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Cat graduates alongside his owner after earning ‘degree’ in emotional support

May 18th, 2021

With their furry snuggles and constant mischief, cats have a strong ability to turn even the toughest of frowns upside down.

Something about their long tails, long whiskers, and ability to live nine lives adds a bit of joy to an otherwise monotonous day.

They’re just too adorable not to love.

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At the young age of seven weeks, Salem found his forever home.

But after two broken legs, Salem was the one in need of some emotional support.

Luckily for him, his new owner had lots of love to give. After a bit of medical attention and constant support from his new rescue family, Salem grew into one confident kitty, full of sass and personality.

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Salem and his owner became almost completely in tune with the other’s needs.

Hailee Weader, Salem’s owner, says that Salem was always aware of when she’d had a bad day. He would instantly come over to her and try his best to comfort her through lots of snuggles and purrs.

They sound like a match made in heaven! With mutual love and understanding, the duo had lots of room to grow and work alongside one another.

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This kitty had so much spunk he would sit on his owner’s face until she woke up to feed him!

If Salem wasn’t fed by exactly 8 a.m. he would wreak all kinds of havoc, including constant hair pulls and face pats. Salem needed near-constant attention, and he knew just how to get it.

If Salem felt that he wasn’t getting the attention he deserved, he would tip over plants, creating quite the mess! He is one smart kitty. He knows just how to ensure he never goes without food or a proper head scratch.

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Going into her final year of college, Weader felt that she couldn’t possibly make it through without Salem by her side, so she decided to have him registered as an emotional support animal.

Alongside Weader, Salem was even allowed to attend classes.

Salem could often be spotted around campus walking or taking a ride in his pink stroller The other students loved him.

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Since her cat had been there with her through it all, Weader knew what she had to do.

When graduation arrived, Salem received his own cap and gown.

Weader decided that he was deserving of his very own degree in emotional support! Way to go Salem! All those late nights of consoling his owner were not in vain. He’s a graduate, too.

It’s like they always say – hard work really does pay off. It looks like those words of wisdom apply to cats, too.

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Due to the pandemic, Salem and Weader were not able to walk across their campus’s stage, but they were able to do the next best thing.

The duo attended their drive-through graduation ceremony together, dressed from head to toe in the finest graduation attire.

We bet they were a sight to see. We’re only a tad bit jealous that our college graduations didn’t have any fur babies to steal the show.

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Salem became one of the graduation highlights.

All of the other graduates probably welcomed the furry feline into their midst with open arms. Salem in his graduation outfit must’ve been quite the hoot.

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