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
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 27, 2017

Bow-Tie is a donutDear Friends,

I hope your Thanksgiving was enjoyable.

Me? I’m stuck back at Halloween.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is literally a donutRemember the donuts?

Remember my donut costume?

Just when I thought this was in the past, it has come back around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guess what?

I got a call from a local pet supply store; Cats n Dogs.

They said I won Best Cat Costume in their contest!

 

Bow-Tie and Miss NancyHow exciting!

I went right over to Cats n Dogs to collect my prize.

Miss Nancy owns the store and is a really nice lady.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie won a scratcherShe gave me my prize.

It’s a really nice cat scratcher complete with cosmic catnip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie finds the good stuffThat’s not all.

She pulled out a special box with some heavy duty catnip.

Far out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie found free treatsThe best part was I got to surf her counter.

Of course I found the free samples.

It was for dogs and too hard for me to chew, but I sure licked it pretty good.

(No, the samples weren’t chicken feet. I wanted no part of that.)

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is a donutMoral of this story?

It pays to be a donut!

 

Love to you all!

Bow-Tie
The Dapper Gent

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – November 13, 2017

Bow-Tie and BroshiDear Friends,

Happy Veterans’ Day Weekend!

This weekend we honor the men and women who keep our country safe.

This weekend we honor the men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.

 

 

 

 

Broshi formalLittle Broshi wanted to help me with this message.

She’s very patriotic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi reaches for Bow-Tie's heartI’m always serious in our photo shoots, but Broshi is playful.

I’m being serious and she is trying to touch my heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi touching Bow-Tie's heartShe’s done it.

She has touched my heart – in oh so many ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broshi stole Bow-Tie's heartShe didn’t just touch my heart; she stole my heart. Literally.

I’m happy she stole my heart.

I give it to her willingly.

No one can steal our freedom, though.

This weekend we honor our Veterans.

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and BroshiThank you for our freedom.

Love you all!

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 30, 2017

Bow-Tie is a donut kittyDear Friends,

Remember when 62 members of my family and I were rescued by Cat Depot?

Remember when Cat Depot selected 13 of us and called us the Baker’s Dozen?

Remember when they nicknamed us the Donut Kitties?

 

That was cute, right?

I have always enjoyed being called a Donut Kitty.

My original name was even Glaze.

 

 

Bow-Tie donut with donutsHowever…

I never thought I would actually BE a donut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a reputation for being sweet, but this may be going too far.

Bow-Tie is a donut

Hat and all, I am officially a Donut Kitty!

 

Bow-Tie donut standing upThe outfit suits me and I’m very comfortable in my official role…

…as a Donut Kitty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie dressed as a donutI am happy to strut my sweetness all over town…

…or at least to costume contests and parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie is a sleepy donutBeing a Donut Kitty is tiring, though.

And a good Donut Kitty deserves a good donut nap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie wishes a Happy HalloweenHave a safe and Happy Halloween!

Love,

Bow-Tie
One of the original Baker’s Dozen Donut Kitties

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – October 9, 2017

Bow-Tie wears his boat tie

Happy Columbus Day Weekend, and Indigenous People Day!

I’m wearing my boat bow tie to celebrate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie looks at the camera

Serious face, serious question:

Where did Columbus first land in America?

Answer:

On his feet!

Ha ha ha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie with the flag

Now I am being serious.

I’m proud to be an American cat.

 

Who was the first cat to discover America?

Christopher Columpuss!

Ha ha ha!

 

Sorry.

Now I’m being serious again.

We all need to be proud of America.

We have freedom and a country we can love.

Let’s take care of our country and of each other.

 

The cats are cute

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – September 4th, 2017

Bow-Tie is smilingHappy Labor Day, Friends!

Big smile!

It’s a holiday weekend!

Labor Day makes me feel all red, white, and blue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie has red, white, and blue toysI’m so pawtriotic I’m only playing with red, white, and blue toys this long weekend.

My favorite colors are red, white, and blue.

My favorite things are TOYS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingPurrsonality-wise I’m a laid-back guy, but when I see toys…

…I spring into action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingChasing and catching, that’s the name of the game.

Hey! What’s this I caught?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie playingYikes!

It’s a mouse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie holding a toy in his mouthOne of the things I like best about toys is carrying them around in my mouth.

It used to be a lot easier to pick them up when I still had teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie leaving with a toyIt’s a little tougher now, holding on with only gums…

…but the job gets done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie leaving with a toyNow…

…with toy in mouth I’m off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie retrieving a toyIf you know anything at all about me, you know I love to retrieve.

I will bring a toy back to you as many times as you want to throw it.

Playing. That’s what makes his a good holiday for me.

 

Have a Happy Labor Day!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – July 3, 2017

Bow-Tie brought his flag outHappy 4th of July, Everyone!

 

It’s Independence Day weekend.

Hope you all have your flags out.

Mine is displayed proudly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie thinks about barbecueThis is a holiday for fireworks, parades, and barbecues. 

The barbecue part is my favorite.

Barbecued tuna… try it, you’ll like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie hiding from the firewoksYou know what’s not my favorite part?

Fireworks. 

Fireworks make me scream!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pets don’t like loud noises and fireworks are certainly loud.

Please make sure you protect your pets and make them feel safe. 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan

Pet them, play with them, and put a loving arm around them.

If you are calm, they will be calm.

 

Bow-Tie likes his flagEnjoy your holiday, be safe, and keep your kitties safe.

God Bless America!

Love,

Bow-Tie
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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – May 29, 2017

Annie Sullivan proud in Bow-Tie's bow tieHi Everybody!

It’s me, Annie Sullivan.

Bow-Tie is a little under the weather and I’m in charge over here.

I stole this bow tie from him, so I can write the blog real good, just like he does.

It’s Memorial Day weekend and he wanted to be sure he got his message out.

 

Bow-Tie is our leader and when he’s not feeling well we get a little worried.

He has a lot of yucky things that flare up from time to time, because of where he came from.

He’s getting better each day, and I’m taking care of things until he’s back.

 

Annie Sullivan grooms Bow-TieI’ve been taking really good care of him.

He has been sleeping a lot and hasn’t been keen on grooming, so I do it for him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan takes care of Bow-TieI keep him company all the time, so he doesn’t feel alone.

His eyes are sensitive to light right now, so he doesn’t open them very much.

I can relate to eye issues, but his will get better soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan brings out her big girl feetBow-Tie does a lot to keep us all in line and to educate the public.

When he got sick I was happy to take over for him, but it’s a big job.

I have big paws to fill, so I put my big girl feet on. Hahaha!

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan and Bow-TieBow-Tie isn’t talking much these days, but he did say one thing to me as I was writing this.

He said, “Take that bow tie off.”

Uh oh.

He sure perked up when I messed with his bow ties!

I guess I’m not in charge of everything.

 

 

 

Bow-TieHappy Memorial Day, everyone.

Let’s all remember to remember

 

Love,

Bow-Tie, The Dapper Gent, and Annie Sullivan, too

 

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Bow-Tie’s Bulletin – April 17, 2017

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan playingHappy Easter, everyone!

This is Annie Sullivan’s first Easter.

To make it special for her, we got her some Easter decorations.

At first she wasn’t quite sure of the texture the pretty grass offered.

She pushed it around and seemed very interested in this new feeling.

 

 

Annie Sullivan plays with the grassShe experiences things with her mouth to see what they are.

I told her this grass isn’t edible, and not to chew it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie tells Annie Sullivan not to eat the grassShe didn’t listen.

When they don’t listen, youngsters sometimes have to find things out the hard way.

She learned Easter grass is not for eating.

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan playingShe was still very interested in the texture of the grass.

She started flinging it around pretty good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Sullivan dresses Bow Tie in Easter grassI think I actually heard her laughing as she tossed it on me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan playingShe tried to pat me and say she was sorry.

She’s young.

It’s Easter.

I was very willing to forgive her.

 

 

 

 

Bow-Tie and Annie SullivanBut then…

…then…

…I saw the silly look on her face, like she was all proud of herself…

…and she would do it again.

But I forgave her.

She’s young.

I love her.

And it’s Easter.

 

Bow-Tie and Annie Sullivan taking a cat napThen we had a nice little Easter catnap.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Don’t eat the grass.

Love,

Bow-Tie
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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
The Dapper Gent

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