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Cat Waits At Bus Stop, Rides the Bus Routinely

Cat Waits At Bus Stop, Rides the Bus Routinely

Editorís note:†This post is a Care2 favorite. It was originally posted on January 5, 2012. Enjoy!

A 15-year-old ginger cat, Artful Dodger, is more than living up to his name. Last month’s Telegraph reports that Dodger has been taking rides on the bus, after boarding at a bus stop near his home. Sometimes he sits on passengers’ laps; he also likes to sit on seats that have been recently vacated, apparently for their warmth.

Dodger’s owner,†Fee Jeanes, says that he initially started to frequent the bus stop as people gave him scraps food. But then the bus itself became the attraction; like greenhouses, they are sunny and warm, says Jeanes †in the†Telegraph. Dodger has gone on ten mile round-trips. Jeanes says that her daughter’s friends had indeed seem him on the bus that far away:

“I couldn’t believe it and panicked. I got into my car to go off and look for him and then at that moment the bus pulled up near our house and low and behold he got off.

“He had fallen asleep on board and nobody knew about it. When the driver realised he knew who Dodger was and where he lived and kept him on board.

“That afternoon I saw Dodger climb on board another bus and I rushed to tell the driver.

“I was shocked when she told me Dodger was always on there…”

The bus company, First, spoke in welcoming tones about Dodger riding the bus and have only asked the drivers not to feed him, out of concern that Dodger might prefer the bus over home for food and shelter. A company spokesman did say that “in principle we do not have a problem with it being around the bus station,” even adding that

“Given this cat is elderly we suspect it would be eligible for free travel, perhaps a bus puss, if such a thing existed.”

Dodger seems to have made himself quite a fixture on the bus, sometimes even waiting in the middle of the road for the bus to stop.

Pity that more people (at least here in the US) don’t see the benefits of public transportation as much as the Artful Dodger does.


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3:55PM PDT on Aug 3, 2015

I saw this last time, how cool is that!!

4:35AM PDT on Jul 10, 2015

thanks for the article.

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9:46AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

Thanks for posting

7:32AM PST on Nov 30, 2014

◕◕◕╰დ╮ THANK YOU for your time and for posting! ╭დ╯◕◕◕ Loved it!

2:44AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

Thank you for the story.

6:48AM PDT on Aug 13, 2014

Thank you

5:31PM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

I will have a bus journey just for you little Dodger.
Thanks Alexandra for the sad news.

2:21AM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

Sweet Dodger has since passed away:(:(

9:41PM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

This was interesting, but the cat should be kept indoors, not allowed to roam. she is lucky he is still alive.

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