B is For Basil and Bailey

Hi everyone! Today is brought to you by the letter B ( I admit, I have been watching Sesame Street). I have 2 books to tell you about today and Spooky is here to help.

DSCF0947 Both of these kitties have books and blogs.I wrote about Basil back in November when I was lucky enough to win his book. Here is the link to my review and buying information: https://f76.cb3.myftpupload.com/2015/11/basil-the-bionic-cat/

I also want to tell you about Bailey Boat Cat. I am on the board at The Museum of Maritime Pets and Bailey is our Ambassador at Sea. His book is perfect for children and adults, it is filled with wonderful photos of Bailey on his boat, Nocturne. I had no idea how many cats lived on boats until Bailey started conducting weekly interviews with several of these kitties. Bailey’s book can be purchased through the museum gift shop.

We are also joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop

this week. Keeping with our B theme we have Phoebe being petted by a baby. My great-niece is super cute, but I cropped her out because I think only parents should post photos of their kids. I did leave her adorable hand though. PhoebebandbabyCaturday Art


  1. Great books, fun too!

    Sweet Phoebe, you reminded meowmy of when her own boys were wee babies, too…then she would take their tiny hands and help them to pet the two kitties we had at that time, Angel Groucho and Angel Simba. She would say/chant…nice kitty, soft kitty…..my goodness those boys are in their twenties, now, MOL!!

    1. It is good to get kids used to being gentle around pets at an early age. Her kitties won’t come near her yet though.

  2. Just shared your blog and Bailey Boat Cat with a friend who has a beautiful kitty. I think her little girls will love reading about cats on boats:) Thank you.
    Here from the a to z challenge.

    1. I think Basil’s book is on sale as an e-book on Amazon, it is a fun book. Penny, Joanie and Millie all send their love to Toby, BobbieSue and Simon.

  3. I won Basil’s book too and enjoyed it. I haven’t read Bailey’s though. That is a sweet picture of Phoebe and the baby.

    1. I am glad you won Basil’s book too. Phoebe says thank you 🙂 XO

  4. Thank you for introducing me to these two B books! Being new to the blogging world, I still have much to learn and am looking forward to C through Z.

  5. We agree with you – children’s photos should only be posted with permission of their parents (and themselves when they are old enough). We weren’t familiar with those books – thanks for sharing!

  6. I have Bailey’s book and really enjoyed it. It still “blows” M’s mind that he’s happy living on a boat. She would be so afraid I’d jump overboard at sea and in port! he he, but then she’s a worry wart!

    1. I would be the same as your Mom and worry all the time. I would have my cat on a leash most of the time.

  7. I love reading about the books you read. I’m already really enjoying your A to Z challenge posts!

    And I just love that picture of you, Phoebe. So sweet! I bet you would make a great baby-sitter.

    1. I am glad you are enjoying the a-z posts. Phoebe thanks you too, but says she will pass on the baby sitting.

    1. She wasn’t grabby, but her little hand was wet from having it in her mouth.

    1. Thank you- Phoebe, Joanie and Spooky were the only ones brave enough to see the baby.

  8. Purrincess Phoebe you look deevine lettin thee Baby pat you!
    An wee know both Basil an Bailey katss!!! Thiss iss goin to BEE fun to foll-oh Lady Ellen!!
    ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. We hope we introduce you to some new books, but your MUm reads a lot so maybe she already will know them all. Phoebe is glad you like her photo.XO

      1. LadyMum all wayss has a book stuck inn her face….mew mew mew…
        Well onlee befur bed ackshully. Shee reedss befur bed to calm her busy mind.
        Mee ADORESS mee sweet buttercup’ss foto!
        ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. You are too sweet my purrince. XO My Mom reads in the afternoon and ends up napping- MOL!

          1. Mew mew mew Ladymum used to reed inn afternoon all so…an same fin happened to her!
            Maybee that uss why shee onlee reedss at nite now 😉
            ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

          2. My Mom loves to nap so she will keep reading in the afternoon, napping, then not be able to sleep until 1 am. Crazy woman- MOL! XO and paw kisses

  9. I have a Bailey too, only he’s a pooch. Your pets are super sweet. So is your niece’s hand.
    Pam Margolis
    An Unconventional Librarian

    Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

  10. Great choices and Phoebe is so cute as is your great niece.
    Happy Caturday Art!
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping, & Mr Jinx

  11. Spooky is adorable! I love black cats and they can be such help, can’t they?


  12. Looks like you’ve been reading a lot of books lately. Jan read the Christmas and the Curmudgeon books so many years ago she can’t even remember what they were about. Wonder if she still has them?

    1. I always read a lot 🙂 If Jan still has them, they are worth another read.

    1. There are quite a few that live on boats and seem happy- I wouldn’t have thought that either. Thank you for visiting.

  13. Mew mew mew Noodle me Moodle mee finkss yur Mumma an mee LadyMum MUST bee related! Beecause that iss how LadyMum iss….
    Inn fact, LadyMum stayed up reedin past middynite last nite an sleeped til 6 A Em an gotted up to give mee brekkie an back to bed till 10 A Em…..
    The day iss half gone, mew mew mew…. 😉
    **ear licksss** Yur BFF, Siddhartha Henry Penry xXxXx

    1. CWAP!!! Mee iss on thee wrong site again!!! Pleeze furgive mee Lady Ellen….LadyMum has mee all terned around…..
      Mee meenss YOU an LadyMum are related! **hangss head**

      1. Oh my sweet purrince, I was wondering why you gave me ear licks- those tickle. XO and love my confused purrince.

      1. Mee-yow mee was on thee wrong site an thott you were mee BFF Noodle….oh Purrincess Phoebe mee iss so-o confused! An LadyMum was no help either as shee was too tired…
        **shakess head**
        At leest mee figured out thee miss-take!
        ***paw kissesss*** an ~~~head rubsss~~~
        Yur funny littul Purrince,
        Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. Fank you mee sweet an understandin Purrincess!
    An there iss another reason mee got mixed up…LadyMum has been gettin sick again. Today shee went out to Farmacy an fur a short walk an came home an shee was so tired shee laid down fur 3 hourds. When wee woke up frum our nappy shee told mee shee has been feelin ruff past few dayss…
    Can you beeleeve it?
    ***sighsss*** deeplee. Guess mee iss on Purr-amedic duty this weekend?!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ an all mee LUV an *** paw kissesss***
    Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. Your poor MUm, I hope she feels better soon. XO and head rubs and paw kisses.

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