Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 29, 2018

Bow-Tie says hi from the cupboardDear Friends,

This one is a little embarrassing.

But I am an open and honest kind of guy, so here goes.

Whenever I see an open cabinet, I like to run into it.

There isn’t a reason, I just like to do it.

It doesn’t matter where the cabinet is. I just dive in.





Bow-Tie likes climbing on the shelvesI’m pretty good at climbing and have no fear of heights.










Bow-Tie likes climbing on the shelvesThe view from high is exciting…

…and I feel like King of the World.









Bow-Tie panics if the door is closedThe problem is this…

…I FREAK OUT when the door is closed!

If I accidentally get locked inside a cabinet I go nuts!

Panic sets in and I thrash about like a lunatic.






"I thought I'd never see daylight again"Whew…

…I thought I’d never see the light of day again.









Bow-Tie messed up the cupboardAnd then there’s the cabinet…

…there’s a pretty big mess left from the freak out.









When the girls have to rescue you...The worst part?

The very worst part?

It’s the girls who send out the alarm that I need rescuing.

When blind girls have to rescue a guy – THAT is embarrassing.


Warning: Stay out of open cabinets!


Love to everyone,

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 22, 2018

Bow-Tie in his map bow tieDear Friends,

Today you’ll find out something you didn’t know.

Today you will see a side of me you didn’t know existed.

Today you will share one of my many pleasures in life.

Here’s a hint.

I’m wearing my Route 66 bow tie.

It’s what I wear when I go traveling.

Yes, traveling.



Bow-Tie outside the carHere’s another hint…

…it’s done outside.







Bow-Tie posting by a tireAnd a bigger hint…

…it involves the car.









Bow-Tie in the driver's seatYes folks, I love the car.

I love to go for rides.

When there’s nowhere to go, I like to play in the car.

Sometimes I sit up front and pretend I’m in charge of an adventure.





Bow-Tie in the back seatSometimes I crawl into the back seat.









Bow-Tie enjoying the carFrom the back seat I can pretend I’m being chauffeured around town.








Bow-Tie climbing between the seatsSometimes I can’t make my mind up between the front and the back…

…and I just ride in the middle.







Bow-Tie dashboard surfingThen there’s the trickiest and most fun place of all…

…the dashboard.








Bow-Tie dashboard surfingThe dashboard requires great balance…

…and great spring action if you can’t balance.








Bow-Tie in the back seatSo there you have it, my world of adventure.


When the car moves, I am secure in my carrier.

But when we’re not moving, I’m a dare devil!


Love you all,

The Dapper Gent


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 15, 2018

It started out so wellDear Friends,

I don’t like to complain, but you will feel my pain.

By the time you read my story, you’ll side with me.

We have many fur-members in our family.

I love them all and spend time with each of them.

All of them are feline, except one…

…this big, black, canine lug.


It all started innocently enough.

She wanted to sleep by me.

We each brought our own toy.

I had my prized foil ball.

She had her squeaky donut (a memorial to us Donut Kitties.)



No, you can't have my foil ball!She is young and thinks everything is hers.

We had to have a little meeting about the foil ball.

No one, but no one touches my foil ball.







Bow-Tie protects his foil ballI will protect my foil ball against anyone, at all cost.









"I didn't want it anyway"Being the goofy puppy she is, she gave me the old…

…”Na-nana-naa-nah! I didn’t want it anyway!”

(We all know she did want it.)








Bow-Tie stares at the dogHey!

Oh no, you did not!

Get that out of your mouth!

Nobody touches my foil ball.

This means war.






Lose the dog, keep the toyMy solution?

Lose the dog and keep her toy!



Have a happy week!


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 8, 2018

Bow-Tie's ear sticks upDear Fffffffriends,

I’m stuttering a bit, because it has been so cold lately.

It’s ssssooooooooo cold…

…I just can’t get out of here and fffface writing the blog.


You’re very important to me and I really am trying, but I just can’t do it.


Well, maybe I’ll try.

Just once.

Just for you.

Just to say one thing.


Bow-Tie matches the blanketRemember, even when it’s cold and you can’t get out of bed…

…it’s important your bow tie matches the blanket!








Bow-Tie under the blanketsThere you have it, and now…

…back to sleep.



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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin, January 1, 2018

Bow-Tie posing with a glass and kitty-bottleDear Friends,

Happy Meow Year!

Yep, 2017 is over and we’re onto 2018.









Bow-Tie found a bottle that looks like a catNew Year’s Eve is the night to bring out the fancy black bow tie and the fancy drinks.

Have you ever seen a bottle shaped like a cat before?

Pretty cool.








Bow-Tie posing with a glass and kitty-bottleI’m generally a “glass is half full” guy, but tonight calls for just a little nip…

…catnip, that is.









Bow-Tie peeks into the fallen glassYes, Sir.

Catnip is my kind of New Year’s entertainment.








Bow-Tie looks at the glass, licking his lipsTo me, catnip is lip-smackin’ good!











Bow-Tie with his nipSo eat, drink, and be merry.

Enjoy your New Year.

But no matter what you do, be safe and responsible.

I know my limit on catnip and I don’t let myself have more than I know I can handle.






Bow-Tie gets home early for a cat napAnd I always get home early.

Cat naps, my favorite pastime.


Love you all!

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 25, 2017

Bow-Tie posing with a presentDear Friends,

Meowy Christmas!

This gift came for me a week ago and I haven’t been allowed to open it.

Today’s the day!








Bow-Tie opens presentHere we go.

The paper says, “Meowy Christmas.” That’s so cute.


It’s from my brother Boston’s mom and dad.

We are all sad Boston went over the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year and we still love him so much.

It was so nice of his mom and dad to remember a few of the Donut Kitties with a special gift.



Bow-Tie has a presentWow. They like to use a lot of tape, which is tough for a guy with no teeth.









Bow-Tie checks out the donutOh my gosh!

I can’t believe it!

Donut toys!








Bow-Tie discovers it's catnip!Uh oh… wait a minute…

…there’s catnip in them!

Catnip donut toys!

Way to go, Boston’s mom and dad!







Bow-Tie licks the donut toyThis is a great present!










Bow-Tie posing with his new toysI am very thankful for this gift.

I am very thankful for family and friends.

I am very thankful for YOU.


Love you all,

Meowy Christmas!

The Dapper Gent


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 18, 2017

Bow-Tie is sleepyDear Everyone,

I’m a little sleepy this week.

And I’m not even wearing a bow tie here in public.

There’s good reason, though.

It has been cold here this week and I’m just too comfortable under the covers to move too fast.






Bow-Tie makes sure Broshi is goodI’ve also been making sure baby Broshi stays warm enough.

She comes to bed with me and I make sure she’s all tucked in.








Bow-Tie checks on BroshiOnce I know she’s comfortable, I can relax.










Bow-Tie is comfortable with BroshiAnd just when we’re all warm and snuggly it happens.

Just as we doze off, we feel it.








Bow-Tie has a full bedThat big lug of a dog plops in for some Bow-Tie warmth and lovin’.

That’s okay.

We should always have room in our heart for one more.


Have a happy week!


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 11, 2017

Can you ear me?Dear Friends,

Can you ear me?








Light on Bow-Tie in the boxLet’s shed some light on the subject.

I’m so happy this time of the year.










Bow-Tie in the boxThis is the time of year us cats are entertained by the simplest thing…

…a cardboard box.

We love cardboard boxes.

Any size, any shape, any condition.








Bow-Tie is king of the boxThe box provides a great lookout post.

We can watch everything from this viewpoint and not be bothered by anyone.







Bow-Tie peeks over box edgeWe like the ones that hold our whole body…

…but give us the flexibility to peek out if we want to.










Bow-Tie looks out from boxWe can spend the whole day in the box, surveying our little world.

(Yes, I know the one nail needs to be clipped. We’re on it, don’t worry.)






Bow-Tie in the boxSo humans, you’ve probably got a lot of boxes around the house right now.

A new one may be arriving every day.

Before you throw anything out, remember your cat…






Can you ear me?…and throw that empty box their way. Then, watch them entertain you.


Did you ear what I said?


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 4, 2017

Bow-Tie waking upDear Friends,

It’s that time of year again.

Big yawn, because it’s the same old thing every year.

It’s the time of year we pets call, “Humor the humans.”








Bow-Tie with SantaOne guess what we had to do this weekend.

We had to go see Santa.

I wasn’t impressed, but the little girls wanted to go.








Is Santa choking Broshi?It’s Broshi’s first Christmas, so it was important for her to go.


…when Santa first held her, he put her in a choke hold.

That isn’t good for the cat, or for the photo.

I had to have a talk with him.







Courage and SantaHe did better with Courage.

She’s not one to be put in an awkward position, and I think he knew that.








Pilot and SantaAnd then there was the dog.

She had to have her picture, because it’s her first Christmas too.










Santa with BroshiWe finally got a nice picture of Broshi…

…minus the choke hold, thank you.










Pilot with antlersAll in all it was a fun day and I’ll say this, cats have it better than dogs.

When cats go to see Santa he may not know how to handle us, but we still look good.

Only a dog would allow a human to humiliate them publicly and enjoy it.

You’ll never see a cat wearing stupid antlers.


Happy Santa photos, everyone!


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 27, 2017

Bow-Tie is a donutDear Friends,

I hope your Thanksgiving was enjoyable.

Me? I’m stuck back at Halloween.








Bow-Tie is literally a donutRemember the donuts?

Remember my donut costume?

Just when I thought this was in the past, it has come back around.







Guess what?

I got a call from a local pet supply store; Cats n Dogs.

They said I won Best Cat Costume in their contest!


Bow-Tie and Miss NancyHow exciting!

I went right over to Cats n Dogs to collect my prize.

Miss Nancy owns the store and is a really nice lady.






Bow-Tie won a scratcherShe gave me my prize.

It’s a really nice cat scratcher complete with cosmic catnip.









Bow-Tie finds the good stuffThat’s not all.

She pulled out a special box with some heavy duty catnip.

Far out!







Bow-Tie found free treatsThe best part was I got to surf her counter.

Of course I found the free samples.

It was for dogs and too hard for me to chew, but I sure licked it pretty good.

(No, the samples weren’t chicken feet. I wanted no part of that.)




Bow-Tie is a donutMoral of this story?

It pays to be a donut!


Love to you all!

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