Conheça Caspar, um gato que em 2006 desapareceu de sua casa. Foi só em 2009 que seu proprietário descobriu que ele trabalhava regularmente em ônibus. Os motoristas disseram que ele educadamente faria fila com outros passageiros no ponto de ônibus e, quando chegou um ônibus de que gostou, ele entrou e encontrou seu assento favorito.

Casper (gato)

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Casper (c. 1997 - 14 de janeiro de 2010) foi um gato doméstico que atraiu a atenção da mídia mundial em 2009, quando foi relatado que ele era um passageiro regular de ônibus em Plymouth em Devon, Inglaterra. Ele apareceu na BBC News, foi assunto de um editorial de jornal no The Guardian e tinha um livro escrito sobre ele, Casper, o Gato que se deslocava. Casper morreu em 14 de janeiro de 2010 após ser atropelado por um táxi.

Biografia

Casper foi adotado de um centro de resgate de animais em Weymouth, Dorset, em 2002, por Susan Finden, uma trabalhadora de saúde de 48 anos. Ele estava no centro há cerca de dez meses e os proprietários o chamavam de Morse, em homenagem ao Inspetor Morse, um programa de TV que eles assistiam quando ele chegou. Mas um ... Continue lendo (leitura de 4 minutos)

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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