Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Thursday Frolicks ~ Cat of The Week!

Welcome to

Thursday Frolicks

Many greetings & sunny salutations

Wunderpurr Pawesome Pals

and

Welcome to our regular slot of  

Pet of The Week


So sorry fur last weeks blip in transmission, only mew may remember - see last weeks Pet Parade post - that the P.A. was so selfishly in much warmer climes, floating around a huge swimming pool on a li-lo drinking neon coloured cocktails with little umbrella's in them, and the excuse of: "There was no WiFi in the pool!"  Purrlease!!!!! nuff said!!!!!


Anyhoo it's delights us immensely to be back this week with a supurr fantabulous



glitter maker


featuring the mega incredible


glitter maker


from the totally amazing blog


http://picasion.com/gl/4wlV/




Many con'cat'ulations Moosey!

>^.^<

Me and 'The Mooster' I hope mew don't mind me calling mew that Moosey, but mew are 
one seriously pawesome kitty - I salutes mew most reverently my furriend - Anyways I'm digressing, we had such a blast during the interview, read on and I'll stop rambling...

Welcome my supurr furriend

Furstly can you tell us a little about yourself? i.e: how mew came to your current home, were mew a rescue or adopted as a kitten or puppy, how old mew are,  what do mew like best about your living arrangements, etc…

I first met Mom and Dad at PAWS, where they have both been volunteering for about elebenty billion years. I wound up there after I was rescued with a bunch of other cats from a kill shelter, where we found ourselves after being part of a hoarding situation.  All of us cats from that hoarding situation had ringworm, so we had to be treated daily for like, A MONTH, until we were ringworm-free. It was pretty gross, but Mom and Dad say I was “a trooper,” and that my sweet nature shone brightly through it all. They also say they fell in love with my playful, easygoing personality.  I’m about 13 years old.  I’ve been in my forever home for about 6 ½ years now. Apparently, I’m something called “spoiled,” but “in a good way.” MOL. 

Do mew have any fur-siblings and if so, can mew tell us about them?

When I first came to live here, I joined Mom, Dad and my (now Angel) brofur Sammy.  Sammy was super snuggly, sweet, and heroic, and we all still miss him lots. After he went to the Bridge, it was about four months before Mom and Dad could even think about adopting any new cats. But even while they weren’t ready to adopt, they kept on volunteering at the shelter, which was sort of helpful, even as we all grieved the loss of Sammy.

So almost four months passed, and Mom and Dad’s hearts kind of came to the same place of being ready to open up their hearts and home again.  And with that, I now have two beautiful housepanther sisfurs, Gracie and Zoe.  They are also PAWS alums.  They had been waiting there for quite a while. Gracie and Zoe are awesome, but they had been passed over time and again because of their ages (they are about the same age as me), their color (did you know black cats have a much harder time being adopted from shelters?), and the fact that they needed to be adopted together (they are littermates, and very bonded). Mom and Dad fell in love with them, just like they did with me, and we adopted them. And even though we all don’t really get along, there’s still a lot of love in our house.

What is your most favourite thing?

My most favorite thing is laying on the sofa, right between Mom and Dad. I like to stretch out, so that I am touching both of them at the same time.  Drinking water from the sink and sleeping with Mom and Dad are pretty great, too.

What is your most least favourite thing?

Going to the vet. I am very good about it, and all the vets and staff love me, but I am always SO happy when it is time to go back home.

Do mew have any nicknames? 

Well, “Moosey” is actually a nickname, because my real name is “Moose,” on account that I am a tall and broad-chested cat.  My other nicknames are “Cootie (I do not know why, since I do NOT have bugs), and “The Bebbeh.”  Gracie’s nicknames are “Baby Charmin,” “Snuggly,” and  “Fuzzy Wuzzy.” Zoe’s are “Toe-Tee,” “The Child,” and “Toots.” It’s a real mystery how the humans come up with these nicknames, isn’t it?
1.      
      Are you an indoor kitty or an exploratory outdoor enthusiast/adventurer?

We are all strictly indoor kitties.

Do mew have a special story to share?

Mom and Dad are convinced that I “channel” Graphite, one of the cats who came before. He was Dad’s first cat of his very own, and they had a very special bond.  Even though I look nothing at all like Angel Graphite (he was a little grey Russian Blue mix, while I am big and white with tabby markings), my behavior and level of empathy are at times nearly identical to him.  Mom and Dad had no idea of this when they adopted me; they believe that Angel Graphite brought us all together.

What’s your favourite treat or most yummy nom?

Truth be told, my absolute most favorite treat in the world is … lettuce.  I will literally come running when I hear the bag of salad mix being opened!  Gracie and Zoe are more traditional in their tastes. They come running for stuff like tuna. (And don’t get me wrong, if there’s tuna involved, I’m jumping in the queue, too!)

Tell us about a typical day in your life?

After we wake up Mom and Dad, we all like sleeping, chasing sunpuddles, and watching Bird and Squirrel TV. When Mom and Dad go out (to work, volunteer, and whatever else they do), we all practice our cutest and most excited-type greetings for when they get back home.

What’s the wurst thing mew’ve effur done?

Probably sneezing in the humans’ faces.  I’ve done it to both Mom and Dad before. They forgave me, because it was an accident. But they both said it was gross.

Where’s your favourite snooze spot?

The ottoman if I’m downstairs, and on Mom and Dad’s bed if I’m upstairs.  Gracie and Zoe love that ottoman, too. It’s the best -- very cushiony.

Do mew have a speshul toy, if so can mew tell us about it?

We all like the kitty kick stick very much.  Gracie’s most favorite toys are the collar stays from Dad’s dress shirts. She looks forward to playing with them every day when Dad gets home from work. She and Zoe also love the bug on a string toy.  I don’t play as much as I used to, but I still enjoy a good go with the fleecy wand toy. That hand under the comforter thing always gets me going, too.

Do mew have any spehul skillz?

I am really good at opening doors, if they are not latched.  I know whether to push or pull, and I will keep at it until the job is done. Zoe’s speshul skillz are looking cute (she has the “bunny paws” pose perfected) and running FAST! Gracie is good at relaxing, and she is smart!

What’s your favourite time of year and why?

My favorite is Christmas time, because that’s when my tree appears in the living room. My Angel brofur Sammy taught me how awesome the tree is … oh, how I love laying under that thing.  All of us really enjoy spring and summer, too, because of the awesome sun puddles that accompany those seasons.

If mew could do absolutely anything, what would it be?

I would want to be happy, and in good health, and live with Mom and Dad and my sisfurs for forever. Oh, and I would also make sure that every animal had a happy, loving home of their own, like mine.

Is there anything else mew’d like to share, that we haven’t asked?

I just want to thank you for interviewing me as Cat of the Week. I’m so honored! And most of all, thank you for being our friends, because we all love and appreciate you.

Purrs

Moosey 

>^.^<

Mew can visit Moosey, Zoe, Gracie and their hoomans at:


and don't furget to follow them in the Twittersphere too:





All I can say it, that it's been an absolute purrleasure to have some more totally wunderpurr kitties on the blog today ~ so furry many thanks to Moosey, Zoe and Gracie fur joining us ~ mew've been purrfect guests!


>^.^<

Well, that's us done fur this weeks post, we do hope that mew've really enjoyed meeting Moosey et Al, and I know many of mew have met already MOL

Join us tomorrow when we're back with our usual post of 

The Pet Parade

There's still time to get in on this weeks action by clicking here 

>^.^<

If mew would like to feature on Thursday Frolicks or nominate a speshul someone fur

Cat (or K9 or Bunny or Ferret etc...) of the Week

drop us a line at

deardrbasil (@) gmail.com

with Pet of the Week in the subject line

DON'T BE SHY

>^.^<

We look forward to seeing mew on the morrow

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox






Friday, 27 March 2015

The Pet Parade Blog Hop #85 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Jan's Funny Farm & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou



WELCOME TO 


 THE PET PARADE BLOG HOP!


Greetings Wunderpurr Furriends




So sorry fur posting late this week, only the P.A. - let me add the furry selfish P.A. - decided to take a vacation.  Now while we're all fur rest, relaxation and spending good quality time and lots of it in the chill zone, we don't appreciate our staff doing the same! MOL 

Howeffur, she said, "Basil, I've not had a break since 2011 and I haven't had a beach vacation since 2010, so you my little furry friend are just going to have to cope with it!"

I was astounded, dumbfounded and completely lost fur words, the utter selfishness of it nearly blew my fur off, as mew can well imagine.

Anyhoo, she added, "Don't worry, all your needs will be catered for as my cousin will move in and stay while with you all I'm away."

Well mew could have knocked me out with a feather, new staff to train and only a couple of weeks to do so, I sucked in a long deep breathe as I calculated the possibilities of efficient training in such a short space of time, as it's not just me that lives here, there's a whole feline hoard that each has diffurent needs and requirements.

"This is going to be tough," I answered after a few moments. 

"Well I'm sure you'll be absolutely fine, I've left precise instructions for everyone's individual needs and how each of you likes things, so there'll be no service interruptions whatsoever," she added.

I pondered this too fur a moment. and finally conceded, adding "Where can we reach mew if things aren't going to plan?"

She smirked and said, "I'll be in South Africa, floating around the swimming pool on my li-lo with a brightly coloured alcoholic cocktail with a little umbrella in it in my hand, or at the gym!"

I shan't repeat what I said next as mew can imagine, anyhoo all turned out well, as mew can see from our collage today, the Cousin was a great and highly valuable asset - we had endless nights of pure psychedelia due to the constant flow of catnip, niptinis, hubbly bubbly nip, nip nibbles, and nip canapes... it was totally pawesome - the pawty that neffur ended - well it did yesterday when the P.A. returned!

We are hoping she's booking another trip in the furry near future!!!! MOL MOL MOL

Enjoy your weekend 

Many kitty kisses and headbutts

Basil & Co xox 

Hearts glitter gifs

>^.^<

Pet Parade- Animals are taking over. #PetBloggers grow and share with us! All posts get pinned

With our fabulous hosts Rascal & Rocco, and pawesome co-hosts Jan's Funny FarmersLove is Being Owned By A Husky and Barking From The Bayou so don't furget to visit them and see what exciting stuff they've all been up to this week, we know mew won't be disappointed!


Hearts glitter gifs

To see this weeks

❤ FEATURED FAVORITE 

just pop over to:

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Pet Parade Blog Hop #84 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Jan's Funny Farm & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou



WELCOME TO 


 THE PET PARADE BLOG HOP!


Welcome Wunderpurr Furriends


Well this week has been fun, we've been on the case of the missing 'almost nearly real diamond collar thief' and we have a lead, not that we can say too much at the moment, but the klepto collar thief has been lured out and caught on survellience camera, much to our delight.

The images are a bit grainy but we have a good indication of whom we are now purrsuing and a brief description:  Big ears and big teeth!

So hopefully as the days pass we'll gather more intel on this klepto usurper and have more to report asap MOL

We hope that mw are all having a fabulous week and wish mew a supurr weekend and we'll be back with more riveting news soon.





Many kitty kisses and headbutts

Basil & Co xox 

Hearts glitter gifs

>^.^<

Pet Parade- Animals are taking over. #PetBloggers grow and share with us! All posts get pinned

With our fabulous hosts Rascal & Rocco, and pawesome co-hosts Jan's Funny FarmersLove is Being Owned By A Husky and Barking From The Bayou so don't furget to visit them and see what exciting stuff they've all been up to this week, we know mew won't be disappointed!


Hearts glitter gifs

To see this weeks

❤ FEATURED FAVORITE 

just pop over to:

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Thursday Frolicks ~ Cat of The Week!


Welcome to

Thursday Frolicks

Supurr Greetings Furriends

Welcome to our regular slot of  

Pet of The Week

and this weeks fabulous


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is gorgeous


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from the totally fan'cat'stic blog


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Many con'cat'ulations Amber!

>^.^<

Amber is such a cutie, and even though she has a huge crush on someone else, I may be in with a chance - if I dye my fur ginger! MOL  Anyhoo, here's Amber fabulous interview...

       Furstly can you tell us a little about yourself? i.e: how mew came to your current home, were mew a rescuee or adopted as a kitten or puppy, how old mew are,  what do mew like best about your living arrangements, etc…   My name is Amber and I just turned three years old. I came from the RSPCA in Bundaberg, and my name was originally Midge, but as mum said ‘a pretty girl needs a prettier name than Midge’.  Mum fell in love with me based on my photo online and adopted me without even meeting me first. To get to my new home I had to fly in a big cage on a big plane when I was only 10 weeks old.

       Do mew have any fur-siblings and if so, can mew tell us about them?
I have three fur-siblings, who are siblings. Charlie – my favourite brother who always gives me kisses and attention, Max – who chases me and who I growl at a lot, and Ava – who is my best friend although she doesn’t always like sharing the toys. Charlie, Max and Ava are only five months older than me.

      What is your most favourite thing?  Food, walks outside and cuddles with mum.

      What is your most least favourite thing? Max when he chases me.

      Do mew have any nicknames? Pumpkin, Princess, and Bubba.

  Are you an indoor kitty or an exploratory outdoor enthusiast/adventurer? Both. I am an indoor kitty but I am harness and leash trained so I go for weekend walks in the garden and get to stalk the lizards and chase butterflies. Mum says I’m a natural at walking on the leash.

     What’s your favourite treat or most yummy nom?  I like to sneak a taste from mum’s plate especially when she has roast chicken.

  What’s the wurst thing mew’ve effur done? i.e: bringing live prey into the house and onto the pillow next to your sleeping hoomans as a speshul surprise, chewing/scratching the furniture/soft furnishings into oblivion, destroying something precious, digging the flowerbeds up, eating the car seat, yakking up on the new silk throw, yakking up everywhere apart from on the wooden floors etc…  [these are all things experienced by my P.A. at some point during her animal guardianship]  I’m a good girl and don’t do anything that mum doesn’t like. Max is the King of Naughty in our house. Mum says I’m an angel.

   Where’s your favourite snooze spot? The bottom of mum’s wardrobe or the laundry cupboard (middle shelf amongst the towels) – I like some quiet time on my own.

   Do mew have any speshul skillz?  i.e: can open the tin of tuna while the hoomans are at work, escape artist, hiding, jumping, sleeping, playing, catching, fetching, supurr fast, etc…  Mum has taught me to respond to a few voice commands… ‘Kiss Kiss’ means mum wants me to headbutt and smooch.  ‘You Me Go’ accompanied by mum pointing at me, then pointing at herself then pointing down the hallways means we’re going to have some one-on-one playtime with Da-Bird which is my favourite toy. I always race mum to the end of the house when this happens and squeeee with excitement.

  What’s your favourite time of year and why?  Anytime except the scorching summer months, because when it’s too hot outside mum doesn’t take me for walks in the garden, even though I keep standing at the door and asking.

   Who do mew most admire? Waffles. I have a big crush on the handsome ginger boy at Glogirly.

   If mew could do absolutely anything, what would it be?  I’d jump on a big jet plane and fly to Minneapolis so Waffles and I could go on a chicken date to KFC.

Purrs Amber xx

>^.^<

Here's all the links mew can click to visit Amber & Siblings online:








We'd like to say a big thank mew to Amber and her furrmilly for starring today, we've so enjoyed your company!

>^.^<

That's it fur today, we've had a blast as always and really enjoyed effury moment.

Don't furget to stop by tomorrow when we're back with our usual post of 

The Pet Parade

There's still time to get in on this weeks action by clicking here 

>^.^<

If mew would like to feature on Thursday Frolicks or nominate a speshul someone fur

Cat (or K9 or Bunny or Ferret etc...) of the Week

drop us a line at

deardrbasil (@) gmail.com

with Pet of the Week in the subject line

DON'T BE SHY


>^.^<

We look forward to seeing mew on the morrow

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox



Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday Selfies!

Welcome to another riveting Installment of

Sunday Selfies

This week I said to my fur siblings
"Look mew guys, can't mew keep it a bit more au natural this week?"
This is what I got

UPSIDE DOWN ON SUNDAY


So I just sighed and said, "If mew can't beat 'em, join 'em!"
Happy Dayz and pawesome ZZZZ's

Purrs

Basil xx



Saturday, 14 March 2015

The Saturday Solution ~ An informational Post ~ Planning Fur The Future

The Saturday Solution

Sound Advice in a World Gone Mad

An informational Post ~ Planning Fur The Future 

Usually my Saturday Solution Posts are to help cats in crisis, this one is slightly different in that respect. 




Mew may remember a couple of weeks ago, on our Sunday Selfies Post, that young Parsley had a stack of cash.

When we asked him whence he came upon such a nest egg, he declined to offer an explanation - that aside I gently took the P.A. to one-side and said.

"Parsley's got a whole heap of cash that he's hoarding under his bed in a box," I paused while the P.A. listened intently, obviously having no clue about Parsley's secret cash hoarding. "While this shows great tenacity and skills in saving, I do believe that there would be a better solution fur managing his money."

The P.A. thought about this fur a moment and began to nod in agreement.

She said, "I may have just the thing, wait there while I get my iPad."

In two shakes of a lambs tail she was back and had a page on screen fur my immediate purrusal.

It read, 'Nutmeg'

I gave her a quizzical glance, "So how does this help Parsley's cash hoarding situation?"  

"I'm so glad you asked that," she answered. "Nutmeg offers an online fully managed investment portfolio, which I think would be a super idea for Parsley and his future wealth management and savings fund."

"And?" I pressed.

"Well if he's that serious about money Nutmeg offers many different options. For example, ISA's, Pensions, Stocks etc... to help grow his nest egg and so one day he will be able to keep me in my retirement," the P.A. laughed. "But seriously, there are many option's to consider, not without risk as any investment has a modicum of risk attached but generally he has a potential to increase his net-worth and not be locked into any long term plans so his money will still be accessible should he require it."

I pondered this as I purrused the highly detailed Nutmeg.com website further.  After a while of thorough investigation, which I must add is most necessary when planning on taking financial action of this kind, I conceded. "I think mew are right, planning fur the future is most definitely a high priority and it makes sense to dip ones paws into financial sector in a controlled and measured way, keeping the risk to a minimum while incurring monetary growth."

The P.A. nodded. "Yes, I agree and if Parsley is willing we'll set him up now, while he's young and help his nest egg grow without huge fees to eat into his capital."

I purred in delight at the thought of entering the financial arena and wondered to myself

'How would I look in a sharp suit in the City of London?'

So with that settled and Parsley in full agreement to the course of action implemented, his money was promptly deposited into a low-risk investment portfolio including an ISA savings account and he's neffur been happier, thinking of the future gains at the tip of his claws and not having to worry about his cash in a box anymore. Plus the bonus of being able to log in to the website at anytime to check his portfolio and investments made him purr like a panther.  

Thank mew Nutmeg!

Well that's our info-post done fur today and we hope mew've enjoyed our little foray into the financial world and making Parsley's future a little bit brighter, and hopefully paying fur the P.A.'s retirement.  After-all she deserves it!

Bestest Purrs  

Basil & Co xx




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