By JESSICA SATHERLEY
Where's your ticket? Dodger the cat has been riding the bus for free by hopping on and off at his local station in Dorset
A pet cat named Dodger is living up to his name, by taking free bus trips from his home town.
The ginger moggy, who was named after the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist, has taken to hopping on and off the public transport at the bus station near his home.
The 15-year-old cat even sits on bemused passengers’ laps as the bus makes up to 10-mile round trips from Bridport to Charmouth in Dorset.
Waiting for his bus: Dodger waits at the station before slowly creeping in the bus to make his journey
Dodger is such a regular customer that some of the drivers take tins of cat food to work with them to give to him. They even know what stop to let him off at.
At the end of each journey the roving moggy returns to his home and owner Fee Jeanes.
Mrs Jeanes, 44, believes Dodger first took a liking to the buses as they are warm like greenhouses when the sun is on them.
But the adventurous pet has since ended up being taken for several rides.
Mrs Jeanes, 44, said: 'We moved here 19 months ago and our house backs onto the bus station.
'He is an old boy and is very friendly. At first Dodger kept going to the bus station because people there fed him tit-bits and scraps of food.
Popular passenger: Dodger likes to sleep on paying passengers laps and even gets fed cat food by the bus driver sometimes
Proud owner: Fee Jeanes cuddles her cat once he's home from his bus trip
'But then he started climbing on board the buses because they are almost like greenhouses when it is sunny.
'Then last week I found out he had travelled to Charmouth and back, which is a 10 mile round trip.
'I hadn’t seen him all morning until my daughter Emily told me one of her friends had just seen him on the bus at Charmouth.
'I couldn’t believe it and panicked. I got into my car to go off and look for him and then at that moment the bus pulled up near our house and low and behold he got off.