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Back to School: 9 Must-Have Items for Cat Lovers

What better way to begin a new school year than with a Pusheen pencil case, paw-print sticky pads, and a meowing-kitten alarm clock?

Angie Bailey  |  Aug 31st 2015


It’s back-to-school time! Some students recently returned to classes, and others (including mine) start after Labor Day. No matter when they begin, cat-loving pupils and their parents are usually on the hunt for fun and practical supplies to make the upcoming year both successful and fun.

Here are nine such items, some of which are appropriate for students of any age, while others are better suited for the older set. Go ahead and read this post — I promise there won’t be a test.

1. Neon Cats in Space Backpack — $34.50 (possible discount)

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The beginning of a school year isn’t complete without the perfect backpack. And by perfect backpack, I mean one that’s decked out with neon cats in space. It’s 12 inches by 5 inches by 16 inches of pure magic. And don’t worry if that special someone hasn’t offered to carry your books home — neon cats in space are always dependable and wants to carry your books every day.

This treat is from Hot Topic, who nearly always offers sales and free shipping to stores, so take a look for discounts when you click to view this glorious back satchel.

2. Cat Paw Flash Drive — $9.50

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You should buy this Newegg flash drive and name it Gordon — you know, “Flash Gordon”? Ha ha. I should stop, but I won’t until I tell you about this adorable little 8GB flash drive. See, you pull off the paw portion and stick the leg portion into the device. That sentence completely needs context, doesn’t it? Can you imagine walking past a computer lab and hearing that? Whaaat?

Guess what? It’s also available in 16 and 32GB! And free shipping!

3. Meowing Kitten Alarm Clock — $12.98

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You’ll never be late for school when you wake up to the sound of kittens mewing at you from your nightstand. I think I’d buy this clock from CloseoutZone.com just for the image of the sweet kitties on the face — aren’t they simply too much? Plus, the timepiece is made of lightweight plastic so you can easily bring it to class and prank your teachers.

4. Cat Butt Magnets — $6.25

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It’s time to ask yourself an important question: Is my locker truly complete without these cat butt magnets? The answer is always no. Imagine opening your locker to grab an algebra book and receiving a greeting from these fluffy feline behinds! And Blue Q even throws in a bonus — North American Cat Butts Field Guide. Maybe you can choose it as the subject of your first book report?

5. Lil BUB Phone Case — $12.00

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Your teachers may not ask you to put away your cell phone if they see BUB’s adorable face on your case. In fact, they may confiscate your phone and then return it sans BUB case. Teachers are tricky; I wouldn’t put anything past them … especially when it comes to the likes of BUB, whose magic hypnotizes everyone.

The BUB store offers this crazy-cute case for both Samsung and iPhone models.

6. Purple Paw Plaid Reversible Lunch Bag — $9.95

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If you’re going to bring your lunch to school, why not use a bag that’s attractive, reversible, and helps animals? Well, the bag itself doesn’t run off and help animals, but your purchase of the bag from the Animal Rescue Site funds bowls of food for shelter pets. In fact, by buying this one, you’ll fill 14 bowls of food! Gotta love it.

The bag’s made of 100-percent neoprene and is 8 inches by 8 inches by 6.5 inches.

7. Midori D-Clips — $9.50

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These are artsy and silly, all at once. Wonderpens sells these cat-shaped paper clips, 30 to a box. I would venture to guess you’d be the only one you know clipping study notes together with these little cuties.

8. Recycled “Paws Galore” Sticky Note Set — $6.95 (possible discount)

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Another winner from the Animal Rescue Store, this set of sticky notes is the perfect purchase for any conscientious student. The recycled piece includes four sets of tabs and one set of notes. And, once again, you’ll be filling 14 bowls of food for animals in need! Seriously, this is a no brainer for you brainiacs out there.

9. Pusheen the Cat Pencil Case — $14.99

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Pusheen brings a smile to even the most frustrated chemistry student. Her store sells this soft, squishy case, and it’s 9 inches by 3.5 inches — the ideal size for a fine selection of writing utensils. You’ll never lose pencils again with Pusheen holding them; she’s extraordinarily reliable.

Do you have any favorite cat-themed school supplies? Tell us about them in the comments!

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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (originated right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.