10 April 2007

Commuter cat

A white cat with one green eye and one blue eye has been using a local bus service in the English Midlands to save himself the bother of walking 400m down the street.  Nicknamed 'Macavity the Mystery Cat', the feline has been travelling on the 311 bus every few days since January, always getting on and off at the same two stops.  Perhaps there might be a clue in the fact that the stop at which he alights is near a fish & chip shop...
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."
Might be too good to be true, given it was reported in the Mail and the Sun, but so what - it's a great story anyway.  And there's some good pictures of said clever cat at the link below.
- ThisisLondon.co.uk, 10 April 2007

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