Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 9, 2017

Bow-Tie wears his boat tie

Happy Columbus Day Weekend, and Indigenous People Day!

I’m wearing my boat bow tie to celebrate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looks at the camera

Serious face, serious question:

Where did Columbus first land in America?

Answer:

On his feet!

Ha ha ha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with the flag

Now I am being serious.

I’m proud to be an American cat.

 

Who was the first cat to discover America?

Christopher Columpuss!

Ha ha ha!

 

Sorry.

Now I’m being serious again.

We all need to be proud of America.

We have freedom and a country we can love.

Let’s take care of our country and of each other.

 

The cats are cute

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 4th, 2017

Bow-Tie is smilingHappy Labor Day, Friends!

Big smile!

It’s a holiday weekend!

Labor Day makes me feel all red, white, and blue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has red, white, and blue toysI’m so pawtriotic I’m only playing with red, white, and blue toys this long weekend.

My favorite colors are red, white, and blue.

My favorite things are TOYS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingPurrsonality-wise I’m a laid-back guy, but when I see toys…

…I spring into action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingChasing and catching, that’s the name of the game.

Hey! What’s this I caught?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingYikes!

It’s a mouse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie holding a toy in his mouthOne of the things I like best about toys is carrying them around in my mouth.

It used to be a lot easier to pick them up when I still had teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie leaving with a toyIt’s a little tougher now, holding on with only gums…

…but the job gets done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie leaving with a toyNow…

…with toy in mouth I’m off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie retrieving a toyIf you know anything at all about me, you know I love to retrieve.

I will bring a toy back to you as many times as you want to throw it.

Playing. That’s what makes his a good holiday for me.

 

Have a Happy Labor Day!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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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
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 14, 2017

Bow-Tie is proud and braggingDear Friends,

My only goal in life is to promote special needs cats.

My personality style is to be humble in my message.

Today I break that mold.

Today I am going to be all about bragging.

 

I am all puffed up with pride.

Not for me, but for my sister Courage.

Courage comes from a hoarding environment like I did.

Her neglect caused her to lose her eyes.

But Courage lives up to her name and just achieved something outstanding.

 

Bow-Tie reads to CourageLet me read her award plaque.

It says:

Southeast Region 2017

Twenty-third Best Household Pet of the Year

RW TGM Courage

 

 

 

Courage and Bow-TieThat means in the multi-state Southeast Region, out of the top 100 cats, Courage is number 23!

Quite an accomplishment for a little girl with a rough start and special needs.

 

The letters before her name?

Well, they mean Regional Winner (RW) Triple Grand Master (TGM.)

Impressive.

 

Courage sticks her tongue outWait!

(Oh, she did not…

…is she sticking her tongue out? Little snob.)

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tells Courage, "Well Done" Anyway…

Courage can’t see her beautiful plaque or her big ribbon,

but she can hear me when I tell her how proud I am of her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage high fivesHer success shows what an animal can do with love and caring in spite of obstacles.

Courage says, “High five for special needs!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage with her ribbonAnd we all say, “Congratulations, RW TGM Courage!”

We’re very proud of you.

 

 

Thanks for letting me brag.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 31, 2017

There was excitement in our house this weekHi Everybody,

There was some excitement in our house this week.

It all started when an envelope came, addressed to Rembrandt Red.

It was from Whitey Wobbles.

(More on this envelope mess later.)

 

 

 

 

Mixie loved the padsMixie was there when the envelope was opened.

She very quickly discovered it contained catnip pads!

The beautiful card from Whitey Wobbles said his sister Daisy and brother Harley love them.

Clearly, Mixie loves them too.

The card also said they were for Rembrandt Red (Remi) and Buddy Van Gogh.

So off to the studio we went.

 

 

Remi with BuddyBuddy was the first to jump on the pad.

He motioned for Remi to come up with him, and she did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remi tells Buddy the pad is hersShe told him the envelope was addressed to her, and she should have the best seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddy didn't care that Remi wanted the good spotIn typical big brother fashion…

…Buddy told her that was tough. He wasn’t moving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remi says, "I have my own pad"Remi had a solution.

She moved the other pad to her own location and enjoyed it for hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why are we talking about a torn envelope?By now you must wonder what happened with the envelope.

And why are we talking about a ripped envelope anyway?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan playing with the envelopeBecause little blind Annie Sullivan thought the envelope WAS the gift!

And she had a fine time playing with it all by herself.

Ha ha ha

 

Thank you Whitey Wobbles, Daisy Doodle, and Harley!

The catnip pads were a great success.

 

Love to everyone,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 10, 2017

Bow-Tie wants you to guess his age
Dear Everyone,

Guess how old I am.

Look closely at my face and see if you can guess.

I look good for my age, so don’t be fooled.

Give up?

I am 9 1/2 years old.

 

Why have I revealed my age?

Because I am considered a senior cat.

Any cat over the age of 8 (7.5 is close enough) is considered to be a senior.

 

Senior cats are often overlooked in shelters, because of their age.

I’m here to dispel that myth!

 

Bow-Tie in the beginningI was 7 1/2 years old when I came into Cat Depot, and considered a senior.

At that time I didn’t look very good, and I felt even worse.

Someone gave this senior a chance, and now I have a wonderful life.

 

My mission is to help other cats, particularly special needs cats.

But seniors need help too.

So, today I want to introduce some of my senior friends.

My hope is someone will fall in love with each one of them and give them a furever home.

 

 

AslanThis is Aslan.

Aslan came to Cat Depot as a stray.

He had a home at one time.

We don’t know how he ended up a stray.

He is a little shy, because he’s new in the shelter, but an ear rub makes him your best friend.

Aslan is 10 1/2 years young.

 

 

 

GraceThis is Grace.

Grace was surrendered by her family because of allergies.

She is understandably confused and stressed, having lost her home.

She loves attention and would adjust purrfectly into a quiet new home.

Grace is 8 years young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patty CakesThis is Patty Cakes. Feel free to shorten that to Patty if you wish.

Patty Cake’s purrson had to go to a nursing home, and she came to Cat Depot.

She is sad for her purrson, and sad for herself.

Some of the other cats told her she wouldn’t get a home, because she is 11 years old.

She told them 11 is middle age for a cat, and to hiss off!

Patty Cakes is a sweet old girl.

 

 

 

Torrie DetectiveHere is Torrie the Detective.

Torrie isn’t really a detective, she just played one recently at Critter Camp.

She was a great helper and is a sweet girl who loves a good head rub.

She is special needs.

She doesn’t have a tail and sometimes leaves little treasures outside the litter box.

Torrie is 8 1/2 years young.

 

 

 

 

Mattie with bow tieAnd finally, here is Mattie.

She’s sporting a bow tie in an effort to get adopted.

She’s in the “chubby kitty pod” but that just means there is more of her to love!

Mattie is social and affectionate, and 7 1/2 years young.

(If she gets adopted, I’ll make sure she gets a better looking bow tie. Good try anyway, Mattie.)

 

 

 

 

So, here’s the information on adopting a senior cat:

The event is called the Cat Depot Classic

It happens Friday, July 14 at 11 AM until July 16 at 5 PM.

The reduced adoption fee for senior cats 8 years and older (7 1/2 is close enough) will be $25.00

With each Senior Adoption you will get:

A clinic visit certificate worth $30.00

A gift bag including a bed, bowls, treat, etc worth $40.00

 

Marianne and Bow-TieMiss Marianne helped me with my adoption papers when I was 7 1/2 years old.

We were both very happy I found my furever home.

She and many others are waiting to help YOU adopt a senior cat.

 

Do it for me.

Do it for yourself.

Most of all, do it for a senior cat!

 

Love you!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 12th, 2017

Bow-Tie with his music bow tieHello My Friends!

How do you like this bow tie?

It’s my musical bow tie.

I’m wearing it, because I’m singing a happy tune now that I’m well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoys the musicMy radio is playing some of my favorite tunes…

…namely:

Alley Cat (though these are just cats who haven’t found their home yet)

What’s New Pussy Cat? (and believe me, we have lots of good news – or should I say mews)

And then there’s Cats the Musical – that has some great cat tunes in it

 

 

 

Did I say before I’m singing a happy tune now that I’m healthy?

Well, yes I am, and here’s proof.

Bow-Tie sings along

May I also say I have perfect pitch!

Everybody is happy that I’m feeling better and things are back to normal.

 

I sing, but Courage is more refined.

Courage poses on the piano

She enjoys classical piano music.

 

Bow-Tie sitting by the radioSmart people know cats and music.

Albert Schweitzer said this:

“There are two refuges from the miseries of life – music and cats.”

So as you go into this week, sing a happy tune, even if you’re a little off-key.

You will feel better and so will the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie likes musicAnd remember:

“Cats are like music. It’s foolish trying to explain their worth to someone who doesn’t appreciate them.”

(Anonymous, but endorsed by Bow-Tie.)

 

Love you all,

Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent

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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 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
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