Draven Rodriguez is a 16-year-old student at Schenectady High School in New York who just so happens to love cats. So great is Draven’s adoration for the feline form that he decided to pose for his yearbook senior photo with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. And some ’80s-styled lasers in the background.

Here is the picture in all its tasteful retro glory:

Unfortunately, the hard task-masters at his school did not think the photo was fitting for such a decorous outlet as a yearbook. So Draven has launched an online petition in support of allowing the picture to make the cut. [Ed’s note: So you, yes you, can help make this awesomeness happen.]

Talking to the New York Daily News, the school’s district spokesperson, Karen Corona, suggested that a compromise might yet be made: “This photo won’t be a senior portrait but it can be in another area [of the book].

While this high-profile power struggle resolves itself, enjoy this picture of Draven and Mr. B all snuggled up together.

About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.