Tootsie is a skinny, deaf little thing who generally acts quite oblivious to both things.
Tootsie was surrendered to RAPS at about the age of 5. The hearing loss which had occurred prior to this had made her so anxious that she began to pee everywhere and often in the home where she was living, to the point that it was impossible to continue keeping her there.
Currently around 12 years old, she looks older due to a thyroid condition (hence the skinny). Leslie says she sometimes gets likened to the Energizer bunny for the way that, despite her age and her health problems, she just keeps going and going.
Updated February 18, 2012: This weekend, we had to say good-bye to this lovable old girl. We’ll miss you, sweet funny girl.