  Hollywood  Date: 2010  Dimension: 47 ~ Lost Sector
Danger: 5%  Risk of Injury: 7%   Risk of Mortality: 32%  Outside Temp: +27
Air Quality:  Clear Skies & Sweaty   


'CLICK'

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San Fransisco:  Golden Gate Bridge Date: 2004  Dimension: 18 ~ Gold Sector
Danger: 40%  Risk of Injury: 68%   Risk of Mortality: 70%  Outside Temp: +23  
Air Quality: Breezy and Fresh   


'CLICK'

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Vancouver:  Bear Watching Date: 1989  Dimension: 23 ~ Forest Sector
Danger: 80%  Risk of Injury: 90%   Risk of Mortality: 100%  Outside Temp: +10  
Air Quality: Fresh Fresh Fresh   


'CLICK'

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Anchorage:  Wolf Watching Date: 1993  Dimension: 39 ~ Lycan Sector
Danger: 90%  Risk of Injury: 95%   Risk of Mortality: 100%  Outside Temp: +9  
Air Quality: Cold but Fresh  


'CLICK'

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Yellowknife:  Aurora Borealis  Date: 2001  Dimension: 53 ~ Light Sector
Danger: 0%  Risk of Injury: 0%   Risk of Mortality: 0%  Outside Temp: +8  
Air Quality: Cool 


'CLICK'

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Toronto:  Niagara Falls  Date: 1990  Dimension: 64 ~ Fun Sector
Danger: 10%  Risk of Injury: 30%   Risk of Mortality: 50%  Outside Temp: +21  
Air Quality: Pleasant with a fine mist  


'CLICK'

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New York:  Statue of Liberty  Date: 1981  Dimension: 10 ~ Green Sector
Danger: 0%  Risk of Injury: 0%   Risk of Mortality: 0%  Outside Temp: +18  
Air Quality: Cooler  


'CLICK'

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Reykjavik:  on an iceberg  Date: 2005  Dimension: 19 ~  Ice Sector
Danger: 30%  Risk of Injury: 50%   Risk of Mortality: 80%  Outside Temp: -15  
Air Quality: Supurr Icicles Fresh  


'CLICK'

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"OMC!" Snowie squealed, "I thought Bob was going to get eaten by those bears!"

"Oh fur sure, that bear was aftur Bob, thank cod he made himself invisible!" Smooch laughed.

"Yes indeed!" I laughed.

"But those wolves, did mew see those teeth?" Fudge mused. "They'd make quick wurk of anything, maybe we need one on the team?" 

"NO WOLVES!" I said.  "Mew can't look aftur your teddy-bear, which is by the way now sitting in my nice pleather chair at the helm!"

Fudge blushed and snuck a peek at my chair.  "OOPS, I don't know how Errol got there!" he said pulling the brown teddy off and sitting him on the floor.

Smooch grinned and Bob smirked, they knew exactly how Errol got there! MOL

I began ticking off the last of the destinations on the now supurr crumpled Bucket List and stopped when I reached 'HOME'.

"Bob," I said. "It's time to make a move dude to save your planet, so if mew can do the honours and let's go!"

Bob clicked his heels together three times and said the magic wurds, "There's no place like home... There's no place like home... There's no place like home!"

Pandora hit the button and I yelled. "CATOPIA HERE WE COME!"

**AND CUT**



It's that time of the post, when we bet mew've more questions/comments than mew can shake your tail at!

Such as:

We know that many of mew left comments last week asking us to stop by, but as this journey was actually taken in March and April, so sadly we can't but we can always go on tour again and stop by fur mew to show us your favorite places.

How much time do Snowie and Humphrey actually have left?

And does the P.A. know mew're going to Catopia instead of coming home?

Thank goodness mew have that replicator, does it wurk on other things too?

How long will it take mew to get to Catopia?

We mew be able to leave?

And what about this Eveeel One, he's been a bit quiet of late, what do mew think he's up to?

Do mew think he has an army waiting fur mew?

Or are mew just flying by the seat of your pants as per normal? MOL

And surely time doesn't matter if mew have a time machine right? 

Or does it mean that mew still age regardless of where mew are? Oh Dratz!


If mew have any questions, or would like to offur input, leave us a comment, as mew know we luffs them so much! MOL


Join us fur Part Fourteen of our Autumn Blockbuster next Tuesday, when we continue on our epically epic adventure.... who knows what will happen....  as Catopia and the unknown here we come!

Until then

Bestest purrs

Basil & The 'B' Team




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TTTB Interior images By MaxFX used under license from Shutterstock 
Bunker Background Images used under license from Shutterstock.com
Monster Images by Albert Ziganshin used under license from Shutterstock.com
All Destination Backgrounds used under paid Pizap Licence 



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