Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 20

Bow-Tie in the boothDear Friends,

What a busy and exciting weekend.

We went out of town to a cat show.

The theme of the show was falling leaves, so I wore my bow tie with leaves on it.

The crowd was impressed.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie in the boothMy job at the show was to hold down the booth and make sure things were in order.

The crowd was big and they all wanted to meet me.

My blog fame is astounding… and humbling.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with his money boxAnother job I had was to watch the Cat Depot donation box.

All the donations go to the Friends Like Me fund for special needs cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi taking a restBroshi came with us.

This was her debut into the show ring.

She took a few moments before entering the ring to rest and get her cuteness going.

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi getting love from the judgesOnce she entered the ring, the judges fell in love with her.

Each judge took their turn, cuddling this little love bug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi getting love from the judgesEvery ring was the same thing.

The judges fell under the spell of her sweetness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi getting some loveThe crowd was drawn to her too.

We don’t even know this lady, but we almost didn’t get Broshi back from her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie meeting some friends from Cat DepotMe?

I was back at the booth, greeting the crowd.

It was so nice to see two dear Cat Depot friends.

They came a long way just to see me.

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi in the hotelCat shows are fun.

We made new friends.

We got donations for the Friends Like Me fund.

We brought awareness and respect to the special needs cats of the world.

Little blind Broshi is just as good as any of those fancy pants cats!

It was a very good weekend.

 

Love to you all!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 13, 2017

Bow-Tie and BroshiDear Friends,

Happy Veterans’ Day Weekend!

This weekend we honor the men and women who keep our country safe.

This weekend we honor the men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.

 

 

 

 

Broshi formalLittle Broshi wanted to help me with this message.

She’s very patriotic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi reaches for Bow-Tie's heartI’m always serious in our photo shoots, but Broshi is playful.

I’m being serious and she is trying to touch my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi touching Bow-Tie's heartShe’s done it.

She has touched my heart – in oh so many ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi stole Bow-Tie's heartShe didn’t just touch my heart; she stole my heart. Literally.

I’m happy she stole my heart.

I give it to her willingly.

No one can steal our freedom, though.

This weekend we honor our Veterans.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BroshiThank you for our freedom.

Love you all!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 30, 2017

Bow-Tie is a donut kittyDear Friends,

Remember when 62 members of my family and I were rescued by Cat Depot?

Remember when Cat Depot selected 13 of us and called us the Baker’s Dozen?

Remember when they nicknamed us the Donut Kitties?

 

That was cute, right?

I have always enjoyed being called a Donut Kitty.

My original name was even Glaze.

 

 

Bow-Tie donut with donutsHowever…

I never thought I would actually BE a donut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a reputation for being sweet, but this may be going too far.

Bow-Tie is a donut

Hat and all, I am officially a Donut Kitty!

 

Bow-Tie donut standing upThe outfit suits me and I’m very comfortable in my official role…

…as a Donut Kitty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie dressed as a donutI am happy to strut my sweetness all over town…

…or at least to costume contests and parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is a sleepy donutBeing a Donut Kitty is tiring, though.

And a good Donut Kitty deserves a good donut nap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wishes a Happy HalloweenHave a safe and Happy Halloween!

Love,

Bow-Tie
One of the original Baker’s Dozen Donut Kitties

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 23, 2017

Bow-Tie funny close upHi Friends,

Do I look tired to you?

I’m okay now, but I was very tired on this day.

The photo shoot for this bulletin wore me out.

We were going to have our fall photos done.

It’s that time of the year and I like to have a nice, formal shot.

This year, I wanted to include Broshi, because she’s so cute.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BroshiHere’s one of our first shots.

Pretty cute, right?

She’s a pumpkin and I’m wearing one of my fall bow ties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BroshiBroshi is a good pumpkin.

You probably think she’s going to be the perfect model, don’t you?

So did I.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo bombed!The next shot would have been a good one…

…but we were photo bombed by a black invader!

And it went steadily downhill from here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A paw on Bow-Tie's headShe likes me, I get that.

But we are trying to pose seriously here, and she does this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie in a pile of leavesThen she covered me with leaves and thought that was great fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Broshi cuddlingI don’t even know how to explain this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Broshi cuddlingI guess what she’s trying to tell me is to just lighten up and have fun.

She’s right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all need to be less serious and have more fun…

…and it’s better when you do it together.

Have fun!

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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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