Office Cat Steals Money From Strangers Because He Loves Money So Much
Sir Whines-A-Lot doesn’t let anything pass. Not any dollar bills, that is. The beautiful rescue cat, who resides permanently in the GuRuStu office in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, has gained quite a following in the area.
He works as a typical feline employee during the day, happy to give his coworkers a rest or hop on their keyboard to send emails unintelligibly on their behalf. The true work of Sir Whines-A-Lot, however, begins in the evening.
One morning when Stuart McDaniel arrived back at work, he saw some cash on the floor next to the glass door where Sir Whines-A-Lot likes to sunbathe and people watch. The mystery surrounding how the money got there only grew more confusing.
“We had no idea why it kept happening, but it did. Therefore, we chose to put a theory to the test, McDaniel told The Dodo. When we tried to slide cash through the door’s opening, the cat jumped up and grabbed it.” It turned out that Sir Whines-a-lot, who has complete control over the facility at night, had been buying all that money himself. And the cash just kept coming in.
While his employees were away, McDaniel assumed, Sir Whines-A-Lot had been drawing visitors to the glass, urging them to attempt and communicate with him via the slot. A bill would be a useful cat toy in that situation. The first folks, McDaniel said, “probably didn’t plan to lose their dollar.” “He grabbed it, possibly because they put it in to play a trick on him. At first, when you hold money there, he will playfully bat at it and say, “Oh, that’s sort of fun.” “He’ll suddenly bite it, though, and rip it out of your hand.” He moves so quickly that you don’t even notice what takes place.
The cat’s passion for stealing money finally drew local attention. Soon, more and more people started playing games with Sir Whines-A-Lot using money, which they ultimately lost. It’s turned into a game. You must pay $1 to play because the cat will take your money, according to McDaniel. Sir Whines-A-Lot must feel a little bit like he is stealing because this game is so simple for him.
“He pats it when the money comes through. McDaniel stated, “Like, ‘This is my money now. He’ll even roll around in the dough to wallow in it. In fact, he’ll roll around in it. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.”
McDaniel felt it should be put to good use because their office pet was making a loads of cash at night. He has started giving it to an organisation that aids the city’s homeless population. Sir Whines-A-Lot would surely agree, he thought. It feels right because he was once homeless, McDaniel added. Sir Whines-A-Lot has already donated more than $100 under the name CASHnip Kitty.
McDaniels believes that when word spreads, more people will go out of their way to have Sir Whines-A-Lot steal their money. The cat will gladly accept it from their hands because “he’s clearly enjoying the attention,” according to McDaniel. “We’ll continue to allow him to do it as long as he wants to.”
The fact that their chubby office cat has started working as a philanthropist on the side is something no one could have expected, but it has only made them love him more. He was once just a silly cat, but now we appreciate him a lot more. He is helping, according to McDaniel. I’d advise other companies to allow cats in the workplace, but I’ve never met a cat quite like him.