Mystery cat takes regular bus to the shops

Mystery cat takes regular bus to the shops

9th April 2007
Daily Mail

Bus drivers have nicknamed a white cat Macavity after it has started using the No 331 several mornings a week.

The feline, which has a purple collar, gets onto the busy Walsall to Wolverhampton bus at the same stop most mornings. He then jumps off at the next stop 400m down the road - near a fish and chip shop.

The cat, nicknamed Macavity, has one blue eye and one green eye

The cat was nicknamed Macavity after the mystery cat in T.S Elliot's poem. He gets on the bus in front of a row of 1950s semi-detached houses and jumps off at a row of shops down the road which include a fish and chip shop.

Driver Bill Khunkhun, 49, who first saw the cat jumping from the bus in January, said: "It is really odd, the first time I saw the cat jumping off the bus with a group of passengers. I hadn't seen it get on which was a bit confusing.

"The next day I pulled up on Churchill Road to let a couple of passengers on. As soon as I opened the doors the cat ran towards the bus, jumped on and ran under one of the seats, I don't think any of the passengers noticed.

"Because I had seen it jump off the day before I carried on driving and sure enough when I stopped just down the road he jumped off - I don't know why he would catch the bus but he seems to like it. I told some of the other drivers on this route and they have seen him too."

Since January, when the cat first caught the bus he has done it two or three times a week and always gets on and off at the same stops.

Passenger, Paul Brennan, 19, who catches the 331 to work, said: "I first noticed the cat a few weeks ago. At first I thought it had been accompanied by its owner but after the first stop it became quite clear he was on his own.

"He sat at the front of the bus, waited patiently for the next stop and then got off. It was was quite strange at first but now it just seems normal. I suppose he is the perfect passenger really - he sits quietly, minds his own business and then gets off."
That is awesome. Nuts to those who think animals have no souls!
heehee! that's so cute!!
I think not
Nice post.
I'm pretty certain a cat would Never entertain the thought of catching a lift via Toronto's transit. Transit in Toronto is hardly suitable for humans, let alone a fuzzy kitty.
pretty kitty
Lovely cat!

I had a cat when I was a kid. But my parents sent him to a relative who lived in the countryside. There're a lot of mice there. And the second day my cat got there, they found about ten dead mice on the floor, arranged in a row, sorted by size...
Libra Girl
Quote: Originally Posted by TekJansenView Post

That is awesome. Nuts to those who think animals have no souls!

Oh yes, they definitely have souls... one of my dogs is so 'in tune' with me that I swear there is little need for verbal communication with her; she seems to read my mind, so much so that she follows commands that I have only thought about... I just have to look at her.
Last edited by Libra Girl; Apr 19th, 2007 at 06:12 PM..
Nice post, thing like this lift of spirit and make us feel good. We need more stories like this!

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