Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 28, 2017

Bow-Tie shows off his ruler tieDear Everyone,

I’ve got a very specific bow tie on today.

And a very specific reason for wearing it.

How do you like it?

It has rulers on it.

 

This message is all about measuring up.

You’ll notice I’ll be using a lot of analytical terms here.

(Well, as many as I can comfortably throw into my message.)

 

 

Bow-Tie poses with toolsSo, what are the tools of measuring?

There are many and they come in different shapes and sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie doesn't know what to do with the toolsQuite frankly though…

…I’m not sure how to use any of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking cute with his rulerWhy am I talking about measuring, then?

(I actually got myself confused there for a minute.)

Seriously though, what I want to talk about is how to adopt a cat.

Humans go to the shelter to size up the potential adoption candidate.

Humans expect the cat to measure up to their specifications.

Humans assess all the candidates.

Humans evaluate and analyze everything before they make a decision.

 

That isn’t how you adopt a cat.

 

You let the cat pick you.

You go to the shelter and stand there.

The cat who wants you will come to you and sit on your lap or rub against your leg.

 

Done.

The cat chooses you, and cats always pick the right human.

 

Bow-Tie laughs at humansHumans make us laugh.

They always make things so difficult.

 

 

Go to a shelter.

Let a cat pick you.

Live happily ever after.

The length of time it takes to meet isn’t important.

What’s important is the depth of the heart.

 

Bow-Tie says, "I'm outta here"Done.

I’m outta here.

 

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 – 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
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 1, 2017

Bow-Tie contemplatingHappy New Year, Everyone!

The parties are all over.

The holidays are behind us.

It’s a brand new year – Welcome 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie the morning afterAs we start this new year, I’m just sitting here, thinking.

I have some unfinished business from the year just past.

Something very important to me.

It involves some of my special friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stardust wore a party hat, ready to celebrate her forever homeThis is Stardust.

She had her party hat on last night.

She was all set to go to a new home for the new year.

But guess what?

She’s still at Cat Depot this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stardust is disappointed no one came for herShe took the party hat off, because no one came for her.

She’s just looking around, wondering why no one wanted to adopt her.

She is the longest term resident at Cat Depot.

She’s sad, and I’m sad for her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m all about making everyone happy.

Stardust deserves to be happy in a home of her own for 2017.

Stardust

She really is a beautiful girl.

She’s seven years young, loves to play and snuggle.

She needs special food, but a generous donor has provided a six-month supply.

Her adoption fee has been reduced to $30.00.

 

I have been promoting her, but still no home.

I won’t give up on her.

I will see to it that early 2017 is her turn to go to a permanent home!

 

Guess who else is still sitting at Cat Depot, waiting for a home?

ChamomileMeet Chamomile.

Isn’t that a pretty name?

Chamomile is 3 1/2 years old.

She loves other cats, so wants to find a home with other feline friends.

She’s a little shy around people, so wants to find a home with a patient pet parent.

Both Stardust and Chamomile are long-time residents, and dream of finding homes.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie ready to raise a glassI’m working as their purrsonal ambassador to find those homes.

This is me smiling, ready to make a toast to their new homes!

You’ll hear a big cheer from me when that happens.

As we wait to hear the good news, I wish you all a Very Happy New Year.

Heartfelt thanks to all humans who help us felines.

We need you, and we love you more than you’ll ever know.

Happy 2017!

Love,
Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 14, 2016

Bow-Tie with his patriotic bow tieHi My Friends,

Whew… the election is over.

I’m not sure why humans have elections, or what it all means.

What I do know is what at cat would want from a CATidate if we had an election.

Here are my thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

Kitties want food in every bowlWe would want food in every bowl.

Too many cats don’t have enough, and some don’t have many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie by the poolWe would want fresh and plentiful water.

Okay, maybe not this much, but you know what I mean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie at the vetWe would want to be healthy and feel good.

So we need regular medical care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie snugglingWe want companionship and love…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie getting a chin rub…both the animal and human kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoying his houseWe want a place to call home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wants to make a differenceAnd we want our life to matter. Really matter.

We don’t need an election to meet our needs.

We need adoption.

We need you.

The return in love we give you cannot be counted from a ballot box.

It must be counted with the heart.

If you don’t have a cat, please adopt a cat.

If you have a cat, go hug your cat… right now!

Love you all!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 15, 2016

Bow-Tie wears a black bow tieHi Everybody,

Big week coming up in the cat world!

I’m not sporting this black tie for nothing.

I have an important announcement.

 

August 17th is National Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Cat Depot is making it National Black Cat Week from August 15th to August 21st.

During that week, all adopters of black cats get a $20 gift certificate to Columbia Restaurant… and a feline friend for life.

 

Bow-Tie laughs at humansSometimes it’s a little bit harder for black cats to get adopted.

That’s because people are silly and believe silly things.

It makes me laugh that humans are so silly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black cats are wonderful.

Let me show you some of my special black friends who need homes.

 

Marcus is an adoptable cat at Cat DepotThis is Marcus.

Marcus is a handsome dude who is very gentle and quiet.

He would love a nice, quiet home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosalita is an adoptable cat at Cat DepotThis is Rosalita.

She’s a pretty little girl, isn’t she?

She would add beauty to any home and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jade is an adoptable cat at Cat DepotMeet Jade.

She’s a lovely, petite girl who would love to curl up on your lap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stardust is an adoptable cat at Cat DepotThis is Stardust.

She is a little cutie who loves to give head rubs.

Stardust is FIV positive, but perfectly healthy, and will live a long life.

If you do not know about FIV cats, please talk to the people at Cat Depot.

They will educate you on these cats and prove they are just as wonderful as any other cat.

Stardust will show you herself if you stop in to see her.

 

So these are my black cat friends, and this is my wish…

…that you adopt a black cat during National Black Cat Appreciation Week, August 15-21.

 

And to all those silly humans who think black cats are any less lucky in life, I say…

Bow-Tie makes a goofy face

…take that!

Here’s to black cats, and National Black Cat Week!

Bow-Tie,
The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 8, 2016

Bow-tie feeling betterDear Everyone,

I’m feeling better now.

Still on my medicine, but I’m feeling great.

So it’s back to work for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie shouts out about his latest projectI’m shouting out loud about my newest project.

This one is close to my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LoverboyMeet Loverboy…

…he is a special needs friend of mine.

He is 8 years old.

He has severe stomatitis and decreased kidney function.

Decreased kidney function is pretty common, and can be controlled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie shows he doesn't have teethThe stomatitis is something I can relate to, because it involves teeth and gums.

I had it myself.

The cure? Get those teeth out of there and get to fixing the inflammation.

Cat Depot pulled all his teeth and he is much, much better now.

Once the choppers come out, the pain goes with it.

Eating soft food is easy to do.

Hard food has to go down whole, so we need a lot of water.

I eat hard and soft and never have a problem.

Loverboy will eat just fine, and his mouth won’t ever hurt him again.

 

Loverboy is a complete lap cat.

He loves humans and loves attention.

 

I’m on a campaign to get Loverboy into a loving home right away.

He’s at Cat Depot, and he is ready to go home.

 

Bow-Tie offers his pocket moneySpecial needs cats sometimes take a little extra financial support.

Most of the work has already been done and paid for on Loverboy. But he does need medicine and regular check-ups with the doctor.

I’m prepared to chip in for his adoption.

(I have inside information that Cat Depot may be working on something special, too.)

Don’t let a little money stand in the way of love.

And don’t let a toothless kitty scare you.

We can lick you just as good without teeth! Hee hee

 

Loverboy looks for an adopterSo, put this picture in your mind…

…that’s Loverboy watching out the window.

He’s watching and waiting for that car to pull into Cat Depot to take him home.

Bow-Tie yawnsPlease give him a chance.

Special needs cats rule!

 

See you next week.

Bow-Tie,
The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 28, 2016

Bow-Tie with film cameraHi Everyone,

I’m so excited!

What a great week I had and I can’t wait to share it!

This week my blog will be a picture show.

Know why?

Because a big California screenwriter came to see me and Cat Depot.

The best thing is, he adopted one of my special needs friends!

This is Hunter.

Hunter, special needs cat from the Friends Like Me program

Hunter has neurological problems and walks all wobbly.

His head is wobbly too, but he’s so cute.

Hunter relaxing, being cuteThis is the face that attracted his new dad.

I put it on my Facebook page and asked someone to please adopt him.

It worked!

His new dad flew in from California and swooped him up.

Hunter had no idea what was in store for him.

 

 

Hunter, special needs cat, looking around his new homeThis is his confused face (hee hee hee)

He just flew all the way across the country and found himself in a new place.

Any cat would be confused.

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter looking around his new roomBut he relaxed very quickly.

Looking around the room, he senses there may be some music in his future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter with his new big brotherHe has a new big brother too.

Brother Saigo is cool, but there’s that confused look on Hunter’s face again.

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter lies down to eatHunter likes to lie down to eat.

Saigo probably thought that was weird, but it didn’t interrupt his own dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter on his yoga matHunter has to exercise his legs so he can walk better.

He brought his own yoga mat with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter is going to have a long, happy life in Sunny California.

Hunter happy to be a valley boyHe’s a Valley Boy now, and he’s really happy…

…this is his big smile face.

 

I’m so happy for Hunter and so thankful to his new dad.

Thanks also to Cat Depot for giving him a chance, and to his foster dad, Dennis.

 

You want to know why his new dad knew about Friends Like Me all the way in California?

 

Because one day he Googled “Super Hero Cat” and found this…

Mighty Lou Super Hero Cat

…the founder of Friends Like Me.

Awwww.

Thanks everyone!

See you next week.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 31, 2015

Dear Whitey,

What a week I’ve had, and it’s not over yet!

Event after event, that’s my life lately. I’m loving it, but it’s a purrty grueling schedule. Not for the faint of heart.

As you know, Friday was National Bow Tie Day. As a part of that, Cat Depot offers specially selected cats for $20.00 until September 2. That’s wonderful, because we can help those guys find homes.

 

Gracie with bowtieI’ve been posting their pictures and stories on Facebook all week. My purrsonal favorite is Gracie.

She’s a pretty little girl and she’s special needs, so she’s close to my heart.

She has seizures so she needs medicine, but she is a wonderful girl.

If she gets adopted, I’m donating my allowance in her honor.

You said you would do the same, so let’s both hope she gets home really soon.

 

 

 

 

Then tBow Tie relaxing at Cat Depothere was the Bow-Tie Meet and Greet from 4-7 PM on Friday.

I took a nice little seat and was very laid back about the whole thing.

But then I decided to show my sense of humor for the crowd….

 

 

 

Bow Tie and Petunia

…I jumped on Petunia’s head and the crowd went crazy with laughter.

That was fun!

 

Bow Tie working the money boxOn to the next event on Saturday, which was a pet expo called Crazy 4 Paws.

My mom had a booth for her paintings, but I worked the money box.

That’s what I do best.

When people hear my story, dollars start dropping into the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday I’m off to a special event at JDub’s Brewery.

Bow Tie BrewThey’ve gone and done it…

…They named a beer after me!

Can you believe it?

It’s called Bow-Tie’s Brew.

 

 

Bow Tie Brew

 

Bow-Tie’s Brew, that’s the brew for me!

The event is from 1-4 PM and I’ll be there to see everyone. My Cat Depot friends will be there, chatting up the Giving Challenge.

Bow Tie working the receptionSpeaking of the Giving Challenge, it’s on September 1-2 from noon to noon.

This is the big deal for me and for Cat Depot.

It’s the chance to make $100,000 in 24 hours.

My shift starts at noon on September 1st.

I’ll be there, helping the wonderful volunteers answer the phones and take donations.

People can call Cat Depot from noon to noon September 1-2. They can also enter their donations online.

 

 

 

 

Bow Tie promoting the Giving ChallengeSome people have already completed forms and volunteers will be entering their donations during that time.

It’s going to be fun, because Cat Depot will be open 24 hours for a big Cat’s Pajamas time.

We’ve done everything we can to make this a fun week and build-up to the Giving Challenge. But, the Giving Challenge is really serious business.

The funds received during these 24 hours will help our feline friends live at Cat Depot until they find homes.

We all have to do our part.

We all have to tell everyone we know and have them tell everyone they know. This is so important.

 

 

 

Bow Tie with money bow tieOh! And for everyone who is a first time giver, their money will be doubled up to $250!

That means if you find a person who didn’t give to Cat Depot in last year’s giving challenge and they give $250, Cat Depot gets $500!

That’s huge!

So, Whitey, I know I can count on you and your family. Let’s get everyone else to commit to Giving Challenge 15.

Are ya with me?

 

 

Thanks.

Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

 

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 27, 2015

Dear Whitey and Friends,

It’s been a rainy week so my adventures have been inside. In fact it was Helen Keller who had the outside adventure this week. She brought the excitement home to me.

Bow-Tie is happy about his bag of toys

 

 

 

There were toys involved so I was all happy.

 

 

 

 

Helen Keller gets a kiss from a friend

 

 

She got to go to Cat Depot. A special friend spent some smoochy time with her in the gift shop. She’s such a girly girl.

Sometimes Helen Keller gets a little scared in different places because she doesn’t know where she is. It looks like this was a nice quiet moment for the two of them.

 

 

 

Marianne and Helen Keller

 

 

 

Next stop was to visit someone we both know. Miss Marianne came to say hi to her. I know your mom works with Miss Marianne now doing the adoptions at Cat Depot. She’s such a nice lady. She brought a gift to Helen Keller and she sent one home for me.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie helps Helen Keller find her toys

 

 

 

I had to help her open the package and find the toys. She does everything I do but I have to be right next to her so she can feel me.

Can I tell you something confidentially?

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie took Helen Keller's foil ball

 

 

 

I took advantage of the fact she can’t see. She got this foil ball in her bag and its my favorite toy. I took it and put it in my bag.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is ashamed that he stole Helen Keller's foil ball

 

 

 

I know it was the wrong thing to do and I do feel ashamed. But it was a foil ball – I couldn’t help myself.

 

 
Bow-Tie was born to take care of Helen Keller

She got to have everything else and she’s happy. I take really good care of her.

Since she’s come to us, I have a real purpose to my life. The struggle I went through for all those years is now worth it. It taught me that no matter what hardships we have, there is always someone who is needs more.

My someone is Helen Keller.

A friend gave me a quote by Mark Twain.  It says:

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”

I was born to take care of my Helen Keller.

Humans can use that quote, too, and they can find their purpose may be to dedicate themselves to helping animals.

Wouldn’t that be great?

See you next week.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

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Hi there, Bowtie!

I understand about the foil ball incident…I won’t tell a soul that you took it out of Helen Keller’s bag!

White Loves Foil Balls

I have a huge foil ball that I hide from Daisy Doodle and Harley. It is very special to me.

You are doing a fantastic job taking care of Helen Keller. I think you are falling for her…I see that look in your eyes. Be careful dude, you haven’t known her that long.

My Mom says she loves working with Miss Marianne, Miss Nancy and Miss Sue. They do a great job getting kittens and cats adopted every day. Did you know they have 34 new residents that came in last week? I’m getting my friends and my Mom’s friends to donate food for them.

 

 

Whitey Wobbles on the lanai

 

This rainy weather has me down. I like to play on the screened lanai, but it’s too wet out there. My Mom saved the day when she put my scratcher bed on the lanai for me to sit in.  She even served me dinner there!

Keep up the good work, Bowtie.  I know Mighty Lou is watching us and sending us good vibes!

Whitey Wobbles