RATTY is back! The Press can reveal that the lovable bus-hopping terrier has continued on his adventures - to the frustration of his owner, Gary Kay.

The wandering pooch became a media celebrity after we reported that he hopped on to a Number Ten bus and headed on his own to the Black Bull pub, in Hull Road, York.

There he was fed sausages by a barmaid. Ratty made the trip at least twice a week.

His outings came to an end when the barmaid left, and the pub went upmarket and banned animals from the premises.

But now Gary, who is a Dunnington parish councillor, said Ratty had started frequenting the Rose And Crown Pub, in Lawrence Street.

It is believed the dog has been getting off the bus at the Black Bull on his own, crossing the road and turning up at his new favourite watering hole.

Gary said his friends had been forced to drive Ratty back home to Dunnington from the pub twice in the last few weeks.

"About three weeks ago, someone was driving past the Rose And Crown and spotted him sitting outside the pub so brought him back," he said.

"Another time one of my friends was in the pub and saw Ratty sitting by the back door. I've had to start chaining him up because, although he can get to the pub on his own he can't get home.

"I've no idea how he is doing any of this or how he crosses the road.

"This dog just has a mind of his own."

Gary originally got Ratty to keep down his farm's rodent population, but he went lame after a car ran over his foot.

The terrier now accompanies him everywhere in his pick-up truck and tractor.

Pupils travelling on the Fulford School bus from Dunnington also told Gary the terrier regularly travelled with them.

Rose And Crown landlord Paul Clary said Ratty was welcome at the pub any time.

"I saw it on the news when Ratty was going to the Black Bull, but it's great to have him here now," he said.

"I've got a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Frank but he never wants to go anywhere because he's so lazy!"

Gary called on the public to keep their eye out for wandering Ratty.

"He is a local celebrity and must be York's most famous dog," he added.