Meet a Real Copy Cat

By Gregory Pings, content marketing manager for Xerox

This story is about a cat named Xerox. The folks from the Madison, Wis., Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin describe Xerox as a 4-month old kitten that was picked up as a stray. He’s a “little scared” and has beautiful markings on his back.

Xerox the cat. Photo courtesy of Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin, Inc.
Xerox the cat. Photo courtesy of Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin, Inc.

Why is the editor of a Xerox blog writing this article? Is it because I want to make some point about how Xerox is transforming the experience of how people work? Or the Xerox Iridesse Production Press delivers breath-taking image quality, much like  the kitty’s markings on his back? Perhaps I will write a post about protecting our brand assets.*

Hyperlinks notwithstanding, this article is not about any of that. Every now and again, I remove the leash (get it?) from my editorial restraint.

Here’s the real story: My sister, who lives in Madison, sent me a link to Xerox the cat’s photo on Facebook. With a smiley emoticon, she asked me to keep the corporate brand police at bay. My response: “Is he a copy cat?”

Bottom line: Xerox is so cute – I’m talking about the cat – and I could not resist a good solid shout out to my hometown.

*Hyperlinks and text updated on May 21, 2018.

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  1. Martha Pings February 21, 2014 - Reply

    Why shout when you can write with feline grace?

  2. Travis Gnehm February 21, 2014 - Reply

    A fun read to start off my Friday. Have a great weekend, Gregory.

  3. Barry February 21, 2014 - Reply

    I assume this may be a fun reference to “Felix the Cat”…but that reference may be too old for many people to recognize. Regardless, now inside my head all day I’ll be hearing the song “Xerox, the cat, the wonderful wonderful cat…”

    • gregpings February 21, 2014 - Reply

      Thanks, Barry. Now the song is in my head, too.

  4. PatC February 21, 2014 - Reply

    You are so funny, and almost a cute as the cat… 😉

  5. Susan March 3, 2014 - Reply

    Let’s hope he finds a forever home soon.

  6. carolyn March 4, 2014 - Reply

    Nice to know “Xerox” has seen a chance for happiness. (Both company and the cat) as a kid I had a black/ white Britney, we named Xerox. His twin we named Copy. We kept Xerox and gave away Copy. … Just a smile on a feel good day!

  7. Erin Gillard June 1, 2018 - Reply

    I’ve always thought we needed a mascot! (And I love it when you remove the editorial restraint leash Greg!)

    • Gregory Pings June 1, 2018 - Reply

      By now, I trust that our favorite kitty cat is comfortably enjoying his wonderful owners who appreciate the finer things in life. Thinks like cheese curds, micro brews, and the Badgers. Golly, how I miss it!

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