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    Default Mystery cat takes regular bus to the shops

    Last updated at 17:08pm on 9th April 2007

    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."

    Source: Mystery cat takes regular bus to the shops | the Daily Mail
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    I love this cat! I wonder if it's owner has any idea! Love it!
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    Smart cat, riding the bus for free.

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    Yea really smart. Elmo gets to ride on the Aquabus for free but he couldn't go down there by himself and hop on the boat like this cat does with the bus

    If you think it's crazy, you ain't seen a thing. Just wait until we're goin down in flames.

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    LMAO I love cats!

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    that cat is soooo cute
    When you're strange
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    I love this story. Cats are so smart. This puss is obviously getting fish treats on his daily rounds.

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    What a cute kitty. This is story warms me up inside.
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    Pfft, doesn't sound very smart to me. If he gets on and off the bus at the same stops everyday, I'm guessing he has to walk back to where he came from each time he makes the trip.

    Unless he's driving himself home in his own car every day, I remain unimpressed.

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    Well, he's smart enough to get a ride half the way, lol. He probably wants to have a nice, long snooze after he gorges himself on fish scraps.

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    My great grandmother had a dog who would take the bus to and from her house. He knew the hours it passed and everything

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    Hee, smart kitty!

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    aww how cute. Im totally amazed at how smart some of these animals are!

    When I was a kid, this cute stray kitten came and stayed with us.. so we adopted her. My sister suffers from very bad asthma, as much as she loved the kitten, being next to it triggered her asthma 5 times worse. My dad knew he had to get rid of the kitten, he didnt want to take it to the animal shelter because he didnt want her to be put down. So he put her in the boot of his car and drove her 30 kilometres away from where we lived and released her.

    Five weeks later she appeared on our porch meowing angrily at us.

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    this is so sweet, my cat Magenta is too scared to get in the car. She cries (sounds like a donkey) if we take her anywhere.

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    That's so sweet.

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