Rencontrez Caspar, un chat qui a disparu en 2006 de chez lui. Ce n'est qu'en 2009 que son propriétaire a découvert qu'il faisait régulièrement la navette. Les chauffeurs lui ont dit qu'il ferait poliment la queue avec les autres passagers à l'arrêt de bus, et quand un bus lui a plu, il est monté et a trouvé son siège préféré.

Casper (chat)

Pour d'autres utilisations, voir Casper (homonymie).

Casper (v.1997 - 14 janvier 2010) était un chat domestique mâle qui a attiré l'attention des médias du monde entier en 2009 lorsqu'il a été rapporté qu'il faisait régulièrement la navette en bus à Plymouth dans le Devon, en Angleterre. Il est apparu sur BBC News, a fait l'objet d'un éditorial de journal dans The Guardian, et a fait écrire un livre sur lui, Casper the Commuting Cat. Casper est décédé le 14 janvier 2010 après avoir été heurté par un taxi.

Biographie

Casper a été adopté d'un centre de sauvetage des animaux à Weymouth, Dorset en 2002 par Susan Finden, une travailleuse de la santé de 48 ans. Il était au centre depuis une dizaine de mois et les propriétaires l'appelaient Morse, du nom de l'inspecteur Morse, une émission télévisée qu'ils regardaient à son arrivée. Mais un… Continuer la lecture (lecture de 4 minutes)

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

    * Casper

    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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