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
The Dapper Gent

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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
The Dapper Gent

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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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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Bow-Tie's vet check up started wellDear Everyone,

I’m going to tell you something pretty purrsonal.

There was a little incident and some news this week.

Generally I like to spread good news.

This however is not so good.

I had my 6-month check-up at the vet this week.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Courage waiting at the vet's officeIt all started out pretty good.

I like my vet and I’m always happy to see her.

Even wore a nice Christmas tie for the occasion.

Courage  went too, and we patiently waited until it was our turn.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is curious to see what the vet techs are doingI’m always curious about what’s going on, so I interact with the vet techs.

They think I’m funny… and nosey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage is proud of being healthyCourage was finished first and got a purrfect report.

She was all proud of herself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What? No, I'm not chubby!Remember I started out saying this news was not so good?

Well, here it comes…

…the vet came in with a report she printed out.

She said she wanted to discuss something.

Ready for the bad report?

Here’s what she showed us…

Bow-Tie's weight chart

 

Bow-Tie is ashamedShe said I had a weight problem!!!

Me!!!

I was so embarrassed.

All I could do was hang my head in shame.

Me.

Chubby.

Really?

 

 

Small incident at the vet's officeI know it’s not healthy for cats to be overweight.

I am just now starting to carry a little extra weight, so we’ll catch it early.

But it’s the Christmas season, and I am going to have to be treat-less.

There better be extra toys in that stocking to make up for the missing treats.

“A bit chubby” was the vet’s description.

How embarrassing.

So with hunger pangs and embarrassment I say bye for this week.

Bow-Tie
(Temporary Chubby Cat)

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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
The Dapper Gent

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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
The Dapper Gent

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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