Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 27, 2015

Dear Whitey and Friends,

It’s been a rainy week so my adventures have been inside. In fact it was Helen Keller who had the outside adventure this week. She brought the excitement home to me.

Bow-Tie is happy about his bag of toys

 

 

 

There were toys involved so I was all happy.

 

 

 

 

Helen Keller gets a kiss from a friend

 

 

She got to go to Cat Depot. A special friend spent some smoochy time with her in the gift shop. She’s such a girly girl.

Sometimes Helen Keller gets a little scared in different places because she doesn’t know where she is. It looks like this was a nice quiet moment for the two of them.

 

 

 

Marianne and Helen Keller

 

 

 

Next stop was to visit someone we both know. Miss Marianne came to say hi to her. I know your mom works with Miss Marianne now doing the adoptions at Cat Depot. She’s such a nice lady. She brought a gift to Helen Keller and she sent one home for me.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie helps Helen Keller find her toys

 

 

 

I had to help her open the package and find the toys. She does everything I do but I have to be right next to her so she can feel me.

Can I tell you something confidentially?

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie took Helen Keller's foil ball

 

 

 

I took advantage of the fact she can’t see. She got this foil ball in her bag and its my favorite toy. I took it and put it in my bag.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is ashamed that he stole Helen Keller's foil ball

 

 

 

I know it was the wrong thing to do and I do feel ashamed. But it was a foil ball – I couldn’t help myself.

 

 
Bow-Tie was born to take care of Helen Keller

She got to have everything else and she’s happy. I take really good care of her.

Since she’s come to us, I have a real purpose to my life. The struggle I went through for all those years is now worth it. It taught me that no matter what hardships we have, there is always someone who is needs more.

My someone is Helen Keller.

A friend gave me a quote by Mark Twain.  It says:

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”

I was born to take care of my Helen Keller.

Humans can use that quote, too, and they can find their purpose may be to dedicate themselves to helping animals.

Wouldn’t that be great?

See you next week.

Bow-Tie
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Hi there, Bowtie!

I understand about the foil ball incident…I won’t tell a soul that you took it out of Helen Keller’s bag!

White Loves Foil Balls

I have a huge foil ball that I hide from Daisy Doodle and Harley. It is very special to me.

You are doing a fantastic job taking care of Helen Keller. I think you are falling for her…I see that look in your eyes. Be careful dude, you haven’t known her that long.

My Mom says she loves working with Miss Marianne, Miss Nancy and Miss Sue. They do a great job getting kittens and cats adopted every day. Did you know they have 34 new residents that came in last week? I’m getting my friends and my Mom’s friends to donate food for them.

 

 

Whitey Wobbles on the lanai

 

This rainy weather has me down. I like to play on the screened lanai, but it’s too wet out there. My Mom saved the day when she put my scratcher bed on the lanai for me to sit in.  She even served me dinner there!

Keep up the good work, Bowtie.  I know Mighty Lou is watching us and sending us good vibes!

Whitey Wobbles

Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 20, 2015

Dear Whitey,

Man-to-Man, I’ve been struggling to find my place here. But I’ve found it now and it works.

I don’t have any mighty powers but I have one thing that works………
Bow-Tie uses his cuteness to his advantage

 

 

 

My cuteness factor is very high. That in itself is where my strength lies.

I’m finding that it works for me and gets the job done.

See my tie? It’s full of kittens. Cat Depot is full of kittens, too.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie Has an Idea

 

 

An idea came to me as I was sleeping on my little couch.
The shock of it jarred me out of my sleep and I fell right off the couch!

But then I realized if I put my cuteness and kitten tie out there on Facebook, something could happen. And it did.

Once people on Facebook saw my plea to go get kittens, they did.

Now, I’m not saying everyone went to Cat Depot because I asked them to. But the fact remains there were 13 kittens adopted in one weekend and my mug was out there promoting.

Then I realized something else. My mission is to help special needs cats.

They don’t get much more special than my Helen Keller so I’m partnering with her. She and I will work together to make a double difference for special needs cats.

Bow-Tie and Helen Keller

 

Once she went onto Facebook and asked for help with special needs cats, people responded.

Our special needs friends, Manny and Cashmere were adopted and so was one FIV-positive guy!

THEN, people (including your humans) started saying they would send donations to Friends Like Me!

That was really fun to see.

What a fantastic weekend we had! Lots of kittens and special needs cats found forever homes.

 

Bow-Tie Smiling

 

Now I know my place in all of this. Use my cuteness, use my Helen Keller and accept the mighty powers of support sent to me from the Rainbow Bridge..

All is well.

See you next week.

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 13, 2015

Hi Whitey and Friends,

If you’ve been watching Facebook, you’ve seen I have a lot of bow ties. That’s my trademark so a lot of effort goes into it. Did you know I have a purrsonal tailor?

 
Bow-Tie has a Purrsonal Tailor

 

She makes the bow ties and brings them to me for private fittings.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie Tries on a New Tie

 

 

 

Each bow tie has to look just right. She’s very particular that I have just the right bow tie for every occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bow-Tie sits patiently through his measurements

 

​Each one is custom fit so there is a lot of measuring time but I’m patient.

 

This particular day she wanted help picking out new fabric so asked for my assistance and keen eye.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is confused by all of the fabric

 

 

I was very confused by all of that fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie Selects the Fabric for his new tie

 

The one I picked out had colorful cat heads on it. I held it down for her so no one else could get it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bow-Tie needs a cat nap after all that shopping

 

By the end of the shopping trip we had a whole pile of fabric for new bow ties. I was pretty over it at this point though and needed a cat nap.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bow-Tie Gets the Bill from his Purrsonal Trainer

 

But, oh no, here comes the bill. Well that’s the price of being well dressed.

 

Next time I think I’ll let the humans do all of the shopping and I’ll just wear the bow ties.

 

 

 
Bow-Tie Winks

 

 

You know what I mean about the human, right? (wink, wink)

See you next week.

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 6, 2015

Dear Whitey and Friends,

As you know, my life has not been easy. My past is bad but my life now is good. Thinking back on that life makes me sad. But you know what makes me happy?

Being adopted and being loved.

Know what else makes me happy?

Loving and helping someone less fortunate.

You’ll never guess what I got! Don’t even try.

Here it is…………

Meet Bow-Tie's New Friend, Helen Keller

 

This is Helen Keller. She is deaf, blind and has some neurological damage. I love her! She really needs some special care and I am here for her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is Bowled Over by Helen Keller

 

 

This is the first moment I laid my eyes on her. She bowled me over!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie Hugs Helen Keller

 

I was just so full of love for her I had to hug her. Then I got to work cleaning her really good.

Since she’s blind, I wanted to help show her around so she would know her way. She tried to do it on her own and she did find the toys but………..

 

 

 

 

 
Helen Keller get stuck in bowl

 

 

​….somehow she got stuck in the toy bowl and just sat there waiting for help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie brings toys to Helen Keller

 

 

After that I learned it’s just easier to bring the toys to her. (Excuse the photo-bombing in the chair back there).

 

 

 

 

Helen Keller Uses Bow-Tie as a Pillow

 

 

She decided from the first day that I am a good pillow. Sometimes I get a stiff neck from holding her head up but I stay as long as she needs me. That’s love.

 

 

 

Helen Keller Sniffs the great outdoors

 

 

She can’t see and she can’t hear but she still likes to experience different things. We went out for a walk and she enjoyed the fresh air. Her nose was going a mile a minute as she took it all in.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie takes good care of Helen Keller

 

 

She can find her way around pretty good, but most of the time she depends on me. And I take really good care of her.

 

You’re my friend so I’ll let you in on a little secret. You know I have a bad ear, right? One sticks up and one lays down. So guess what I do?

 

 

Bow-Tie folds Helen Keller's ear

 

Sometimes when Helen Keller is sleeping, I hold her right ear down with my paw. See how I’m doing that now?

If I do it every time she’s sleeping, maybe her ear will lay down like mine and we’ll be the same. She won’t be able to see it so she will never know (he-he…kitty snicker).

The moral of my story here, Whitey, is that as soon as we start feeling sorry for ourselves, we can find someone who needs more than we do. We need to be thankful for what we have and then reach out and help them.

It just feels good……

 

Bow-Tie and Helen Keller are inseparable

 

…and makes everything alright.

See ya next week!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 29, 2015

Dear Friends,

It was a big week for this little guy……I went national!

There is a radio show all about animals and they invited me to be on it. It was kind of scary but I said yes because I have an important message to deliver.

Bow Tie has his lady bug for courage

 

My lady bug helped give me courage. She’s always smiling so she makes me happy. I wore my lady bug tie to match her. But, I was so nervous about the show I got the tie on wrong. All of my lady bugs were flying upside down. Uh oh. Better check in the mirror next time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bow Tie Joins his Mom in the Radio Sound Booth

 

My mom took me into the sound booth. At first it seemed so big and so scary. But then I remembered I was there to deliver a message for all cats. I had to go on there and tell everyone hoarding is very, very bad and not to do it.

So on behalf of all cats who have had a terrible experience like me, as soon as they said “who wants to talk?”

 

 

 

Bow Tie Raises his paw to speak

 

I raised my hand and shouted out “I’ll go first!” (Of course I was speaking cat, so no humans understood.) I got really brave when I remembered it is my job to speak for those who can’t speak.

 

 

 

 

 
Bow Tie Speaks into the microphone

 

I got right up there to that microphone and said “Do not have more cats than you can care for.” We suffer so much when people have so many cats they can’t provide proper care. You better know I told them everything that happens to us in that environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bow Tie speaks on the radio

 

This was my opportunity to speak and I took it. My message was heard! People started asking questions and showing concern. So many of them just didn’t know and don’t understand. But I’m here now, I’ve found my voice, I’ve found my forum and I will work hard. Bow-Tie to the rescue!

 

It was tiring though. The stress of it all wore me out. My message was out there and my work was complete.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow Tie is all tuckered out

 

It was nice to curl up with my lady bug and know I did my job. People know a little more now about hoarding and about how to care for us. Sleep came easy to this young radio star.

See you next week.

Love,
Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 22, 2015

Dear Whitey and Friends,

It’s hot, isn’t it? I’ve been out and about town and I can tell you it’s hot.

 
Bow-Tie in his stroller

 

 

​My stroller is not air conditioned. Until we get get the a/c installed in it, I’ve had to find other ways to stay cool. I know, I know, you’re thinking I’m already cool. Maybe, but I meant cool in temperature not in dapper-ness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie's Mom gives him an ice cream cone

 

 

My mom thought of a cool treat for your toothless friend.​Do you see the size of that ice cream mountain? I’m a very small cat. Her eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach.

 

 

 

 

 

BowTie Licks His Ice Cream

 

 

 

But a guy has to do what a guy has to do. So ​I dove right in and got started. The mistake was I started in the middle which caused it to drip on my nose.

 

 

 

 

 


Bow-Tie figures out the best way to lick ice cream

 

It’s better to start on the top and work your way down. ​It was a cool treat and hit the spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoying his ice cream

 

 

Now before you think I was over indulging, I did not eat very much. Ice cream is not really good for cats (that’s what humans say anyway). So we better not share all of these pictures with the world. I’m glad it’s just between you and me. But I’ll tell you, I sure liked it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks ice cream is lip smacking good

 

 

And ​I liked it right down to the drips that were still on my lips!

You find a way to stay cool this week, my friend. I’ll do the same though I’m not sure ice cream will be included. I’ll just have to depend on my dapper looks to keep me cool.

See you next week!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 15, 2015

Dear Friends,

Hope your week was a good one. I’ve been out on the road talking it up about special Bow-Tie at Cleanersneeds cats. My first order of business was getting my wardrobe in tip top shape. I took my laundry over to my favorite cleaners for some much needed attention.

They say no cat has ever brought bow ties, or anything else for that matter, in to be cleaned. What are they doing then? I am a dapper gent and want to look spiffy at all times. Am I wrong?

 

 

 

Bow-Tie Inspects the laundry

 

I even asked for a boost up to inspect them closer. After the sniff test to make sure they were fresh, I gave my paw of approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie Approves of his clean bow ties

 

 

The finished product was bagged, tagged and delivered. Wonderful service and wonderful handling of those precious bow ties.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wants to help pets in need

 

 

When it was time to pay I noticed something on the counter.
​My cleaners supports local pets in need, especially cats! They particularly help bad situations like I was in. I had to help them help the others. So I gave them what I had………

 

 

 
Bow-Tie donates his precious crinkle ball to help cats in need

 

…I gave them one of my precious crinkle balls. It hurt me a little to give something up but then it felt so good knowing I was helping.

Humans have money they can give to help. I don’t really understand money being more valuable than a crinkle ball, but I hear it is.

We need to continue to tell them to give those pennies, nickles and dollars to help cats. (Donate to Friends Like Me) Look where I came from and where I am. Every penny counts. Am I right?

 

So that was my adventure earlier this week. Then I donned a clean bow tie and hit the streets but more on that next week. For right now…………….

 
Bow-Tie Loves his new Cleaners

 

​……a big toothless smile for my purrsonal cleaner!

Bye Bye for this week,
Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 8, 2015

Dear Whitey and Friends,

Let me just start you out with a test…..

Bow-Tie's Choppers

 

See those choppers?

And see those other choppers?

What’s the difference???

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie doesn't have any teeth

 

 

 

​The difference, my friend, is one has teeth and one doesn’t.

 

One guess which is which.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie's Selfie

 

 

I took a selfie to prove my point…………

Took this one hour after I woke up from a three hour induced sleep.

Note the glassy eyes and druggy stare.

 

 

 

They pulled all of my teeth out with the exception of six on the top. What I’m going to do with those, I don’t know. I guess I can gnash some corn on the cob.

When I got home, I was happy but a little unable to control my actions.

 
Bow-Tie and his favorite toy

 

​I ran over to my favorite toy. But once I got it in my mouth I forgot where I was again. I sat there for a long, long time seemingly engaged in a drug induced fixation.

That passed then the next couple of days were filled with soft food and more drugs.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says No to Drugs

 

 

 

 

By day three I “Just Said NO”…….
No more meds for me!

 

Tomorrow I’ll go back to the doctor and get my medical release. I have had to lay low here a while until I was declared medically sound to hit the road. I’m excited and I’m thankful you have my back, Whitey.

 

So, here I go……….
Bow-Tie is on the Path

 

I’m on the path.

I see the light before me.

I’m ready to fill the might paws set before me.

Signed a healthy, happy and ready,

Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Gift Arrives!

Dear Whitey,

You surprised me! A package arrived yesterday addressed to me so I started to rip it open. If you have ever tried to rip something open with no teeth and a mouth full of stitches you would appreciate how unsuccessful that was. So my mom opened it. And there it was…..
Bow-Tie Wears His New Tie from Whitey Wobbles

 

​…my very special tie from my very special friend!

I love it and I know I’m quite handsome in it. Right? It will be my very special bow tie for special events.

Thank you very much for sending it. And thank you for being my friend.

Love,
Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 1, 2015

Dear Whitey,

I got your note about a special bond between us. The idea of a special bow tie to bond us is exciting. As you know, my bow ties are very special to me….
Bow-Tie loves modeling his ties

 

 

….and I like modeling my ties.

 

Facebook has been working for me and lots of fans are already my close friends. Two of them said they will be sending me something (ties, I’m sure).

My A#1 Fan already sent me a very special dinner tie.

As soon as I start going into public, you’ll see that one when I go out for lunch.

 

Bow-Tie likes his new green tie

 

 

A nice lady named Linda just started volunteering at Cat Depot. She wrote me wanting to make me a whole wardrobe of bow ties. This is the first one she sent me to make make sure it fits. It fits just great and I’m so happy to have it.

Why haven’t I been out in the public much yet? My mission to help special needs cats is all planned. The reason I’ve been a little inactive publicly is because I’m still on the mend health-wise.

They should not call it a hoarding house, they should call it a horror house. The toll it takes on us cats is bad. But I’m almost completely healthy, sturdy, willing and certainly handsome enough to start working. My ears will probably always need medicine (that’s ok). I may always sneeze and need saline up my nose (icky, but that’s ok).

My ear and tail? Well, haven’t found them yet (kitty snicker).

The last important issue at hand? Look at this…..

 

 
Bow-Tie shows his missing teeth

 

​Notice anything? See that other big tooth that isn’t there? Just one of several that have left me. My teeth are rotted almost all the way down to the roots.

Sooooo…….tomorrow I am having dental surgery. Prognosis is that they may all come out. But…..I can still gum caviar, lobster and other tasty morsels. I may even get better care and fancier food if I act unable to eat regular stuff! (another kitty snicker)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is anxiously awaiting his new bowtie from Whitey Wobbles

Thanks for thinking of me and encouraging me on my very special mission. I will be waiting by the mailbox to see what you’re sending me. Get your mom to go to the post office first thing in the morning, you’re too short to reach the counter. (last kitty snicker)

Your friend,
Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

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