Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – March 27, 2017

Bow-Tie looks cute for his blogDear Friends,

I am so excited and anxious to share this news!

It’s about my most important mission….

…getting special needs cats adopted.

I work hard to help find my special needs friends (Friends Like Me) forever homes.

Everywhere I go I spread the news, ask for donations, and pass out literature.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie's bow tie is spinningWell, guess what?

There are only two special needs cats left at Cat Depot right now!

All the rest of them have been adopted!

That makes me so happy my bow tie is spinning!

But, there are still two Friends Like Me kitties there who need homes.

Please let me introduce them.

 

 

 

Torrie longs for a homeThis is Torrie, a beautiful and refined lady who likes head and chin scratches.

She would be comfortable curling up on your bed for a nap.

Torrie is 8.5 years young.

Sadly, she was relinquished because of inconsistent litter box use.

As if often the case, the cause was medical and not behavioral.

She has proper litter box habits now when she is well.

She is on a prescription diet to battle her (sorry, folks) constipation.

Torrie has someone who will pay her adoption fee when she finds her forever home.

 

Bonanza longs to find a familyNow meet Bonanza…

…how pretty is she?!?

Bonanza is an affectionate girl who enjoys attention and human interaction.

She likes to rub against people and encourage them to pet her.

Bonanza is 7.5 years young.

She has some spine issues and arthritis, but doesn’t let that stop the outflow of love.

She is on kidney supplements (sprinkled on her food) and a special dry diet.

 

 

Bow-Tie counts his moneyAs I write this, Bonanza just plucked one of my heart strings.

Do you know what I’m going to do?

I checked my stash, and I have enough to purrsonally pay for Bonanza’s adoption.

We just need someone to come and fall in love with her, and take her home.

Will you be that someone?

 

Please go to Cat Depot and see both Torrie and Bonanza.

The adoption fees will be paid.

The special needs food is not expensive.

The love these two girls have to share is priceless.

 

Bow-Tie loves his jobThis is why I love what I do.

I help my Friends Like Me kitties find loving homes.

I’ll sleep good tonight.

Love,

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 19, 2016

Bow-Tie arrived early, on the lookout for carriersHi Everyone,

My heart feels so good this week.

We made our first delivery of Carriers for Cats.

That’s the program that provides carriers for people who do not have them.

It’s all about safety for the cats.

We drove to the assigned location for the pickup of carriers.

I got there early and was on the lookout for the delivery.

 

Bow-Tie's box with carriersAnd there it is!

No mistaking the special labeling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie piled all the carriers in the carWe loaded all 15 carriers into my transport vehicle.

Every carrier received my paw stamp of approval.

Then we were on our way to Cat Depot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie arrived to Cat Depot with carriers piled highOnce we arrived at Cat Depot, I got into the driver’s seat.

We piled them high and headed in to distribute them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with a group of friends from Cat DepotMy friends from the clinic and adoption staff met me to receive the carriers.

They were all so thankful to have them.

They told me just that morning a lady came in with her cat in a bag.

She had no carrier and needed to get her cat to the clinic.

We’re grateful she brought the cat into the clinic.

Now she can have a new carrier, so her cat is safe.

 

Thank you to the anonymous angel who made this all possible.

Carriers for Cats is now part of the Friends Like Me Program.

It does a heart good to help someone… human or feline.

 

Have a happy week!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – December 5, 2016

Bow-Tie can't walk away from the projectDear Everyone,

I can’t walk away from this project… It’s in full stride now. (See the word game I played right there? Haha!)

 

I’m talking about Carriers for Cats.

Last week I introduced it, and guess what happened?

People are jumping on board to help!

Bow-Tie approves of this carrier

Carriers for Cats is now part of the Friends Like Me program.

A good friend of mine had the idea to donate cat carriers for people who cannot afford them.

Now other people are asking if they can donate carriers, or donate the cost to purchase one.

Of course you can!

Every cat needs to be safe when they are transported.

 

Plastic boxes are not safe as cat carriersThe clinic sees some pretty unsafe modes of transportation every day.

For instance…

…plastic totes are brought in carrying cats way too often.

Why aren’t they safe?

Because if they are left open, the cat can easily jump out when frightened.

 

 

 

With the lid on, the cat won't get any airAnd because they have lids…

…when closed there is no air, and the cat will suffer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's easy to jump out of a plastic boxAlso, when the lid is opened…

…the nervous and frightened cat will pop out and probably run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie likes to ride shotgun, but it's not safeSome cats (like me) enjoy going places.

Some of us like to just cruise around, sitting on the seat of the car.

As cool as that looks, it’s not safe.

The only way to transport a cat is in a safe carrier made for cats.

That’s what carriers for cats is all about.

Safety.

 

 

I will make the first delivery of Carriers for Cats on Friday, December 18th.

I will be at Cat Depot with them at 2 PM.

After that, we’ll make regular monthly deliveries.

Our goal is to get every cat that comes into the clinic a safe ride.

 

Bow-Tie with a funny urnAnd, by the way, don’t even think about putting a cat in something stupid for transport.

This, for instance, is not safe, and it’s way below the dignity of a cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan exploring the urnBesides, it’s easy to jump out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan jumping out of the urnSee what I mean!

Safety first!

 

See you next week.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 28, 2016

Bow-Tie on top of the worldDear Friends,

I’m speaking to you from on top of the world today!

Well, actually I’m speaking to you from on top of a cat carrier.

But I’m on top of the world about a very special announcement!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie inside a carrierWondering why I’m in a cat carrier?

Wondering why I’m so excited about cat carriers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats in CarriersWell that’s my big announcement.

I’m introducing a very special program called, “Cats in Carriers.”

 

A dear friend of the Friends Like Me program contacted me.

She heard about a lady who took her two cats to the vet in a cardboard box.

She did not have a proper cat carrier.

When they got to the vet, one of the cats jumped out of the box and ran away.

We commend her for taking the cats to the vet.

We are saddened by the loss of one of her beloved cats.

 

 

Cats in CarriersOur dear friend asked me if she could provide carriers through the Friends Like Me program.

I could not have said “yes” fast enough, because the need is actually great.

People do transport their cats in an unsafe manner, and we need to fix that.

 

 

 

 

 

Cats in CarriersShe ran out right away and purchased the first batch of cat carriers.

She mixed it up in color so they’re even more exciting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats in CarriersThey’re nice and roomy, even for the biggest cat.

“Cats in Carriers” will become an ongoing part of the Friends Like Me program at Cat Depot.

The carriers will be distributed through Cat Depot’s clinic to people who do not have and cannot afford them.

My friend wants to remain anonymous (to everyone but me.)

So I will personally make the first delivery of carriers to Cat Depot very soon.

 

Bow-Tie endorsedThe “Cats in Carriers” part of Friends Like Me is Bow-Tie endorsed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cat carrier is the only safe way to transport your cat…

Bow-Tie squished

…the cat doesn’t have to like it, but they will be safe.

Thank you to my very good and generous friend of Friends Like Me!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 21, 2016

Bow-Tie got a cardDear Friends,

Look what I got!

I got a Thanksgiving Day card in the mail.

It’s from my friend Mike and the Kitties.

He’s generous with Cat Depot, and is especially generous with the Friends Like Me Fund.

Thank you, Mike and the Kitties!

(Yes, you do see someone trying to sneak into the picture.)

 

Bow-Tie feels specialI feel pretty special that someone remembers me so often, and helps my special needs friends.

I feel pretty special indeed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanThe card makes me think about things I’m thankful for, and I have a lot of things.

I was saved from a very, very bad situation, and now I have a wonderful home.

And as I look around I see my special friends who love me, and I love them back.

We all need friends.

We need each other.

So, my short and sweet message this week is to be thankful.

Be thankful for what you have and find good in everything.

 

Bow-Tie sees the bright side of lifeThere is good in everything.

Sometimes we have to look a little harder than other times, but we can find good if we look.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan say Happy ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving, my dear friends.

Don’t eat too much turkey!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 17, 2016

Bow-Tie posing with a cardHi Friends,

I’m special. Did you know that?

Well, someone knows.

Look what I got in the mail.

It says, “Someone as special as you…”

See? I told you I’m special.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie reading his cardThe inside says, “…should have a purr-fectly Happy Halloween.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie feels specialHalloween?

That isn’t so special.

It’s what was written in the card that makes it so special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The writing on the inside said,

“Here is a small gift for your Friends Like Me Fund.
Hopefully it will help in small way for all those in need.
I enjoy reading your weekly Bow-Tie Bulletin.
Always gives me something to think about and smile.
Have a good week.”

Signed, “Mike and the Kitties.”

 

Bow-Tie with his cardIsn’t that sweet?

It really touched my heart.

There is no small gift, because everything counts and everything helps.

I’m not really special, it’s the Friends Like Me Fund that is special.

My special friends need it so much.

 

 

So, I give a great big special Thank You to Mike and the Kitties.

And to everyone who cares about special needs cats.

Way to go!

Bow-Tie high fives

High Five to Mike and the Kitties!

With my thanks and my love.

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – August 8, 2016

Bow-tie feeling betterDear Everyone,

I’m feeling better now.

Still on my medicine, but I’m feeling great.

So it’s back to work for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie shouts out about his latest projectI’m shouting out loud about my newest project.

This one is close to my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LoverboyMeet Loverboy…

…he is a special needs friend of mine.

He is 8 years old.

He has severe stomatitis and decreased kidney function.

Decreased kidney function is pretty common, and can be controlled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie shows he doesn't have teethThe stomatitis is something I can relate to, because it involves teeth and gums.

I had it myself.

The cure? Get those teeth out of there and get to fixing the inflammation.

Cat Depot pulled all his teeth and he is much, much better now.

Once the choppers come out, the pain goes with it.

Eating soft food is easy to do.

Hard food has to go down whole, so we need a lot of water.

I eat hard and soft and never have a problem.

Loverboy will eat just fine, and his mouth won’t ever hurt him again.

 

Loverboy is a complete lap cat.

He loves humans and loves attention.

 

I’m on a campaign to get Loverboy into a loving home right away.

He’s at Cat Depot, and he is ready to go home.

 

Bow-Tie offers his pocket moneySpecial needs cats sometimes take a little extra financial support.

Most of the work has already been done and paid for on Loverboy. But he does need medicine and regular check-ups with the doctor.

I’m prepared to chip in for his adoption.

(I have inside information that Cat Depot may be working on something special, too.)

Don’t let a little money stand in the way of love.

And don’t let a toothless kitty scare you.

We can lick you just as good without teeth! Hee hee

 

Loverboy looks for an adopterSo, put this picture in your mind…

…that’s Loverboy watching out the window.

He’s watching and waiting for that car to pull into Cat Depot to take him home.

Bow-Tie yawnsPlease give him a chance.

Special needs cats rule!

 

See you next week.

Bow-Tie,
The Dapper Gent

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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,
The Dapper Gent

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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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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – June 6, 2016

Welcome tableHi Everyone!

We did it!

We had the Donut Kitty Reunion!

The day was here.

The table was lined with Donut Kitty memories and the donuts (pastry kind) had arrived.

 

 

Bow-Tie wants to enter the roomI was there first and waited anxiously at the door for my siblings to arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SprinkleThe first one to come was Sprinkle.

Here’s Sprinkle with Boston’s Dad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BostonThen came Boston.

I loved all of them, but Boston became my best bud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston and SugarBoston was a real lover.

Boston was the one who made Sugar feel comfortable.

She was a little shy at first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SiyaJelly now called Siya (get it?) was there with her Mom and Dad.

She’s the only one with all that coloring.

So cute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunkin and BostonDunkin now known as Jack came in and went right up to everyone.

Here he is with Boston.

Dunkin is the only one with long hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group photoNot all of the Donut Kitties were able to make it.

But the ones who did loved the party.

Some of the shy Donuts sent their parents to represent them.

They were all honored, talked about, and included in the day.

 

 

 

Boston in Donut bow tieEach Donut was given a beautiful gift bag.

The bag included the Donut Kitty Reunion DVD, toys, and treats.

It also included a very special gift from me.

Here’s Boston in his…

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Sprinkle in his…Sprinkle in donut bow tie

I’m thinking these guys need a little practice in bow tie wearing.

It was a great party and lots of wonderful people did a lot of work.

A lot of love was in that room, both human and feline.

It was also a place to showcase special needs cats and bring awareness.

 

 

Bow-Tie napping on a purseSo, I found a purse and camped out until I got a donation!

Thank you to everyone who made the day so much fun.

Thank you to all the Donut Kitty parents.

You gave my siblings and me a life worth living!

 

 

 

 

 

Life is short have a donutLove you all!

Bow-Tie,
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