Marymount Students, Staff Recall Fond Tales of Their Beloved Rex the Cat
The friendly feline, who became a fixture on campus after fleeing 2009′s Jesusita Fire, died unexpectedly over the summer
Gathered in a circle Monday around the school’s fountain, 220 students at Marymount of Santa Barbara held up their drawings.
Most of them pictured a sturdy orange cat, drawn in crayon, markers or paint.
Many of the students drew themselves with Rex, the cat that had become a staple on the campus since becoming a refugee from the Jesusita Fire in 2009.
The cat found his home on campus, wandering in and out of classrooms, walking with students to class, napping in hallways, ingratiating himself as the school’s silent guardian.