George the Cat Embarks On Solo Adventures On Buses and Trains, Becomes a Celebrity
Thu, January 23, 2020

George the Cat Embarks On Solo Adventures On Buses and Trains, Becomes a Celebrity

 

Seven-year-old tabby cat George has become famous on Facebook for his adventures, including hitching free rides around Scotland, reports Hattie Gladwell of the UK’s highest-circulating newspaper Metro. He sneaks into public transport and travels miles away from his home in Helensburgh, Argyll, and Bute. George is seen getting on trains and buses and jumping into cars with commuters. 

Hence, owners Elizabeth and Dennis Royal created a Facebook page dedicated to George’s escapades, allowing people to report sightings of their adventurous feline. Recently, the tabby cat “caused widespread panic” among his followers when his owners called for an appeal to find George when he didn’t return for four days. Fortunately, he was found near Loch Lomond, 14 miles from home, after hitching a ride on a bus. 

 

Photo Credit: Jackie Hood/SWNS (via Metro)

 

George became the center of attention when he attempted to join a school trip to Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park in Stirling— almost 40 miles away from his home. Elizabeth, 83, states, “He went out at teatime on Tuesday two weeks ago and he never returned. He normally goes away for around three hours and comes back.” 

She adds, “When he had not returned by Friday I thought something was wrong. He often gets into cars, vans, buses and trains. So I thought something like that happened.” Elizabeth instructed her daughter, Jackie, to post about the family’s missing cat on social media. A couple from Helensburgh found George and brought him to his owners. 

 

 

Photo Credit: Jackie Hood/SWNS (via Metro)

 

Elizabeth and Dennis, 90, rescued George five years ago and since then, the feline has offered great comfort to Dennis, who has dementia. The 83-year-old explains, “George lies on his knee and they fall asleep together.” Apart from being a companion to the couple, George is also a friendly animal who loves to be “stroked and picked up by people.” He is also not afraid to defend himself against dogs.

 

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