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
The Dapper Gent

 

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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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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 31, 2016

Bow-Tie in hat and bandanaHowdy Pardners!

Excuse my unsightly costume.

It’s way beneath me, but I wore it to make a point.

We need to talk about this Halloween thing again.

Halloween can be dangerous for your cats.

You will likely be opening and shutting the door all night.

It’s very easy for your beloved cat to slip out the door.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie demonstrating outdoors

Once outside, they will become confused.

They really didn’t mean to run out.

They were afraid of all the commotion and just got lost in the shuffle.

If you don’t see them right away it only gets worse.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie in the jungleThey can become very afraid and try to hide.

They may not even come if you call them, once you realize they’re gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie outdoorsThey won’t like it out there, and they won’t know what to do.

I’m not trying to make you feel bad.

I just want to remind you to keep your kitties safe on Halloween night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie snuggled up in bedYou know where they want to be.

Snuggled safely in the house.

Please keep an extra eye on them, or lock them safely in a room away from the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looking extra cuteConsider this a reminder…

…from someone who knows how kitties think!

Enjoy Halloween and be safe.

Love you all!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 3, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I was out and about town this week.

Courage went with me just for fun.

Bow-Tie and Courage in the car.We get to ride in the front seat, because we’re both such good passengers.

Pets are supposed to be secured in cages or carriers.

But we are very good, we drove very slow, and we only had to go a few blocks.

Anyway, who could put us in a cage when we’re so cute and just sitting here so good?

 

We went to our favorite little pet supply here in town just to say hi.

They like it when we come in, because there are no other cats who visit.

Only drooly dogs visit.

We’re unique.

 

Bow-Tie in pet storeAs soon as we got there, I made a beeline for the cat department.

There are plenty of products in here for cats, but not what I’m looking for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie spotted somethingWait… what’s over there?

Something really attracted my attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie found a balloonThere it is up close and purrsonal.

I don’t even know what that is, but it made my bow tie flip over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie takes a closer lookLet me get a closer look…

…that is just completely fascinating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie saw something interestingWait!

Now, what’s that over there???

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie helped himself to some treatsI reached up on the shelf and pulled some treats down by myself.

I was so fast there is no picture as evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie opened the packageThe package was easy to rip open, so I did.

(We’ll have to buy this one now.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie found toonaIt’s pure tuna and it’s made in the USA.

Mmmmmmm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie found a spot to restI relaxed while Courage paid for the purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage can't readShe paid in treats.

She couldn’t see the sign she’s standing on.

It says, “Do not put pets on the counter top food is placed here.”

But blind girls don’t read.

And pretty girls do whatever they want to.

See you next week!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 26, 2016

Bow-Tie has a boxHello up there!

I’m speaking to you from a new location this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looks out of his boxI put myself in here for a reason.

It’s important that you know what’s important to a cat.

After food, water, litter, and vetting, we have simple needs.

We can do a lot of things with a simple cardboard box.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie closes his boxFor instance, if things get scary…

…we can pull the lid up and hide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie brought a toy into the boxWe can bring our toys into the box for added fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tries to bite the boxWe can attack the box and bite it.

However, with no teeth it isn’t that effective.

Gumming cardboard isn’t much fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage visits the boxWe can invite friends over for companionship.

The hairy ones sure take up a lot of room, though.

Smaller ones fit better in these limited accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan visits the boxThat’s a much better fit.

Plenty of room left for me with this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie might be doing something naughtyWe can do all kinds of things in boxes.

I am not doing what it looks like I’m doing!

Honest!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is embarrassedThe fact that you would even think that about me is completely embarrassing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is extremely cuteI can’t even make eye contact any more.

Please don’t think I did anything bad.

I love my box.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie waves bye-byeBye bye until next week!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 29, 2016

Bow-Tie is ready to workHi Everyone,

We were out of town last weekend at a cat show.

It was full of those “fancy pants” cats.

So, being shelter cats we needed to do something special to stand out.

That’s what I do best.

 

Who could resist this face and these eyes?

But you see this paper I’m lying on?

It’s the story and pictures of where I came from.

I pass it out to everyone, and they are so interested.

 

It’s about the terrible beginning I had, and where I am today.

When they read it, something exciting happens.

Bow-Tie collects money

The dig into their pockets and wallets and give me money!

I love collecting money for the Friends Like Me Fund for special needs cats!

 

Bow-Tie is popular with the ladiesOf course there is a lot of socializing to do.

People come from all over to see me and hug me.

Ladies I don’t even know want to get some “Bow-Tie time.”

I’m happy to oblige.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie offers a photo opportunityThere were little people there too.

She asked for her picture with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie shows his tailThen I found out what she really asked for…

…to “see the kitty with no tail!”

Come on kid, I have other attributes!

 

 

 

 

 

Corage ready for the show ringCourage was there too, and she went into the show ring.

She did really good and brought a lot of awareness to special needs cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary helping outOur favorite Cat Depot Volunteer, Miss Mary, was there to help watch over us.

She was a lot of fun.

Thanks, Friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a very tiring weekend, but profitable for special needs cats.

We got donations, we got recognition, and…

Bow-Tie and Courage take a nap

…we got tired.

Tired in a good way, though.

We’re working for special needs cats, and that matters!

See you next week, says the “Cat with no tail!”

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 22, 2016

Hi Everyone,

What a fun week I’ve had!

I’m feeling great, and I got a new toy.

Usually I don’t play with toys, but this one has me hooked.

We have the garage all set up as a kitty playroom.

Sometimes I go out there to see what the youngsters are all excited about.

There it was, dangling from the scratching post.

I was intrigued.

It’s not much to look at, but I gave it a whack just to entertain Mixie and Annie.Bow-Tie playing

(Please pardon the view you’re getting in this photo. It’s somewhat embarrassing.)

 

Bow-Tie and a new toyWhen I hit it, it spun out of control and the chase was on.

It’s just a wire with some doodads on the ends, but it flies like the wind.

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan playingAnnie Sullivan heard it flying around and wanted to check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and Bow-Tie playingCourage heard it too and she caught it in mid-air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and Annie Sullivan playingThe girls took over for a little while.

It was cute that they could both hear it, and they played together with it.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan sneaking on the toyAnnie and I hid and stalked it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan conquered the toyAnd the victory was ours.

I love it.

It’s a Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy.

If you don’t have one, tell your humans to go out right now and get you one.

Check the Cat Depot Gift Shop first!

If they don’t have them yet, tell them it has the Bow-Tie paw of approval and to get some!

 

 

Bow-Tie is tired from playingIt uses a lot of energy, is good exercise…

…and wears a guy out.

It’s a good thing.

See you next week!

 

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 18, 2016

Hi Everyone,

A caretaker’s work is never done.

I’m proof of that, because this weekend I was really caretaking.

My workload is already pretty full with the girls in the house.

But this weekend I did double-duty.

My old friend Topo spent the weekend with me.

Bow-Tie and Topo

He’s special needs, so he’s close to my heart.

We both have bad ears and aren’t too proud to show them off.

 

Bow-Tie and GiadaThis time Topo brought his sister, Giada.

I hadn’t met her before…

…but we became instant friends.

The girls can’t resist me, hee hee hee.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie says follow my leadShe was new here, so I had to tell her the rules.

Rules are simple, just follow my lead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giada follows Bow-TieShe quickly fell in line…

…and followed the Bow-Tie lead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giada and Annie SullivanThen something really funny happened.

She met little Annie Sullivan.

Annie Sullivan was really interested in her and followed her everywhere.

Giada kept trying to walk away, and Annie Sullivan was on her tail… literally.

Giada was afraid of her.

I laughed my kitty head off over that one!

 

 

 

IG-looTopo and Giada are Italian Greyhounds.

For short, their mom calls them “The IGs.”

When the IGs arrived, they brought their own house with them.

Does that make their house an IG-loo?

Hee hee hee

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tries the dog foodThey had food in there too.

I tried some, but it wasn’t as good as my own.

Don’t dogs like fish?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tucks Topo in for the nightWe had a good time this weekend.

I like everyone, and the IGs are two of my favorite canines.

As with all good things, our time had to end.

I made sure Topo was all tucked in for the night.

 

 

 

 

 

Giada gets a kitty kiss from Annie SullivanOh, you know what else happened?

Giada finally understood why Annie Sullivan was following her.

She just wanted to give her a kitty kiss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-tie gets a doggy kissIt was a good weekend and there was a lot of love over here.

Just the way I like it.

See you next week!

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 11, 2016

Bow-Tie by the poolDear Everyone,

I have one word for this week – HOT.

As in, it’s hot outside.

As in, be careful, because it’s hot outside.

On the weekends i usually like to go out into the sunshine.

It feels good to be outside.

Many cats in Florida have caged-in lanais so they can go to the back yard without getting lost.

 

 

Annie Sullivan in a beach chairMy sisters like it too.

Everything is new and exciting to little Annie Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage in a beach chairCourage loves to put her face up to the sun and feel the warmth.

How she can stand it in that long fur coat is beyond me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie likes to watch the waterMy place to enjoy the sun is by the water.

No, I do not go swimming, but I enjoy looking at the water.

Speaking of water, cats need to drink water if they are outside.

Make sure there is plenty of fresh water available if you let your cat out.

If your cat goes outside, make sure you are with them.

In this heat, make sure it’s only for a short time.

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan by the poolOutside is not a good place for cats.

Cat Depot always recommends keeping cats on a leash and harness, or in an enclosed, safe area.

Keep your eye on the cats, like I do for Annie Sullivan.

Did you know cats don’t pant to cool off like a dog?

We pant and sweat through our feet.

(A big old dripping tongue hanging out is too undignified for a cat.)

 

 

Bow-Tie squints at the sunThe bright sunshine sometimes hurts our eyes too.

The famous Mighty Lou wore sunglasses.

We don’t have sunglasses and it’s just too bright.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie seeks out the shadeIf your cat goes outside with you, make sure they are safe and cool.

Cats are smart.

We will find a cool (or at least less hot) place to rest.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie talks to Annie SullivanBut then, when it’s just too hot, like it is now…

…we have a little discussion with the young ones who don’t have any sense.

We tell them the best thing to do is go inside and cool off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kisses Annie SullivanWe wipe the tears away from the crying young ones who don’t want to stop playing.

And we go inside, out of the heat.

See you next week.

Be cool!

Bow-Tie,
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