Friday, 29 April 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 142 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou



Friday greetings supurr pals

Firstly we must apologise fur the absence of our Pirate Q&A on The Tuesday Tails segment, sadly the P.A. went and got herself near some germ ridden peeps and contracted the flu, while it's nearly gone, she still is weak as a kitten and in her own wurds, 'Couldn't fight her way out of a wet paper bag in a storm if she tried!'

We will endeavour to catch up offur the weekend and make next weeks segment a double episode.

In other news we woke up to a sprinkling of snow yesterday morning, it was white over.  The day before we had hail, sleet, rain, snow and high winds repeatedly throughout the day.  Luckily the wood-burner has been constantly fed and keeping the chill away.

The gardening has ground to halt too since the flu thing, but really it's been so cold outside nothing would have been done, so the flu this week is a blessing as next week the weather is warming up and could possibly reach a staggering 15c - I know don't faint as it's a veritable heatwave MOL MOL - so with a bit of luck we can make up fur lost ground, pardon the pun.

We have also had a couple of deliveries fur product testing and hopefully will be sharing our findings with mew in a couple of weeks.

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

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

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Thankful on Thursday with Parsley

Today young Parsley Sauce is with us, sharing his uber thankfulness fur having such a beautiful shiny coat, he say's it's because he spends a lot of time primping and preening, and while this is fact he omitted to mention that the P.A. spends quite a bit of time brushing him, sometimes 3 times a day, as young Mr Sauce in all honesty is Addicted to Brush! MOL

The P.A. says he's fur feels like velvet, so she also calls him Mr Mint Velvet.  Seriously though what cat comes hurtling across the garden at light speed when a brush is waved at him? [Pansy]  There are also several types of brush employed, from supurr soft bristles to combs and massage varieties, and Parsley seems to like a combination of treatments on a daily basis. 

Are mew addicted to brush?  

As now I'm curious, as purrsonally I'm not a fan.  Smoochie enjoys it and gets a little too excited resulting in a back-hawk [mohawk], chest hawk and tummy hawk, this is when the phrase: Back Hawk Down comes into play! MOL  Snowie is also a rather keen and willing brushee, as is Humphrey.  Amber can take it or leave it and Angel Posie was a complete no-go-zone unless mew wanted to lose digits.  

This leads me to wunder, is it normal fur cats to be addicted to brush, or am I in the minority of not enjoying this hairy fairy fur inducing past-time?  

The P.A. also has this to say on the joys of brushing; 

If cat fur were currency she'd be a billionaire!  

She would also like to add this addendum; 

After carefully removing all traces of cat fur with a super sticky lint roller from my clothing every morning before I leave the house, by the time I get to work I can still look like I've rolled on the floor in a pile of it - what is this strange phenomenon?  Am I a cat fur magnet? Is it some predisposed condition and if so is it treatable? And forget using any type of lip-gloss unless you want to have fur-mouth! [Not a good look on anyone LOL]


Enjoy your day 


Basil xox

Thankful On Thursdays Blog Hop 

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wordless on Wednesday with Snowie

glitter maker


enjoying the great outdoors and last years geraniums, which have been wintering under the garden port safe from the frosts and cold weather.

Sorry we weren't here yesterday with Part 8 of our Pirate Q&A, but the P.A. has had the flu since Friday and we've been making sure she's been well looked after and kept warm.

Hopefully we'll see mew all on the morrow.

Bestest non-fluey purrs

Basil & Co xox

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Sunday Selfies #89

Sunday greetings pawesome furriends

Today we are all feeling the supurr fuzzies aka happies and invite mew to mass pat session! MOL 

So our theme today is:

Tickle My Tummy!

[Mew know mew want to!]

Don't furget to join in the fabulous Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo at their pawesome blog:

Friday, 22 April 2016

The Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 141 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou



Salutations wunderpurr furriends

As mew can see we're all completely zonked!   All this gardening is really taking it's toll on us, and the new border at the back of the garden is still only one third completed,  but the good news is that it's fully planted with transplants from another area in the garden and the rest by bulbs, so at the moment it looks very strange with large patches of bare soil and the odd lonely plant - eeeeek -  we even sprinkled a box of mix seeds on it too just to make sure that we got it all covered!  Now all we have to do is wait and see if things are going to grow, hopefully giving us a rather wunderful display.

There is still so much to do, but we're soldiering on like good kitties should, apart from when we need to nap, eat, nap, eat and nap, that aside we're like gardening machines! MOL  

In other news the new laptop is set up and we're delighted that the P.A. can get on with the blog and all our correspondence forthwith, she says it's a really nice 'puter -  as long as she's happy we're happy.  

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

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

Bestest purrs & hugs

Basil & Co xox

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Thoughtless on Thursday with Humphrey

Humphrey is enjoying the spotlight today with Amber's tail and Snowie heading fur a litter tray....

How pawsitively thoughtless of them! MOL

Enjoy your day 


Basil xox

Thoughtless Thursday

It would appear that there is no hop again with Ruckus and co.... ?????

And mew can also join in the 
Thankful On Thursdays Blog Hop 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Wordless on Wednesday with Basil

with me

Sometimes mew just need to get snuggled in a nest of pink softness and furget about the world!

Wishing mew all happy snuggles today

Soft purrs

Basil xox

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tuesday Tails ~ Pirate Q&A ~The Secrets of The Voyages of Captain Basil Revealed ~ Part VII

Welcome to

 Pirate Q&A 

The Secrets of The Voyages of Captain Basil Revealed

So me seafaring pirating fiends, are ye ready to discover all the secrets, and get thee answers to thee questions that have been keeping ye awake night aftur night??


If ye missed the previous Q&A just be clicking the links below:

Now that we be 'aving that out of thee way, let's be getting on with divulging the answers from  Part VI 

Here's the questions:

Is the Kraken gone fur good?

Yes indeedy! See previous Revelations for the full scoop! 

What did The Creator Dude tell mew?

Flynn buddy here goes... The Creator dude imparted this to me while I was in the pocket universe with him.  But it was more of a show, don't tell affair.

Mew may remember that he actually admitted to saving me from some furry narrow escapes several times and to be honest at the time of those near misses I often thought it was a miracle I survived!  But I digress, he did ask me to keep things to myself, which at the the time of the discussion I agreed to, but he neffur said anything about not confiding in my closest furriends when I was back in real time.  So here we go - he said and I quote; 

"I want to show you something," he went on. "The easiest was for me to do this is from my mind directly into your mind, do I have your permission?" 

That's when he did the Vulcan Mind Meld thingy... and this is what happened.

I was floating, weightless above the earth, I assume it was the earth yet it looked different, not all green and blue like we know today.  It was a ravaged, barren waste land with decaying cities and hardly any signs of life.  When I did fly closer to the ground I saw peeps fighting fur food and water and to be honest it was savage.  I couldn't really discern if there many animals left in great quantities as I was suddenly ripped into another scenario.

This time the earth was even more lushly green than we know today, crystalline oceans teaming with aquatic life.  Animal life was abundant and as I inspected things more closely I could see that the vast cities we know today were now overgrown and part of dense jungles.  After further investigation I realised that there were no peeps to be found, only animals and burds [Many apologies Tabbies of Trout Towne]  yet there was a harmonious vibes between the animals.

I was abruptly ripped away into another scenario, which played like a movie on fast forward as I observed. Now things were furry different, animals and peeps were living together harmoniously, the earth was gloriously well tended and all animal life was treated with respect in this new order of society, the earth was loved by all inhabitants, there was no greedy corporations raping the planet, no brutal slaughter of innocent animals fur purrleasure, peeps wurked together instead of competing with one another and if I'm honest this was the best scenario of the three.

The Creator dude joined me, floating up right along side as the future events movie played.

"Basil, your world is on the brink of change," he said solemnly. "When I created everything all those eons ago I never realised that this it how it would end up."

I looked at him. "But mew know effurything," I replied. "Surely mew knew how it would be?"

He shook his head sadly. "I thought it would be the version we're watching right now, however I didn't take into account freewill and choice, those two things are the determining factors of how your society came to be and while in one respect you live in the best of times, in another you live in the worst of times."

I knew exactly what he meant, we have the best medicines, we live in an organised society with a high modicum of safety compared to other era's.  Most peeps have food and shelter, jobs etc... we have great tech, we can travel around the wurld in hours, there are so many positives, yet in the next breath there are many, many negatives.

War, why?
Famine, why?
Slavery, why?
Animal cruelty, why?
Hunting species to extinction, why?
Corporate greed, causing destruction of the planet, why?

So many things whirled around my mind and the list could go on and on and on, that shouldn't be, because we know better, well we should know better, yet here we are... living in the 21st century repeating the actions of the dark ages.

The Creator dude spoke breaking my mental whirlwind. "Basil, scenario's one and two are a high probability fur your world if things don't change and there's nothing more I can do to stop it and that is why I wanted to show you, because if nothing changes now within several short centuries humans will not be at the top of the food chain, they will be the breed bordering on extinction."

I pondered this fur a moment and nodded as I knew he was right.

"I needed to share this certainty with someone, and that's why I brought you here," he said quietly.

"But I'm only a little, iddy-biddeh puddy cat," I replied. "What can I do to stop it?"

"Basil, you are very resourceful and I'm sure you'll think of something," he answered.
In the next moment we were back on the floating rock in the pocket universe and I gaped at awe at him, speechless was an understatement.

His face suddenly changed as though he was tuning into something I couldn't see and then he spoke again.  "Your crew need you, it's time for you to leave."

"I have more questions, how and what am I supposed to do?" I blurted, but I was suddenly travelling at immense speed and then flopped out of the orb into the temple.

Well mew can imagine my shock at such a discovery and to be honest I still don't know how to do it, my only thought was start small and hopefully good things will spread throughout the world and make pawsitive change fur effurypurrdy.

One itteh-biddeh step at a time....

How did mew know the crew and ship were in trouble?

The Creator dude gave me the heads up on the drama unfolding back at the ship.

Did mew learn the secrets of the universe?

No but as I imparted a moment ago he did show me possible futures... that was scary enough!

What was it like to travel by smoke?

Well let's just say that having ones body dematerialized by magic is a rather odd sensation,  and then travelling like Willo the Wisp is really also rather peculiar, but then after just being sucked into a pocket universe and then spewed out, I can safely say that if I had to compare the two, smoke travel is far less swooshy.  In that I mean no loop the looping or any swirly roller coaster antics were occuring when travelling by smoke, it was purely A to B as fast as possible, which in reality was purretty quick.  

Are mew really having sushi fur dinner?

Yes, we had sushi and a whole host of other Kraken delicacies to offur the coming weeks, mew can see a sample of our menu in last weeks Revelations.

Is The Crimson Revenge on fire?

Yes and no, the Kraken was on fire due to being coated in the highly volatile hot sauce  - a little something that Humphrey concocted in the lab and it went wrong - furry luckily fur us the Kraken disengaged its tentacles from around the ship before anything was seriously set ablaze, while I'm not saying the ship wasn't on fire, fortunately there were a only a few small blazes to extinguish, which Posie, Amber and Humphrey managed to do before things got our of control.   

It looked much wurse than it was! MOL

OMC who the flip has turned up now?

Captain Raveneau and his deranged crew on the infamous ship, The Filthy Pearl.  These brigands were notorious fur being rather brutal and highly barbaric. 

And how could anything possibly be wurse than a Kraken?

If mew effur read any pirate history mew'd have come across Cap'n Revaneau, who was the most feared pirate captain of that era.  The things that he did to prisoners would make your toes curl and wish mew'd invited the Kraken on board fur tea and scones!   

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And here's some more questions from our pawesome buddies - we know we answered these at the time, but we didn't have all the facts, now we have more....

Erin the Cat  said: Cap'n, hope what's coming next ain't as scary as the Kraken! 

Mew haven't met Cap'n Revaneau in purrson then! 

The Tabbies of Trout Towne   ...we hope de creator dinna impart BURD info two ewe coz talk a bout a wasted trip if thatz de case

Sorry Tabbies in scenario two burds were there, don't know what to say about that really! 

Flynn  OMC! What can be worse than the kraken?

As per Erin's query, mew haven't met Cap'n Revaneau yet!

So until next weeks Pirate Q&A, shiver me timbers, get thee a bottle o'nip rum and a hammock, and we'll be seeing mew on the morrow!

   Aharrrrrrrrrrrrrr me hearties and sail the highs sea's safely, until next time

Hearty purrs and salty sea-spray head rubs

Cap'n Basil & the Crew of The Crimson Revenge XOX

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