Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 3, 2017

Bow-Tie brought his flag outHappy 4th of July, Everyone!


It’s Independence Day weekend.

Hope you all have your flags out.

Mine is displayed proudly.







Bow-Tie thinks about barbecueThis is a holiday for fireworks, parades, and barbecues. 

The barbecue part is my favorite.

Barbecued tuna… try it, you’ll like it.









Bow-Tie hiding from the firewoksYou know what’s not my favorite part?


Fireworks make me scream!









Pets don’t like loud noises and fireworks are certainly loud.

Please make sure you protect your pets and make them feel safe. 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan

Pet them, play with them, and put a loving arm around them.

If you are calm, they will be calm.


Bow-Tie likes his flagEnjoy your holiday, be safe, and keep your kitties safe.

God Bless America!


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 26, 2017

Bow-Tie has the Monday grumpiesDear Everyone,

On most days I’m a pretty happy-go-lucky cat.

Today I’m feeling a little grumpy.

Last Friday was National Take Your Dog to Work Day.

What happened to Take Your CAT to Work Day??

I resent not being included in the day, because I’m a very hard working cat.

I deserve to be taken to work and have been on many occasions.





Bow-Tie on the jobFor instance, I have helped out in pet retail stores.

They needed my advice on cat food as well as name tags.










Bow-Tie helping out at the cleanersLocal cleaners have asked me to help them.

They appreciated my debonair bow ties and ability to work a crowd.









Bow-Tie on radio showOn many occasions I have helped out at local radio shows.

As spokescat for special needs cats, that’s really important.










Bow-Tie working a cat showCat shows are good acts for me.

I am a real crowd pleaser.








Bow-Tie with money he collectedMy ability to get funding for special needs cats is without compare.

No cat spends more time talking up special needs.









Bow-Tie at J'DubsAnd then there was that day at the brewery…

…who could forget that day?

I was a bit tired (yes, just tired) but still got the job done.


Don’t let me go on and on… you get the idea.

Why can’t it be National Take Your Dog OR Cat to Work Day?

Or, why can’t cats have their own day?


Bow-Tie on the jobI hereby declare next year cats will be included!

Who’s with me?


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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 19, 2017

Bow-Tie with his number tieDear Friends,

Happy Father’s Day!

I know you’re not all fathers, but that’s okay.

I’m not even sure if I’m a father. Ha!


See the numbers on my bow tie?

You know why I’m wearing this one today?

Because I’ve been doing a little math.




Bow-TieDid you know that two cats and their children can produce two million kittens in eight years?

That’s a shocking number, I know, but do the math.

Get your calculator out.

Assume two litters per year and three surviving kittens per litter.

Start calculating.






Bow-Tie is sadIt makes me sad to think there are so many kittens and so few homes.

Cats do what cats do.

That’s just nature.


The good news is, you can stop the over-population!

Us cats may not like the procedure, but we will thank you for caring.

Neuter us!


There, I’ve said it.

Ouch… but thanks!


Bow Tie says, "Please spay and neuter your pets"Many, many clinics offer low cost spaying and neutering.

Some offer free spaying and neutering.

The humans at Cat Depot can help you with information.

(Don’t ask the cats there, they may feel otherwise.) Ha!








Bow-Tie approves of this messageSo, celebrate fathers today…

…but don’t let your cat be one.


This is a Bow-Tie approved message!

Have a happy week!


Love you all,

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 12th, 2017

Bow-Tie with his music bow tieHello My Friends!

How do you like this bow tie?

It’s my musical bow tie.

I’m wearing it, because I’m singing a happy tune now that I’m well.









Bow-Tie enjoys the musicMy radio is playing some of my favorite tunes…


Alley Cat (though these are just cats who haven’t found their home yet)

What’s New Pussy Cat? (and believe me, we have lots of good news – or should I say mews)

And then there’s Cats the Musical – that has some great cat tunes in it




Did I say before I’m singing a happy tune now that I’m healthy?

Well, yes I am, and here’s proof.

Bow-Tie sings along

May I also say I have perfect pitch!

Everybody is happy that I’m feeling better and things are back to normal.


I sing, but Courage is more refined.

Courage poses on the piano

She enjoys classical piano music.


Bow-Tie sitting by the radioSmart people know cats and music.

Albert Schweitzer said this:

“There are two refuges from the miseries of life – music and cats.”

So as you go into this week, sing a happy tune, even if you’re a little off-key.

You will feel better and so will the world.






Bow-Tie likes musicAnd remember:

“Cats are like music. It’s foolish trying to explain their worth to someone who doesn’t appreciate them.”

(Anonymous, but endorsed by Bow-Tie.)


Love you all,

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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



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!


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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.


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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.


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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!

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