Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 20, 2017

Turtle girlHi everyone,

It was exactly a year ago a very special little lady came into our home.

This is Blueberry.

She was very, very shy at the time.

She also has very poor vision, which made her frightened of everything.

 

Like me, she is from a hoarding home.

People hear the word “hoarding” and tend to look away.

It’s ugly, I agree.

But animals in hoarding houses need humans.

Cat Depot’s Community Cat Care goes into these bad situations and helps the cats.

 

Food bowl in a hoarding houseThis is the type of food plates found in Blueberry’s home.

Bugs thrive in that environment, but cats cannot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats being rescued from a hoarding houseThis is what happened to Blueberry and her family when Community Cat Care arrived.

They were humanely trapped and taken to Cat Depot.

They were tended to medically and then spayed and neutered.

 

Why am I telling you this now?

Why am I showing you these unattractive moments?

 

Because now I want you to see this…

Blueberry

…meet happy, healthy, and well-adjusted Blueberry today!

 

Two of the other cats were named Abbott and Costello.

Abbott and LeviMeet Abbott and his brother Levi.

Costello has a new loving family too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbott and LeviSo, thank you to Cat Depot’s Community Cat Care Team.

Because of the care cats receive when we are in dire situations, we can have happy endings.

Just like Abbott and Costello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BlueberryAnd just like my Blueberry.

Thank you.

Have a happy week!

Love,

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 – September 19, 2016

Bow-Tie with a clockHi Everybody,

Time for Bow-Tie’s blog!

You knew that already.

You know why else I have this clock?

Because this is the countdown to the Giving Challenge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie waits for the Giving ChallengeKnow why it’s set to 12 o’clock?

Because the Giving Challenge starts at noon on Tuesday the 20th and ends at noon on Wednesday the 21st.

That’s when you call in or log in and give your donation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has 25 dollars to giveWhy do I have $25 here?

Because if you give a minimum of $25 and you gave last year, Cat Depot will get $50!

If you did not give last year and you give $25, Cat Depot will get $75!

That’s double and triple your money, and it all goes to the cats!

 

Money is a human thing.

It’s up to you if you want to donate, but if you do, this is a purrfect time to do it!

Let me tell you from purrsonal experience what those dollars mean to me:

 

This is Hunter.

Hunter

Hunter was less than a year old, alone, scared, and dying outside.

A lady found him and took him to Cat Depot.

He had neurological problems that were hard to control, and he was failing fast.

Cat Depot’s medical team worked hard to stabilize him and finally did.

The price was he has a permanent wobble to his walk, but yes, he can now walk.

He can run, play, and even climb stairs.

A wonderful man from California flew all the way to Cat Depot to adopt him!

Hunter is now a Valley Boy, living a wonderful life on the other side of the country.

 

This is Sidney.

Sidney

Sidney was the longest term resident at Cat Depot.

She was there two years.

People came, people went, cats came, cats went.

Sidney watched it all and thought no one would ever want her.

I posted her picture and story on my Facebook page (Bow-Tie and Friends.)

She captivated the heart of a man way up in Chicago!

Cat Depot approved the adoption and used donated miles to fly her to Chicago.

Of course she had a purrsonal escort; no baggage compartment for Miss Sidney.

Sidney now lives large (no pun intended because of her size) in Chicago.

 

This is Blueberry.

Blueberry

Blueberry has very limited sight.

She was born in a feral colony, living in the attic of a hoarder’s home.

She had no chance to ever get out of that environment, because she cannot see well enough to navigate.

She would have died up there.

Blueberry was part of the Community Cat program at Cat Depot.

This team goes into feral cat environments, traps the cats, and vaccinates them.

Cat Depot keeps the cats that are able to be domesticated and adopted, and finds them homes.

The true feral cats are returned to their colony, now unable to produce more unwanted kittens.

Blueberry could not be released because of her eye sight.

She was terrified and hid under blankets while she was at Cat Depot.

She came to live with me, and I got her out of her shell.

Now we love to run and play together, and Blueberry is very happy.

 

This is Annie Sullivan.

Annie Sullivan

Little Annie Sullivan was born without eyes.

She was found as a tiny kitten all alone under a trailer.

More than likely her mother left her to die since she could not keep up with the family.

A lady found her and took her to Cat Depot.

Cat Depot’s medical team examined her, determined her eyes were not painful, and would be fine.

She is obviously blind, but doesn’t know it.

She went into a foster home until she was old enough to spay and be adopted.

Guess who has Annie Sullivan now?

Me!

I love my little Annie Sullivan, and she loves me.

I’m bringing her up to be a confident, playful, and loving little girl.

 

These stories are purrsonal to me.

I know these cats.

I am a cat.

And I know the good work Cat Depot does for us.

To them, it’s all about us.

 

So when I talk about money, it’s not because I care about money.

Frankly, I don’t even have pockets for change.

But I do care about the cats.

And so does Cat Depot.

 

Bow-Tie is hopeful for the Giving ChallengeI know you care about cats.

If you have a heart to give during the Giving Challenge, your money will be doubled or tripled for us.

Oh, on Tuesday the 20th, there will be a Cat’s Pajama Party at Cat Depot!

If you live in the area, come by and sleep with the cats!

The party is on!

 

Thanks everybody.

I love you!

Bow-Tie,
The Dapper Gent

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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,
The Dapper Gent

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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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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – April 11, 2016

Dear Everyone,

This is going to be a very sad story turned into a happy story.

That’s what I’m all about.

Taking the bad and turning it into good.

Cat Depot did that for me, and I believe in passing it on!

 

Cages with cats saved by Cat Depot's Community Cat teamHere’s where it all began…

…in a hoarding house.

Cat Depot’s Community Cat team went in and rescued all the cats.

 

 

 

 

 

Among those cats was a little girl, terrified and sight impaired.

They named her Blueberry.

Bow-Tie kisses Blueberry

You’ve heard her story before.

Her nickname was Turtle Girl, because she wouldn’t come out of her shell.

 

Blueberry with a harnessWell, not in Bow-Tie’s world!

I have been working with this little girl for two months now.

Look how far she’s gotten…

…I’ve been taking her outside.

That’s waaaaay out of her shell.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Blueberry outsideI’m so proud of her.

She stays close for comfort, but has started going off on her own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry ready to exploreShe was born in and lived in a filthy attic for her first 9 months of life.

The whole outside world is new to her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry and CourageShe likes saying hi to the kitties inside while she’s out in the big world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry relaxesShe’s comfortable in the outside world now.

We keep her leash on in case she does something crazy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry digs a holeOh wait. She did do something crazy…

…she dug a big hole…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry rolls on the ground…and then she rolled in it.

She had a good time.

She’s got a good life now.

She is healthy and happy.

She still can’t see very well, but that’s not important.

What’s important is she gets to be a happy cat in a happy home forever.

Thank you Cat Depot, and thank you Community Cats.

 

Blueberry enjoys the worldIt’s a big world out there Blueberry…

…and it’s yours to enjoy!

See you all next week.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 28, 2016

Bow-Tie with film cameraHi Everyone,

I’m so excited!

What a great week I had and I can’t wait to share it!

This week my blog will be a picture show.

Know why?

Because a big California screenwriter came to see me and Cat Depot.

The best thing is, he adopted one of my special needs friends!

This is Hunter.

Hunter, special needs cat from the Friends Like Me program

Hunter has neurological problems and walks all wobbly.

His head is wobbly too, but he’s so cute.

Hunter relaxing, being cuteThis is the face that attracted his new dad.

I put it on my Facebook page and asked someone to please adopt him.

It worked!

His new dad flew in from California and swooped him up.

Hunter had no idea what was in store for him.

 

 

Hunter, special needs cat, looking around his new homeThis is his confused face (hee hee hee)

He just flew all the way across the country and found himself in a new place.

Any cat would be confused.

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter looking around his new roomBut he relaxed very quickly.

Looking around the room, he senses there may be some music in his future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter with his new big brotherHe has a new big brother too.

Brother Saigo is cool, but there’s that confused look on Hunter’s face again.

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter lies down to eatHunter likes to lie down to eat.

Saigo probably thought that was weird, but it didn’t interrupt his own dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter on his yoga matHunter has to exercise his legs so he can walk better.

He brought his own yoga mat with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter is going to have a long, happy life in Sunny California.

Hunter happy to be a valley boyHe’s a Valley Boy now, and he’s really happy…

…this is his big smile face.

 

I’m so happy for Hunter and so thankful to his new dad.

Thanks also to Cat Depot for giving him a chance, and to his foster dad, Dennis.

 

You want to know why his new dad knew about Friends Like Me all the way in California?

 

Because one day he Googled “Super Hero Cat” and found this…

Mighty Lou Super Hero Cat

…the founder of Friends Like Me.

Awwww.

Thanks everyone!

See you next week.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 29, 2016

Bow-TieHi everyone,

My job for Cat Depot and the cat world is to help special needs cats.

Cat Depot’s Friends Like Me Fund is my cause.

It helps these special felines, and I spread the word far and near.

This weekly blog helps spread that word.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou on MarqueeBut today I step out of the picture to let the real star shine.

One year ago today, the original Caped Crusader for Special Needs crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Today we remember him…

…he was one of a kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou by pondHe sailed through life and spread the word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou as captainAnd he always had to be in control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou out drivingHe was the driving force behind Friends Like Me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone knew him and everyone loved him…

Mighty Lou and Jackson Galaxy

…everyone.
Mighty Lou and Nancy Colby

 

Humans did crazy things just to be with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In all the world…

Mighty Lou posing with a globe

…there will only be one Mighty Lou.

 

Mighty Lou posingHe danced to his own drum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou at a restaurantHe was a man about town and loved the limelight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in art galleryHe will never be truly duplicated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou was a winnerHe was a real winner.

He will be forever loved and missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Bow-Tie in red bow tie
We will all carry on the mission for special needs cats in his memory and honor.

Friends Like Me lives on because you lived.

Thank you, Mighty Lou.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

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