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!

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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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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 5, 2016

Bow-Tie in red white and blueHi Everyone and Happy Holiday Weekend!

I enjoy the red, white, and blue theme as I am an All American Cat.

We’re usually called Domestic Cat because we’re not a specific breed; we’re all mixed up.

The term All American just seems to fit better.

Besides, I like red, white, and blue.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanPeople tend to get together this weekend for fun in the sun.

I took little Annie Sullivan out in the sun too.

She likes the warmth, even though she can’t see the beauty of outdoors.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan enjoying the sunShe likes to play with me, so why not catch some rays while we do it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie SullivanPeople are all geared up for hot dogs and ice cream this weekend.

Me?

I’ve got my licker going too, but it’s for something much sweeter than ice cream.

Annie Sullivan needs a protector and that’s what I do best.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with a beach umbrellaThis weekend people think about and thank the men and women who make our country safe.

Us cats think about the humans and organizations that make us safe.

We need to be protected, loved, and to be safe.

Thanks to you all who do such a good job doing just that – keeping us safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie enjoying the holidayHappy 4th of July!

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 27, 2016

Bow-Tie and Helen KellerDear Everyone,

If you know anything about me, you know I am a lover.

I am a caretaker. I am a giver. I am a nurturer.

I love special needs kitties and love to care for them.

This is my beloved Helen keller.

When I lost her, I lost a piece of my heart.

Courage and Blueberry are pretty independent and don’t need me.

I was sad.

Sad until…

Annie Sullivan

…this little girl popped into the picture!

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanThis is Annie Sullivan, named after Helen Keller’s beloved teacher.

Annie Sullivan is blind, but that doesn’t stop her.

She loves to play.

I am sharing all of my toys with her.

I even bring them to her if she can’t find them.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie SullivanShe is very active.

Too active maybe, but she’s young.

Sometimes I have to hold her down to give her a bath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan fell asleep playingThen just when I think she will never stop playing…

…she falls asleep in the middle of a game.

Finally I can get a little cat nap.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan in the sunI am helping her explore the world.

She likes to go outside in the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan in the strollerShe likes to go for rides.

I use any opportunity to give her some lovin’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan hugging Bow-TieShe follows me everywhere.

She takes every opportunity to give me a hug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie being hugged by Annie SulilvanAnd to say, “Thank you for helping me through life.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie kissing Annie Sullivan on the headFinally I have someone new to care for.

And her name is Annie Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love has come full circleLove has come full circle. (Pun intended.)

See you next week.

Bow-Tie,
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 20, 2016

Bow-Tie with a film cameraHi Everyone,

It’s Bow-Tie on location (well, kind of.)

I’m reporting from the movie mecca of the USA… California.

Guess who lives there?

 

 

 

 

 

HunterMy very special friend Hunter.

Isn’t he handsome?

He’s the special needs kitty who was lucky enough to be adopted from Cat Depot and flown to California.

He has a neurological disorder that gives him the wobbles when he walks.

He also has a wobbly head, and that makes him so cute.

I sent my mom out to California to check on him. (I don’t like flying.)

 

Hunter with his dadHis dad brought him outside to meet his guests.

When Hunter as born he wasn’t able to walk very well at all.

He spent some time in a foster home to gain some strength.

Now he can walk, run, and jump, but he still wobbles (in a cute way.)

 

 

 

 

Hunter going up the stairsHunter lives on the second floor…

…and he has no trouble at all going all the way up by himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter waiting by the doorHe knows exactly where he lives.

He lead the way right to his door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter showing his favorite spotThe first thing Hunter did was show off his favorite spot.

He likes to sit and look out the window.

He also keeps his memories of Cat Depot close to him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter posing for a photoHunter’s legs are still all wobbly, and he will be like that forever.

He’s a very special guy and has a very special home.

It’s a wonderful thing when one of the Friends Like Me cats is adopted.

It’s an even more wonderful thing to see them in their happy home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All good things come to an end, and sadly so did the visit with Hunter.

As he watched his visitors leave…

Hunter watching his visitors leave

… I know he is thankful for the wonderful life he has now.

And it’s thanks to Cat Depot and the Friends Like Me program for special needs cats.

Hunter waving bye byeBye bye from Hunter.

And bye bye from me until next week.

Bow-Tie,
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