Meet Bubba, the California Cat With a High School Student ID Card


Going to high school sucks just a little less for students at Leland High in San Jose because they get to go to class with a cat named Bubba.

A nearby family adopted Bubba with plans to make him an indoor cat, but Bubba wasn’t having it. Once the family gave into his loud meowing and started letting the cat go outside, he started hanging out at the high school and the nearby Leland and Bret Harte Middle School – which he has been doing now for the last 6 years.

Bubba ID

Bubba now roams freely around both campuses, has been featured in the high school newspaper, has his own Facebook page, and his own student ID card. The students petitioned to have a statue of Bubba erected, but was denied by the school (lame).

Bubba has had some close calls. He has been seen sleeping on the field during soccer practice and accidentally got locked in a classroom for 36 hours – but, with 9 lives to spare, it seems as if Bubba likes living on the edge.


Bubba’s owner, Amber Marienthal, says Bubba just loves school. “He waits for school to start, and he doesn’t come home until all the sports are done,” Marienthal told the San Jose Mercury News. “As long as he’s alive, I think he’ll hang out at the school.”


(h/t Mashable)