That's Jeffervescent!

On the Buses

That’s Jeffervescent! – by Jefferson Airplane

This is the Number 19 bus. Well, it is a cushion. So I guess the Number 19 bus is also softer than you think.

Finnegan Otterhound once lost his lunch on the Number 19 bus. Great Uncle Bulgaria was there as well, and he said that the driver was going so fast he almost followed Finnegan’s example. Anyway, Human swiftly cleaned it all up with the alcohol handwash and wet wipes that were in the emergency kit. But the driver was still less than sympathetic. Some people have no charm.

Anyway, the Number 19 bus goes to a lot of very good places. First, it comes here, and that’s quite good. It also goes to the British Museum, Piccadilly Circus, Old Bond Street, Green Park, Hyde Park, and Knightsbridge. And most importantly of all, it goes to Battersea Park, a short walk from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home!

But did you know that Battersea Dogs and Cats Home didn’t start out in Battersea? It actually started out in Holloway, which is just up the road from us, way back in 1860. Isn’t that a bit uncanny?!

And Battersea has Royal connections! Ever since Queen Victoria became Patron of the Home in 1885, Battersea has been under Royal Patronage, with Queen Betty currently on the letterhead. And former residents have gone on to hold distinguished political posts, including Larry (Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office) and Palmerston (Chief Mouser to the Foreign Office).

But who was the most distinguished and notable Battersea alum of all? Our Leo, of course.

The Number 19 cushion? That’s Jeffervescent!


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