Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 18, 2016

Hi Everyone,

A caretaker’s work is never done.

I’m proof of that, because this weekend I was really caretaking.

My workload is already pretty full with the girls in the house.

But this weekend I did double-duty.

My old friend Topo spent the weekend with me.

Bow-Tie and Topo

He’s special needs, so he’s close to my heart.

We both have bad ears and aren’t too proud to show them off.

 

Bow-Tie and GiadaThis time Topo brought his sister, Giada.

I hadn’t met her before…

…but we became instant friends.

The girls can’t resist me, hee hee hee.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says follow my leadShe was new here, so I had to tell her the rules.

Rules are simple, just follow my lead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giada follows Bow-TieShe quickly fell in line…

…and followed the Bow-Tie lead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giada and Annie SullivanThen something really funny happened.

She met little Annie Sullivan.

Annie Sullivan was really interested in her and followed her everywhere.

Giada kept trying to walk away, and Annie Sullivan was on her tail… literally.

Giada was afraid of her.

I laughed my kitty head off over that one!

 

 

 

IG-looTopo and Giada are Italian Greyhounds.

For short, their mom calls them “The IGs.”

When the IGs arrived, they brought their own house with them.

Does that make their house an IG-loo?

Hee hee hee

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tries the dog foodThey had food in there too.

I tried some, but it wasn’t as good as my own.

Don’t dogs like fish?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tucks Topo in for the nightWe had a good time this weekend.

I like everyone, and the IGs are two of my favorite canines.

As with all good things, our time had to end.

I made sure Topo was all tucked in for the night.

 

 

 

 

 

Giada gets a kitty kiss from Annie SullivanOh, you know what else happened?

Giada finally understood why Annie Sullivan was following her.

She just wanted to give her a kitty kiss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-tie gets a doggy kissIt was a good weekend and there was a lot of love over here.

Just the way I like it.

See you next week!

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 11, 2016

Bow-Tie by the poolDear Everyone,

I have one word for this week – HOT.

As in, it’s hot outside.

As in, be careful, because it’s hot outside.

On the weekends i usually like to go out into the sunshine.

It feels good to be outside.

Many cats in Florida have caged-in lanais so they can go to the back yard without getting lost.

 

 

Annie Sullivan in a beach chairMy sisters like it too.

Everything is new and exciting to little Annie Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage in a beach chairCourage loves to put her face up to the sun and feel the warmth.

How she can stand it in that long fur coat is beyond me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie likes to watch the waterMy place to enjoy the sun is by the water.

No, I do not go swimming, but I enjoy looking at the water.

Speaking of water, cats need to drink water if they are outside.

Make sure there is plenty of fresh water available if you let your cat out.

If your cat goes outside, make sure you are with them.

In this heat, make sure it’s only for a short time.

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan by the poolOutside is not a good place for cats.

Cat Depot always recommends keeping cats on a leash and harness, or in an enclosed, safe area.

Keep your eye on the cats, like I do for Annie Sullivan.

Did you know cats don’t pant to cool off like a dog?

We pant and sweat through our feet.

(A big old dripping tongue hanging out is too undignified for a cat.)

 

 

Bow-Tie squints at the sunThe bright sunshine sometimes hurts our eyes too.

The famous Mighty Lou wore sunglasses.

We don’t have sunglasses and it’s just too bright.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie seeks out the shadeIf your cat goes outside with you, make sure they are safe and cool.

Cats are smart.

We will find a cool (or at least less hot) place to rest.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie talks to Annie SullivanBut then, when it’s just too hot, like it is now…

…we have a little discussion with the young ones who don’t have any sense.

We tell them the best thing to do is go inside and cool off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kisses Annie SullivanWe wipe the tears away from the crying young ones who don’t want to stop playing.

And we go inside, out of the heat.

See you next week.

Be cool!

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 5, 2016

Bow-Tie in red white and blueHi Everyone and Happy Holiday Weekend!

I enjoy the red, white, and blue theme as I am an All American Cat.

We’re usually called Domestic Cat because we’re not a specific breed; we’re all mixed up.

The term All American just seems to fit better.

Besides, I like red, white, and blue.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanPeople tend to get together this weekend for fun in the sun.

I took little Annie Sullivan out in the sun too.

She likes the warmth, even though she can’t see the beauty of outdoors.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan enjoying the sunShe likes to play with me, so why not catch some rays while we do it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie SullivanPeople are all geared up for hot dogs and ice cream this weekend.

Me?

I’ve got my licker going too, but it’s for something much sweeter than ice cream.

Annie Sullivan needs a protector and that’s what I do best.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with a beach umbrellaThis weekend people think about and thank the men and women who make our country safe.

Us cats think about the humans and organizations that make us safe.

We need to be protected, loved, and to be safe.

Thanks to you all who do such a good job doing just that – keeping us safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoying the holidayHappy 4th of July!

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 27, 2016

Bow-Tie and Helen KellerDear Everyone,

If you know anything about me, you know I am a lover.

I am a caretaker. I am a giver. I am a nurturer.

I love special needs kitties and love to care for them.

This is my beloved Helen keller.

When I lost her, I lost a piece of my heart.

Courage and Blueberry are pretty independent and don’t need me.

I was sad.

Sad until…

Annie Sullivan

…this little girl popped into the picture!

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanThis is Annie Sullivan, named after Helen Keller’s beloved teacher.

Annie Sullivan is blind, but that doesn’t stop her.

She loves to play.

I am sharing all of my toys with her.

I even bring them to her if she can’t find them.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie SullivanShe is very active.

Too active maybe, but she’s young.

Sometimes I have to hold her down to give her a bath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan fell asleep playingThen just when I think she will never stop playing…

…she falls asleep in the middle of a game.

Finally I can get a little cat nap.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan in the sunI am helping her explore the world.

She likes to go outside in the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan in the strollerShe likes to go for rides.

I use any opportunity to give her some lovin’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan hugging Bow-TieShe follows me everywhere.

She takes every opportunity to give me a hug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie being hugged by Annie SulilvanAnd to say, “Thank you for helping me through life.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie Sullivan on the headFinally I have someone new to care for.

And her name is Annie Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love has come full circleLove has come full circle. (Pun intended.)

See you next week.

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 20, 2016

Bow-Tie with a film cameraHi Everyone,

It’s Bow-Tie on location (well, kind of.)

I’m reporting from the movie mecca of the USA… California.

Guess who lives there?

 

 

 

 

 

HunterMy very special friend Hunter.

Isn’t he handsome?

He’s the special needs kitty who was lucky enough to be adopted from Cat Depot and flown to California.

He has a neurological disorder that gives him the wobbles when he walks.

He also has a wobbly head, and that makes him so cute.

I sent my mom out to California to check on him. (I don’t like flying.)

 

Hunter with his dadHis dad brought him outside to meet his guests.

When Hunter as born he wasn’t able to walk very well at all.

He spent some time in a foster home to gain some strength.

Now he can walk, run, and jump, but he still wobbles (in a cute way.)

 

 

 

 

Hunter going up the stairsHunter lives on the second floor…

…and he has no trouble at all going all the way up by himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter waiting by the doorHe knows exactly where he lives.

He lead the way right to his door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter showing his favorite spotThe first thing Hunter did was show off his favorite spot.

He likes to sit and look out the window.

He also keeps his memories of Cat Depot close to him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter posing for a photoHunter’s legs are still all wobbly, and he will be like that forever.

He’s a very special guy and has a very special home.

It’s a wonderful thing when one of the Friends Like Me cats is adopted.

It’s an even more wonderful thing to see them in their happy home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All good things come to an end, and sadly so did the visit with Hunter.

As he watched his visitors leave…

Hunter watching his visitors leave

… I know he is thankful for the wonderful life he has now.

And it’s thanks to Cat Depot and the Friends Like Me program for special needs cats.

Hunter waving bye byeBye bye from Hunter.

And bye bye from me until next week.

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 13, 2016

Courage dressed up for a weddingHi Everyone,

Just so you don’t think I hog all of the spotlight, I’ll tell you about Courage’s adventure.

She had a big day… a girly thing.

She went to a doggie wedding.

She got dressed up in pearls and everything.

She can’t see how pretty she is, but I tell her.

 

 

 

 

 

The brideThe bride was very fancy.

She had lace, feathers, pearls, and lots of bling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ClergyThe Clergy was there to perform the ceremony.

Her name is Reverend Betty Lou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage sat on the tableThe ceremony was beautiful and then there was a reception.

Courage got a special place setting.

She sat on the table, but no one seemed to mind.

Everyone loved her and wanted their picture taken with her.

Even the bride’s mother wanted a picture of Courage and the bride.

 

 

 

Courage meets the brideThat’s when things started to go bad.

“Kiss the kitty” is okay once, but then it annoys the cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage wacks the brideCourage whacked the bride right in the face.

And on her wedding day.

Bad Courage.

Bad dog.

Good event.

 

 

 

 

 

See you next week!

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 6, 2016

Welcome tableHi Everyone!

We did it!

We had the Donut Kitty Reunion!

The day was here.

The table was lined with Donut Kitty memories and the donuts (pastry kind) had arrived.

 

 

Bow-Tie wants to enter the roomI was there first and waited anxiously at the door for my siblings to arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SprinkleThe first one to come was Sprinkle.

Here’s Sprinkle with Boston’s Dad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BostonThen came Boston.

I loved all of them, but Boston became my best bud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston and SugarBoston was a real lover.

Boston was the one who made Sugar feel comfortable.

She was a little shy at first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiyaJelly now called Siya (get it?) was there with her Mom and Dad.

She’s the only one with all that coloring.

So cute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunkin and BostonDunkin now known as Jack came in and went right up to everyone.

Here he is with Boston.

Dunkin is the only one with long hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group photoNot all of the Donut Kitties were able to make it.

But the ones who did loved the party.

Some of the shy Donuts sent their parents to represent them.

They were all honored, talked about, and included in the day.

 

 

 

Boston in Donut bow tieEach Donut was given a beautiful gift bag.

The bag included the Donut Kitty Reunion DVD, toys, and treats.

It also included a very special gift from me.

Here’s Boston in his…

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Sprinkle in his…Sprinkle in donut bow tie

I’m thinking these guys need a little practice in bow tie wearing.

It was a great party and lots of wonderful people did a lot of work.

A lot of love was in that room, both human and feline.

It was also a place to showcase special needs cats and bring awareness.

 

 

Bow-Tie napping on a purseSo, I found a purse and camped out until I got a donation!

Thank you to everyone who made the day so much fun.

Thank you to all the Donut Kitty parents.

You gave my siblings and me a life worth living!

 

 

 

 

 

Life is short have a donutLove you all!

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

Bow-Tie celebrating the flagHi Everyone,

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Let’s all stand tall and salute the American flag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie remembering those who protect usLet’s all remember the men and women who protect us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie being seriousLet’s really show our love for America this weekend (and every day.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie declaring his love for the countryI love America, but hey, I’m just a cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I say…

Bow-Tie wants hot dogs

…bring on the hot dogs!

Happy Memorial Day!

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 23, 2016

Bow-Tie with a red bow tieDear Everyone,

I’m out of town this weekend.

We are in Largo at a big cat show.

Notice the red tie?

The theme of the show is Red Hat Cats.

I can’t wear a hat because my ears are uneven (hee hee hee).

The bow tie will be just fine for me.

 

 

Pretty Courage in a red hatBut Courage is a girl and she likes to dress up.

She’s going into the show, so she has to look good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are both here to bring awareness to special needs cats.

All the cat people and the public are captivated with us.

They never knew special needs cats could be so wonderful.

 

Courage enjoys toysCourage was very popular with the kids.

They were amazed that she can play with the toys without seeing them.

She caught them every time and fascinated the kids.

 

 

 

 

 

Courage at the cat showThe judges loved her too.

They took the time to show how confident she is.

They let her play and strut her stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

Courage shows artShe liked waiting for the crowd to come adore her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie provides a safe place for CourageMe?

I was the safe place for her between show rings.

She’s all full of herself in the show ring.

But when it comes right down to it, I’m all she needs.

 

 

 

 

So you know what I have to say to everyone who doesn’t like special needs cats?

Bow-Tie licks his nose

Take that!

You don’t know what you’re missing.

Bow-Tie winksSpecial needs cats rule!!

See you next week.

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 16, 2016

Bow-Tie is a donutDear Everyone,

You know I’m a donut, right?

I mean, I’m part of the Baker’s Dozen of Cat Depot.

 

Here’s what I’m talking about:

In January of 2015 there were 58 cats removed from a horrible hoarding house.

They were taken to Cat Depot and treated medically.

Cat Depot released all but 13 to other shelters for adoption.

They named the 13 they kept The Baker’s Dozen.

I was one of those 13.

 

Each of us was given a donut name.

Bow-Tie when he was first rescuedMy name was Glaze.

I did not look good and certainly did not feel good in those first months.

I lost an ear, my tail, 26 of my teeth, and I have permanent respiratory problems.

 

I want to see my brothers and sisters again.

 

Friday June 3 is National Donut Day!

We have contacted each of my donut brothers and sisters.

We’re all going to get together again to celebrate our new lives.

We will be at Cat Depot on Friday, June 3, from 10 AM to noon.

The public is invited.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, meet my siblings:

Boston, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Boston.

His new mom is a Cat Depot Adoption Counselor.

Boston has kidney issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Churro, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Churro.

He has limited vision in one eye, and a funny ear like me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creme, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Creme.

She has eye problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custard, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Custard, now known as

Clifford.

He has my eyes, don’t you think?

He’s the only one of us who doesn’t have permanent medical issues.

 

 

 

 

Dunkin, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Dunkin, now known as Jack.

He has a skin condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dutchie, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Dutchie.

She was way under weight, but now she’s in good shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fritter, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Fritter.

He has eye problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frosting, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Frosting in her new home.

Evidently, having one eye doesn’t stop her from reading the newspaper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jelly, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Jelly.

She had one eye removed.

She is now the constant companion of a sweet little boy.

 

 

 

 

 

Maple, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Maple.

She’s beautiful, and has her eye on you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sprinkle, one of the Baker's DozenThis is Sprinkle.

His mom helped find all the other donuts.

She’s also doing a video to give to each of the donut families.

Sprinkle helped her.

 

 

 

 

Sugar, one of the Baker's DozenAnd finally we have sweet Sugar in her new home.

Sugar had one eye removed.

 

 

 

 

 

So, there you have it.

The Baker’s Dozen of Cat Depot.

We all have long-lasting problems caused by that horrible environment.

We are all very lucky to have been rescued and repaired.

 

Bow-Tie with donut bow tieHelp celebrate our good fortune and our new lives.

Meet us at Cat Depot on Friday June 3 from 10 AM to noon.

It’s the Baker’s Dozen Family Reunion.

What a sweet time we will all have!

Bow-Tie,
The Dapper Gent

 

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