Lost bulldog takes a ride on number 22 bus

Lost bulldog takes a ride on number 22 bus

Is this your bulldog?

On the number 22 bus

The bus stop on Elm Grove where the dog got on the bus at 9.30 this morning

First published in News
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by , Chief reporter

A bulldog took a bus in to town on his own - but it was no ruff ride.

It might sound like a tall tail, but the mystery mutt did not paws before boarding the number 22 bus in Elm Grove .

Passengers initially assumed the dog was with his owner - until it turned out he was unattended - and had not even paid his fare.

Despite his gruff face, the poor pooch was happy and calm, put on a brave face and did not even get the collie wobbles.

In a scene reminiscent of the hit children's TV series the Littlest Hobo, the homeless hound travelled as far as Churchill Square, on his mastif adventure.

When they arrived at the Imperial Arcade bus stop in Dyke Road, driver Steve Weir kept man's best friend company for more than an hour.

It took a rott-weil-er of waiting but he has now been taken to a pound until his owners can be traced.

The collarless canine still cannot be identified as he did not have a microchip. And The Argus is now begging for his owners retriever him.

Fellow passenger Sandra Middleton said: “When we got to the junction at Elm Grove, a Bulldog got on the bus. As a few people got on at that bus stop, everyone thought he was with someone that had got on at the same stop.

“When we arrived at the next stop the driver asked who the dog belonged to it was then that we all realised that the dog had got on- on his own.”

A spokeswoman for Brighton and Hove Bus Company said: “The bus was taken out of service at Imperial Arcade and all the passengers had to be taken off. The driver stayed with the dog for more than an hour while the warden was called.

“Steve said he was a lovely dog and wanted to thank all the passengers for their help in holding on to him as he wasn't wearing a collar.”

Brighton and Hove City Council dog warden Izzie Blanden collected him from Imperial Arcade and took him be checked out at New Priory vets in Patcham where he was found to be in perfect health - he has now been taken to a pound until his owner can be traced.

She described him as a “gorgeous red and white bulldog” and said he was “very calm” despite his adventure.

Do you know who the bulldog belongs to? Call The Argus on 01273 544519.

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3:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

clarissabtn says...

Oh God, the puns! Painful!
Oh God, the puns! Painful! clarissabtn
  • Score: 22

3:44pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Roundbill says...

And she's the chief reporter? Wow.
And she's the chief reporter? Wow. Roundbill
  • Score: 12

4:25pm Tue 12 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

"It took a rott-weil-er of waiting but he has now been taken to a pound until his owners can be traced. "

Surely 'rott -WHILE-er'?
"It took a rott-weil-er of waiting but he has now been taken to a pound until his owners can be traced. " Surely 'rott -WHILE-er'? stevo!!
  • Score: -8

4:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

bensmiths says...

Sounds like the owner abandoned him, similar happened on a bus I was on a few years ago. It is relatively safe and there are people around so people feel comfortable leaving them there.
Sounds like the owner abandoned him, similar happened on a bus I was on a few years ago. It is relatively safe and there are people around so people feel comfortable leaving them there. bensmiths
  • Score: -2

4:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

bensmiths wrote:
Sounds like the owner abandoned him, similar happened on a bus I was on a few years ago. It is relatively safe and there are people around so people feel comfortable leaving them there.
David Cameron once left his daughter behind at a pub.
[quote][p][bold]bensmiths[/bold] wrote: Sounds like the owner abandoned him, similar happened on a bus I was on a few years ago. It is relatively safe and there are people around so people feel comfortable leaving them there.[/p][/quote]David Cameron once left his daughter behind at a pub. stevo!!
  • Score: 10

4:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Number Six says...

"And she's the chief reporter? Wow."

Don't you mean Bow Wow?
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"And she's the chief reporter? Wow." Don't you mean Bow Wow? " Number Six
  • Score: 8

4:53pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

It was probably gypos what left him on the bus.
It was probably gypos what left him on the bus. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: -11

5:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Maz37 says...

If no one claims him I will have him
If no one claims him I will have him Maz37
  • Score: 11

5:22pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Juliusinnit says...

Jill Franks on QVC lost her bulldog recently. She would give him a good home, I'm sure.
Jill Franks on QVC lost her bulldog recently. She would give him a good home, I'm sure. Juliusinnit
  • Score: 1

6:48pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

Was it in a handbag Edmund? On the Brighton line?
Was it in a handbag Edmund? On the Brighton line? Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: -2

6:52pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Phillip Smith says...

bit over the top on the puns don't you think? ridiculously written article.
bit over the top on the puns don't you think? ridiculously written article. Phillip Smith
  • Score: 1

11:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Juliusinnit says...

It seems chief reporter Emily made a dog's dinner of this article with generous smattering of cringeworthy canine puns!

I'm glad the dog was reunited with his owners. They ought to get him microchipped / collared in case he disappears again.
It seems chief reporter Emily made a dog's dinner of this article with generous smattering of cringeworthy canine puns! I'm glad the dog was reunited with his owners. They ought to get him microchipped / collared in case he disappears again. Juliusinnit
  • Score: 1

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