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Bus Riding Cat

Bus riders in Bridport, Dorset England often have an unusual companion on their way to and from work each day  an adventurous, 15-year-old cat named Artful Dodger.  Dodger, a beautiful orange tabby, regularly boards the bus at the stop near his house and takes a 10-mile round trip, much to the amusement of the bus passengers and drivers. Sometimes, Dodger even hops on a lucky rider’s lap for a cuddle.  The bus drivers and regular passengers know Dodger, and always make sure he gets off at his stop at the end of each journey. Some passengers even bring Dodger food and treats each day.  Dodger’s owner, Fee Jeanes, said she was extremely surprised when she discovered the cat’s secret life. One of her daughter’s friends said she saw Dodger on bus 10 miles from the family’s home.  Fee tells the London Telegraph, “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 lo and behold he got off.  She soon found out that wasn’t the first time Dodger had gone cruising the city by mass transit.  “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 and liked to sit on the seats because they are warm from where people have been sitting.  The bus company, First, told the Telegraph that they don’t mind if Dodger hitches a ride with them, saying, “Given this cat is elderly we suspect it would be eligible for free travel, perhaps a bus puss, if such a thing existed.”

Bus Riding Cat


6 comments on “Bus Riding Cat

  1. novareylin
    July 27, 2012

    THAT is so cute! I want to ride a bus with a kitty.


  2. strawberryindigo
    July 27, 2012

    Great story! That cat is fantastic.


  3. dorannrule
    July 28, 2012

    This is such a fabulous story and thank you so much for sharing it!


  4. yellowlancer
    July 28, 2012

    Yes, thank you.


  5. dorannrule
    July 30, 2012

    I do love your blog and FYI, I have nominated you fot TWO awards. You may already have them but this is just double the admiration. Check out the link at http://countryliving4beginners.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/double-hitter-awards/ . 🙂


    • judysp
      July 31, 2012

      Thank you so much that is lovely of you to think of me. Your support means a lot to me. I haven’t been online for a few days so am a bit late with my thank you. cheers Judy 🙂


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