One rescue cat kept coming home with dollar bills, so its owner decided to figure out how. Sir Whines a Lot is an office cat who spends his time at the place of work of his owner in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He lives at the marketing office of the building belonging to the firm, GuRuStu. Owner Stuart McDaniel, who is both in charge of the marketing company and the cat, was shocked to find out that the cat was collecting tons of money while the owner was out of the office, which was good for business but a bit shocking given the circumstances.
McDaniel learned about his cat’s money-collecting antics thanks to his father’s observation skills.
“I get a call from my dad saying, ‘Why is there money on the floor at the office? There’s at least $5 on the floor near the glass, where you can slip it through.’ My mom and sister [and I], we figured if people are doing it already, we might as well apply it for something good in the community.”
Although McDaniels had no idea how the cat was collecting the money, it soon became evident that people were slipping dollar bills through the glass door so the cat could get a bit richer through their shared bit of camaraderie. People were just having fun with the cat and wanted to go about slipping Sir Whines a Lot some money to have some fun.
Before long, the cat got a new nickname – Cashnip Kitty – which was what he became known as on the company’s Facebook page. Because the cat was so good at getting people to separate themselves from their hard-earned cash money, the marketing company decided to post a warning note on their glass door that read, “Warning: Cashnip Kitty is a hustler with a philanthropic heart. He will snatch your money!”
Thankfully, McDaniels wanted to do something good with all the money that his cat collected from people who gave it to him. Every dollar that Cashnip Kitty collected from eager donors was given to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, which desperately needed money to help the countless homeless people plaguing the streets of Tulsa.
Every weekend, Sir Whines a Lot brings in about thirty or forty dollars. The marketing company has donated two checks worth about one hundred dollars each to the Tulsa Day Center to give to people in need who are struggling with homelessness in the city of Tulsa.
Director of development at the center, Monica Martin, stated: “I’ve heard of a lot of unique ways people are raising money for us, but this is a first for me, and I absolutely love it. The cat seems to be loving the attention and it has been benefiting and blessing us in the process.”
Thankfully, this rescue cat knows how to give back after learning how to separate people from their money. What do you think about Sir Whines a Lot and his penchant for taking people’s cash?