Name: Tootsie, Toots, Tootsie Wootsie, Caesar Tootsicus, Great Gray Eminence
Breed: Oxford GrayÊIntegrated Pedantic (mixed breed)
Likes: Cheese, hot muggy nights out on the prowl, sleeping late with the boys, his Kittie Tease Delux, when his people hang out on the back deck with him.
Dislikes: Walking on ice, when Dolly (his fellow cat mate) dares to eat first, when dogs come to visit.
About Tootsie: Tootsie came to live with us in 1992, a gift from my friend Nadine, whose cool cat Luray had a litter. The boys, then 2 and 6 years old adored the kitten and it was Nick who named him Tootsie Roll. The Roll part was later lost, but Tootsie became a tough talking, amiable companion, allowing the boys to wear him around their necks and tolerating other displays of affection with endless patience.
A devoted hunter, Tootsie is fabled to have felled a moose and was once seen actually in-flight when a Dalmation paid him a surprise visit. He’s on a first name basis with most of the neighbors, whom he visits by walking up to their back doors and asking to come in.
Able to leap tall counters with a single, quiet bound, one leaves meat or cheese on the counter at their own peril, but Tootsie’s always good company.