Lernen Sie Caspar kennen, eine Katze, die 2006 von zu Hause verschwunden ist. Erst 2009 fand sein Besitzer heraus, dass er ein normaler Buspendler war. Die Fahrer sagten ihr, er würde sich höflich mit anderen Fahrgästen an der Bushaltestelle anstellen, und als ein Bus kam, den er mochte, stieg er ein und fand seinen Lieblingssitz.

Casper (Katze)

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Casper (ca. 1997 - 14. Januar 2010) war eine männliche Hauskatze, die 2009 weltweite Medienaufmerksamkeit erregte, als berichtet wurde, dass er regelmäßig in Plymouth in Devon, England, pendelte. Er erschien in den BBC News, war Gegenstand eines Zeitungsredaktionen in The Guardian und ließ ein Buch über ihn schreiben, Casper the Commuting Cat. Casper starb am 14. Januar 2010, nachdem er von einem Taxi angefahren worden war.

Biografie

Casper wurde 2002 von Susan Finden, einer 48-jährigen Gesundheitspersonal, aus einem Tierrettungszentrum in Weymouth, Dorset, adoptiert. Er war seit ungefähr zehn Monaten im Zentrum und die Besitzer nannten ihn Morse, nach Inspector Morse, einer Fernsehsendung, die sie bei seiner Ankunft gesehen hatten. Aber ein… Lesen Sie weiter (4 Minuten lesen)

8 thoughts on “Meet Caspar, a cat who in 2006 disappeared from his home. It was not until 2009 that his owner found out he was a regular bus commuter. Drivers told her he would politely queue with other passengers at the bus stop, and when a bus came that he liked, he got on and found his favourite seat.”

  1. ApocalypseNahh

    The bus company, First Devon & Cornwall, adorned the side of some of their buses with a huge picture of Casper, and said they had no intention of charging Casper a bus fare. Public-relations manager, Karen Baxter said: “In cat years he’s an OAP so he’d get a free bus pass anyway.”

    In 2010 Casper was hit by a taxi, which did not stop to help him. He died of his injuries before Finden could get him to a vet. News of the accident spread quickly around the world, with some newspapers calling it a hit and run.

    **EDIT- should clarify that Casper would disappear during the day whilst his owner was at work- he didn’t go missing, per se. Couldn’t fit that info in cos of the character count; apologies for any confusion!**

  2. Rad_Carrot

    *Kasper

    He didn’t disappear from his home, he would just regularly get on buses and ride them around the city, getting off at the stop opposite his owner’s house. He did all this while the owner was working, she just didn’t find out for a few years.

    His death is sad, but for a cat that loved to play in traffic, making it to 13 isn’t a bad run by any means.

  3. Longelance

    In the 50′ ies there was a cat in Copenhagen that regularly flew to a nearby airport in neighbouring Sweden where he apparently had a girlfriend. The pilots knew about it, accepted it and never found out how the cat found the right planes. But the cat sniffed a lot to the luggage and cargo at the tarmac before entering the cargo hold of the right plane….what a cat…!

  4. JWWBurger

    >Casper died on 14 January 2010 after being hit by a taxi.

    Public transportation was Caspar’s life, public transportation was Caspar’s death.

  5. shadowwraith69

    This made me happy until i read the ending. Now i have the big sads. I must go let my cat know that i love him

  6. chacham2

    Casper the friendly cat, the friendliest cat i know.

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