Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday Selfies #111 Supurr Sunday Snoozes & Blog Hopping with Cat on my Head

Sunday salutations pawesome furriends

Well mew can see not a lot is happening at our house today! MOL

We're all having a mega snooze session as it's a little colder outside at the moment, and we thought that being indoors and snuggled in bed is definitely the place to be...

So our theme today is:

Supurr Sunday Snoozes

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:

Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Caturday Special ~ Featuring Zen Clippers

Caturday greetings pawesome pals

A few weeks ago the totally fabulous peeps at:

asked if we'd like to try their revolutionary claw clippers, well of course we said yes as mew know that young Parsley has claws to rival those of Wolverine! MOL  And not only that, Parsley hates going to the VET with a passion of PASSIONS.  Last time he went he needed a blood test - nothing serious we must add;  3 veterinary nurses and one hour later they'd only managed to shave a small area on his chest.  As fur the drawing of the blood, it neffur happened as the P.A. called time-out and promptly brought him home.  Anyhoo, the last time he had his claws trimmed, that was equally as traumatic and he hated effury moment of it.

So to be able to get a Zen Clipper to use at home has been fabulous.

Furstly, mew need to make sure mew get the right size, this is furry importante - this can be done by downloading their size sheet or emailing them direct and asking fur a card sizer; and then all mew do is snaffle a passing kitty, and carefully insert a claw through the holes in the card following the instructions to find the exact size.  It's all furry simple!

[not to scale - please download from Zen Clipper website]

Also we must mention that the P.A. had a rather nasty accident involving her right thumb and a really sharp piece of metal a few years ago, this left her with a severed tendon, nerve damage and a 2" scar running offur the knuckle towards the underside of her wrist, so she has little or no feeling along the inside of her thumb and her hand span was considerably reduced.  The injury has made using certain scissors a bit of an issue, howeffur this is NOT an issue with the Zen Clippers as the supurr clever peeps who designed them, made them sprung-loaded - we have to say GENIUS guys, and WELL DONE!   This alone give you top marks! MOL

So now mew've seen the P.A.'s manky [MOL!! aren't we nice kitties?! MOL MOL] hand in action, and if she can use them, mew can too ~ dexterity issues are not an issue with this product.

So now onto the real test, how did they fare in action?

Smoochie was conspicuously absent as we, The Heathen Hoard had a little meeting.

"So we need a willing victim," I began. "Sorry I meant to say willing volunteer to help the P.A. snip-test these new clippers... paws up who wants to be IT?!"

At that moment Smooch ambled into the kitchen and sat under the sideboard.

I grinned at the rest of the hoard and said. "Ah divine intervention at its furry best!"

Smooch gave me a rather puzzled look and I continued. "Smooch, dude can mew help the P.A.?"


"I need mew to sit there, stick your leg out and let the P.A. trim your back-toenails, ok?" I said.

"Oh sure no purroblem at all!" Smoochie replied and promptly stuck his leg out. "Like this?"

I nodded and said. "Purrfect dude!"

He beamed widely.

As mew can see he just lay there and took it like a real man-cat!

Two snips and it was done, no fractured nails, a beautiful clean cut and the clippers were totally silent too.

Fur those of mew that don't know, Smoochie is a tripawed kitty; he was hit by a car when he was a semi-feral kitten at the P.A.'s wurkplace [the P.A. had been slowly taming him and his siblings].  Anyhoo, she & dad took him to vet only to learn his leg was so badly damaged a full amputation had to happen.  So keeping his back toe-nails trimmed is vital fur him!

The P.A. was so impressed with him she just had to give him a kiss!

These are our findings aftur the Zen Clippers were Smooch-tested:

A truly amazing product, easy to use and from a safety point of view fur claw clipping, as long as mew have the correct size and follow all the guidelines mew will neffur trim anything other than the nail, neffur the quick.  Plus mew can do it at home, so no more traumatic trips to vets with squirmy kitties that are already stressed-out by the time mew get there and another bonus is - it saves mew money in the long run = WIN WIN WIN.

I know we made it look supurr easy today and believe me when I say, it was supurr easy with Smooch.  Parsley howeffur may be at the other end of the spectrum and will probably have to be swaddled in a towel, this we have yet to discover when dad gets back from his trip in a few days because it will definitely be a two-peep job.  But we're 100% sure Parsley will be more relaxed at home than at the vets, and we're hoping he surprises us all and has a no-stress claw-clipping-session.

All in all, we give the Zen Clipper TOP MARKS!

10 out of 10

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We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Zen Clipper fur giving us the oppurtunity to Smooch-test their most excellent claw clippers ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

 Many thanks fur joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow fur our usual Sunday Selfies post.

Happy Caturday

Basil & Co xox

*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s*

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 162 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou


Salutations supurr furriends

As mew can see we've been having a right jolly old time this week, pardon the pun!  We actually managed to sail home from Speedy's pawesome Pirate Pawty without incident this year, well the only thing that did happen of any note was Humphrey's crabs escaped.... again! MOL Whereffur he picks these things up I have no idea! 

Well that's Pirate week done fur another year and we can safely say that we're already looking forward to the next one.... arrrrrrrr....

In other news, Fast Furry and Dangerous returned on Tuesday and so did all our other regular features, mew can purruse the links below the autumnal leaves.  

We've also been getting organised fur the new Crafting with Cats segment and that will be starting late October aftur the Grand Finale of our latest adventure. So get your crafting paws happening as its going to be great fun.

Also, we're furry sorry fur not commenting on all your blogs the last couple of weeks, we seem to be chasing our tails trying to catch up... but we WILL be visiting mew and catching up in the next couple of days if we haven't already by the time mew read this! MOL  [Sadly the P.A.'s day job -BLAH- is getting in the way of our blogging time]

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

We'll be back tomorrow with The Caturday Special featuring Zen Clippers, believe me when I say; mew won't want to miss this post and then again with our usual Selfie Selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then.

Wishing mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Crosswurds with Basil #4 and the Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop with Pepsi

Welcome to

Supurr Crosswurdy Greetings Furriends

Welcome back to our most puzzling posts! 

Aftur a furry serious meeting with a lot of cross-wurds we've decided to make things a bit easier by including the links to the post where mew can find the answers... isn't that thoughtful of us, so now all mew have to do is click the links to go straight to the answers... almost... aftur a little bit of page scanning... but nothing too taxing or time consuming as we know how busy mew all are and we know how precious time is and there are many other things mew could be doing such as frolicking in a pile of catnip, snoozing, eating and getting cuddles with said precious time! MOL

Anyhoo, it would be lovely to know how long it takes to complete, we're guesstimating about 10 - 15 minutes tops, purrhaps much less if mew are a mouse-clicking wizard - if any of mew would be kind enough to let us know that would be truly stellar!

To see our previous crosswurds & answers click here:

So let's dive in and get started on crosswurd #4 ~ Mew can print off the crosswurd by right clicking it or use a snipping tool

Time to get scribbling on...

There's another really fab and rather nifty badge fur completing this crosswurd too, which we'll post with the answers next week.


Bestest Crosswurdy Purrs

Basil xox

Don't furget to join in the

Thankful On Thursdays Blog Hop 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #12 featuring The Cat, The Quilt and The Corpse

Welcome to 

The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty

Pawesome greetings fellow bibliocats

It's so fabulous to be back!

*waves paw with many happies*   

Mew won't believe the amount of books I've read and listened to offur the last few weeks, it's been meowvellous! MOL

I accidently stumbled across several new series which I've devoured with much vigour with the aid of much catnip tea and cookies to keep my strength up during this epic reading and audible marathon.

But before we get to that, I have to say that I'm still ladder-less, as mew may remember a few weeks ago I got my paws on a library ladder that only elevated me to the mid-level shelves, not up to the upper echelons of  the top shelves so this is still an issue which needs resolving, sooner rather than later before I have to send a rather stern letter to the Library Cats Association to insist on better wurking conditions as per union rules and regulations!

Anyhoo enough of my ramblings, let's get to today's book...

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

[Image @Amazon UK]

The Cat, The Quilt and The Corpse


A Cats in Trouble Mystery

Now I'm sure many of mew will have read this series already, but it's new to me and I loved it.

This is the furst novel in the series.

Quilter, Jillian Hart and her three kitties, Chablis, Syrah and Merlot are the victim of a catnapping crime. One of her precious furbabies is taken and that's were the mystery begins.  Enter Deputy Candace Carson, who has an eye fur details and is also a fellow cat lover.

As the two women investigate the catnapping a more sinister plot is revealed, as well as a dead body and a whole host of other disturbing scenarios.  It is furry cleverly plotted with some nice twists and turns in the story to keep mew guessing all the way through. 

A fabulous addition to anypurrdy's Cozy Mystery collection, which I can't recommend enough.

There are 8 novels in the series thus far and I've enjoyed every word of each one!

Paperback copy: 278 pages long

  Audio Edition:  10 hours 32 mins long

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The Amber Biblio Rating System:

Ratings of : The Cat, The Quilt and The Corpse



Story Development 

Ofurrall Enjoyment

I really enjoyed this book, how about mew?

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 or listening



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