Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 5th, 2017

Bow-Tie with his medsI’m back!

I sure missed everyone!

Welcome to my world these past few weeks.

I have medicine going into every opening of my body.

Some of it is yucky, but it sure helps.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan checking out the medsHow about little Annie Sullivan taking over for me while I was sick?

She did a wonderful job taking care of me.

She took care of everyone else too.

Who knew such a little girl could do such a big job.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looks at his cardYou know what made me feel better than any medicine?

All of the well wishes and love I received from all of you.

I even got this beautiful card in the mail.

The picture is so pretty.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is happy to see everyone's signaturesBut the best part was the inside…

…it was signed by everyone at Cat Depot!

That sure made me feel loved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says love is the best medicineI keep the card with my medicine, because love is the best medicine there is!

I read it every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie posing with his cardThank you everyone for caring about me.

Your caring made me well…

…and I promise to try to stay that way!

Love you all,

Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

 

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 29, 2017

Annie Sullivan proud in Bow-Tie's bow tieHi Everybody!

It’s me, Annie Sullivan.

Bow-Tie is a little under the weather and I’m in charge over here.

I stole this bow tie from him, so I can write the blog real good, just like he does.

It’s Memorial Day weekend and he wanted to be sure he got his message out.

 

Bow-Tie is our leader and when he’s not feeling well we get a little worried.

He has a lot of yucky things that flare up from time to time, because of where he came from.

He’s getting better each day, and I’m taking care of things until he’s back.

 

Annie Sullivan grooms Bow-TieI’ve been taking really good care of him.

He has been sleeping a lot and hasn’t been keen on grooming, so I do it for him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan takes care of Bow-TieI keep him company all the time, so he doesn’t feel alone.

His eyes are sensitive to light right now, so he doesn’t open them very much.

I can relate to eye issues, but his will get better soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan brings out her big girl feetBow-Tie does a lot to keep us all in line and to educate the public.

When he got sick I was happy to take over for him, but it’s a big job.

I have big paws to fill, so I put my big girl feet on. Hahaha!

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan and Bow-TieBow-Tie isn’t talking much these days, but he did say one thing to me as I was writing this.

He said, “Take that bow tie off.”

Uh oh.

He sure perked up when I messed with his bow ties!

I guess I’m not in charge of everything.

 

 

 

Bow-TieHappy Memorial Day, everyone.

Let’s all remember to remember

 

Love,

Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent, and Annie Sullivan, too

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 22, 2017

Bow-Tie has new furnitureDear Friends,

We got a new cat playhouse over here this week.

It has a place for one of us to hide, and one of us to stand guard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie approves of the colorI love the colorful paint job.

Blue is my favorite color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie rubs his head on the tableIt provides a nice surface for rubbing my head.

Not too hard, not too soft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage likes playing inside the new houseCourage enjoys playing inside.

She thinks it’s her house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice frame for BlueberryBlueberry likes to pose between the legs.

She says they frame her beauty perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synchronized jumpingI’m teaching Annie Sullivan something…

…how to jump at the same time as me, when I say “1, 2, 3.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie closed the door to the girlsSometimes I get tired of these girls wanting all my attention…

…so I shut them in and lock the door on them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The humans say this is not a cat playhouse, it’s a dining room table.

Breakfast time on the new table

I disagree.

Bow-Tie found a good spot for a napTo me it’s just a real nice place to take a little nap.

Have a colorful week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 15, 2017

Bow-Tie with flowersDear Friends,

It’s Mother’s Day.

Today, mothers all over will get gifts.

Some gifts are useful and thoughtful.

Some gifts… not so much.

So, what do you get for a mother?

 

Flowers seem to be the number once choice.

Flowers say, “I love you,” but the pretty dies pretty quickly.

 

Bow-Tie with fruitThere’s the Fruit of the Month club…

…but nobody likes that.

It’s just too much fruit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with jewelryThen there are the sparkly trinkets.

The ladies always go for jewelry.

 

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

What to get that says just the right thing, and will last long after Mother’s Day ends?

 

I have a great idea!

Let me show you.

 

Bow-Tie searches in his boxI have to get it out…

…it’s way down at the bottom of this box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixie in a boxHere it is!

The purrfect gift!

Adopt a kitty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage in the boxNow, that would be the purrfect gift for any mother!

There’s one for everybody.

They come in different colors and sizes, so she can pick the purrfect one.

 

 

 

 

 

Mixie finds modeling tiringLet’s all shout it out…

…Happy Mother’s Day!

 

See you next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 8, 2017

Bow-Tie loves his dogDear Friends,

I can’t say it enough.

I’m a lover.

 

No matter who is around, I want to love on them.

As you know, I’m watching over a dog for a while.

She loves me, and I love her.

No matter where I go to sleep…

…you can be sure she will snuggle up with me.

She’s sweet.

 

Bow-Tie kisses a dogSometimes I give her kisses.

She likes it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie gets a kissSometimes she gives me kisses.

I like it too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The things that happen when you're not looking...When I’m not paying attention to her…

…she seems to be sad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie's dog wants to be closerShe nuzzles me to get my attention.

Sweet, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is tricked by the dogThat’s what I thought at first, too.

But the closer she got, the more I knew she had other ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is tricked by the dogShe was after my bow tie!

Thinking she would give up, I didn’t move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is tricked by the dogAnd she didn’t give up.

She was going to go all the way.

I still didn’t budge, though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie loves his dogWould she really do it?

Yes, she did!

 

And I hang my head in shame.

I was outsmarted by a dopey dog!

How embarrassing.

See you next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 1, 2017

Dear Friends,

Bow-Tie voicing his opinionI just heard Cat Depot had a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet the other day. They honored all the people who give their time to help the cats.

I said, “Hey…

…what about cats who help cats?”

I’m out there busting my tail all the time to help my feline friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie delivers carriers for catsFor one, I started the Carriers for Cats Program and purrsonally delivered the first load.

These donated carriers have helped a lot of cats so far this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie works on the Giving ChallengeThe Giving Challenge brought a lot of money into Cat Depot from various foundations.

Purrsonally, I think it was only such a success because of my handsome mug on the literature.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie collects money for cats in needAll the local cat shows know I’ll show up with my donation box.

People can’t resist my sweet smile and gentle ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with his tribute beerThen there are those local businesses who want my presence.

Get a bottle, slap a “Bow-Tie Brew” label on it, and it’s a success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and PetuniaSometimes I let my friend Petunia share the limelight.

And yes, she likes it when I sit on her head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie assists at an art workshopMy talents are limitless.

I have even been known to assist at art workshops

 

 

So here’s to the volunteers who make Cat Depot so successful!

Thank you!

Well done, humans!

 

 

And here’s to the little guy who overcame the adversities of life to be a volunteer.

Here’s to four paws on the ground at all times, to help other kitties wherever I can.

Bow-Tie is exhausted

It’s all in the life’s work of me, Bow-Tie.

Happy week, everyone!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – April 24, 2017

Bow-Tie likes to lickHi Friends,

Licking.

Licking.

Licking.

 

Licking is part of who a cat is, and what we do.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has advice to shareHumans sometimes don’t understand our licking.

I’ll try to explain it to you.

I’m one of the all-time champion lickers, so I feel equipped to answer the age old question.

Why do cats lick?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kisses Helen KellerLicking helps us mark our territory.

If we love someone (kitty or human), we lick to put our scent on them.

That tells intruders, “She’s mine, stay away.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says licking is loveWe lick to show our affection to another kitty.

Our mothers licked us when we were small, so we pass on that love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is a lickerWhy we lick humans?

It’s our form of petting.

We like it when humans pet us.

When we lick, it is a way for us to pet the humans we like.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie licks his human momIf you have a licker like me, you may have experienced some minor pain.

You know what I mean.

Our tongues have little barbs on them for grooming.

Those little barbas can hurt if we lick you long enough.

Right?

Please don’t reprimand us, we’re just showing you we love you.

Just start petting us and we will probably trade the licking for petting.

(Just a tip from inside the kitty kingdom.)

 

Bow-Tie exercising the lickerSo next time your cat’s tongue comes out, think about what I’ve told you.

We love you, we’re being affectionate, and we’re marking you as “ours.”

Grin and bear it, because the love is worth the pain.

 

Love you!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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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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