Bulldog reunited with owner after his lone adventure on a Brighton and Hove Bus

Bullseye

Bullseye on the number 22 bus

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

First published in News by , Chief reporter

IT'S a waggy tailed ending for a bulldog who took a bus in to town on his own.

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

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. And in a pawsome turn of fate he was returned home thanks to The Argus.

In a scene reminiscent of the hit children's TV series the Littlest Hobo, the homeless hound who looks like the pooch from the Churchill car insurance adverts, travelled as far as Churchill Square, on his mastif adventure.

Driver Steve Weir looked after him at the end of their journey in Imperial Acade until council dog warden Izzie Blanden came to rescue him.

And Argus chief photographer Simon Dack helped reunite man's best friend with his owners. After taking some pictures of the paw-lorn looking pooch at Priory Vale vets in Patcham where he was being checked over - Mr Dack stumbled across a group of children looking for a bulldog in Queen's Park.

After finally retriever-ing his beloved family pet Bullseye dad of two Scott Maynard, of Queen's Park Road said: “I went outside to talk to a neighbour and he must have escaped. He hates the rain so I wonder if he was trying to shelter from the rain.

“He must have run round the corner and maybe got on the bus to shelter from the rain.

“My two boys were devastated and we're so glad to have him back. It sounds like he had quite an adventure.”

It took a rott-weil-er of waiting but Bullseye was reunited with Scott, his partner Terrie Nott, and their boys Jimmy, three and Jake, nine.

Jakes friends were searching Queen's Park when Mr Dack saw them and help reunite the family.

A spokeswoman for Brighton and Hove Bus Company said that they were delighted that Bullseye's owners had been found and he will be welcomed back on board anytime and offered free tickets for life.

Brighton and Hove City Council dog warden Izzie Blanden described him as a “gorgeous red and white bulldog” and said he was “very calm” despite his adventure.

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7:31pm Tue 12 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Yay!!!!!
Yay!!!!! stevo!!
  • Score: -1

7:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

The owner should be arrested for neglect.
The owner should be arrested for neglect. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: -44

8:29pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Vigilia says...

What a lovely story and thank you, everyone, for caring and doing something to reunite him with his family.
What a lovely story and thank you, everyone, for caring and doing something to reunite him with his family. Vigilia
  • Score: 24

8:35pm Tue 12 Aug 14

nissancars says...

why no collar on this dog.
why no collar on this dog. nissancars
  • Score: 6

8:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

her professional says...

Was he on his way to St James St?
Was he on his way to St James St? her professional
  • Score: 2

8:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

utternonsense says...

stevo!! wrote:
Yay!!!!!
Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Yay!!!!![/p][/quote]Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have utternonsense
  • Score: -2

9:32pm Tue 12 Aug 14

honeybaby231uk says...

Awww I saw this dog on the corner of Elm Grove and Queens Park Road. I thought it was with someone who was there. Glad it has been reunited with its owner.
Awww I saw this dog on the corner of Elm Grove and Queens Park Road. I thought it was with someone who was there. Glad it has been reunited with its owner. honeybaby231uk
  • Score: 3

9:32pm Tue 12 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

utternonsense wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Yay!!!!!
Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have
Thanks!

Actually, I prefer to receive 'dislikes', because they are from people who are admitting that I'm right but who hate telling me, lol.

My record so far is -248, after I slammed the police for f*cking something up.


Must try harder......
[quote][p][bold]utternonsense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Yay!!!!![/p][/quote]Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have[/p][/quote]Thanks! Actually, I prefer to receive 'dislikes', because they are from people who are admitting that I'm right but who hate telling me, lol. My record so far is -248, after I slammed the police for f*cking something up. Must try harder...... stevo!!
  • Score: -8

10:57pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Gaz Scott says...

utternonsense wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Yay!!!!!
Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have
Please please can everyone stop liking/disliking or even replying to Stevo's posts.

This is a troll who just wants attention (good or bad) and doesn't actually care about any stories on here. Please could we all just try and completely ignore his posts.
[quote][p][bold]utternonsense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Yay!!!!![/p][/quote]Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have[/p][/quote]Please please can everyone stop liking/disliking or even replying to Stevo's posts. This is a troll who just wants attention (good or bad) and doesn't actually care about any stories on here. Please could we all just try and completely ignore his posts. Gaz Scott
  • Score: 50

11:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Gaz Scott says...

Vigilia wrote:
What a lovely story and thank you, everyone, for caring and doing something to reunite him with his family.
Yep good to see a nice good news story for a change.
[quote][p][bold]Vigilia[/bold] wrote: What a lovely story and thank you, everyone, for caring and doing something to reunite him with his family.[/p][/quote]Yep good to see a nice good news story for a change. Gaz Scott
  • Score: 18

11:24pm Tue 12 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Gaz Scott wrote:
utternonsense wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Yay!!!!!
Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have
Please please can everyone stop liking/disliking or even replying to Stevo's posts.

This is a troll who just wants attention (good or bad) and doesn't actually care about any stories on here. Please could we all just try and completely ignore his posts.
Good Luck with that, Gaz!

In the meantime, I'll discuss topics like a normal person and you'll be simmering in the background wishing you had the brains to do the same.
[quote][p][bold]Gaz Scott[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]utternonsense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Yay!!!!![/p][/quote]Stevo! ! Congrats lol this is the most likes I've seen you have[/p][/quote]Please please can everyone stop liking/disliking or even replying to Stevo's posts. This is a troll who just wants attention (good or bad) and doesn't actually care about any stories on here. Please could we all just try and completely ignore his posts.[/p][/quote]Good Luck with that, Gaz! In the meantime, I'll discuss topics like a normal person and you'll be simmering in the background wishing you had the brains to do the same. stevo!!
  • Score: -6

12:20am Wed 13 Aug 14

Juliusinnit says...

Great story with a happy ending! :-)

Here's another story....

CHIEF REPORTER MAKES DOG'S DINNER OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

A reporter made a dog's dinner of an article on a stray bulldog.

Emily Walker's piece on the pooch was terribly punny, containing no fewer than nine cringeworthy canine puns. The peppering of puns harked back to the golden era of newspapers ,the 1970s, when punning was all the rage.

The ghost of Keith Waterhouse said, "This piece has more puns than The Sun, but it was a lot of fun!". "I shan't be turning in my grave."

Media pundit Julius Bailey-Augalistas said, "I'm not sure about the puns. I don't think Hugh Whittow from the Daily Express would like them, and whatever Hugh thinks, goes, because Hugh Whittow is the BEST!"

The Argus has come under fire over recent months with some readers complaining of a decline in the overall quality of the editorial content.

One person, who requested not to be named, said, "It's just not the same anymore. There was once a time when you read things that provoked debate, now it's all too safe and PC. What we need is more Adam Trimingham pieces and someone like Jan Moir to do an opinion column.
Great story with a happy ending! :-) Here's another story.... CHIEF REPORTER MAKES DOG'S DINNER OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE A reporter made a dog's dinner of an article on a stray bulldog. Emily Walker's piece on the pooch was terribly punny, containing no fewer than nine cringeworthy canine puns. The peppering of puns harked back to the golden era of newspapers ,the 1970s, when punning was all the rage. The ghost of Keith Waterhouse said, "This piece has more puns than The Sun, but it was a lot of fun!". "I shan't be turning in my grave." Media pundit Julius Bailey-Augalistas said, "I'm not sure about the puns. I don't think Hugh Whittow from the Daily Express would like them, and whatever Hugh thinks, goes, because Hugh Whittow is the BEST!" The Argus has come under fire over recent months with some readers complaining of a decline in the overall quality of the editorial content. One person, who requested not to be named, said, "It's just not the same anymore. There was once a time when you read things that provoked debate, now it's all too safe and PC. What we need is more Adam Trimingham pieces and someone like Jan Moir to do an opinion column. Juliusinnit
  • Score: 1

1:10am Wed 13 Aug 14

whatevernext2013 says...

nissancars wrote:
why no collar on this dog.
why no chip in this dog ,you would think someone who can afford to spend 2k plus on a dog can afford a chip for it
[quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: why no collar on this dog.[/p][/quote]why no chip in this dog ,you would think someone who can afford to spend 2k plus on a dog can afford a chip for it whatevernext2013
  • Score: 5

1:27am Wed 13 Aug 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Let's hope this man keeps a closer eye on his dog in future and gets it microchipped.

Why was his 9 year old in Queens Park without supervision?

Seems this family aren't very good at keeping a close eye on either their pets or children.
Let's hope this man keeps a closer eye on his dog in future and gets it microchipped. Why was his 9 year old in Queens Park without supervision? Seems this family aren't very good at keeping a close eye on either their pets or children. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 3

1:55am Wed 13 Aug 14

losdude says...

very glad this dog is reunited with his family!
Hopefully this will make the owners reconsider getting him chipped, it's not that expensive and makes it easier for the family to be reunited!
very glad this dog is reunited with his family! Hopefully this will make the owners reconsider getting him chipped, it's not that expensive and makes it easier for the family to be reunited! losdude
  • Score: 11

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