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
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 8, 2017

Bow-Tie loves his dogDear Friends,

I can’t say it enough.

I’m a lover.

 

No matter who is around, I want to love on them.

As you know, I’m watching over a dog for a while.

She loves me, and I love her.

No matter where I go to sleep…

…you can be sure she will snuggle up with me.

She’s sweet.

 

Bow-Tie kisses a dogSometimes I give her kisses.

She likes it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie gets a kissSometimes she gives me kisses.

I like it too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The things that happen when you're not looking...When I’m not paying attention to her…

…she seems to be sad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie's dog wants to be closerShe nuzzles me to get my attention.

Sweet, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is tricked by the dogThat’s what I thought at first, too.

But the closer she got, the more I knew she had other ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is tricked by the dogShe was after my bow tie!

Thinking she would give up, I didn’t move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is tricked by the dogAnd she didn’t give up.

She was going to go all the way.

I still didn’t budge, though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie loves his dogWould she really do it?

Yes, she did!

 

And I hang my head in shame.

I was outsmarted by a dopey dog!

How embarrassing.

See you next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – April 24, 2017

Bow-Tie likes to lickHi Friends,

Licking.

Licking.

Licking.

 

Licking is part of who a cat is, and what we do.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has advice to shareHumans sometimes don’t understand our licking.

I’ll try to explain it to you.

I’m one of the all-time champion lickers, so I feel equipped to answer the age old question.

Why do cats lick?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kisses Helen KellerLicking helps us mark our territory.

If we love someone (kitty or human), we lick to put our scent on them.

That tells intruders, “She’s mine, stay away.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says licking is loveWe lick to show our affection to another kitty.

Our mothers licked us when we were small, so we pass on that love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is a lickerWhy we lick humans?

It’s our form of petting.

We like it when humans pet us.

When we lick, it is a way for us to pet the humans we like.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie licks his human momIf you have a licker like me, you may have experienced some minor pain.

You know what I mean.

Our tongues have little barbs on them for grooming.

Those little barbas can hurt if we lick you long enough.

Right?

Please don’t reprimand us, we’re just showing you we love you.

Just start petting us and we will probably trade the licking for petting.

(Just a tip from inside the kitty kingdom.)

 

Bow-Tie exercising the lickerSo next time your cat’s tongue comes out, think about what I’ve told you.

We love you, we’re being affectionate, and we’re marking you as “ours.”

Grin and bear it, because the love is worth the pain.

 

Love you!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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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