Campus Cats with Cat

 

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Cats are a central part of life here at Kenyon. Sometimes it seems like there are hundreds of little yellow or green eyes watching you on your late-night market runs. Other times, they’re nowhere to be found (especially when it’s raining). Some of them are friendly. Some are skittish, some are demons, and some are a mixed bag. Whatever their personalities may be, I think it’s safe to say that this is campus is their home, too. So, we should strive to treat them with kindness and give them the space they deserve! Here’s a guide to the most famous cats on campus (and whether or not they’re approachable). Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I’m not an art major; my cat doodles are shitty. Sorry about that.

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Interview With A Kenyon Kat

Our interview subject, Mr. Cuddles

Our interview subject, Mr. Cuddles

Many students have certainly noticed that there are many cats wandering around campus. Some are outdoor cats owned by Gambier residents, but others are strays who make their way from dorm to dorm looking for a laptop to sleep on top of. One of these strays is a tomcat who has been known to hang around the back porch of Peirce. Mr. Cuddles, as I have chosen to call him (he would not tell me his real name), is incredibly friendly with humans, and likes nothing more than to be scratched behind his ears while trying to steal others’ french fries. I managed to get an interview with Mr. Cuddles to see what life is like for a Kenyon Kat.

*This interview has been edited for the sake of brevity, and also because Mr. Cuddles spent a half hour sleeping in the interviewer’s lap.

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