Xerox is a stray cat in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Xerox showing up in unexpected places? Or how, like this poor little kitty, Xerox is transforming itself? 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.