Tootie the Fax Cat
Tootie was never as involved with customers as Catty Wampus, but she will always be famous as our "fax cat". She was a faithful office cat for many years at Creations when we were on Main Street. She road back and forth to work with Julie and spent many years "helping" Julie with office paperwork or helping us put together any packages that involved ribbons.
Somewhere along the line Tootie developed an interest in the Fax Machine and was obsessed with watching the faxes fall to the floor. She perked up whenever she heard the incoming fax tone and then she guarded the faxes on the floor. But if neither of the girls was nearby she would actually pick up the fax and take it out to the store to deliver it to either Kathy or Julie. We know it is hard to believe, but we are not stretching the truth. You can read Tootie's most famous fax delivery story and view the photos on our The Amazing (But True) Tale of Tootie the Fax Cat page.
Tootie is now just with us in spirit, she had a long and exciting life.
Life at the store wasn't always easy for Tootie. Here she is protesting the purchase of a silly new fax machine. "That goofy machine is different than my old machine. It doesn't make the same noises and even worse, it doesn't drop those wonderful curled up faxes to the floor. I'm devastated and am refusing to deliver any more faxes! (Actually, I just don't know when they are arriving any more."
Luckily for Tootie, the girls realized Tootie had a reputation to uphold, afterall she was a Famous Fax Cat, so after a few months they went out and bought the old style thermal fax machine.
Tootie rode to and from work on daily. She insisted on sticking her head out the window until we reached EXACTLY 15 mph.
By the way, pardon our tiny images of Tootie, her heyday was in the very early days of digital cameras, so our photos of her are not very big.
By the way, Tootie wanted to set the record straight. There have been implications that she spent all her time sleeping.. But here is proof that she really did pitch in when help was needed. Tootie was an all round helpful office assistant. One of her favorite tasks was to help Ginger get ribbons ready to tie around all those fat quarters.