Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 6, 2017

There are so many clocksDear Friends,

What time is it?

It’s time to change the clocks again.







Bow-Tie looks at the clocksWhy do we change the clocks?

What was wrong with the old time?

It’s a pretty big task to change them all.

How many clocks do you have to change?

I have to change plenty of them.





Bow-Tie has his own clockI even have my own clock to change…

…I have to spin the dials on her pretty face.








You  have to keep checking the clockWhen you change the clocks, you have to keep checking the time.

It’s difficult to get them all just perfect.








Clock down! Clock down!There’s usually some incident along the way, too.

Well, at least there is over here, anyway.








Bow-Tie rubs against the clockThere’s one thing I really love about clocks this time of the year.

And I really love that one thing.









We got one extra hour of sleep!We get to sleep one more hour!

Any time I get to sleep one more hour I’m happy.







I love one thing about the time change...Enjoy your extra hour!

I sure will.





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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 30, 2017

Bow-Tie is a donut kittyDear Friends,

Remember when 62 members of my family and I were rescued by Cat Depot?

Remember when Cat Depot selected 13 of us and called us the Baker’s Dozen?

Remember when they nicknamed us the Donut Kitties?


That was cute, right?

I have always enjoyed being called a Donut Kitty.

My original name was even Glaze.



Bow-Tie donut with donutsHowever…

I never thought I would actually BE a donut.







I have a reputation for being sweet, but this may be going too far.

Bow-Tie is a donut

Hat and all, I am officially a Donut Kitty!


Bow-Tie donut standing upThe outfit suits me and I’m very comfortable in my official role…

…as a Donut Kitty.









Bow-Tie dressed as a donutI am happy to strut my sweetness all over town…

…or at least to costume contests and parties.









Bow-Tie is a sleepy donutBeing a Donut Kitty is tiring, though.

And a good Donut Kitty deserves a good donut nap.







Bow-Tie wishes a Happy HalloweenHave a safe and Happy Halloween!


One of the original Baker’s Dozen Donut Kitties


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 23, 2017

Bow-Tie funny close upHi Friends,

Do I look tired to you?

I’m okay now, but I was very tired on this day.

The photo shoot for this bulletin wore me out.

We were going to have our fall photos done.

It’s that time of the year and I like to have a nice, formal shot.

This year, I wanted to include Broshi, because she’s so cute.






Bow-Tie and BroshiHere’s one of our first shots.

Pretty cute, right?

She’s a pumpkin and I’m wearing one of my fall bow ties.







BroshiBroshi is a good pumpkin.

You probably think she’s going to be the perfect model, don’t you?

So did I.






Photo bombed!The next shot would have been a good one…

…but we were photo bombed by a black invader!

And it went steadily downhill from here.







A paw on Bow-Tie's headShe likes me, I get that.

But we are trying to pose seriously here, and she does this.








Bow-Tie in a pile of leavesThen she covered me with leaves and thought that was great fun.








Bow-Tie and Broshi cuddlingI don’t even know how to explain this one.








Bow-Tie and Broshi cuddlingI guess what she’s trying to tell me is to just lighten up and have fun.

She’s right.







We all need to be less serious and have more fun…

…and it’s better when you do it together.

Have fun!


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 16, 2017

Bow-TIe with medicinDear Friends,

My concern is always for the kitties who don’t have homes yet.

My bigger concern is for special needs kitties like me.

Special needs kitties sometimes have a harder time finding homes.

That doesn’t stop Cat Depot from taking these guys in and helping them.






Kissa showing her legLet me introduce Kissa…

…isn’t she a pretty girl?


Two Cat Depot staff members saw a group of people on the road one night.

They surrounded Kissa, who had just been hit by a car.

What did they do?

They sprung into action, scooped her up, and took her to the emergency clinic.

Isn’t that cool?




KissaShe was evaluated and stabilized at the emergency clinic.

The next day, she came to Cat Depot.

The medical staff went to work on her.

She had an external fixator placed on her leg.

Now, I’m not sure what that is, but I’m sure it was necessary.

I’m assuming it’s that cute blue thing.



Kissa in the cone of shameShe also got what we cats call… The Cone of Shame.

It helps us not lick or chew a wound. Not a good look, though.


Thanks to staff members who were off the clock and still sprung into action.

Thanks to medical staff who know their stuff.

And thankfully, Kissa is on the mend and will be available for adoption when she’s well.



Kissa looking upShe’s a beauty.

Isn’t that a happy story?








Bow-TieI nose you like happy stories!

Have a great week.


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 9, 2017

Bow-Tie wears his boat tie

Happy Columbus Day Weekend, and Indigenous People Day!

I’m wearing my boat bow tie to celebrate.










Bow-Tie looks at the camera

Serious face, serious question:

Where did Columbus first land in America?


On his feet!

Ha ha ha!







Bow-Tie with the flag

Now I am being serious.

I’m proud to be an American cat.


Who was the first cat to discover America?

Christopher Columpuss!

Ha ha ha!



Now I’m being serious again.

We all need to be proud of America.

We have freedom and a country we can love.

Let’s take care of our country and of each other.


The cats are cute


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 2, 2017

Bow-Tie with his treat jarDear Friends,

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

That’s what they say.

Well, look at this!

They made a treat jar in honor of me!







Bow-Tie head to headI have to believe that’s what they did.

I love him so much.

He looks just like me.







Bow-Tie says they lost their headsWe’ve lost our heads over each other.

Ha ha ha








Bow-Tie tries the jar on for sizeHe’s just my size, too.

Our heads are the same size.







Bow-Tie looking at the jarThere’s only one difference between us, but I know what to do.

I’m going to have to figure out a way to lop off his left ear.









Bow-Tie loves his treat jarSo meet my new buddy.

I call him Sir Amic.

Get it?



Have a happy week!




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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 25, 2017

Have you seen my bow tie?Dear Friends,

I have a great new toy.

See my bow tie?

It’s fish, right?








My bow tie matches my new toyWell, don’t you know only the best dressed cat matches his toys?

Look how well my bow tie matches my new tunnel toy.








Have you seen my tunnel?What’s a tunnel toy?

It’s only the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.

It’s a long skinny tube thing that crinkles when I touch it.

I can run all the way through it, and it makes a fun noise.






I like to hide stuff in the hole

It has a really neat hole right in the middle.

I can run out of the hole or jump into it.








This hole is great for playing

Sometimes I put toys in the hole and hide them from myself.








I like my crinkle ballSometimes I just like to relax on it and chew my crinkle ball.









Perfect for stretching out on

Sometimes I like to just stretch out on it and relax.









Bow-Tie showing off his bow tieAll in all, this is the best toy I’ve ever seen…

…and I’m so thankful it’s mine.










The end, heheThe End!



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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 18, 2017

Bow-Tie looks like he has wingsDear Friends,

It looks like I’m wearing a pair of wings, doesn’t it?

I’m not.









Bow-Tie says, "Let me move over."Here, let me move over and give you a better look.

See, I’m not wearing wings.

It’s a dragonfly.

A dragonfly is a bug.

Why am I sitting by a bug?







Bow-Tie posing with the pillowI’m sitting by a bug, because I’m bugged!

That’s right.

Normally laid-back me is bugged by something.







Bow-Tie says, "Can we all agree?"We’ve all just been through a pretty tough few weeks of natural disasters.

Most of us have been very lucky.

Our hearts are with those who were not so lucky.


What bugs me is that some people are just being too whiny about small things.

There is always a silver catnip lining if you look for it.

The water bowl is half full, if you choose to see it that way.



Bow-Tie brings his own toyIn these rough times, can we all agree we will do better to look for something positive?

Even in the roughest of times, you can be a positive influence…

…even if you have to bring your own toys and make your own happiness.







The dragonfly is buzzing in my ear!You know I love you all.

And we’re all in this thing called “life” together.


See you next week!


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 11, 2017

Bow-Tie makes new friends with easeDear Friends,

This is me this weekend.

I’m not going to fool you; it’s not a good time in Florida.

It is a time for us all to seek safety and to help others less fortunate.


I’m a cat of my word and I do what I say I will do.


Meet a little blind baby who has come to spend the storm with me.

Close up


Snuggling closeHer shelter worried about her safety in the storm and asked me to take her.

She snuggled up to me right away.








Nap timeShe knew there is safety and love in the power of the bow tie.









Bow-Tie has big pawsIt takes big paws to help these little ones and I have them.











Sleeping closeThis little girl has found a safe haven in the storm.









Bow-Tie says, "Everyone loves me."There is always room for one more in the shelter of my paws.









Bow-Tie helped meWe all need to help each other in these emergencies and everyday.

The baby says, “Bow-Tie made a difference for me.”







Cute pawsI say, “We all need to help make a difference.”


Lend a paw to help someone.


Praying for protection from Hurricane Irma.



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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 4th, 2017

Bow-Tie is smilingHappy Labor Day, Friends!

Big smile!

It’s a holiday weekend!

Labor Day makes me feel all red, white, and blue.







Bow-Tie has red, white, and blue toysI’m so pawtriotic I’m only playing with red, white, and blue toys this long weekend.

My favorite colors are red, white, and blue.

My favorite things are TOYS!







Bow-Tie playingPurrsonality-wise I’m a laid-back guy, but when I see toys…

…I spring into action.








Bow-Tie playingChasing and catching, that’s the name of the game.

Hey! What’s this I caught?








Bow-Tie playingYikes!

It’s a mouse!








Bow-Tie holding a toy in his mouthOne of the things I like best about toys is carrying them around in my mouth.

It used to be a lot easier to pick them up when I still had teeth.







Bow-Tie leaving with a toyIt’s a little tougher now, holding on with only gums…

…but the job gets done.








Bow-Tie leaving with a toyNow…

…with toy in mouth I’m off.










Bow-Tie retrieving a toyIf you know anything at all about me, you know I love to retrieve.

I will bring a toy back to you as many times as you want to throw it.

Playing. That’s what makes his a good holiday for me.


Have a Happy Labor Day!


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