Joe was a large orange tabby cat owned by Burnie Burns.
Joe was brought into the office by his owner, Burnie Burns. He was notorious for going to the bathroom in all the wrong places (for example, under office tables, by the fridge, and in the podcast studio).
Post Rooster Teeth
It was announced live on Rooster Teeth Podcast 205 by Burnie Burns, that Joe will be retiring from the office in February 2013. In a status on Twitter, Burnie also announced that the team was throwing a retirement party for Joe.
As one of his retirement gifts, Joe was awarded with a gold cat collar. He made a short comeback in Podcast #235.
He answers to no man, and made a short reappearance on RT Recap: Pets of RT. In the video, he is depicted as having a deep civilized voice and wondering where Mildred the Mouse is. At the end, he is chased by Watson, Miles Luna's pet dog.
There is also a Joe The cat Shirt in the Rooster Teeth Store, featuring an image of Joe, seemingly passed out from his own retirement party.
On Rooster Teeth Podcast 486, Burnie announced that Joe the Cat had passed away.
- Joe is repeatedly shown that he doesn't care what people do to him, shown by Burnie stretching and using Joe as a pendulum. The reason for this is that Joe was constantly held by Burnie everyday, so that he would feel comfortable when being held.
- In the Podcast episodes that he appears in, Burnie holds and uses him to play jokes on the other members of the podcast.
- In one Podcast, he is spun around on the ground by Lindsay, but doesn't run away. In an RT Life however, he was spun and ran away.
- He has an official Twitter feed where he discuses life events, occurring within and around the Rooster Teeth office.