Monday, 16 January 2017

Colouring with Cats #13 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays!

Supurr Monday greetings pawesome pals

We do hope mew've all had a furry relaxing weekend, and we're here to help mew keep that feeling and raise your Zen Harmonies even higher fur a fabulously chilled week.

So let's begin with our little breathing exercise, we're sure mew know what to do but if mew've furgotten: purrlease 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

Let all your frustrations go on effury exhale.

Snowie has been purracticing group meditation with her furriends, and says it's furry good fur relaxing the soul, she likes to use Tibetan Singing Bowls and have her favourite rose quartz crystals in the room to generate feeling of love and joy. 

Here's her top six tips fur remaining Zen at all times:

Meditate daily

Follow your joy

Always be kind to others, but most impurrtantly to yourself

Be true to yourself

Do a little exercise effury day

and finally


Many thanks to Snowie fur sharing her ZEN-ness with us today.

And now it's time to share this weeks mandala, so let's get our OM on.

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

All the mandala's featured are designed and made by us, unless otherwise stated.

So without further adieu here's this weeks Mandala :

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

Here's the P.A.'s effort this week, she was obviously feeling a little blue! MOL [Seriously though, she loves the colour blue].

Coloured using metallic and glitter gel pens.

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

as we'd really, really love to see your interpretation of today's mandala.

Just before we go, yesterday at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life Princess the beautiful ginger gurl was modelling the green chullo won from Parsley's Birthday Give-away last year, now we know it's not 'the actual' Time Traveling Bobble Hat, but we feel that it is only right and propurr that we add £2.00 to the Kitty Fund fur this most excellent photo. Thanks so much Princess mew looked a total supurr star!  And we'll be announcing the winner of last weeks give-away.

So on that note we'll say bye fur now and see mew on the morrow fur Part I of The Smooch Report and reveal some of the things that we've implemented to help his little widdling issue.

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Sunday Selfies #127 Scaling New Heights & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head

Wunderpurr greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another Sunday Selfie Selection and today as mew can see I decided to scale some new heights, much to the horror of The Hoard.

My perch is a 7ft high amethyst geode [one of a matching pair either side of the fire-place] and before mew begin to worry it is firmly to secured to the wall as the P.A. didn't want to find it in a gazillion pieces one day and have to start making jewellery again! MOL

So today's theme is:

Scaling New Heights

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Guess what else is happening?  

We've got an update on The Wulrd Tour of  The Time Travelling Bobble Hat, it has reached its second destination with the truly pawesome 

Tabbies of Trout Towne 

Mew really must visit their blog to see the epically epic pictures they took!  

Parsley and Smoochie have donated their £2.00 into the Kitty Fund and our balance is now £56.00

Thank mew Tabbies fur joining in the tour, we owe mew big time, so we're sending mew 258 x No: 5's immediately with a truck full of fries and tuna flakes!

Thanks so much guys, mew're pawesome!! 

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And don't furget to enter our free Give-Away:

And a quick reminder just before we go, as it's the start of a new year we're giving away beautiful colouring book which also has a wurdsearch on effury page.  To win a copy just leave us a comment on Mondays post and we'll draw a name out of the hat tomorrow.  

Our Give-Away is Open WORLD-WIDE

We'll see mew on the morrow with the latest mandala fur mew to colour to get your Zen Harmonies happening fur the week ahead, and then on Tuesday we'll be here with The Smooch Report and announce the winner of the give-away.

Wishing mew all a supurr snoozy day

Sweetest 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 at their fabulous blog:

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 178 ~ Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou

Supurr Friday Salutations Pawesome Furriends 

We hope mew've had a great week, we are slowly catching up on all your adventures and commenting, though it has been rather slow and we do apologise fur this,  I've had serious wurds with our Admin staff and they assure me that their finally getting their act together.

Next week we are going to share The Smooch Report and how the Phantom Widdler aka Smoochie is doing and what measures have been implemented to assist him, so join us on Tuesday fur that if mew have time. 

Our week has been exciting, the courtyard and drive has all been redone.

So all the old gravel was removed with a mini digger, which was quite noisy with lot's of clanking and banging and squeaking.  The ground was then scraped level and 20 tonnes of new gravel were put down and spread.  It took 3 days but is was so wurth it as now it looks brand new and not a smidgen of moss is to be found! MOL

The P.A. is highly delighted and says that she's so purrleased it's finally been done [only been waiting 2 years MOL].  In fact she say's it's looks so posh we might have to move! MOL MOL [just kidding]

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

And don't furget to enter our free Give-Away:

And a quick reminder just before we go, as it's the start of a new year we're giving away beautiful colouring book which also has a wurdsearch on effury page.  To win a copy just leave us a comment on Mondays post and we'll draw a name out of the hat next Monday.  

Our Give-Away is Open WORLD-WIDE

We'll be back with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

In the meantime we wish mew all a truly terrific weekend!

Happy Hopping

Sweetest purrs & nose bumps

Basil & Co xox

Pet Parade blog hop linky party is for all pets and animal lovers.
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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Crosswurds & Wurdsearch's by Professor Basil ~ Brain Training with Cats! #16 Plus FREE GIVE-AWAY

Welcome to

Supurr Crosswurdy Greetings Pawesome Furriends

Welcome to the furry furst puzzle post of 2017.

Well as mew can see my week has been rather interesting and diverse, I've spent time outside, time in bed, a lot of time eating to bulk up and even had a little bit of light reading too.  [Apart from the section on Satanism with was a bit of slog! MOL]

It cracked us completely when we unwrapped the book at Catmass, 

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety

mew can see Amber's review here.  

I said to the P.A. "Don't mew think mew're about 10 years too late with that?"

She replied. "Yes, but better late then never!" Then added. "I've read it and think there's some very valid points you should be aware of, and there are some interesting suggestions on Postapocalyptic Survival just in case of a Zombie out-break or something."

I pondered this fur a moment or two and said. "Mew are in the safest place effur if there's a Zombie out-break, we'll just move into the bunker purrmanetly until it passes and if it doesn't pass, we'll go and annihilate those freakers!"

She sighed and walked away muttering about how much ammo she was going to have to get and I did hear mention of freeze dried prawns! 

I did laugh fur a moment, then decided to scramble The Hoard fur a full bunker inventory check and to see how the new level is coming along. We've been wurking on level 14 fur sometime now, as I did decide a while ago that we needed to see if we could grown our own food underground with artificial lighting, obviously we're not quite there yet but I'll be sure to keep mew posted on our latest venture as it progresses.

And now I think it's time to get effurypurrdy's little grey cells fired up with this weeks puzzles, and today the crosswurd and wurdsearch are both winter themed.


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


Furstly we know mew'll want to see the solution to crosswurd #11, so here's the answer-key:
and if mew got it right, here's the marvellous and rather attractive badge fur your pawesome wurk and well done fur purrticipating in our brain-training programme!

Time to get scribbling on...

Created with Crossword Puzzle Generator

[just right click to save the wurdsearch to your 'puter or print it off.]

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Today we have a winter themed wurdsearch fur mew

[just right click to save the wurdsearch to your 'puter or print it off.] 

And here's a delightful badge fur your pawesome efforts, just right click the image to save it to your computer.

And a quick reminder, as it's the start of a new year we're giving away beautiful colouring book which also has a wurdsearch on effury page.  To win a copy just leave us a comment on Mondays post and we'll draw a name out of the hat next Monday.  

Our Give-Away is Open WORLD-WIDE

Well it's time fur us to go get ready fur tomorrows Pet Parade, but in the meantime we hope mew have lots of fun, and do let us know what mew think of today's puzzles.

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

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Until tomorrow...

Keep Calm


Puzzle On

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #24 featuring How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety Plus FREE GIVE-AWAY

Welcome To

With Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty

Wunderpurr greetings fellow book lovers 


welcome to another beautiful day in the library.

Hello, hello, hello 2017 and welcome to a brand new year of books, are mew excited, because I am and we've got so much to get through!

Offur the catmass period I did eat purrhaps one mince pie too many with rather too much cream on whilst reclining most of the time in bed, on the sofa, in the chair, on the rug in front of the fire, well mew get the idea.  My normal exercise regime of cardio, crunches and a few light weights to keep honed and toned completely went out of the window.

And some of mew may know I'm not too keen on the great outdoors, unless it's deliciously warm and the P.A. is in the garden, but the other other day the P.A. insisted I went to get a spot of fresh air and some exercise while she did a bit of cleaning, as I'm not a fan of Mr Dyson either.

It was a 30 minute outdoor excursion, which I can safely say was way past my comfort zone, I was ready to return to the fabulous indoors on minute 4 and 29 seconds.  And I was totally worn out, so I think that's all the exercise I'll be getting this January unless it's walking to my food bowl.

But I think I did take some rather nice selfies! MOL 

I've been getting a fabulous selection of books together fur 2017 so rather than keep mew in suspense any longer I think it's time we move on to this weeks book pick.

This week on book reviews with Amber, I'm sharing

[Image @Amazon UK]


Here's the book blurb courtesy of Amazon UK:

The cats of America are under siege! 

Long gone are the good old days when a cat s biggest worries were mean dogs or a bath. Modern cats must confront satanists, online predators, the possibility of needing to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and countless other threats to their nine lives. 

For over four decades, the American Association of Patriots have stood at the vanguard of our country's defense by helping to prepare our nation's cat owners for the difficult conversations they dread having with their pets. Written in a simple Q&A format, How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety answers crucial questions such as, What is the right age to talk to my cat about the proper use of firearms? and What are the benefits of my cat living a lifestyle of abstinence? and especially Why does my cat need to use the internet? Can t he just play with yarn like cats used to do? 

Our country and our cats stand at a precipice. It will take courage, and it will take hard work, but armed with the knowledge within these pages, we can make our cats and America great again!"

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As many of mew know, we, collectively known as The Heathen Hoard are gun nuts, and have quite a collection of weaponry in our secret bunker,  [enough to take offur a small island in fact] and though as the good intentions were of the P.A. in buying us this book fur Catmass, we feel it is a little aftur the horse has bolted.  I think we really needed this a few years ago! 

LOCK n Load guys! MOL

But anyhoo, let's dive in and begin. 

There are eight chapter titles which cover: Gun Safety, Evolution, Abstinence, Online Safety, Drugs, Puberty, Postapocalyptic Survival and Satanism.

Though this book is primarily fur my American cousins it was a rather entertaining read and my favourite line was: 

Under no circumstances should you provide your cat with a gun equipped with a laser scope, as your cat is likely to be more interested in the dot it makes than the deer, burglar, or communist in their sights.

Furry tongue in cheek all the way through, though I could imagine those more sensitive souls among us could take offence to some of the advice of the politically incorrect variety.

There are references to God, Christianity and other religious figures used in a way that encourages cats to live a virtuous life.  How to advise your cat against purradators online that may want to groom and take advantage of younger and more naive pussies, and what to do when your cat asks fur a smartphone.  The pitfalls of pre-marital sex and how that most possibly will lead to drugs and other substance abuse.

I could go on and on, but mew get the idea, this is a really fun book, with a lot of MOL moments.  I purrsonally chuckled all the way through and will definitely read it again!

Paperback copy:  144 pages

Audio Edition: No Audio Edition

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The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety

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Offurall Enjoyment

I hope mew enjoy this book if mew do take the plunge and get it... and if mew've read it already, tell me did mew think?

Quickly in other news, we mentioned a while ago that Sir Snowy's fan'cat'stic fine art charity calendar was finally finished and ready fur sale - WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!

Basil's on the cover with Moet the Blind Cat, it's so exciting and the calendar design is amazing, it comes in a free-standing wooden frame, so mew can sit it on a shelf or table, or mew can wall mount it.  And the really great thing is the frame is re-usable, how fab is that?

Purrlease watch the pawesome video, it's incredible!

So if mew or someone mew know needs a beautiful calendar fur 2017 we can't recommend this one enough, feel free to share and spread the wurd fur Sir Snowy's kitty charity, he will be effur so grateful.

Here's the direct link to purrchase the calendar:

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And a quick reminder just before I go, as it's the start of a new year we're giving away beautiful colouring book which also has a wurdsearch on effury page.  To win a copy just leave us a comment on Mondays post and we'll draw a name out of the hat next Monday.

Our Give-Away is Open WORLD-WIDE

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 to stop by tomorrow fur Basil's Brain Training!

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs

Amber xox

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