Not Only Is the Cat Yearbook Photo a Thing — Now the School Principal Is In on It


Remember Draven Rodriguez, the kid at Schenectady High School who found himself embroiled in a local controversy about his plans to pose with his cat for his yearbook picture? Well, it turns out that after a compromise with the school’s principal, Diane Wilkinson, was brokered Draven has achieved his lifelong ambition and posed with his cat and some lasers. Hurrah, right?

As we mentioned in an earlier update to the tale, after the school initially blocked Draven’s attempts, the principal stepped up and suggested that she and her own Chihuahua named Vivienne join Draven and the long-haired Mr. Bigglesworth in the portrait.

Now that’s happened and the resulting image has been included in a special part of the yearbook with the intention of raising money for the ASPCA.

Beyond the ambit of the yearbook, it seems that Draven’s cats-and-lasers prank has also begun to catch on on the wilds of the Internet’s meme scene. Here, for instance, is the dance disco-jock Kaskade mocked up to replicate the portrait — a development that Draven himself seems very pleased with.

We reached out to Mr. Bigglesworth himself for comment on the whole shenanigan but he has yet to return any of our emails.

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.

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