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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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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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