Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 18, 2017

Bow-Tie looks like he has wingsDear Friends,

It looks like I’m wearing a pair of wings, doesn’t it?

I’m not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says, "Let me move over."Here, let me move over and give you a better look.

See, I’m not wearing wings.

It’s a dragonfly.

A dragonfly is a bug.

Why am I sitting by a bug?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie posing with the pillowI’m sitting by a bug, because I’m bugged!

That’s right.

Normally laid-back me is bugged by something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says, "Can we all agree?"We’ve all just been through a pretty tough few weeks of natural disasters.

Most of us have been very lucky.

Our hearts are with those who were not so lucky.

 

What bugs me is that some people are just being too whiny about small things.

There is always a silver catnip lining if you look for it.

The water bowl is half full, if you choose to see it that way.

 

 

Bow-Tie brings his own toyIn these rough times, can we all agree we will do better to look for something positive?

Even in the roughest of times, you can be a positive influence…

…even if you have to bring your own toys and make your own happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dragonfly is buzzing in my ear!You know I love you all.

And we’re all in this thing called “life” together.

 

See you next week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 11, 2017

Bow-Tie makes new friends with easeDear Friends,

This is me this weekend.

I’m not going to fool you; it’s not a good time in Florida.

It is a time for us all to seek safety and to help others less fortunate.

 

I’m a cat of my word and I do what I say I will do.

 

Meet a little blind baby who has come to spend the storm with me.

Close up

 

Snuggling closeHer shelter worried about her safety in the storm and asked me to take her.

She snuggled up to me right away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nap timeShe knew there is safety and love in the power of the bow tie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has big pawsIt takes big paws to help these little ones and I have them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping closeThis little girl has found a safe haven in the storm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says, "Everyone loves me."There is always room for one more in the shelter of my paws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie helped meWe all need to help each other in these emergencies and everyday.

The baby says, “Bow-Tie made a difference for me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cute pawsI say, “We all need to help make a difference.”

 

Lend a paw to help someone.

 

Praying for protection from Hurricane Irma.

 

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 4th, 2017

Bow-Tie is smilingHappy Labor Day, Friends!

Big smile!

It’s a holiday weekend!

Labor Day makes me feel all red, white, and blue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has red, white, and blue toysI’m so pawtriotic I’m only playing with red, white, and blue toys this long weekend.

My favorite colors are red, white, and blue.

My favorite things are TOYS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingPurrsonality-wise I’m a laid-back guy, but when I see toys…

…I spring into action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingChasing and catching, that’s the name of the game.

Hey! What’s this I caught?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingYikes!

It’s a mouse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie holding a toy in his mouthOne of the things I like best about toys is carrying them around in my mouth.

It used to be a lot easier to pick them up when I still had teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie leaving with a toyIt’s a little tougher now, holding on with only gums…

…but the job gets done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie leaving with a toyNow…

…with toy in mouth I’m off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie retrieving a toyIf you know anything at all about me, you know I love to retrieve.

I will bring a toy back to you as many times as you want to throw it.

Playing. That’s what makes his a good holiday for me.

 

Have a Happy Labor Day!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 28, 2017

Bow-Tie shows off his ruler tieDear Everyone,

I’ve got a very specific bow tie on today.

And a very specific reason for wearing it.

How do you like it?

It has rulers on it.

 

This message is all about measuring up.

You’ll notice I’ll be using a lot of analytical terms here.

(Well, as many as I can comfortably throw into my message.)

 

 

Bow-Tie poses with toolsSo, what are the tools of measuring?

There are many and they come in different shapes and sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie doesn't know what to do with the toolsQuite frankly though…

…I’m not sure how to use any of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking cute with his rulerWhy am I talking about measuring, then?

(I actually got myself confused there for a minute.)

Seriously though, what I want to talk about is how to adopt a cat.

Humans go to the shelter to size up the potential adoption candidate.

Humans expect the cat to measure up to their specifications.

Humans assess all the candidates.

Humans evaluate and analyze everything before they make a decision.

 

That isn’t how you adopt a cat.

 

You let the cat pick you.

You go to the shelter and stand there.

The cat who wants you will come to you and sit on your lap or rub against your leg.

 

Done.

The cat chooses you, and cats always pick the right human.

 

Bow-Tie laughs at humansHumans make us laugh.

They always make things so difficult.

 

 

Go to a shelter.

Let a cat pick you.

Live happily ever after.

The length of time it takes to meet isn’t important.

What’s important is the depth of the heart.

 

Bow-Tie says, "I'm outta here"Done.

I’m outta here.

 

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 21, 2017

Bow-Tie with Blueberry hidingDear Friends,

Remember my sister, Blueberry?

She’s the nearly blind kitty who was rescued from a horrible house.

The Cat Depot Community Cat team went in and saved her.

 

They nicknamed her “Turtle Girl,” because she stayed under a blanket.

She was so afraid.

With love and time she has blossomed into a beautiful, happy girl.

Blueberry

Now Blueberry has a very purrsonal request for a very purrsonal reason.

Meet Silver…

Silver

…Silver is Blueberry’s mother!

She was rescued by the same team from the same horrible house.

Silver is only three years old and has already had at least two litters of kittens.

 

Silver and Dr. RiusAnd Silver has another problem.

She was so hungry she tried to get food from a mousetrap.

The mousetrap caught her paw and cut it off.

No one knew she was hurt, and no one helped her.

She healed all on her own, and now walks just fine on her little stump.

 

 

 

 

 

SilverAfter everything Silver has been through, she deserves some love and a safe home.

She’s a little shy at first, but very affectionate and loving when given a gentle hand.

If she had a quiet home to regain her trust she would blossom, just like Blueberry.

 

 

 

 

This isn’t a sad story.

This is a happy story, because Silver is safe at Cat Depot for now and has medical care.

Thank you to Cat Depot’s Community Cat team for helping Blueberry’s mom.

 

Bow-Tie licking BlueberryLet’s all help Silver find her forever home and forever family to love her.

If Blueberry found it, her mom can find it too.

Let’s all believe together!

Thanks everyone.

Good luck, Silver.

 

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 14, 2017

Bow-Tie is proud and braggingDear Friends,

My only goal in life is to promote special needs cats.

My personality style is to be humble in my message.

Today I break that mold.

Today I am going to be all about bragging.

 

I am all puffed up with pride.

Not for me, but for my sister Courage.

Courage comes from a hoarding environment like I did.

Her neglect caused her to lose her eyes.

But Courage lives up to her name and just achieved something outstanding.

 

Bow-Tie reads to CourageLet me read her award plaque.

It says:

Southeast Region 2017

Twenty-third Best Household Pet of the Year

RW TGM Courage

 

 

 

Courage and Bow-TieThat means in the multi-state Southeast Region, out of the top 100 cats, Courage is number 23!

Quite an accomplishment for a little girl with a rough start and special needs.

 

The letters before her name?

Well, they mean Regional Winner (RW) Triple Grand Master (TGM.)

Impressive.

 

Courage sticks her tongue outWait!

(Oh, she did not…

…is she sticking her tongue out? Little snob.)

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tells Courage, "Well Done" Anyway…

Courage can’t see her beautiful plaque or her big ribbon,

but she can hear me when I tell her how proud I am of her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage high fivesHer success shows what an animal can do with love and caring in spite of obstacles.

Courage says, “High five for special needs!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage with her ribbonAnd we all say, “Congratulations, RW TGM Courage!”

We’re very proud of you.

 

 

Thanks for letting me brag.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 7, 2017

Bow-Tie wants sunDear Everyone,

I’ve been a little out of sorts this week…

…hence my down in the dumps look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie walks in the grassI like to go outside for short walks in the sunshine.

It has been raining so much here it has been very difficult for me to take my stroll.

The grass is way past my knees.

I don’t like it touching my tummy.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has to lift his feetI also don’t like to have to lift my paws way up in the air in order to walk.

It makes me look funny and I don’t like looking funny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie close upWe know it has to rain in order for things to grow.

Some days I even enjoy the rain.

But a guy has to get some sunshine once in a while.

Sunshine makes me happy.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking upSo I’ll just look up and check the weather each day.

If I get all squinty from the sunshine, I’ll take a walk.

If raindrops fall into my nose, I’ll stay inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking statelyThat’s the weather check according to me.

And there’s weather everywhere, don’t ya know!

See you next week.

 

 

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 31, 2017

There was excitement in our house this weekHi Everybody,

There was some excitement in our house this week.

It all started when an envelope came, addressed to Rembrandt Red.

It was from Whitey Wobbles.

(More on this envelope mess later.)

 

 

 

 

Mixie loved the padsMixie was there when the envelope was opened.

She very quickly discovered it contained catnip pads!

The beautiful card from Whitey Wobbles said his sister Daisy and brother Harley love them.

Clearly, Mixie loves them too.

The card also said they were for Rembrandt Red (Remi) and Buddy Van Gogh.

So off to the studio we went.

 

 

Remi with BuddyBuddy was the first to jump on the pad.

He motioned for Remi to come up with him, and she did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remi tells Buddy the pad is hersShe told him the envelope was addressed to her, and she should have the best seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddy didn't care that Remi wanted the good spotIn typical big brother fashion…

…Buddy told her that was tough. He wasn’t moving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remi says, "I have my own pad"Remi had a solution.

She moved the other pad to her own location and enjoyed it for hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why are we talking about a torn envelope?By now you must wonder what happened with the envelope.

And why are we talking about a ripped envelope anyway?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan playing with the envelopeBecause little blind Annie Sullivan thought the envelope WAS the gift!

And she had a fine time playing with it all by herself.

Ha ha ha

 

Thank you Whitey Wobbles, Daisy Doodle, and Harley!

The catnip pads were a great success.

 

Love to everyone,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 24, 2017

Bow-Tie is sadDear Friends,

It was a sad week in our household.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monet and BuddyMy sister who lives in the studio went over the Rainbow Bridge.

It was beautiful Monet’s time to cross the bridge.

We all said a tearful good-bye.

Buddy Van Gogh was her life-long studio friend.

He found himself alone and sad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red with her new toyLucky for Buddy I have friends at Cat Depot who stepped up to help him heal.

I contacted my good friend Marianne, and Whitey Wobbles Mom.

They work in Adoptions.

They helped pick out just the right new friend for Buddy Van Gogh.

Meet Rembrandt Red.

 

 

Her name was already Red (a good color name for a studio cat.)

We added the Rembrandt part to make her even more artsy.

She settled in right away with a new toy.

 

Red with a brushShe’s a bit of a character.

Toys weren’t enough.

She stole a brush right off the art table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red with string and BuddyBuddy Van Gogh accepted her right away.

He finds her both silly and entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red and Buddy eatingCat Depot sent her home with some kitty food.

It is different than what Buddy Van Gogh had, so he’s enjoying a new taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red with a brushThanks for making our home and hearts happy again, Rembrandt Red!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with his heart bow tieThe moral of the story?

A tiny little ball of fur can help heal hearts.

 

I’m wearing my heart bow tie.

See what I did there?

I made you smile at the end of the story!

It’s what I do.

 

Have a happy week everyone!

 

 

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 17, 2017

Bow-Tie wants you to guess where he is.Hi Everybody!

Guess where I am.

 

This may be too close to guess.

I’ll pull back a bit.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie cute in the umbrellaHow’s this?

Now you can see i’m in an umbrella.

It has been raining so much here, I’ve had to stay inside and create my own fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and the foil ballThe best game started by accident.

I was playing with my foil ball and happened to pass the open umbrella.

It was sheer fate that made me drop it into the open umbrella.

To my amazement, it rolled around on the slanted surface!

 

 

 

 

 
Bow-Tie plays with the foil ballOkay… Game on!

The foil ball was in constant motion once I realized the power of one good swat.

It bounced right back to me each time I hit it.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie jumps into the umbrellaSometimes I played sneak attack.

That started the umbrella spinning, and was the most fun of all.

The foil ball, the umbrella, and I all spun around in delight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie cute with his foil ballI think it’s a good test of character if you like to spend time with yourself.

You should always be able to say, “I like me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBow-Tie tired in the umbrella like me.

And, I like you too.

Thanks for being my friend.

 

Love you!

Bow-Tie
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