Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – February 11, 2019

A portrait of Bow-TieDear Friends,

Look at this…

…a portrait of yours truly!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with the Pet GazetteAnd if that wasn’t enough…

…it’s on the front cover of a local pet magazine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with the Pet GazetteYep. That’s me…

…and it’s out on newsstands now.

Inside is the story of how Cat Depot saved me from a horrific hoarding environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and CourageI know my readers are all over the country.

Sorry, this is a local magazine so you may not be able to get it, but you can still see the cover.

Courage was sweet and wanted to share in my joy.

She also wore a bow tie to help celebrate the occasion.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BroshiBroshi on the other hand just plopped herself down right on my face.

You can dress them up, but you can’t make them behave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looks handsome in his bow tieThanks to this wonderful magazine for making me a cover boy.

Thanks again to Cat Depot for making me healthy enough to be me!

Love you all!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – January 7, 2019

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan got a presentHappy New Year, Everyone!

This is my first message of the new year.

Hope you are all well and happy.

Annie Sullivan and I just got another Christmas gift!

It’s wrapped in a cozy kitty blanket.

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan opens the packageAnnie Sullivan is really good at opening things, so I’ll leave it to her.

She’s persistent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan opened the packageSee what I told you…

…she got it open.

It’s a great new kitty activity box.

It has a feather outside, balls inside, and a scratching surface.

Any kitty’s dream gift!

 

 

 

 

The girls enjoy the new toyCourage came running when she heard the scratching and the balls rolling around.

Being the gentleman I am, I stepped aside for the girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixie plays with the featherMixie was quite intrigued with the feather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls enjoy the new toyBroshi was attracted by the sounds.

Mixie was a bit selfish about sharing at first…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls enjoy the new toy…but then she helped Broshi find out how to play with the balls inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls enjoy the new toyI think I’ll just take a nap and let the girls play for a while.

Who can resist such cuteness?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-TieSee you next week!

Love,
Bow-Tie

The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 4, 2017

Bow-Tie waking upDear Friends,

It’s that time of year again.

Big yawn, because it’s the same old thing every year.

It’s the time of year we pets call, “Humor the humans.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with SantaOne guess what we had to do this weekend.

We had to go see Santa.

I wasn’t impressed, but the little girls wanted to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Santa choking Broshi?It’s Broshi’s first Christmas, so it was important for her to go.

However…

…when Santa first held her, he put her in a choke hold.

That isn’t good for the cat, or for the photo.

I had to have a talk with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage and SantaHe did better with Courage.

She’s not one to be put in an awkward position, and I think he knew that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilot and SantaAnd then there was the dog.

She had to have her picture, because it’s her first Christmas too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa with BroshiWe finally got a nice picture of Broshi…

…minus the choke hold, thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilot with antlersAll in all it was a fun day and I’ll say this, cats have it better than dogs.

When cats go to see Santa he may not know how to handle us, but we still look good.

Only a dog would allow a human to humiliate them publicly and enjoy it.

You’ll never see a cat wearing stupid antlers.

 

Happy Santa photos, everyone!

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 – May 22, 2017

Bow-Tie has new furnitureDear Friends,

We got a new cat playhouse over here this week.

It has a place for one of us to hide, and one of us to stand guard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie approves of the colorI love the colorful paint job.

Blue is my favorite color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie rubs his head on the tableIt provides a nice surface for rubbing my head.

Not too hard, not too soft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage likes playing inside the new houseCourage enjoys playing inside.

She thinks it’s her house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice frame for BlueberryBlueberry likes to pose between the legs.

She says they frame her beauty perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synchronized jumpingI’m teaching Annie Sullivan something…

…how to jump at the same time as me, when I say “1, 2, 3.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie closed the door to the girlsSometimes I get tired of these girls wanting all my attention…

…so I shut them in and lock the door on them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The humans say this is not a cat playhouse, it’s a dining room table.

Breakfast time on the new table

I disagree.

Bow-Tie found a good spot for a napTo me it’s just a real nice place to take a little nap.

Have a colorful week!

Love,

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 – December 26, 2016

Bow-Tie wishes everyone a Merry ChristmasMeowy Christmas, Everyone!

It’s Christmas morning as I write this.

It makes me think about what’s been going on, and what’s really important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie under the wrapping paper. It's a cat thing. There was all the wrapping to do.

People get all stressed out about it and make it a big deal.

To a cat, it’s simple…

…jump into the pile, then take a nap.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Courage shoppingThere was all the shopping to do.

People get stressed about about that too.

To a cat, that’s simple too…

…get what’s important and get on with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone togetherThen there’s the gifts.

Cats like gifts too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this toy!But cats’ needs are simple…

…just one little something makes us very happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nap with someone you love - Bow-Tie and Courage sleepingWhen it’s all said and done,

one thing is the most important.

Spending time with someone you love…

Adopting a cat will give everyone someone to love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then one question remains on Christmas morning…

Bow-Tie wonders who will clean up the mess.

Yikes! Who’s gonna clean up this mess?

Merry Christmas.

Love,
Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Bow-Tie's vet check up started wellDear Everyone,

I’m going to tell you something pretty purrsonal.

There was a little incident and some news this week.

Generally I like to spread good news.

This however is not so good.

I had my 6-month check-up at the vet this week.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Courage waiting at the vet's officeIt all started out pretty good.

I like my vet and I’m always happy to see her.

Even wore a nice Christmas tie for the occasion.

Courage  went too, and we patiently waited until it was our turn.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is curious to see what the vet techs are doingI’m always curious about what’s going on, so I interact with the vet techs.

They think I’m funny… and nosey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage is proud of being healthyCourage was finished first and got a purrfect report.

She was all proud of herself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What? No, I'm not chubby!Remember I started out saying this news was not so good?

Well, here it comes…

…the vet came in with a report she printed out.

She said she wanted to discuss something.

Ready for the bad report?

Here’s what she showed us…

Bow-Tie's weight chart

 

Bow-Tie is ashamedShe said I had a weight problem!!!

Me!!!

I was so embarrassed.

All I could do was hang my head in shame.

Me.

Chubby.

Really?

 

 

Small incident at the vet's officeI know it’s not healthy for cats to be overweight.

I am just now starting to carry a little extra weight, so we’ll catch it early.

But it’s the Christmas season, and I am going to have to be treat-less.

There better be extra toys in that stocking to make up for the missing treats.

“A bit chubby” was the vet’s description.

How embarrassing.

So with hunger pangs and embarrassment I say bye for this week.

Bow-Tie
(Temporary Chubby Cat)

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 24, 2016

Bow-Tie needs to address something importantHi my friends!

Can I talk to you about something very serious?

This time of the year everybody is talking about Trick or Treat.

I don’t like tricks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks of treatsBut I sure do like treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie talks about cat treatsCat treats, that is.

Cat treats are the only ones we cats should eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie reads the labelI’m always careful to read the label before I eat anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tests treats for CourageI’m also very good at protecting my sisters from bad things.

I do taste tests for them. (Hee hee)

 

Candy is not good for cats.

Humans have to be especially careful this time a year.

There is an abundance of candy around and we are, after all, curious cats.

Sugar is never good, chocolate is often toxic, and all kinds of bad things can happen.

 

Bow-Tie has a serious discussion about cat treatsChocolate covered raisins are a double whammy.

They can cause kidney failure.

Please protect your kitties this season.

No candy for cats.

Cat treats only, please.

 

 

Annie Sullivan compliments Bow-Tie

Bow-Tie writes a good blog, doesn’t he?

He’s too humble to say so himself, but I’m not!

And now he’s embarrassed.

But I think Bow-Tie rules!

 

Love from both of us,

Bow-Tie (and me, Annie Sullivan)
The Dapper Gent

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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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