Meet Bubba The Cat, The World’s First Feline High School Student


Meet Bubba the cat from San Jose, California. This cat loves going to school so much they made him an official student… no, really.

It all started back in 2009 when Amber Marienthal adopted the pretty feline and named him Bubba. Amber and her family wanted Bubba to be an indoor cat, but he found that laughable at best. Bubba, just like a butterfly, can’t be caged. And so Bubba did what he could to kick up a storm and prove he needed outdoor privileges. It didn’t take long for the clever cat to win his way.

edit-16959-1440281629-4Once Bubba had a chance to roam free outside he realized he couldn’t be living in a more convenient location. The Marienthals’ home sits between Leland High School and Bret Harte Middle School, two destinations Bubba thoroughly enjoys visiting. In fact, he takes turns hanging out at both campuses every single day, all day long.

enhanced-9819-1440278722-5Lucky for Bubba, he’s irresistible and both students and staff adore him—just as he knew they would.

enhanced-10357-1440278424-2In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News Amber explained, “He’s really social and he has no fear.”

As a result he gets plenty of treats!

enhanced-23210-1440282187-2Bubba freely roams both the middle school and high school, so you never know where you’ll find him, maybe in your locker or in the next chair over listening to the teacher’s lecture. He’s always around, after all: “He waits for school to start, and he doesn’t come home until all the sports are done.”

enhanced-14090-1440282843-7The kids at school love him so much they made him a Facebook page to document his daily adventures as the world’s first public school student that is also a cat. He’s a real meow with over 37,000 followers.

enhanced-4263-1440278558-1There is currently a petition going around campus to create a statue in Bubba’s honor.

enhanced-498-1440278590-1When we told you Bubba is an official student we weren’t joking. They even made him a student ID card, just in case the hall monitors try and give him a hard time between classes.

enhanced-419-1440278363-1Bubba loves going to school, so much so his owner believes there is absolutely no stopping him, ever. He doesn’t care how many times he graduates he’s not going anywhere. Amber said, “As long as he’s alive, I think he’ll hang out at the school.”

edit-15637-1440279326-10Photo Credits: Facebook: bubbatheschoolcat

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