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
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 6, 2017

Bow-Tie handsome in black tieHi Everyone,

I’m a very tolerant guy.

I’m the only boy amid all these girls.

They bug me on occasion, but I love them.

 

However, sometimes I just have to back away and let them have their day.

Yesterday was one of those days.

 

Here’s Courage.

Courage is ready with pearls and purse

She was all excited, because she was invited to a purse fashion show luncheon.

She got her pearls and purse ready to go.

 

Courage arrives, in a purseAnd since it was a purse event…

…she arrived being carried in a purse.

Everyone thought that was really cute.

 

 

 

 

 

Courage seated by the tableShe got a seat at the table (in her purse, of course.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage in a purse, at the tableVery quickly, her nose started working.

She can’t see, but there was something on the table that smelled good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage licks butterAh, there it was.

And she went in for a taste.

Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage likes butterMmmm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage eats a rollShe was offered a roll and butter.

But who needs the roll when you have butter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage on top of purseShe was a very good girl all day.

She just sat in her purse for the whole lunch and fashion show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and her collarAt the end of the day she took her sparkly collar off.

It was time to go home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage had a good dayWhen it was over, it had been a very good day.

A very good, girlie type of day.

See you next week.

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 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
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 30, 2017

Bow-Tie talking at the vetHi everybody!

The first month of the New Year is already over (well, almost.)

How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along?

As you know, at the end of last year I was diagnosed as being overweight.

Me!

 

 

 

 

Small incidentI took offense when I first heard the diagnosis…

…but I guess I can see what they meant.

So my New Year’s Resolution was to lose the weight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie loves attentionGood news!

I went back to the vet after sticking to my diet, and I impressed them all.

My weight is purrfect!

 

 

 

 

 

The vet gives Bow-Tie thumbs upI even got a “thumbs up” from my doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SidneyOn the other hand…

there’s my friend Sidney.

Remember Sidney?

She flew from the Chubby Cat Pod at Cat Depot all the way to her new home in Chicago.

Well, she’s still battling her weight problem.

 

 

 

 

Sidney enjoying the sunBut as you see, she works out and is eating right.

This year she’ll make her ideal weight too.

After the long and cold winter in Chicago, she wants to look good again for summer.

Good luck, Sidney.

Us fatties have to stick together.

If I can do it, you can do it!

 

 

Happy second month of 2017!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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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 9, 2017

Hey Everyone, look at my bow tie…

Bow-Tie wears a golf bow tie

…yep, golf balls!

 

Look into my eyesNow look into my eyes…

…this is my serious look, because I have serious cat business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Depot Golf TournamentAnnouncing the first annual Cat Depot Golf Classic!

It’s February 6, 2017 at the Founder’s Club in Sarasota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tee Sign for Bow TieGuess who has been asked to be the poster cat for one of the holes?

But of course!

This is the tee sign that will be on one of the holes.

 

You can sponsor a hole and have a tee sign of your own!

Each sign is 18×24 and full color, just like mine.

You can dedicate the hole to a family pet or family member.

Dedicate it to whoever you choose, and we’ll print it on the tee sign.

Each tee sign is available for a $100 donation to Cat Depot.

When the event is over, you can have the sign!

It will be at Cat Depot, waiting for you to take it home.

 

Tee Sign for Mighty LouI am purrsonally purchasing the first tee sign and here it is…

It is my tribute to the great Mighty Lou.

 

There are only 20 tee signs available and they will go fast.

Here’s how you can get one:

Call my friend Tim at Cat Depot, 941-366-2404.

He will take your information and ask you to send him the photo.

If Tim is not available, you can ask for Claudia.

That’s all there is to it, but the deadline to order is January 15.

 

Can you imagine your own fluffy pet out there for everyone to admire?

Or maybe you just want to write something special on your tee sign.

Anything goes, just let Tim know what you want.

I will be there that day, so I want to see all of your tee signs displayed proudly

 

Bow-Tie is grumpyThis is my grumpy face.

I will look like this if you don’t get one.

We don’t want that.

 

Remember, the deadline is January 15, so you have to hurry up.

My man Tim is waiting for your call.

 

By the way, you don’t have to live in Sarasota to get a tee sign.

We’ll make it and when the tournament is over we’ll mail your sign.

Now that’s a good deal.

 

Bow-Tie looking up

Thanks and bye for now.

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 – 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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