Thursday, 24 May 2018

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells a Workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #48 Only One More Class To Go!


Happy Purrsday guys

And welcome to another pawesome day on the blog!

Can mew believe we've only got one more Brain Training post aftur this before we have a little break fur the summer holidays, OMC I can't believe how quick the term/semesta has gone!

And just just think how many more little grey cells mew have aftur all that brain training dudes! MOL 

We've done the math, learnt oodles of new wurds and we've solved endless jigsaw puzzles, all of which are proven to assist in keeping your mind in tip-top condition and if mew don't believe me, read this article

I bet mew're all like regular little Einsteins now, how absolutely pawesome is that? EPICALLY PAWESOME!



I'm so proud of mew all, my little heart is almost bursting with joy that mew all came to class religiously and did the wurk, and soldiered on regardless. That in itself is truly fantastic, so do give yourselves a huge round of applaws and get the hoomans to give mew oodles of pats on the back! MOL

And don't miss next weeks post as we're having a bit of a prize giving ceremony

But now...


It's time to get those little grey cells wurking.

Here's the answer key to last weeks puzzle  How did mew do? 


Are mew ready fur this weeks puzzle?

Just right click to save the puzzle to your 'puter or print it off. 

Answer key will be on next weeks post.


And here's this weeks wurdsearch which was featured in our special Catmas Cativity Book.



Just right click to save the wurdsearch to your 'puter or print it off.


And here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring Fudge striving fur new heights! MOL



It took me 8 mins exactly ...  How did you do?

Unfortunately our reigning puzzle champions, the pawesome Eastside Cats hit a bit of a technical issue last week and didn't get to to play, here's hoping that this week their tech issues are sorted! 

Don't furget if the pictures are too small here, mew can make it bigger by clicking the right hand bottom square and it'll make it full screen sized.



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 






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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #69 featuring A Street Cat Named Bob

Welcome To


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


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello my beautiful furriends and how are mew on this fine, sunny morn?

Did mew know there's only one review week left until I take my summer break, OH MY COD!!!  And I still haven't packed my case, I was hoping to travel and visit all my supurr Crotchety Cougar buddies, but I'll have to wait until aftur Basil's Birthday pawty next Friday [1st June] because a Zombie Apocalypse wouldn't keep me away from that epically epic event! MOL 

So if anyone would like me to visit them, do let me know!

And in response to Monday's post...


He said he was 'the bester OMMer' well I just topped that! MOL


And on that note I think it's time to share this weeks book!


This week I'm sharing

A Street Cat Named Bob

by

James Bowen




**FYI the above Amazon.co.uk image is an affiliate link. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase it**


Here's the book blurb:

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.
Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.
A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

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Now I read Bob's book when it furst came out, and fur the life of me I can't think why it's taken so long fur me to review it.  So the other day I thought mew know what, I'm going to listen to it, so I downloaded a copy from Audible and settled down in my library alone, as effuryone else is still banned aftur last week! MOL

Anyhoo, so there I was, just me, myself and I listening to Bob's story, with a pot of nip tea and cookies.

Now this isn't a story fur effuryone, i.e: younger kids - NO, as it does deal with some of life's harsher realities of living in the modern wurld, on the streets, drug use and the recovery from the aforementioned.  So those of mew who are thinking it's all about Bob, it is and it isn't.

Bob is integral to the story as he's the pivotal character in helping James, his newly adopted hooman to get his life together and keep James moving forwards towards a much brighter future.  And in turn, James helps Bob to recover from his injuries inflicted while he was a street cat fending fur himself. 

Bob like all us kitties, is a rather remarkable and a wholly unique feline, and he and James do have a rather special bond.  And I know what mew're thinking; we all do with our hoomans, yes and while that's true and I unequivocally agree with that statement, Bob is a much more intrepid than most felines, as he would go with James busking on the packed streets of London, selling The Big Issue, riding on buses, sitting on James shoulder as they cycled through busy, traffic filled streets, and I think that's what endears Bob to the public, because of his loyalty to his adopted Dad and his go anywhere and do anything attitude.  

Basil was most impressed and asked if I knew him and if he wanted to join The B Team, I said. "No Basil, I don't purrsonally know Bob, but yes mew're right, he'd be a pawesome addition to our furry little band of heathens!" MOL

But I digress, A Street Cat Named Bob is a really touching and endearing story and gives mew an appreciation of the hooman/anipal bond at its finest.  Would I recommend this to mew, yes I would though I must say that reading the book and listening to it were furry different experiences, and if I had to choose my favourite format, I'd definitely listen to the audio version.

I'll sum up in one sentence:

Bob Rocks, and if mew haven't read this already, do give it a go as I'm sure mew'll love it as much as I did!

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Oh and just before I pop off to go herd some sheep, yes mew heard me right, and it's all to do with next's weeks review, which mew won't want to miss as it's my last before I take my summer vay-cay. I just wanted to say that Bob's peeps have made some pawesome cartoons, so do go check them out as they're adorable.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (6 Oct. 2016)


The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

A Street Cat Named Bob

Offurall Enjoyment



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.  And don't furget mew can see all my previous reviews by clicking here.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox




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Monday, 21 May 2018

Colouring with Cats #66 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays & The Entire B Team OMMing In Harmony and Who's The Best OMMer?


Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Welcome to another glorious week on the blog, we've had the most beautiful weekend, the weather was EPIC and we've really enjoyed effury minute of the warmth, Amber said the temperature was purrfect.

So guess what we did?

We ALL OMMed in Harmony! Yes all 6 of us were there OMMing our little hearts out.


Now we know mew can't see Amber, but we can assure mew [paw on heart] she was behind the far mill-wheel where the blue lupin is, OMMing in stealth! MOL

The P.A. couldn't believe that we were all lined up in such a neat row and she said, "Awwww guys, I need a ladder to capture Amber in the shot too!"

We all thought that this was a really bad idea, as mew know how accident prone she is, so we interrupted our OMMing fur just a moment and yelled "NOOOOOOO!"

It's not furry often all 6 of us are lined up, usually it's 4 or 5.

Amber then decided to amble towards Smooch's mill-wheel via the lawn...
... she emerged a few moments later via the lawn off-ramp [path] and sat next to Smooch.

Then this happened...

Smooch looked at the P.A. and said.
The P.A. replied, "Dudes and dudettes, mew all OM beautifully!"

But Smooch being Smooch, had to have the last wurd, and he said. "I'm still a better OMMer than mew Ambs!"

Smooch is now banned from the library indefinitely, library card or no library card!

Oh dear! MOL



Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise... which we know mew know aftur all this time, but if mew've furgotten or are a new reader, stop what mew're doing fur just a little 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

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.



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


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


And here's this weeks pawesome mandala.

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

And here's our finished version...


Coloured in on the iPad, and then the magic happened in Prisma.  We love all the effects mew can use!


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 will be here with her top book pick fur this week!

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs


Basil & Co xox






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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Really Random Selfies on The Sunday Selfies & Valentine Gave Us This!


Supurr Sunday greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today...

...our theme is:

Really Random Selfies



As mew can purrobably tell, it was effury cat fur him or herself this week, and so we thought what the fluff let's just go fur it! MOL



HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!

Our pawesome pal Valentine furry kindly gave us this FAB AWARD last week and we're thrilled, we haven't have a blog award in what seems like fureffur.  So many, many thanks Valentine dude fur nominating us!  

Versatile Blogger Award Rules

  1. Give thanks to the blog/blogger that nominated you/gave you the award.
  2. Include a linky to their blog.
  3. Select 15 blog/bloggers that you discovered recently or those you follow regularly that you think are just so pawsome!
  4. Nominate those 15 for a Versatile Blogger Award. Provide a linky to their site if you can. (You can share one of the badges here with your nominees or create one of your own.
  5. Lastly, tell your nominator 7 things about yourself.

Our 15 Nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award

We noticed that a lot of our fabulous furriends have already been nominated, and purrhaps many of our selection have been nominated already too, so many apologies and purrlease disregard if this is the case! MOL

The list is in no purrticular order, just really random like today's selfies, yep we're keeping the random theme throughout! 



But if mew don't want to be bothered with it all that's purrfectly ok, just ignore this and carry as normal! MOL

7 Things About Us –  The B Team

  1. We're all mad, in fact we're completely bonkers
  2. We love military vehicles and guns and stuff  
  3. We have a secret bunker under the house and garden full of  #2
  4. We really like catnip, like really, a lot
  5. But we don't really like going to vet, at all
  6. We love all our blogging buddies more than we could effur say
  7. And finally, we feel really blessed to have made so many wunderpurr friends on our blogging journey

The Pet Blog'o'sphere is the BEST!



We sincerely hope mew're all having a supurr, great weekend and we'll be back on the morrow with another gorgeous mandala fur mew to colour.

Wishing mew a supurr, sun-puddle filled day with lots of snoozy snuggles

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox



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 ~ visit them at their fabulous blog:





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