Bubba the cat is more than just your average tabby. Yes he likes his cat food, enjoys a good nap and a good cuddle. But unlike any other cat, Bubba has his own official student ID card at Leland High School in San Jose, Calif.
Ever since being adopted by current owner Amber Marienthal in 2009, it was clear that Bubba was meant to be more of an outdoor than indoor cat, but when he did want to go inside, he visited the high school and Bret Harte Middle School on a regular basis. The cat became an absolute sensation this fall, to the point that the students started a petition to have a statue built in his honour outside of the school.
While teachers and school administrators turned down that request, they did agree to give Bubba his own student ID card, officially recognizing him as a classmate.
Bubba frequents different classrooms throughout the day and when school is out, he’ll roam the outdoors at recess, chill out by the soccer field and wait for fellow cats and other animals to come hang out.
As far as hanging out with fellow students is concerned Bubba’s definitely the coolest cat in school, both literally and figuratively speaking. Need proof? His Facebook fanpage has over 46,000 likes.
For those who check out the page and still can’t get enough of Bubba, feel free to visit his official website too. Just keep in mind that any publicity requests will have to come with a delicious treat if you want to get Bubba’s attention. The students know that full well. He gets the royal treatment at school.
Oh what it would be like to live like a cat in class for a day. If class is boring you can sleep through it, if you’re hungry a classmate hooks you up without asking for anything in return, and while everyone else has homework to do when the last bell rings, you get to go home and cuddle up for the night. If I were Bubba, I’d never want to leave high school either!