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 – 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
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 27, 2017

Bow-Tie is a peacemakerHi Friends,

You know me.

I am a lover, not a fighter.

I am a peacemaker and not a troublemaker.

But I am at my wits end with one of my sisters here.

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan caused me all kinds of trouble this week.

First, she got herself stuck in the pantry.

Annie Sullivan in the pantry

She can’t see.

How she got up three shelves high is beyond me.

 

Annie Sullivan in the treat bagThere’s nothing wrong with her nose though.

She got into a bag of treats and really enjoyed herself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan all tied upThat’s not bad enough.

The next day I found her in the bathroom.

She had herself all tied up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan doing the TP-danceShe was doing what we call the TP shuffle.

And she was quite good at it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan finding a way outShe didn’t care that she was being watched.

She went right on pulling that paper around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan says she'd do it againShe showed no remorse when I asked if she was sorry.

She proudly said, “I would do it again!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan in Time OutI’m patient, but she pushed me to my limit.

I had to put her in “time out.”

I love her dearly, but she was on my last nerve.

And she was just as happy sitting there.

That is one happy little kitty with a bundle of energy!

See you all next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 13, 2017

Annie Sullivan close-upHi all you people!

I’m Annie Sullivan.

I’m not even a year old yet and Bow-Tie let me speak in his blog!

Or, maybe he doesn’t know I’m writing to you.

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan playing with a bow tieMaybe he’s not dressed yet and doesn’t want to be seen without his bow tie.

Uh oh… here he comes now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie sneaking into the picturePsst…

…Annie Sullivan is way too young to handle this blog.

(Look at her. She doesn’t even realize yet I took the bow tie away.)’Hehehe.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie getting his licker readyGuess what’s coming up next week?

I’m getting my licker ready to go, because it’s Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie SullivanI don’t have a girlfriend, but it’s the day of love for any friend.

I love little Annie Sullivan and love to take care of her.

She has her pretty Valentine’s Day outfit on, so she needs to be treated special.

She’s family and I love her.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie closeSo, I hope you get a Valentine or two.

I hope you send a Valentine or two.

But no matter what…

…this is MY Valentine to YOU.

Because I love you.

 

 

 

 

Handsome Bow-TieAnd that’s just the kind of guy I am!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 24, 2016

Bow-Tie needs to address something importantHi my friends!

Can I talk to you about something very serious?

This time of the year everybody is talking about Trick or Treat.

I don’t like tricks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks of treatsBut I sure do like treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie talks about cat treatsCat treats, that is.

Cat treats are the only ones we cats should eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie reads the labelI’m always careful to read the label before I eat anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tests treats for CourageI’m also very good at protecting my sisters from bad things.

I do taste tests for them. (Hee hee)

 

Candy is not good for cats.

Humans have to be especially careful this time a year.

There is an abundance of candy around and we are, after all, curious cats.

Sugar is never good, chocolate is often toxic, and all kinds of bad things can happen.

 

Bow-Tie has a serious discussion about cat treatsChocolate covered raisins are a double whammy.

They can cause kidney failure.

Please protect your kitties this season.

No candy for cats.

Cat treats only, please.

 

 

Annie Sullivan compliments Bow-Tie

Bow-Tie writes a good blog, doesn’t he?

He’s too humble to say so himself, but I’m not!

And now he’s embarrassed.

But I think Bow-Tie rules!

 

Love from both of us,

Bow-Tie (and me, Annie Sullivan)
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 10, 2016

Dear Everyone,

There is always something going on over here.

Usually I’m in the business of promoting special needs cats.

But, this week something kind of special happened.

We got a house guest I didn’t see coming (pun intended, which you will get later.)

Meet Madeline.

Bow-Tie has a house guest

Yes, Madeline is a dog.

Yes, Madeline is giving me a kiss.

Madeline isn’t just any dog.

She is being trained and will grow up to be a guide dog for the blind.

It’s our job to teach her here for 14 months.

When she leaves us she will have a very important life ahead of her.

 

Madeline and Annie SullivanIn the meantime, she is here and quickly found her favorite feline.

Was it me? No. It’s Annie Sullivan.

Annie Sullivan loved her immediately, and they played continually.

 

 

 

 

 

Paw-cleaning in progressAnnie has already taught Madeline how to clean her paws.

Madeline caught onto that one quickly.

I ask you, how sweet is it that a blind cat is training a seeing eye dog?

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie instructs the childrenSince Annie was set on being the trainer…

…I lined them up and told them I would be watching their every move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline and Annie SullivanNothing gets by me.

No matter where they are, I’m watching from afar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan pats Madeline on the noseMadeline is very sweet with Annie.

Annie always thanks her with a soft pat on the nose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline brought a toy for Annie SullivanThis is a lesson for all of us.

Annie has physical limitations, but there are no limitations on love.

Annie is able to express herself, share, and love without eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline watches over Annie SullivanSee, love comes in all shapes and sizes.

And four-legged fur creatures express it the best.

Until next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 22, 2016

Hi Everyone,

What a fun week I’ve had!

I’m feeling great, and I got a new toy.

Usually I don’t play with toys, but this one has me hooked.

We have the garage all set up as a kitty playroom.

Sometimes I go out there to see what the youngsters are all excited about.

There it was, dangling from the scratching post.

I was intrigued.

It’s not much to look at, but I gave it a whack just to entertain Mixie and Annie.Bow-Tie playing

(Please pardon the view you’re getting in this photo. It’s somewhat embarrassing.)

 

Bow-Tie and a new toyWhen I hit it, it spun out of control and the chase was on.

It’s just a wire with some doodads on the ends, but it flies like the wind.

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan playingAnnie Sullivan heard it flying around and wanted to check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and Bow-Tie playingCourage heard it too and she caught it in mid-air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and Annie Sullivan playingThe girls took over for a little while.

It was cute that they could both hear it, and they played together with it.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan sneaking on the toyAnnie and I hid and stalked it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan conquered the toyAnd the victory was ours.

I love it.

It’s a Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy.

If you don’t have one, tell your humans to go out right now and get you one.

Check the Cat Depot Gift Shop first!

If they don’t have them yet, tell them it has the Bow-Tie paw of approval and to get some!

 

 

Bow-Tie is tired from playingIt uses a lot of energy, is good exercise…

…and wears a guy out.

It’s a good thing.

See you next week!

 

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 25, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan on the counterThis was both a learning and an adventure week.

It all started when the doorbell rang.

Annie Sullivan and I were both on alert, because we didn’t know who was there.

 

A lot of people come to see me because I’m so famous (hee hee).

But I didn’t have anyone on my calendar.

I was confused.

 

Annie Sullivan whispers to Bow-TieLittle Annie Sullivan had to help me out.

She whispered, “It’s for me, it’s my Foster Mom!”

Foster Mom?

What’s a Foster Mom?

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie explainsI had to do a little research on that one.

Turns out a Foster Mom (or Dad) is a very important person.

They provide temporary safe and loving homes for cats not ready for adoption.

Not ready for adoption means they are too young, too sick, or have behavioral challenges.

Foster parents take them into their home and help them get ready for their adoptive homes.

 

Little Annie Sullivan was too young and her eyes too infected for her to be at Cat Depot.

She went to live with her Foster Mom until her eyes got better and she became a few weeks older.

Her Foster Mom loved her and took good care of her.

She wanted to come and see how Annie was doing.

Annie Sullivan and her foster momIt brought a tear to my eye when I saw Annie reunited with her Foster Mom Karyn.

Annie remembered her and started purring right away.

Foster Mom Karyn was really happy to see how well Annie is doing in her forever home.

 

I learned a lot about Foster Parents.

People can be Foster Parents for a few days, weeks, or months.

They can foster newborns, kittens, cats, special needs, injured, or the behavior challenged.

 

Annie Sullivan plays with her foster momI also learned that Foster Moms bring toys for everyone when they visit!

They like to play with their foster kitties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foster moms bring treatsMore importantly (to me anyway)…

…Foster Moms bring food and treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie breaks into the food bagI found out Foster Moms let you do things you usually don’t get to do!

It’s really easy and anyone can be a Foster Parent.

Cat Depot offers a one hour class that tells people everything they need to know.

Fostering a cat or kitten will change your life and the life of the cat.

 

 

 

 

 

Foster mom kisses Annie SullivanAnnie Sullivan will always love her Foster Mom Karyn.

Obviously the feeling is mutual.

Everyone should find out about the Foster Program.

Change your life and the life of your foster kitty!

Thank you, Foster Mom Karyn.

You gave Annie Sullivan the good start she needed for a good life.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kisses Annie SullivanI’ll take it from here…

…I’ve got her now.

Love and thanks to all Foster Parents and to everyone else.

 

See you next week.

Bow-Tie,
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