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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 10, 2017

Bow-Tie wants you to guess his age
Dear Everyone,

Guess how old I am.

Look closely at my face and see if you can guess.

I look good for my age, so don’t be fooled.

Give up?

I am 9 1/2 years old.

 

Why have I revealed my age?

Because I am considered a senior cat.

Any cat over the age of 8 (7.5 is close enough) is considered to be a senior.

 

Senior cats are often overlooked in shelters, because of their age.

I’m here to dispel that myth!

 

Bow-Tie in the beginningI was 7 1/2 years old when I came into Cat Depot, and considered a senior.

At that time I didn’t look very good, and I felt even worse.

Someone gave this senior a chance, and now I have a wonderful life.

 

My mission is to help other cats, particularly special needs cats.

But seniors need help too.

So, today I want to introduce some of my senior friends.

My hope is someone will fall in love with each one of them and give them a furever home.

 

 

AslanThis is Aslan.

Aslan came to Cat Depot as a stray.

He had a home at one time.

We don’t know how he ended up a stray.

He is a little shy, because he’s new in the shelter, but an ear rub makes him your best friend.

Aslan is 10 1/2 years young.

 

 

 

GraceThis is Grace.

Grace was surrendered by her family because of allergies.

She is understandably confused and stressed, having lost her home.

She loves attention and would adjust purrfectly into a quiet new home.

Grace is 8 years young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patty CakesThis is Patty Cakes. Feel free to shorten that to Patty if you wish.

Patty Cake’s purrson had to go to a nursing home, and she came to Cat Depot.

She is sad for her purrson, and sad for herself.

Some of the other cats told her she wouldn’t get a home, because she is 11 years old.

She told them 11 is middle age for a cat, and to hiss off!

Patty Cakes is a sweet old girl.

 

 

 

Torrie DetectiveHere is Torrie the Detective.

Torrie isn’t really a detective, she just played one recently at Critter Camp.

She was a great helper and is a sweet girl who loves a good head rub.

She is special needs.

She doesn’t have a tail and sometimes leaves little treasures outside the litter box.

Torrie is 8 1/2 years young.

 

 

 

 

Mattie with bow tieAnd finally, here is Mattie.

She’s sporting a bow tie in an effort to get adopted.

She’s in the “chubby kitty pod” but that just means there is more of her to love!

Mattie is social and affectionate, and 7 1/2 years young.

(If she gets adopted, I’ll make sure she gets a better looking bow tie. Good try anyway, Mattie.)

 

 

 

 

So, here’s the information on adopting a senior cat:

The event is called the Cat Depot Classic

It happens Friday, July 14 at 11 AM until July 16 at 5 PM.

The reduced adoption fee for senior cats 8 years and older (7 1/2 is close enough) will be $25.00

With each Senior Adoption you will get:

A clinic visit certificate worth $30.00

A gift bag including a bed, bowls, treat, etc worth $40.00

 

Marianne and Bow-TieMiss Marianne helped me with my adoption papers when I was 7 1/2 years old.

We were both very happy I found my furever home.

She and many others are waiting to help YOU adopt a senior cat.

 

Do it for me.

Do it for yourself.

Most of all, do it for a senior cat!

 

Love you!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 3, 2017

Bow-Tie brought his flag outHappy 4th of July, Everyone!

 

It’s Independence Day weekend.

Hope you all have your flags out.

Mine is displayed proudly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks about barbecueThis is a holiday for fireworks, parades, and barbecues. 

The barbecue part is my favorite.

Barbecued tuna… try it, you’ll like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie hiding from the firewoksYou know what’s not my favorite part?

Fireworks. 

Fireworks make me scream!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pets don’t like loud noises and fireworks are certainly loud.

Please make sure you protect your pets and make them feel safe. 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan

Pet them, play with them, and put a loving arm around them.

If you are calm, they will be calm.

 

Bow-Tie likes his flagEnjoy your holiday, be safe, and keep your kitties safe.

God Bless America!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 26, 2017

Bow-Tie has the Monday grumpiesDear Everyone,

On most days I’m a pretty happy-go-lucky cat.

Today I’m feeling a little grumpy.

Last Friday was National Take Your Dog to Work Day.

What happened to Take Your CAT to Work Day??

I resent not being included in the day, because I’m a very hard working cat.

I deserve to be taken to work and have been on many occasions.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie on the jobFor instance, I have helped out in pet retail stores.

They needed my advice on cat food as well as name tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie helping out at the cleanersLocal cleaners have asked me to help them.

They appreciated my debonair bow ties and ability to work a crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie on radio showOn many occasions I have helped out at local radio shows.

As spokescat for special needs cats, that’s really important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie working a cat showCat shows are good acts for me.

I am a real crowd pleaser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with money he collectedMy ability to get funding for special needs cats is without compare.

No cat spends more time talking up special needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie at J'DubsAnd then there was that day at the brewery…

…who could forget that day?

I was a bit tired (yes, just tired) but still got the job done.

 

Don’t let me go on and on… you get the idea.

Why can’t it be National Take Your Dog OR Cat to Work Day?

Or, why can’t cats have their own day?

 

Bow-Tie on the jobI hereby declare next year cats will be included!

Who’s with me?

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 19, 2017

Bow-Tie with his number tieDear Friends,

Happy Father’s Day!

I know you’re not all fathers, but that’s okay.

I’m not even sure if I’m a father. Ha!

 

See the numbers on my bow tie?

You know why I’m wearing this one today?

Because I’ve been doing a little math.

 

 

 

Bow-TieDid you know that two cats and their children can produce two million kittens in eight years?

That’s a shocking number, I know, but do the math.

Get your calculator out.

Assume two litters per year and three surviving kittens per litter.

Start calculating.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is sadIt makes me sad to think there are so many kittens and so few homes.

Cats do what cats do.

That’s just nature.

 

The good news is, you can stop the over-population!

Us cats may not like the procedure, but we will thank you for caring.

Neuter us!

 

There, I’ve said it.

Ouch… but thanks!

 

Bow Tie says, "Please spay and neuter your pets"Many, many clinics offer low cost spaying and neutering.

Some offer free spaying and neutering.

The humans at Cat Depot can help you with information.

(Don’t ask the cats there, they may feel otherwise.) Ha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie approves of this messageSo, celebrate fathers today…

…but don’t let your cat be one.

 

This is a Bow-Tie approved message!

Have a happy week!

 

Love you all,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 12th, 2017

Bow-Tie with his music bow tieHello My Friends!

How do you like this bow tie?

It’s my musical bow tie.

I’m wearing it, because I’m singing a happy tune now that I’m well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoys the musicMy radio is playing some of my favorite tunes…

…namely:

Alley Cat (though these are just cats who haven’t found their home yet)

What’s New Pussy Cat? (and believe me, we have lots of good news – or should I say mews)

And then there’s Cats the Musical – that has some great cat tunes in it

 

 

 

Did I say before I’m singing a happy tune now that I’m healthy?

Well, yes I am, and here’s proof.

Bow-Tie sings along

May I also say I have perfect pitch!

Everybody is happy that I’m feeling better and things are back to normal.

 

I sing, but Courage is more refined.

Courage poses on the piano

She enjoys classical piano music.

 

Bow-Tie sitting by the radioSmart people know cats and music.

Albert Schweitzer said this:

“There are two refuges from the miseries of life – music and cats.”

So as you go into this week, sing a happy tune, even if you’re a little off-key.

You will feel better and so will the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie likes musicAnd remember:

“Cats are like music. It’s foolish trying to explain their worth to someone who doesn’t appreciate them.”

(Anonymous, but endorsed by Bow-Tie.)

 

Love you all,

Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

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