Incontra Caspar, un gatto che nel 2006 è scomparso da casa sua. Non è stato fino al 2009 che il suo proprietario ha scoperto che era un normale pendolare in autobus. Gli autisti le dissero che avrebbe cortesemente fatto la fila con gli altri passeggeri alla fermata dell'autobus, e quando arrivava un autobus che gli piaceva, salì e trovò il suo posto preferito.

Casper (gatto)

Per altri usi, vedi Casper (disambigua).

Casper (circa 1997 - 14 gennaio 2010) era un gatto domestico maschio che ha attirato l'attenzione dei media in tutto il mondo nel 2009, quando è stato riferito che era un pendolare regolare degli autobus a Plymouth nel Devon, in Inghilterra. È apparso su BBC News, è stato oggetto di un editoriale su The Guardian e ha scritto un libro su di lui, Casper the Commuting Cat. Casper è morto il 14 gennaio 2010 dopo essere stato investito da un taxi.

Biografia

Casper è stato adottato da un centro di soccorso per animali a Weymouth, Dorset nel 2002 da Susan Finden, un'operatrice sanitaria di 48 anni. Era al centro da una decina di mesi ei proprietari lo chiamavano Morse, dal nome dell'ispettore Morse, un programma televisivo che stavano guardando quando è arrivato. Ma un ... Continua a leggere (lettura di 4 minuti)

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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