Cat Visits High School For 12 Years To Be Honored With Art Show


Simba the 15 year old ginger cat has been going to Westbrook High School in Westbrook Maine every morning at 7AM for more than 12 years. He greets students at the front door, visits the superintendent’s office for love and cuddles and roams the halls and classrooms to check things out. Simba is no stranger to the students there. In fact, everyone loves him so much that they have decided to honor him for his loyalty to the school with an art show inspired by his cuddly nature.

According to Steve Minich, Simba will “show up in class and sit on people’s text books and just intrude.”

No one complains. In fact, they all adore Simba. “Animals are very warm. They’re calming. They bring a sense of peace,” said superintendent Marc Gousse.

The art show will be featuring portraits of Simba on April 4. “I just see such an emotional connection and real care about this creature. He has such calming effect on all of us,” the school added via WMTW.

Simba is not the only cat that has made such impression at a local school. A cat and his duck friend are celebrities at a local University in Mexico.

Simba the 15 year old ginger cat hanging out in the superintendent’s office.

Simba the cat loves high school students for 13 years honored with art show

He’s been visiting Westbrook High school for the past 12 years

Simba the cat loves high school students for 13 years honored with art show

Getting cuddles and love

Simba the cat loves high school students for 13 years honored with art show

Roaming the halls and checking things out

Simba the cat loves high school students for 13 years honored with art show

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Source: Yahoo! News.

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17 Responses to “Cat Visits High School For 12 Years To Be Honored With Art Show”

  1. pumbie says:

    So, Simba honored the School- and all of us- with his behavior and his presence. Thanks, tender cat!.

  2. Magbo says:

    Is this school hiring? I’m a teacher and would move for this big u
    lunk in a heartbeat!

  3. OldMan says:

    Such a refreshing story – the kids and adults have acted with human decency and common sense. How easy would it have been for some administrator to bounce the cat, for a student to be mean, or for an over-zealous parent to complain? Bravo to all involved.

  4. Monique Boogaart says:

    Great story. Animals can be so important to people. Wish more schools adopt a cat or other kind pet. Children without pets at home can get used to pets and a pet can make students and teachers feel better when the’re feeling sad.

  5. beckyl says:

    aww, great story

  6. thorjustice says:

    This is pretty cool and I agree with the article and the comments about how animals can be calming and peaceful, but I would just be concerned and aware with students who have pet or fur allergies (especially for cats in this case).

  7. E says:

    As a lover of cats and an artist, this story makes me so happy! I wish my high school had had a cat in it.

  8. Tucker says:

    I LOVE IT,LOVE IT,LOVE IT!!!!

    YOU ROCK SIMBA CAT!!!!

    YOU HAVE THE BEST OF 2 WORLDS!!!!

  9. Angela says:

    That is sooooo cute! I wish I’d had that when I went to school! I bet my grades would have went up :)

  10. Kate says:

    I want to see the artwork after it comes out! Please give us an update on this great story :)

  11. Sue says:

    great story. Would love to see the artwork Simba inspired!

  12. katie k says:

    It is so nice to hear about people caring for the furry creatures of this world, and how he brings so much love to everyone. I hope he has many more great years in scool.

  13. Sue Bauman says:

    More schools should be this lucky.

  14. Anne says:

    Lucky kids, great to have a school kitty

  15. An incredible and fun story, and the art show is definitely in order, but maybe also a statue? Must be the most learned cat in town… Simba could be made an Honorary Student! At least he has been going to to school for lomger thn many humans… Lovely furry friend for kids!

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