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    (1947-August 13, 1968)
    Born in Elysian Heights, California
    Unofficial mascot for Elysian Heights Elementary School in Echo Park, California
    Attended while school was in session from 1952 until his death
    He took summer vacations off, even though he was not a student.
    He became fat from gorging on lunch handouts.
    'Don't bother the cat' was the most important school rule.
    He thrived on the attention given to him by the media, although it made the students nervous.
    Students were assigned as his secretaries to answer his fan mail.
    He would erase lessons off the blackboard by walking on the chalk tray.
    He loved to drink from the faucet.
    He would sit on students' homework.
    He was punctual and always showed up on the first day of school.
    A book was written about him, and the profits went to fund the school library.
    He was abused by a tenant in the house he lived in.
    Leo Kottke wrote a song about him after being inspired by seeing his paw prints in cement at the school.
    He won hearts all over the world and received about 30 letters a month.
    He survived a cat fight injury and a serious bout with pneumonia.
    He was on a private commemorative stamp issued by Pet Pride.
    Several charitable funds and organizations have been set up in his memory.

Credit: Erin

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