Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 20, 2017

Bow-Tie wants to talkHi Everyone,

I have a question.

What is the spring equinox?

Everyone talks about it, saying it happens on Monday, March 20.

They say the sun will shine directly on the equator on that day.

They say the length of night and day will be nearly equal on that day.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoys the sunI say, forget about all the facts, research, and talk about the equinox.

Just go outside and look at the sun.

You’ll see it’s out there.

It’s warm.

It’s for everyone.

It’s that simple.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wonders why humans complicate everythingIt confuses me why humans make everything so complicated.

Cats keep things simple and in perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie finds the weather deliciousThe sunshine?

It’s simply delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoys the sunshineKeeping it simple in the sunshine, I am,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 13, 2017

Bow-Tie talks about daylight savings timeHi Everyone,

Guess what time it is?

It’s time to change those clocks again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie changes his clockTime for everyone to run around…

…and spin the hands on their clocks.

 

But that’s a human thing.

Cats are different.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says it's time to eatWe think of only two things when we look at the clock.

One is… it’s time to EAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie changes his clockThe second is more frequent and just as important.

When we look at the clock we know what we need to do up to 16 hours a day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says it's time to sleepWhat is it?

Sleep, of course.

For a cat, it’s always a good time to sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wishes happy clock-change-dayWatch your cats today.

Their schedule will stay the same, even though you changed the clock.

How do we do that???

Happy Clock Change Day!

 

Love,

Bow-Tie
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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 20, 2017

Turtle girlHi everyone,

It was exactly a year ago a very special little lady came into our home.

This is Blueberry.

She was very, very shy at the time.

She also has very poor vision, which made her frightened of everything.

 

Like me, she is from a hoarding home.

People hear the word “hoarding” and tend to look away.

It’s ugly, I agree.

But animals in hoarding houses need humans.

Cat Depot’s Community Cat Care goes into these bad situations and helps the cats.

 

Food bowl in a hoarding houseThis is the type of food plates found in Blueberry’s home.

Bugs thrive in that environment, but cats cannot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats being rescued from a hoarding houseThis is what happened to Blueberry and her family when Community Cat Care arrived.

They were humanely trapped and taken to Cat Depot.

They were tended to medically and then spayed and neutered.

 

Why am I telling you this now?

Why am I showing you these unattractive moments?

 

Because now I want you to see this…

Blueberry

…meet happy, healthy, and well-adjusted Blueberry today!

 

Two of the other cats were named Abbott and Costello.

Abbott and LeviMeet Abbott and his brother Levi.

Costello has a new loving family too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbott and LeviSo, thank you to Cat Depot’s Community Cat Care Team.

Because of the care cats receive when we are in dire situations, we can have happy endings.

Just like Abbott and Costello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BlueberryAnd just like my Blueberry.

Thank you.

Have a happy 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
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 6, 2017

Bow-Tie caught at a bad timeOops! Sorry.

You caught me off guard and at a very embarrassing moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie cleans upLet me just clean up a bit and then we’ll talk.

Since we’re here, let’s just stay on the subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Familiar scene for cat ownersAnd the subject is familiar to all cat owners.

It’s that all too familiar litter box.

It’s the place we cats do our business, hopefully in private.

(I did not know the cameras were rolling.)

But there’s a problem that’s also familiar to many cat owners.

 

 

Look closely…

Culprit lurking in the corner

…the problem is that culprit lurking in the shadows, way back there.

 

Watch for it.

Culprit caught in the crimeAnd there it is…

…she swoops in to sift out some tasty morsels.

 

Why do dogs consider the remnants we express as delicacies?

 

 

 

 

Look of shameYou think this is the face of shame?

It’s not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheer pleasureIt’s the face of satisfaction…

…and sheer pleasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dog laughed and laughed and laughedI sat her down and explained exactly where those little delicacies come from.

You know what she did?

She threw her head back and laughed and laughed and laughed.

I’m not sure if she didn’t believe me, or if she just didn’t care.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie doesn't understand dogsYou know what?

I don’t get dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says cats rule but dogs droolAnd that is why they say…

…dogs drool and cats rule!

See you next week!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 23, 2017

Hi Everybody!

Do you see me?

Bow-Tie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you see me now?

Bow-Tie pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He he he!

Bow-Tie going bananasPretty funny, isn’t he?

I had to change my bow tie for this message…

…because this is driving me bananas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks there's a striking resemblanceLook at this guy…

..he does bear an amazing resemblance if I say so myself.

A dear friend saw him and had to get him for me.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking at the pillowI am very fond of him already (though I do feel his eyes follow me everywhere.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie can't lick his own earOne thing I enjoy very much about him is this:

I can reach his shriveled little ear and I can’t reach my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie licking his clone's earI like to get right in there and do it really good for him…

…much like I would like someone here to do for me.

The girls around here say it’s yucky, and they won’t do it.

It’s not.

 

 

 

 

 

Relaxing in the sunI enjoy nice afternoons outside with my new buddy.

He watches over me (ahhh, those eyes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good place for a napAnd an added bonus to this new friendship?

He gives me a really soft place to take a nap in the sun.

The eyes have it!

Have a great week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 16, 2017

Dear Friends,

I don’t mean to brag, but look at my handsome mug.

Bow-Tie Handsome Mug

I’ve always thought I was good looking and somewhat dapper.

Now I have proof that others have the same view.

 

Bow-Tie portraitFirst there was the portrait.

I was immortalized in this watercolor portrait.

Brilliant likeness of ny handsomess I’d say.

But wait… it gets better.

 

 

 

 

 

The magazine cover made Bow-Tie blushThen there was the magazine cover.

This one went out to the whole wide world (well, kinda).

I was so proud it made me blush.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie on a handmade bookWhat happened next shocked even me.

Look at this beautiful, handmade book.

The students in a Ringling College Book Binding class had a project.

They were told to find a photo they loved.

The photo was used to create a handmade stitched book.

This student had no idea who I was, she just loved the picture in the magazine.

She found out my name and the artist’s name and bam, “Bow-Tie” was named as the model.

So, she found the artist (who happens to live with me) and brought her a book to give to me.

How flattering and kind.

 

Bow-Tie pawtographAs soon as I got the book I pawtographed page #1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie proud of his pawtographI’m quite proud of my original artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie winksIt’s fun to be popular!

Love you all.

Bow-Tie
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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 – December 26, 2016

Bow-Tie wishes everyone a Merry ChristmasMeowy Christmas, Everyone!

It’s Christmas morning as I write this.

It makes me think about what’s been going on, and what’s really important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie under the wrapping paper. It's a cat thing. There was all the wrapping to do.

People get all stressed out about it and make it a big deal.

To a cat, it’s simple…

…jump into the pile, then take a nap.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Courage shoppingThere was all the shopping to do.

People get stressed about about that too.

To a cat, that’s simple too…

…get what’s important and get on with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone togetherThen there’s the gifts.

Cats like gifts too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this toy!But cats’ needs are simple…

…just one little something makes us very happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nap with someone you love - Bow-Tie and Courage sleepingWhen it’s all said and done,

one thing is the most important.

Spending time with someone you love…

Adopting a cat will give everyone someone to love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then one question remains on Christmas morning…

Bow-Tie wonders who will clean up the mess.

Yikes! Who’s gonna clean up this mess?

Merry Christmas.

Love,
Bow-Tie
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