Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 5, 2016

Bow-Tie can't walk away from the projectDear Everyone,

I can’t walk away from this project… It’s in full stride now. (See the word game I played right there? Haha!)

 

I’m talking about Carriers for Cats.

Last week I introduced it, and guess what happened?

People are jumping on board to help!

Bow-Tie approves of this carrier

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

A good friend of mine had the idea to donate cat carriers for people who cannot afford them.

Now other people are asking if they can donate carriers, or donate the cost to purchase one.

Of course you can!

Every cat needs to be safe when they are transported.

 

Plastic boxes are not safe as cat carriersThe clinic sees some pretty unsafe modes of transportation every day.

For instance…

…plastic totes are brought in carrying cats way too often.

Why aren’t they safe?

Because if they are left open, the cat can easily jump out when frightened.

 

 

 

With the lid on, the cat won't get any airAnd because they have lids…

…when closed there is no air, and the cat will suffer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's easy to jump out of a plastic boxAlso, when the lid is opened…

…the nervous and frightened cat will pop out and probably run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie likes to ride shotgun, but it's not safeSome cats (like me) enjoy going places.

Some of us like to just cruise around, sitting on the seat of the car.

As cool as that looks, it’s not safe.

The only way to transport a cat is in a safe carrier made for cats.

That’s what carriers for cats is all about.

Safety.

 

 

I will make the first delivery of Carriers for Cats on Friday, December 18th.

I will be at Cat Depot with them at 2 PM.

After that, we’ll make regular monthly deliveries.

Our goal is to get every cat that comes into the clinic a safe ride.

 

Bow-Tie with a funny urnAnd, by the way, don’t even think about putting a cat in something stupid for transport.

This, for instance, is not safe, and it’s way below the dignity of a cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan exploring the urnBesides, it’s easy to jump out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan jumping out of the urnSee what I mean!

Safety first!

 

See you next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 28, 2016

Bow-Tie on top of the worldDear Friends,

I’m speaking to you from on top of the world today!

Well, actually I’m speaking to you from on top of a cat carrier.

But I’m on top of the world about a very special announcement!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie inside a carrierWondering why I’m in a cat carrier?

Wondering why I’m so excited about cat carriers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats in CarriersWell that’s my big announcement.

I’m introducing a very special program called, “Cats in Carriers.”

 

A dear friend of the Friends Like Me program contacted me.

She heard about a lady who took her two cats to the vet in a cardboard box.

She did not have a proper cat carrier.

When they got to the vet, one of the cats jumped out of the box and ran away.

We commend her for taking the cats to the vet.

We are saddened by the loss of one of her beloved cats.

 

 

Cats in CarriersOur dear friend asked me if she could provide carriers through the Friends Like Me program.

I could not have said “yes” fast enough, because the need is actually great.

People do transport their cats in an unsafe manner, and we need to fix that.

 

 

 

 

 

Cats in CarriersShe ran out right away and purchased the first batch of cat carriers.

She mixed it up in color so they’re even more exciting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats in CarriersThey’re nice and roomy, even for the biggest cat.

“Cats in Carriers” will become an ongoing part of the Friends Like Me program at Cat Depot.

The carriers will be distributed through Cat Depot’s clinic to people who do not have and cannot afford them.

My friend wants to remain anonymous (to everyone but me.)

So I will personally make the first delivery of carriers to Cat Depot very soon.

 

Bow-Tie endorsedThe “Cats in Carriers” part of Friends Like Me is Bow-Tie endorsed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cat carrier is the only safe way to transport your cat…

Bow-Tie squished

…the cat doesn’t have to like it, but they will be safe.

Thank you to my very good and generous friend of Friends Like Me!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 21, 2016

Bow-Tie got a cardDear Friends,

Look what I got!

I got a Thanksgiving Day card in the mail.

It’s from my friend Mike and the Kitties.

He’s generous with Cat Depot, and is especially generous with the Friends Like Me Fund.

Thank you, Mike and the Kitties!

(Yes, you do see someone trying to sneak into the picture.)

 

Bow-Tie feels specialI feel pretty special that someone remembers me so often, and helps my special needs friends.

I feel pretty special indeed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanThe card makes me think about things I’m thankful for, and I have a lot of things.

I was saved from a very, very bad situation, and now I have a wonderful home.

And as I look around I see my special friends who love me, and I love them back.

We all need friends.

We need each other.

So, my short and sweet message this week is to be thankful.

Be thankful for what you have and find good in everything.

 

Bow-Tie sees the bright side of lifeThere is good in everything.

Sometimes we have to look a little harder than other times, but we can find good if we look.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan say Happy ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving, my dear friends.

Don’t eat too much turkey!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 14, 2016

Bow-Tie with his patriotic bow tieHi My Friends,

Whew… the election is over.

I’m not sure why humans have elections, or what it all means.

What I do know is what at cat would want from a CATidate if we had an election.

Here are my thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

Kitties want food in every bowlWe would want food in every bowl.

Too many cats don’t have enough, and some don’t have many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie by the poolWe would want fresh and plentiful water.

Okay, maybe not this much, but you know what I mean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie at the vetWe would want to be healthy and feel good.

So we need regular medical care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie snugglingWe want companionship and love…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie getting a chin rub…both the animal and human kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoying his houseWe want a place to call home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wants to make a differenceAnd we want our life to matter. Really matter.

We don’t need an election to meet our needs.

We need adoption.

We need you.

The return in love we give you cannot be counted from a ballot box.

It must be counted with the heart.

If you don’t have a cat, please adopt a cat.

If you have a cat, go hug your cat… right now!

Love you all!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 7, 2016

Bow-Tie is curiousHi Everyone,

I’m curious about something.

(Please avoid the obvious curious cat joke.)

I have a question and maybe you can answer.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has a clockWhat is all the ruckus this weekend about the clock?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie needs to set his clockEvidently everyone has to turn their clocks back one hour.

Fall back, that’s what they say.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie ponders the hours in a dayI’m wondering.

Aren’t there still 24 hours in a day?

So what difference does it make if you turn the hands back on your clock?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wonders over daylight savingsI’ve pondered this and I don’t get it.

It doesn’t matter, though.

Cats sleep 16-20 hours per day and we’ll just go on doing that.

You humans can mess with the clocks all you want.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is going back to sleepAs for me…

…I’m going back to sleep.

Love you!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 31, 2016

Bow-Tie in hat and bandanaHowdy Pardners!

Excuse my unsightly costume.

It’s way beneath me, but I wore it to make a point.

We need to talk about this Halloween thing again.

Halloween can be dangerous for your cats.

You will likely be opening and shutting the door all night.

It’s very easy for your beloved cat to slip out the door.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie demonstrating outdoors

Once outside, they will become confused.

They really didn’t mean to run out.

They were afraid of all the commotion and just got lost in the shuffle.

If you don’t see them right away it only gets worse.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie in the jungleThey can become very afraid and try to hide.

They may not even come if you call them, once you realize they’re gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie outdoorsThey won’t like it out there, and they won’t know what to do.

I’m not trying to make you feel bad.

I just want to remind you to keep your kitties safe on Halloween night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie snuggled up in bedYou know where they want to be.

Snuggled safely in the house.

Please keep an extra eye on them, or lock them safely in a room away from the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking extra cuteConsider this a reminder…

…from someone who knows how kitties think!

Enjoy Halloween and be safe.

Love you all!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 24, 2016

Bow-Tie needs to address something importantHi my friends!

Can I talk to you about something very serious?

This time of the year everybody is talking about Trick or Treat.

I don’t like tricks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks of treatsBut I sure do like treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie talks about cat treatsCat treats, that is.

Cat treats are the only ones we cats should eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie reads the labelI’m always careful to read the label before I eat anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tests treats for CourageI’m also very good at protecting my sisters from bad things.

I do taste tests for them. (Hee hee)

 

Candy is not good for cats.

Humans have to be especially careful this time a year.

There is an abundance of candy around and we are, after all, curious cats.

Sugar is never good, chocolate is often toxic, and all kinds of bad things can happen.

 

Bow-Tie has a serious discussion about cat treatsChocolate covered raisins are a double whammy.

They can cause kidney failure.

Please protect your kitties this season.

No candy for cats.

Cat treats only, please.

 

 

Annie Sullivan compliments Bow-Tie

Bow-Tie writes a good blog, doesn’t he?

He’s too humble to say so himself, but I’m not!

And now he’s embarrassed.

But I think Bow-Tie rules!

 

Love from both of us,

Bow-Tie (and me, Annie Sullivan)
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 17, 2016

Bow-Tie posing with a cardHi Friends,

I’m special. Did you know that?

Well, someone knows.

Look what I got in the mail.

It says, “Someone as special as you…”

See? I told you I’m special.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie reading his cardThe inside says, “…should have a purr-fectly Happy Halloween.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie feels specialHalloween?

That isn’t so special.

It’s what was written in the card that makes it so special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The writing on the inside said,

“Here is a small gift for your Friends Like Me Fund.
Hopefully it will help in small way for all those in need.
I enjoy reading your weekly Bow-Tie Bulletin.
Always gives me something to think about and smile.
Have a good week.”

Signed, “Mike and the Kitties.”

 

Bow-Tie with his cardIsn’t that sweet?

It really touched my heart.

There is no small gift, because everything counts and everything helps.

I’m not really special, it’s the Friends Like Me Fund that is special.

My special friends need it so much.

 

 

So, I give a great big special Thank You to Mike and the Kitties.

And to everyone who cares about special needs cats.

Way to go!

Bow-Tie high fives

High Five to Mike and the Kitties!

With my thanks and my love.

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 10, 2016

Dear Everyone,

There is always something going on over here.

Usually I’m in the business of promoting special needs cats.

But, this week something kind of special happened.

We got a house guest I didn’t see coming (pun intended, which you will get later.)

Meet Madeline.

Bow-Tie has a house guest

Yes, Madeline is a dog.

Yes, Madeline is giving me a kiss.

Madeline isn’t just any dog.

She is being trained and will grow up to be a guide dog for the blind.

It’s our job to teach her here for 14 months.

When she leaves us she will have a very important life ahead of her.

 

Madeline and Annie SullivanIn the meantime, she is here and quickly found her favorite feline.

Was it me? No. It’s Annie Sullivan.

Annie Sullivan loved her immediately, and they played continually.

 

 

 

 

 

Paw-cleaning in progressAnnie has already taught Madeline how to clean her paws.

Madeline caught onto that one quickly.

I ask you, how sweet is it that a blind cat is training a seeing eye dog?

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie instructs the childrenSince Annie was set on being the trainer…

…I lined them up and told them I would be watching their every move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline and Annie SullivanNothing gets by me.

No matter where they are, I’m watching from afar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan pats Madeline on the noseMadeline is very sweet with Annie.

Annie always thanks her with a soft pat on the nose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline brought a toy for Annie SullivanThis is a lesson for all of us.

Annie has physical limitations, but there are no limitations on love.

Annie is able to express herself, share, and love without eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline watches over Annie SullivanSee, love comes in all shapes and sizes.

And four-legged fur creatures express it the best.

Until next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 3, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I was out and about town this week.

Courage went with me just for fun.

Bow-Tie and Courage in the car.We get to ride in the front seat, because we’re both such good passengers.

Pets are supposed to be secured in cages or carriers.

But we are very good, we drove very slow, and we only had to go a few blocks.

Anyway, who could put us in a cage when we’re so cute and just sitting here so good?

 

We went to our favorite little pet supply here in town just to say hi.

They like it when we come in, because there are no other cats who visit.

Only drooly dogs visit.

We’re unique.

 

Bow-Tie in pet storeAs soon as we got there, I made a beeline for the cat department.

There are plenty of products in here for cats, but not what I’m looking for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie spotted somethingWait… what’s over there?

Something really attracted my attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie found a balloonThere it is up close and purrsonal.

I don’t even know what that is, but it made my bow tie flip over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie takes a closer lookLet me get a closer look…

…that is just completely fascinating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie saw something interestingWait!

Now, what’s that over there???

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie helped himself to some treatsI reached up on the shelf and pulled some treats down by myself.

I was so fast there is no picture as evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie opened the packageThe package was easy to rip open, so I did.

(We’ll have to buy this one now.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie found toonaIt’s pure tuna and it’s made in the USA.

Mmmmmmm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie found a spot to restI relaxed while Courage paid for the purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage can't readShe paid in treats.

She couldn’t see the sign she’s standing on.

It says, “Do not put pets on the counter top food is placed here.”

But blind girls don’t read.

And pretty girls do whatever they want to.

See you next week!

Bow-Tie
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