Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 18, 2017

Bow-Tie looks like he has wingsDear Friends,

It looks like I’m wearing a pair of wings, doesn’t it?

I’m not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says, "Let me move over."Here, let me move over and give you a better look.

See, I’m not wearing wings.

It’s a dragonfly.

A dragonfly is a bug.

Why am I sitting by a bug?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie posing with the pillowI’m sitting by a bug, because I’m bugged!

That’s right.

Normally laid-back me is bugged by something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says, "Can we all agree?"We’ve all just been through a pretty tough few weeks of natural disasters.

Most of us have been very lucky.

Our hearts are with those who were not so lucky.

 

What bugs me is that some people are just being too whiny about small things.

There is always a silver catnip lining if you look for it.

The water bowl is half full, if you choose to see it that way.

 

 

Bow-Tie brings his own toyIn these rough times, can we all agree we will do better to look for something positive?

Even in the roughest of times, you can be a positive influence…

…even if you have to bring your own toys and make your own happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dragonfly is buzzing in my ear!You know I love you all.

And we’re all in this thing called “life” together.

 

See you next week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 1, 2015

Dear Whitey,

I got your note about a special bond between us. The idea of a special bow tie to bond us is exciting. As you know, my bow ties are very special to me….
Bow-Tie loves modeling his ties

 

 

….and I like modeling my ties.

 

Facebook has been working for me and lots of fans are already my close friends. Two of them said they will be sending me something (ties, I’m sure).

My A#1 Fan already sent me a very special dinner tie.

As soon as I start going into public, you’ll see that one when I go out for lunch.

 

Bow-Tie likes his new green tie

 

 

A nice lady named Linda just started volunteering at Cat Depot. She wrote me wanting to make me a whole wardrobe of bow ties. This is the first one she sent me to make make sure it fits. It fits just great and I’m so happy to have it.

Why haven’t I been out in the public much yet? My mission to help special needs cats is all planned. The reason I’ve been a little inactive publicly is because I’m still on the mend health-wise.

They should not call it a hoarding house, they should call it a horror house. The toll it takes on us cats is bad. But I’m almost completely healthy, sturdy, willing and certainly handsome enough to start working. My ears will probably always need medicine (that’s ok). I may always sneeze and need saline up my nose (icky, but that’s ok).

My ear and tail? Well, haven’t found them yet (kitty snicker).

The last important issue at hand? Look at this…..

 

 
Bow-Tie shows his missing teeth

 

​Notice anything? See that other big tooth that isn’t there? Just one of several that have left me. My teeth are rotted almost all the way down to the roots.

Sooooo…….tomorrow I am having dental surgery. Prognosis is that they may all come out. But…..I can still gum caviar, lobster and other tasty morsels. I may even get better care and fancier food if I act unable to eat regular stuff! (another kitty snicker)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is anxiously awaiting his new bowtie from Whitey Wobbles

Thanks for thinking of me and encouraging me on my very special mission. I will be waiting by the mailbox to see what you’re sending me. Get your mom to go to the post office first thing in the morning, you’re too short to reach the counter. (last kitty snicker)

Your friend,
Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

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Mighty Lou Gets His Last Word

Dear Whitey and Friends,

I’ve made a decision. There is a lot of work for this Caped Crusader to do up here on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. I need to start concentrating on getting things in order up here. There are so many beloved pets here that need me to look after them. If you know any of the humans who have lost pets, please tell them they are well and happy now. They’re with me and we’re all OK and waiting for our humans.

That said, this will be my last blog, Dude. It has been a wonderful life for me.

 

Mighty Lou's early days at Cat Depot

 

My very early days at Cat Depot saw me sporting a sign about my diabetes. Not sure why I’m wearing flowers but it was all good. That little adornment led to my real adornment…..the cape.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou's original cape

 

 

This is my original cape given to me by your mom. It’s the one that matches yours. Of course that lead to a whole wardrobe of capes through the years. Happily all the capes were auctioned off and brought donations to Cat Depot. But this one started it all and my mom has it.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou loved blogging

 

 

I loved my work especially my association with Cat Depot and my all important blogging.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Central

 

 

It’s an honor to have a room at Cat Depot named in my memory. Of course it’s the Executive Director’s office since I always wanted to be in charge. “Mighty Lou Central” was dedicated on Sunday.

My friends and fans participated in a celebration of my life. So many people continue to follow me and love me. I am truly touched.

 

There is still so much work to do for special needs cats. I cannot be there to go out and talk to people like I did before. I need actual paws on the ground to continue my good work. So, in the next week you will see my successor step into my role. He is also a special needs guy and he’s ready to take on the challenge. He’s young and inexperienced but he has a story and needs that make him special. He will carry on the legacy of Mighty Lou and Friends Like Me.

I’ll let him introduce himself later this week but here’s a sneak preview…..

Mighty Lou's Successor has serious eyes

 

Look at those eyes. He’s serious about his work and he will carry on my vision.

So I leave you and go to work up here. I’ll be there in spirit for you everyday. Remember me as I remember you.

 

The plaque above Mighty Lou Central says “He lived, He loved and He did it his way.” And I did.

Migjhty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

Thank you everyone.

Love,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

 

Whitey’s Final Word to Mighty Lou

To my best friend in the whole world, Mighty Lou…

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since you sent me your final word. You are doing the right thing, good buddy. You need to tend to business on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. I can handle things here. Don’t worry…I will carry on as if you were here; working hard for all our friends at Cat Depot and especially the special needs kitties.

You and I had a good run, but it is time to move on. I have made the decision to retire my cape. It just doesn’t feel right to wear it without you here.

Whitey Wobbles wears his cape for the last time

 

I will work just as hard and I know you will be sending me extra powers. So for now, this is it…the last time I will wear this cape.

Whitey Wobbles

 

From the Files of Mighty Lou – 4/27/15

Hi Whitey and Friends,

Writing that got me to thinking about friends. Friends are what it’s about, right? If you have friends you have a happy life. I was lucky enough to have a lot of friends and that made me happy. Everyone is different and we can’t judge our friends for their difference.  For instance…..

 
Mighty Lou has lots of friends

 

​We can’t judge our friends if they look a little kooky. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

 

 

 

 

Little Girl has a grip on Mighty Lou

 

​Sometimes our friends hold us a little too tight. But they love us so we let them hang on……..all in the name of love.

 

 

 
Mighty Lou and dressed-up doggie

 

​We should always tell our friends they look pretty……..even if they are a little over the top. That just makes them unique.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and monkey friend

 

​And when our friends are less attractive than others, we need to love them even more. When others look away or treat them bad, we need to love them even more. They are just like us on the inside.

 

 
Mighty Lou and Lily

 

And, when we find that extra special someone, we need to be the kindest of all. We need to make sure they get our best. Even when our best means we can’t touch their food even if they don’t eat it as fast as us. Know what I mean?

 

 

 

 

Whitey Wobbles is Mighty Lou's Best Friend

 

Whitey, you are my best friend, my caped buddy. Carry on my mission to help cats especially those with special needs.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou's Kitten friends

 

Tell all the humans that cats make the best friends. Tell them there are always too many cats waiting for too few homes. (The similarity in looks to mine is purely coincidental)

Tell them to go to Cat Depot and pick out a best friend. Thank you, my friend.

Love,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

Donate to Friends Like Me – Mighty Lou’s Program to benefit special needs cats at Cat Depot.

 

From the Files of Mighty Lou – April 5, 2015

Dear Whitey and Friends,

It’s Easter. Another day for humans to do silly things. Another day I went along with it.

Mighty Lou Wearing Bunny Ears

 

 

I remember this day. Those ears seemed a little heavy and made me list to the right. Later on we straightened them up but this was a funny pose. Of course it never made the cut for the blog that year because it was a little off (in more ways than one). Since these are my notes coming from my files, I’m sharing it with you just for fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Sparkles

And then of course everyone wanted to get a closer look at the great Mighty Lou. ​Is she kidding me? Is that outfit a little outrageous? And nail polish? Her name is Sparkles for good reason.

But in all seriousness, I think about something else on this day. This is Easter – Resurrection Day. Resurrection means coming back to life. And isn’t that what every cat at Cat Depot does? We come back to life when we’re rescued. We get a second chance at life.

We come in there in one state or another but it’s always a state of need. We need medical care, food, love, human care. And that’s what we all get.

 

Mighty Lou's Easter Wish

 

 

Do on this resurrection day, please continue my work of helping cats, especially special needs cats. Do it for me, Whitey and Friends. Do it for the cats who need so much. (Donate to Friends Like Me)

 

 

And hey, Whitey and Friends……….

 

 

 

 

 
Mighty Lou as the Easter Bunny

 

 

​Smile when you remember me!

Love you,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

From the Files of Mighty Lou – March 30, 2015

Hey Whitey and Friends,

Here’s another of my many archived tidbits………..

Mighty Lou Weathers the Storm

 

 

You know what I’ve been thinking about lately? The storms of life. The seas are not always calm, my friend. Sometimes they’re a little rough and your footing is a little unsure.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Mighty Lou on Boat

 

Sometimes you have to get out there and look into the distance to chart the best course in life.

 

Humans are great at just plunging in and then getting themselves into trouble. They make fun of cats because we plan every move with caution. But isn’t that better?

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in the Driver's Seat

 

 

I like to get into the driver’s seat right away. Mighty Lou likes to be in charge, as you know. When I’m in charge and rough seas come, I can calm the storms with my mighty cape power.

 

We have power to calm the storms in our humans’ lives, too. You know how? With our purr. Yep, nothing calms a human quicker or more efficiently than the purr of a good cat.

So help me spread the word. “Adopt” is the word of the day. “Adopt” is the only way.

 

Mighty Lou knows all

 

 

​And there is yet another storm calmed by the Mighty One!
​Later, Dudes,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

 

 

Hey Mighty Lou,

I really miss you, Caped buddy! I do look forward to your files, but it’s not same.

I continue to work hard to tell humans how important it is to adopt our little furry friends at Cat Depot. They all dream of a forever home like you and I have or had.

You are so right about our “purrs” being so calming to our humans. My Mom melts when I purr. I can pretty much get anything I want with a little purr!

Whitey Wobbles takes a nap

 

I’m working hard to spread the word to adopt, donate or volunteer to help Cat Depot!
Time for my nap.

Whitey Wobbles, Caped Crusader

 

From The Files of Mighty Lou – March 24, 2015

Hello Friends,

Here’s another file I’m leaving behind. My file cabinet is full so Ol’ Mighty Lou’s wisdom will be floating around for a while.

This is the first week of Spring!

Mighty Lou with Goggles

 

Pictures from my files show me looking both enthusiastic and somewhat remiss about the whole thing. Don’t know if it was the warmer weather or the ridiculous goggles but it’s not one of my better looks.

 

 

 
Mighty Lou is ready to swim

 

This gives a little better angle. Can’t mess with the handsomeness of Mighty Lou.

 

You know what I think is important though?

 

 

Mighty Lou with Rubber Ducky

 

That no matter who you are, human or feline, that you have someone you enjoy spending time with. I always loved everyone I spent time with.

Please help continue to spread the word to humans that cats are some of the best friends they will every have. Cats fill the heart in places other people can’t.

You keep promoting adoption. And for my sake, please keep promoting those special needs guys…….they’re the best.

As for me?  I’m still working…..just in a different place.

Love ya.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Naps on the Blanket

 

Bye for now.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

 

 

Files Mighty Lou Left Behind

Hi Whitey,

If you’re reading this, I’m not here anymore but my spirit and my humor will live for ever. You help people remember me and always remember my mission, to help special needs cats.

Since you’re my closest feline friend and my caped buddy, I’m going to share some “outtakes” from some of my blogs. I only liked to show my best to my public, but I don’t mind letting you see the behind the scenes misadventures.

This is from the time I met Jackson Galaxy, Cat Daddy. He was really smitten with me and I know he’ll remember me forever.

Mighty Lou trying on his Jackson Galaxy cap

 

 

 

Being fit for that bald head was something. It seemed a little heavy at first.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou is falling over

 

​When I got my glasses on, the whole thing started to list to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

An off moment for Mighty Lou

 

 

​I knew I had to turn this around. No way was I going to let my public see me struggle with a stupid bald head.

Finally got her going in the right direction.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in his Jackson Galaxy Get Up

 

 

 

This is what the public saw. The other ones made you laugh, didn’t they?

You help keep my humor alive, man.

 

 

 

 

Close Up of Mighty Lou

 

 

Because I was and always will be,
Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

Help carry on Mighty Lou’s cause:
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From the Files of Mighty Lou

Hi Whitey,

Don’t freak, my man. I was not able to garner up enough cape power to get back to you. Sorry. But I don’t want my good work and my legacy to help special needs cats to stop because I had to leave. I have left behind volumes of my oh-so-creative and ever-entertaining writings to still thrill my public. Your Ol’ Mighty Lou cannot be silenced. The work is too big and has to go on.

So……

​…writings and pictures will go on.

Mighty Lou at His Computer

 

My weekly blog will go on and my Facebook page will go on.

I have left instructions in my files that someday, somewhere, someone will take my place. (I already have some ideas).

Until you receive further instruction from me, know that I’m here, on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, watching over special needs cats everywhere.

I miss everyone and I know everyone is sad because I’m no longer there.

 

Don’t be sad.

Continue my work and my files will direct the path.

Mighty Lou at Computer

 

With cape power from beyond, I am,

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader

The Mighty Lou Memorial Fund was set up to continue his mission and a very special room at Cat Depot will be dedicated to Mighty Lou. Donate to Mighty Lou’s Memorial Fund.

Response from Whitey Wobbles

I hear you good buddy! You just made my day, because I do miss my best caped buddy (BCB) very much.

I’m staying on this side of the rainbow bridge to carry on as you direst! You can count on Whitey Wobbles!

Whitey Wobbles and his friends

 

I have been teaching Daisy Doodles and Harley a few things that will help us also. They are all for helping special needs cats and Cat Depot cats in general. They both donated their allowance to buy food for the monthly food bank.

Keep up the instructions from wherever you are…good to hear from you, ML!

Your Caped friend,
Whitey Wobbles

 

Mighty Lou Gets the Final Word

Dear Friends,

I just took another adventure. This was my final adventure. I passed over the Rainbow Bridge last night. Please don’t be sad, I don’t want that. What I want is for you to remember me for my Mightiness and my caped strength.

Mighty Lou's Final Blog

 

 

I was special needs and my second chance at life was special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou had many adventures

 

The world is a big place. It’s frightening for a cat on their own. But the lucky ones who are saved and given a second chance get to enjoy it. ​I wanted to make a mark on this new world I was given and worked hard to do that.

I charted my own course and enjoyed every ride. My mission was to show people that special needs cats are indeed special. We may take extra effort, but we’re so worth it.

 

Mighty Lou Loved to Make People Laugh

 

 

 

My way of showing people that was to make them laugh. You just laughed, didn’t you? Good. I don’t want you to be sad.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou Loved a Party

 

 

No one loved a good party more than me! Bad Legs?  What bad legs. I could shake it up pretty good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou and Jackson Galaxy

 

 

I wasn’t intimidated by anyone. Jackson Galaxy thinks he’s somebody? He’s met his match in me.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou on the Radio

 

 

I wasn’t intimidated by public speaking either. ​If I could get a chance to talk about special needs, I was there. When Mighty Lou speaks they listen (take that, E.F.Hutton).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou was committed to raising funds for special needs cats

 

 

My mission was always to promote adoption, support and love for special needs. ​I did what I could whenever I could to help Friends Like Me.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou admiring Mighty Lou

 

 

Of course I did it the Mighty Lou way because no one admired me more than me!​​​

 

 

 

Mighty Lou on the cover of Sarasota Pet Magazine

 

 

Except when it was the entire population admiring me….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in his Tuxedo

 

 

 

 

No one liked a party more me. And, by the way, no one looked better in a tux than me.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou in his lion costume

 

 

 

Actually, I looked good in just about anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou weathered many storms

 

 

 

I weathered all kinds of storms in my life……but I did it with my Mighty Lou smile and those piercing eyes.

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou fought many battles

 

I fought battles in my life. Not the battle of special needs but the battle to get humans to love us as we are. I was one of the very lucky ones to be so loved by so many.

So I leave some parting words for humans everywhere. Please consider opening your heart to a special needs animal. Special needs simply means they need a little extra. In exchange they give so much more back.

The Mighty Lou legacy will go on.
Friends Like Me will go on.
My love for you will go on.

 

 

 

Mighty Lou at Computer

 

 

 

Thank you for reading my blog and letting me share my Mighty Lou-isms. ​I enjoyed it.

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lou's Final Blog

 

 

 

Remember me with a smile. Keep the memory, humor and uniqueness of Mighty Lou alive.

I loved you all.

Mighty Lou, Caped Crusader