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Vermont cat earns honorary doctorate in 'litter-ature'

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May 20 (UPI) -- A cat frequenting the Vermont State University Castleton Campus was awarded "a very special honorary degree" as the school's first "Doctor of Litter-ature."

The school said on social media that the cat, named Max, lives with his owners on Seminary Street and "has been an affectionate member of the Castleton family for years."

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The feline can often be found "socializing with friends outside Leavenworth," the post said.

"With a resounding purr of approval from the faculty, the Board of Trustees of the Vermont State Cat-leges has bestowed upon Max Dow the prestigious title of Doctor of Litter-ature, complete with all the catnip perks, scratching post privileges, and litter box responsibilities that come with it," the school said.

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