Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 20, 2017

Turtle girlHi everyone,

It was exactly a year ago a very special little lady came into our home.

This is Blueberry.

She was very, very shy at the time.

She also has very poor vision, which made her frightened of everything.

 

Like me, she is from a hoarding home.

People hear the word “hoarding” and tend to look away.

It’s ugly, I agree.

But animals in hoarding houses need humans.

Cat Depot’s Community Cat Care goes into these bad situations and helps the cats.

 

Food bowl in a hoarding houseThis is the type of food plates found in Blueberry’s home.

Bugs thrive in that environment, but cats cannot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats being rescued from a hoarding houseThis is what happened to Blueberry and her family when Community Cat Care arrived.

They were humanely trapped and taken to Cat Depot.

They were tended to medically and then spayed and neutered.

 

Why am I telling you this now?

Why am I showing you these unattractive moments?

 

Because now I want you to see this…

Blueberry

…meet happy, healthy, and well-adjusted Blueberry today!

 

Two of the other cats were named Abbott and Costello.

Abbott and LeviMeet Abbott and his brother Levi.

Costello has a new loving family too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbott and LeviSo, thank you to Cat Depot’s Community Cat Care Team.

Because of the care cats receive when we are in dire situations, we can have happy endings.

Just like Abbott and Costello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BlueberryAnd just like my Blueberry.

Thank you.

Have a happy week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 13, 2017

Annie Sullivan close-upHi all you people!

I’m Annie Sullivan.

I’m not even a year old yet and Bow-Tie let me speak in his blog!

Or, maybe he doesn’t know I’m writing to you.

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan playing with a bow tieMaybe he’s not dressed yet and doesn’t want to be seen without his bow tie.

Uh oh… here he comes now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie sneaking into the picturePsst…

…Annie Sullivan is way too young to handle this blog.

(Look at her. She doesn’t even realize yet I took the bow tie away.)’Hehehe.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie getting his licker readyGuess what’s coming up next week?

I’m getting my licker ready to go, because it’s Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie SullivanI don’t have a girlfriend, but it’s the day of love for any friend.

I love little Annie Sullivan and love to take care of her.

She has her pretty Valentine’s Day outfit on, so she needs to be treated special.

She’s family and I love her.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie closeSo, I hope you get a Valentine or two.

I hope you send a Valentine or two.

But no matter what…

…this is MY Valentine to YOU.

Because I love you.

 

 

 

 

Handsome Bow-TieAnd that’s just the kind of guy I am!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 6, 2017

Bow-Tie caught at a bad timeOops! Sorry.

You caught me off guard and at a very embarrassing moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie cleans upLet me just clean up a bit and then we’ll talk.

Since we’re here, let’s just stay on the subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Familiar scene for cat ownersAnd the subject is familiar to all cat owners.

It’s that all too familiar litter box.

It’s the place we cats do our business, hopefully in private.

(I did not know the cameras were rolling.)

But there’s a problem that’s also familiar to many cat owners.

 

 

Look closely…

Culprit lurking in the corner

…the problem is that culprit lurking in the shadows, way back there.

 

Watch for it.

Culprit caught in the crimeAnd there it is…

…she swoops in to sift out some tasty morsels.

 

Why do dogs consider the remnants we express as delicacies?

 

 

 

 

Look of shameYou think this is the face of shame?

It’s not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheer pleasureIt’s the face of satisfaction…

…and sheer pleasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dog laughed and laughed and laughedI sat her down and explained exactly where those little delicacies come from.

You know what she did?

She threw her head back and laughed and laughed and laughed.

I’m not sure if she didn’t believe me, or if she just didn’t care.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie doesn't understand dogsYou know what?

I don’t get dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says cats rule but dogs droolAnd that is why they say…

…dogs drool and cats rule!

See you next week!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 30, 2017

Bow-Tie talking at the vetHi everybody!

The first month of the New Year is already over (well, almost.)

How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along?

As you know, at the end of last year I was diagnosed as being overweight.

Me!

 

 

 

 

Small incidentI took offense when I first heard the diagnosis…

…but I guess I can see what they meant.

So my New Year’s Resolution was to lose the weight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie loves attentionGood news!

I went back to the vet after sticking to my diet, and I impressed them all.

My weight is purrfect!

 

 

 

 

 

The vet gives Bow-Tie thumbs upI even got a “thumbs up” from my doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SidneyOn the other hand…

there’s my friend Sidney.

Remember Sidney?

She flew from the Chubby Cat Pod at Cat Depot all the way to her new home in Chicago.

Well, she’s still battling her weight problem.

 

 

 

 

Sidney enjoying the sunBut as you see, she works out and is eating right.

This year she’ll make her ideal weight too.

After the long and cold winter in Chicago, she wants to look good again for summer.

Good luck, Sidney.

Us fatties have to stick together.

If I can do it, you can do it!

 

 

Happy second month of 2017!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 23, 2017

Hi Everybody!

Do you see me?

Bow-Tie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you see me now?

Bow-Tie pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He he he!

Bow-Tie going bananasPretty funny, isn’t he?

I had to change my bow tie for this message…

…because this is driving me bananas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks there's a striking resemblanceLook at this guy…

..he does bear an amazing resemblance if I say so myself.

A dear friend saw him and had to get him for me.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking at the pillowI am very fond of him already (though I do feel his eyes follow me everywhere.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie can't lick his own earOne thing I enjoy very much about him is this:

I can reach his shriveled little ear and I can’t reach my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie licking his clone's earI like to get right in there and do it really good for him…

…much like I would like someone here to do for me.

The girls around here say it’s yucky, and they won’t do it.

It’s not.

 

 

 

 

 

Relaxing in the sunI enjoy nice afternoons outside with my new buddy.

He watches over me (ahhh, those eyes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good place for a napAnd an added bonus to this new friendship?

He gives me a really soft place to take a nap in the sun.

The eyes have it!

Have a great week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 16, 2017

Dear Friends,

I don’t mean to brag, but look at my handsome mug.

Bow-Tie Handsome Mug

I’ve always thought I was good looking and somewhat dapper.

Now I have proof that others have the same view.

 

Bow-Tie portraitFirst there was the portrait.

I was immortalized in this watercolor portrait.

Brilliant likeness of ny handsomess I’d say.

But wait… it gets better.

 

 

 

 

 

The magazine cover made Bow-Tie blushThen there was the magazine cover.

This one went out to the whole wide world (well, kinda).

I was so proud it made me blush.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie on a handmade bookWhat happened next shocked even me.

Look at this beautiful, handmade book.

The students in a Ringling College Book Binding class had a project.

They were told to find a photo they loved.

The photo was used to create a handmade stitched book.

This student had no idea who I was, she just loved the picture in the magazine.

She found out my name and the artist’s name and bam, “Bow-Tie” was named as the model.

So, she found the artist (who happens to live with me) and brought her a book to give to me.

How flattering and kind.

 

Bow-Tie pawtographAs soon as I got the book I pawtographed page #1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie proud of his pawtographI’m quite proud of my original artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie winksIt’s fun to be popular!

Love you all.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 9, 2017

Hey Everyone, look at my bow tie…

Bow-Tie wears a golf bow tie

…yep, golf balls!

 

Look into my eyesNow look into my eyes…

…this is my serious look, because I have serious cat business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Depot Golf TournamentAnnouncing the first annual Cat Depot Golf Classic!

It’s February 6, 2017 at the Founder’s Club in Sarasota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tee Sign for Bow TieGuess who has been asked to be the poster cat for one of the holes?

But of course!

This is the tee sign that will be on one of the holes.

 

You can sponsor a hole and have a tee sign of your own!

Each sign is 18×24 and full color, just like mine.

You can dedicate the hole to a family pet or family member.

Dedicate it to whoever you choose, and we’ll print it on the tee sign.

Each tee sign is available for a $100 donation to Cat Depot.

When the event is over, you can have the sign!

It will be at Cat Depot, waiting for you to take it home.

 

Tee Sign for Mighty LouI am purrsonally purchasing the first tee sign and here it is…

It is my tribute to the great Mighty Lou.

 

There are only 20 tee signs available and they will go fast.

Here’s how you can get one:

Call my friend Tim at Cat Depot, 941-366-2404.

He will take your information and ask you to send him the photo.

If Tim is not available, you can ask for Claudia.

That’s all there is to it, but the deadline to order is January 15.

 

Can you imagine your own fluffy pet out there for everyone to admire?

Or maybe you just want to write something special on your tee sign.

Anything goes, just let Tim know what you want.

I will be there that day, so I want to see all of your tee signs displayed proudly

 

Bow-Tie is grumpyThis is my grumpy face.

I will look like this if you don’t get one.

We don’t want that.

 

Remember, the deadline is January 15, so you have to hurry up.

My man Tim is waiting for your call.

 

By the way, you don’t have to live in Sarasota to get a tee sign.

We’ll make it and when the tournament is over we’ll mail your sign.

Now that’s a good deal.

 

Bow-Tie looking up

Thanks and bye for now.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 1, 2017

Bow-Tie contemplatingHappy New Year, Everyone!

The parties are all over.

The holidays are behind us.

It’s a brand new year – Welcome 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie the morning afterAs we start this new year, I’m just sitting here, thinking.

I have some unfinished business from the year just past.

Something very important to me.

It involves some of my special friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stardust wore a party hat, ready to celebrate her forever homeThis is Stardust.

She had her party hat on last night.

She was all set to go to a new home for the new year.

But guess what?

She’s still at Cat Depot this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stardust is disappointed no one came for herShe took the party hat off, because no one came for her.

She’s just looking around, wondering why no one wanted to adopt her.

She is the longest term resident at Cat Depot.

She’s sad, and I’m sad for her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m all about making everyone happy.

Stardust deserves to be happy in a home of her own for 2017.

Stardust

She really is a beautiful girl.

She’s seven years young, loves to play and snuggle.

She needs special food, but a generous donor has provided a six-month supply.

Her adoption fee has been reduced to $30.00.

 

I have been promoting her, but still no home.

I won’t give up on her.

I will see to it that early 2017 is her turn to go to a permanent home!

 

Guess who else is still sitting at Cat Depot, waiting for a home?

ChamomileMeet Chamomile.

Isn’t that a pretty name?

Chamomile is 3 1/2 years old.

She loves other cats, so wants to find a home with other feline friends.

She’s a little shy around people, so wants to find a home with a patient pet parent.

Both Stardust and Chamomile are long-time residents, and dream of finding homes.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie ready to raise a glassI’m working as their purrsonal ambassador to find those homes.

This is me smiling, ready to make a toast to their new homes!

You’ll hear a big cheer from me when that happens.

As we wait to hear the good news, I wish you all a Very Happy New Year.

Heartfelt thanks to all humans who help us felines.

We need you, and we love you more than you’ll ever know.

Happy 2017!

Love,
Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 26, 2016

Bow-Tie wishes everyone a Merry ChristmasMeowy Christmas, Everyone!

It’s Christmas morning as I write this.

It makes me think about what’s been going on, and what’s really important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie under the wrapping paper. It's a cat thing. There was all the wrapping to do.

People get all stressed out about it and make it a big deal.

To a cat, it’s simple…

…jump into the pile, then take a nap.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Courage shoppingThere was all the shopping to do.

People get stressed about about that too.

To a cat, that’s simple too…

…get what’s important and get on with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone togetherThen there’s the gifts.

Cats like gifts too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this toy!But cats’ needs are simple…

…just one little something makes us very happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nap with someone you love - Bow-Tie and Courage sleepingWhen it’s all said and done,

one thing is the most important.

Spending time with someone you love…

Adopting a cat will give everyone someone to love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then one question remains on Christmas morning…

Bow-Tie wonders who will clean up the mess.

Yikes! Who’s gonna clean up this mess?

Merry Christmas.

Love,
Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 19, 2016

Bow-Tie arrived early, on the lookout for carriersHi Everyone,

My heart feels so good this week.

We made our first delivery of Carriers for Cats.

That’s the program that provides carriers for people who do not have them.

It’s all about safety for the cats.

We drove to the assigned location for the pickup of carriers.

I got there early and was on the lookout for the delivery.

 

Bow-Tie's box with carriersAnd there it is!

No mistaking the special labeling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie piled all the carriers in the carWe loaded all 15 carriers into my transport vehicle.

Every carrier received my paw stamp of approval.

Then we were on our way to Cat Depot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie arrived to Cat Depot with carriers piled highOnce we arrived at Cat Depot, I got into the driver’s seat.

We piled them high and headed in to distribute them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with a group of friends from Cat DepotMy friends from the clinic and adoption staff met me to receive the carriers.

They were all so thankful to have them.

They told me just that morning a lady came in with her cat in a bag.

She had no carrier and needed to get her cat to the clinic.

We’re grateful she brought the cat into the clinic.

Now she can have a new carrier, so her cat is safe.

 

Thank you to the anonymous angel who made this all possible.

Carriers for Cats is now part of the Friends Like Me Program.

It does a heart good to help someone… human or feline.

 

Have a happy week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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