Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – April 17, 2017

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan playingHappy Easter, everyone!

This is Annie Sullivan’s first Easter.

To make it special for her, we got her some Easter decorations.

At first she wasn’t quite sure of the texture the pretty grass offered.

She pushed it around and seemed very interested in this new feeling.

 

 

Annie Sullivan plays with the grassShe experiences things with her mouth to see what they are.

I told her this grass isn’t edible, and not to chew it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tells Annie Sullivan not to eat the grassShe didn’t listen.

When they don’t listen, youngsters sometimes have to find things out the hard way.

She learned Easter grass is not for eating.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan playingShe was still very interested in the texture of the grass.

She started flinging it around pretty good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan dresses Bow Tie in Easter grassI think I actually heard her laughing as she tossed it on me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan playingShe tried to pat me and say she was sorry.

She’s young.

It’s Easter.

I was very willing to forgive her.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanBut then…

…then…

…I saw the silly look on her face, like she was all proud of herself…

…and she would do it again.

But I forgave her.

She’s young.

I love her.

And it’s Easter.

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan taking a cat napThen we had a nice little Easter catnap.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Don’t eat the grass.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – April 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I’m a bit of a worrier.

I like everything to be right with the world.

Aside from being concerned at times, I do try to look on the bright side of things.

 

There’s always time…

Look at the beauty!

…to look at the beauty around us.

 

Stop and smell the flowers!There’s always time…

…to stop and smell the roses, or orchids, or whatever these are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play with the flowersThere’s always time…

…to play with the pretty things of nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just one little lick...But did you know beauty can be deadly?

One little lick of the wrong plant or flower can make a cat sick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful, but deadlyActually, eating a lot of a toxic plant…

…can be fatal to a feline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm a cat, I just have toAnd you know what?

Cats will be cats, so you’ll just have to watch them around plants.

They will tell you, “I won’t, I won’t, I won’t.”

But they’re cats.

They will.

 

 

 

Always someone plotting...Just when you think your pretty spring bouquets are safe…

…there’s a feline somewhere, plotting how to swoop in!

 

Be safe.

Keep your cats safe.

Enjoy your spring flowers and plants, but keep them away from feline munchers.

They’re everywhere!

Until next week.

Love,

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

Bow-Tie shows his angry faceThis is my angry face…

It’s not often I get angry, but I was pretty annoyed this week.

Especially on Saturday.

It was April Fool’s Day, and I was the recipient of a practical joke.

 

 

 

 

 

It was dinner time.

I look forward to that every day.

But on April Fool’s Day, this is what I found on my plate.

Bow-Tie's food is in a can

This was not amusing, and I was not laughing.

 

Bow-Tie got a can openerTo add insult to injury…

…now I have the can opener, but no thumbs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie got silverwareOk. Where do we go from here?

 

Silverware?

Really?

Still no thumbs!

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is angryThis whole situation was making me angry.

Could it get any worse?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie got a dog boneYes, it could…

…and this is a new low.

A dog bone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie can't eat a crinkle ballThen things started looking up a little.

I love my crinkle balls, but I can’t eat them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie finally got foodFinally…

…I got to chow down on some real food.

 

This makes me happy!

 

 

 

 

 

Bow Tie says not to get between a boy and his foodNever get between a boy and his food!

Not even on April Fool’s Day.

 

Have a happy week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 27, 2017

Bow-Tie looks cute for his blogDear Friends,

I am so excited and anxious to share this news!

It’s about my most important mission….

…getting special needs cats adopted.

I work hard to help find my special needs friends (Friends Like Me) forever homes.

Everywhere I go I spread the news, ask for donations, and pass out literature.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie's bow tie is spinningWell, guess what?

There are only two special needs cats left at Cat Depot right now!

All the rest of them have been adopted!

That makes me so happy my bow tie is spinning!

But, there are still two Friends Like Me kitties there who need homes.

Please let me introduce them.

 

 

 

Torrie longs for a homeThis is Torrie, a beautiful and refined lady who likes head and chin scratches.

She would be comfortable curling up on your bed for a nap.

Torrie is 8.5 years young.

Sadly, she was relinquished because of inconsistent litter box use.

As if often the case, the cause was medical and not behavioral.

She has proper litter box habits now when she is well.

She is on a prescription diet to battle her (sorry, folks) constipation.

Torrie has someone who will pay her adoption fee when she finds her forever home.

 

Bonanza longs to find a familyNow meet Bonanza…

…how pretty is she?!?

Bonanza is an affectionate girl who enjoys attention and human interaction.

She likes to rub against people and encourage them to pet her.

Bonanza is 7.5 years young.

She has some spine issues and arthritis, but doesn’t let that stop the outflow of love.

She is on kidney supplements (sprinkled on her food) and a special dry diet.

 

 

Bow-Tie counts his moneyAs I write this, Bonanza just plucked one of my heart strings.

Do you know what I’m going to do?

I checked my stash, and I have enough to purrsonally pay for Bonanza’s adoption.

We just need someone to come and fall in love with her, and take her home.

Will you be that someone?

 

Please go to Cat Depot and see both Torrie and Bonanza.

The adoption fees will be paid.

The special needs food is not expensive.

The love these two girls have to share is priceless.

 

Bow-Tie loves his jobThis is why I love what I do.

I help my Friends Like Me kitties find loving homes.

I’ll sleep good tonight.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 20, 2017

Bow-Tie wants to talkHi Everyone,

I have a question.

What is the spring equinox?

Everyone talks about it, saying it happens on Monday, March 20.

They say the sun will shine directly on the equator on that day.

They say the length of night and day will be nearly equal on that day.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoys the sunI say, forget about all the facts, research, and talk about the equinox.

Just go outside and look at the sun.

You’ll see it’s out there.

It’s warm.

It’s for everyone.

It’s that simple.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wonders why humans complicate everythingIt confuses me why humans make everything so complicated.

Cats keep things simple and in perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie finds the weather deliciousThe sunshine?

It’s simply delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoys the sunshineKeeping it simple in the sunshine, I am,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 13, 2017

Bow-Tie talks about daylight savings timeHi Everyone,

Guess what time it is?

It’s time to change those clocks again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie changes his clockTime for everyone to run around…

…and spin the hands on their clocks.

 

But that’s a human thing.

Cats are different.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says it's time to eatWe think of only two things when we look at the clock.

One is… it’s time to EAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie changes his clockThe second is more frequent and just as important.

When we look at the clock we know what we need to do up to 16 hours a day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says it's time to sleepWhat is it?

Sleep, of course.

For a cat, it’s always a good time to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wishes happy clock-change-dayWatch your cats today.

Their schedule will stay the same, even though you changed the clock.

How do we do that???

Happy Clock Change Day!

 

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 6, 2017

Bow-Tie handsome in black tieHi Everyone,

I’m a very tolerant guy.

I’m the only boy amid all these girls.

They bug me on occasion, but I love them.

 

However, sometimes I just have to back away and let them have their day.

Yesterday was one of those days.

 

Here’s Courage.

Courage is ready with pearls and purse

She was all excited, because she was invited to a purse fashion show luncheon.

She got her pearls and purse ready to go.

 

Courage arrives, in a purseAnd since it was a purse event…

…she arrived being carried in a purse.

Everyone thought that was really cute.

 

 

 

 

 

Courage seated by the tableShe got a seat at the table (in her purse, of course.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage in a purse, at the tableVery quickly, her nose started working.

She can’t see, but there was something on the table that smelled good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage licks butterAh, there it was.

And she went in for a taste.

Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage likes butterMmmm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage eats a rollShe was offered a roll and butter.

But who needs the roll when you have butter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage on top of purseShe was a very good girl all day.

She just sat in her purse for the whole lunch and fashion show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and her collarAt the end of the day she took her sparkly collar off.

It was time to go home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage had a good dayWhen it was over, it had been a very good day.

A very good, girlie type of day.

See you next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 27, 2017

Bow-Tie is a peacemakerHi Friends,

You know me.

I am a lover, not a fighter.

I am a peacemaker and not a troublemaker.

But I am at my wits end with one of my sisters here.

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan caused me all kinds of trouble this week.

First, she got herself stuck in the pantry.

Annie Sullivan in the pantry

She can’t see.

How she got up three shelves high is beyond me.

 

Annie Sullivan in the treat bagThere’s nothing wrong with her nose though.

She got into a bag of treats and really enjoyed herself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan all tied upThat’s not bad enough.

The next day I found her in the bathroom.

She had herself all tied up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan doing the TP-danceShe was doing what we call the TP shuffle.

And she was quite good at it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan finding a way outShe didn’t care that she was being watched.

She went right on pulling that paper around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan says she'd do it againShe showed no remorse when I asked if she was sorry.

She proudly said, “I would do it again!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan in Time OutI’m patient, but she pushed me to my limit.

I had to put her in “time out.”

I love her dearly, but she was on my last nerve.

And she was just as happy sitting there.

That is one happy little kitty with a bundle of energy!

See you all next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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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
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 13, 2017

Annie Sullivan close-upHi all you people!

I’m Annie Sullivan.

I’m not even a year old yet and Bow-Tie let me speak in his blog!

Or, maybe he doesn’t know I’m writing to you.

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan playing with a bow tieMaybe he’s not dressed yet and doesn’t want to be seen without his bow tie.

Uh oh… here he comes now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie sneaking into the picturePsst…

…Annie Sullivan is way too young to handle this blog.

(Look at her. She doesn’t even realize yet I took the bow tie away.)’Hehehe.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie getting his licker readyGuess what’s coming up next week?

I’m getting my licker ready to go, because it’s Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie SullivanI don’t have a girlfriend, but it’s the day of love for any friend.

I love little Annie Sullivan and love to take care of her.

She has her pretty Valentine’s Day outfit on, so she needs to be treated special.

She’s family and I love her.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie closeSo, I hope you get a Valentine or two.

I hope you send a Valentine or two.

But no matter what…

…this is MY Valentine to YOU.

Because I love you.

 

 

 

 

Handsome Bow-TieAnd that’s just the kind of guy I am!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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