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,
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 – May 9, 2016

Bow-Tie, Courage, Nancy, and Petunia at Carmel KitchenHi Everyone,

This weekend we attended a benefit for Cat Depot.

It was at Carmel Kitchen in Sarasota.

They donated a portion of all the sales that night to the kitties.

We had to be there for that!

 

Courage and I were there, and so was Petunia.

She always likes to go where there’s a crowd.

Big old Petunia is a real crowd pleaser.

 

I wanted to have a little fun with the big girl.

And… not to be outdone… I wanted to take center stage and “top” her act.

Hee hee hee.

Bow-Tie on Petunia's head

She couldn’t see me, but people thought it was funny.

There, Petunia… do you see me now?
Bow-Tie climbing on Petunia

 

Bow-Tie climbing on Petunia's faceYou can’t stop me with those big old paws!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie takes a leapWhoa Petunia!

You’re losing your grip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petunia wonders where Bow-Tie wentAnd Bow-Tie has left the building!

See you next time, Petunia!

Bow-Tie,
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – April 18, 2016

Dear Everyone,

It’s a busy weekend for me.

I’m up in St. Pete at a cat show.

It’s a “fancy pants” cat club.

The only ones here without papers and long name are me and Courage.

So what?

We’re just as good as those fancy pants cats with pedigrees.

Our job is to educate people that shelter cats rule, and those pedigrees are just so much fluff.

I helped pack everything.

Bow-Tie in suitcase

 

 

Bow-Tie packing his coin bankThe most important things got packed first…

…my bow ties and the Friends Like Me coin bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were there bright ad early, waitingBow-Tie and Courage waiting for the show to start for the show to start.

This is most unbecoming.

I hate waiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie ready for the show to startOnce we were all set up I got to take my place.

This is more like it.

My job is to sit on the table and help people put money into our donation box.

They love to pet me and marvel at my laid-back purrsonality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie getting a hugSome cat lovers came just to see me.

This is a friend who came just to give me a hug.

I obliged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie sharing breakfast with a friendBut there was one person in particular who I call a good friend.

She’s a breeder (not fond of that part) and is showing her cats.

She came by to say hi.

It was early in the morning.

She was hungry, and so was I.

We shared a cheese and egg sandwich.

 

 

Courage with her ribbonCourage was with us and she went into the show ring.

She did really well and seemed to really like the spotlight.

Everyone accepted her as a special needs cat and embraced her beauty.

She competed with all the other cats in her class and did very well.

She even placed 4th best in her whole class.

That’s really good, and I’m proud of her.

She’s pretty proud of herself too.

And we’re both proud that we can represent special needs cats here in front of this large audience.

We are well received and have spent the weekend educating people that special needs cats are indeed special.

 

Bow-Tie restingOn the other hand (I mean paw)…

…the whole thing was quite exhausting.

See you next week!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 7, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I am tired.

The big Love Me Do Gala was last night.

I didn’t get home until midnight.

I just may go back to bed after I write this.

The gala?

Fantastic!

 

Bow-tie working check-inThe first thing I had to oversee was the check-in table.

We made sure everyone got a pretty yellow wristband.

Then it was on to greeting some of the guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-tie discusses Bow-tiesOne very special fellow was one of the first to arrive.

He wore a bow tie just for me!

He’s the dad of my good feline buddy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-ties galoreNot to be outdone…

…another dude wore a bow tie just for te picture with me.

I’m flattered by both of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-tie meets gala guestsOn to meet more guests.

There were some really cool pink glasses I tried to knock off.

But Ringo himself stopped me. (he he he he)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with the chance drawing ticketsThere were great raffle items.

The big prize of the night was a trip to London.

I didn’t win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie meeting Sgt. PepperThere were tiny kittens visiting the crowd.

Sgt. Pepper himself brought one over to visit me.

It was a wonderful night and lots of money was raised to help all the cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie sits on the tableThere were wonderful presentations.

There was only one guest who got to sit on the table for the video…

…oh yes I did!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks about salmonAnd for dinner?

I had the salmon and it was purrfect!

Thanks for the wonderful party, Cat Depot!

 

 

 

 

 

See you all next week.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 25, 2016

Bow-Tie shows his cute pawsRight up front, let me tell you I hope I didn’t put my foot in my mouth.

Courage has been begging me to write the blog one week.

So, this week I said yes, since she attended an event alone.

Be patient with her…

…she’s young…

 

 

 

 

Hi Everybody!

It’s me, Courage!

Courage wearing a sweater

Bow-Tie is letting me write about my adventure this weekend, so here goes.

It was cold – by Florida standards – so I got my sweater on and waited to leave.

We were headed to an event in Fort Myers for the benefit of dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and Nancy ColbyWhen we got there it was really windy, but I was so happy to be there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage at Purses for PoochesThe event was called Purses for Pooches.

People bid on designer purses and all the money went to help dogs in need.

I checked them all out.

Since I couldn’t see them I had to use the touch-and-smell method.

Wait until you see the one I picked to bid on!

 

 

 

Courage checking out raffle itemsThere were a lot of raffle items too.

This one smells like I’m too young for what’s in the bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage meets a dogThere were dogs there for adoption, but this little guy already has a home.

His name is Jackson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage waiting for lunchThere was a nice lunch served…

…obviously I was a little early for the food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage ready to place a bidWhen the bidding was about to begin, I got my paddle all ready.

We were number 76, and there was one item we were not going to miss.

We bid and bid, and finally won.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was the priceless purse Mighty Lou gave Lily exactly one year ago at the same event.

Mighty Lou and Lily

We just had to bring it back home, to honor Mighty Lou and help the dogs.

Courage checking out her new purseIt’s beautiful and sparkly.

Inside there was a gift certificate to Petco, so I can get some treats.

 

 

 

Wait! Wait!

Uh oh…

Courage is stuck in the purse

Bow-TieAnd right there, folks…

…you have the reason why I will be writing the blog next week.

Thanks, Courage

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 19, 2015

Bow-Tie has a new bow tie with starsHi Whitey,

See my new tie?

It has stars.

It’s a gift from Miss Marianne at Cat Depot.

I’m wearing it today to tell you I’m not going to be the star of the blog today.

Today I’m going to let Helen Keller be the star.

 

 

 

Helen Keller dressed up for the eventWe got her all dressed up for the big day.

Isn’t she cute?

You may or may not know that Caroline Resnick is a trapper and works with feral cats.

She is the nice lady who trapped Helen Keller and first realized she had special needs.

It’s only fitting that Helen Keller shines in this blog.

Here ya go.

 

 

 

Caroline donated funds to Cat Depot for the Caroline Resnick Surgical Suite.

That’s where Cat Depot spays and neuters feral cats to control the population and ensure their health.

The ribbon cutting was Friday and Helen Keller wanted to be there to honor Caroline.

 

Miss Marianne decorated the tables.Decoration for ribbon cutting ceremony

She even included little feral traps she made out of paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There ceremony was about to begin, but before it did…

Helen Keller and Caroline Resnick… Caroline spent a quiet moment with Helen Keller.

Ribbon cutting ceremony_resizedThe ribbon cutting was about to happen.

Cameras were already rolling.

Caroline had to make sure Helen Keller’s tutu was presentable for the big moment.

 

 

 

 

 

TV crewA television crew came to cover the event.

It’s possible you may see that little pink tutu on the big screen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then it happened.

The ribbon was cut and the applause broke out.

The Caroline Resnick Surgical Suite was official…

 

Ribbon is cut_resized Caroline Resnick surgical suite_resized

…and ready to change the face of the feral population in the area.

A truly necessary service provided by Caroline, the trappers with her here, and Cat Depot.

 

Helen Keller and trappoerWait a minute.

Now, here’s something you don’t see every day.

A rough, tough, manly feral trapper holding a kitty in a pink tutu.

Ahhh… they all fall for the pretty girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow tieThere you have it – the day Helen Keller’s star shined.

And all I got was a bow tie.

Next week!

 

 

 

 

Love,
Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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