It’s the end of the semester—stressed? The Junior Jaguars are here to put a smile on your face and to help you unwind.
If a student on campus needs a candy bar, small bag of potato chips or coffee—any food or beverage under a pound—he or she can call the Junior Jaguars hotline and one of the pint-sized pussycats will be dispatched with the requested food to their location. The free service will begin Monday and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is restricted to when temperatures are above 32 degrees.
Since last December, five cats have undergone extensive training at Lady Sylvester’s School of Catiquette in French Lick, including opportunities to become comfortable with wearing stylish, lightweight saddlebags imported from Cat City, Borneo. If the pilot program goes well the last few weeks of the spring semester, dozens of cats could be roaming campus in the fall.
Campus administrators have seen enough memes of Grumpy Cat to know cats don’t always do what they’re told, which is why each Junior Jaguar is equipped with state-of-the-art PROWL GPS technology, that allows those back in the Command Center to monitor their whereabouts. A new on-campus camera and speaker system also allows those at the home base to speak directly to any wayward cats and identify whether the Junior Jaguar needs some catnip or a feather toy to help it re-focus.
Stay tuned for information on the hotline. Until then, watch the video below.