Today I came across this interesting video:
A cat has become such a well-known user of a Devon bus service that its drivers know where to let him off.
Casper has been queuing with other passengers to get the number three service from his home in Plymouth for months, bus company First said.
The company says the cat often curls up on a seat during the ride.
This reminded me of our dog, Andrew who was behaving like this, yes, nearly!
We lived in a Colony in Hosur (Tamilnadu border town near Karnataka) for some six years. The place is an Industrial town and most of the residents were people from outside the States. All of us had family friends, who were very close to each other. We, three families were very very close - when the children had holidays, the children lived in each others' houses for two three days too! And we had the habit of leaving our children with our friend's family, if we had to attend some function of our relatives in Chennai or Udupi or they used to send their children to our house if they had to go out of station. All the three families had two children each, nearly of same age group. All of them went to the same school too. I had one extra child, Andrew, our dog!
One of my friend's house was some 3 Km. away from my place. We had an auto stand in one corner of our colony and the autowallas were very familiar with our families. We used to use these autos for going to their (my friend's) colony. Sometimes, we sent our children and Andrew together in these autos to their house, if we, I or my husband, didn't have time to go there. The auto drivers and all the colony people were familiar with Andrew, our house was in a corner on the main road and the house was called 'naai veedu' (dog house!) by some people, I was told!
Once my friend came home with her children in the morning and planned to leave in the evening. When she started bidding us farewell, our Andrew went out. Initially, we didn't give much importance to his behaviour. After 5 mts. we were still chatting on the door step and heard an auto coming and stopping near us! And the driver came out and laughingly said that Andrew went to him and sat inside the auto and he brought him home! Then, it struck to us...this fellow thinking that he was also going to my friends house or wanted to go with them (outing!), happily went and brought the auto!
Actually, they had just come for a visit, but feeling 'paavam' at Andrew took him home along with them and my husband went and brought him back the next day!