That Ellie is a favorite of mine.
I think you finally got just the shot of Tootsie you were after - that last one. She looks quite splendid. I like that creamy orange fur on her chest.
I know only too well what you mean about having to trim Ellie up. I use a tiny surgical scissor to cut any developing mats out of my one long-haired cat, Sparta. Her ruff isn't usually a problem, but her tail gets into all kinds of burdocks and velcro-like seeds. Sparta tolerates me operating on her very well, as long as she can bury her head in a can of food while I do it.