DD...TC, the cat, has been camping in the bus since he was just a little kitten, so I guess he is used to being inside. He does really well, except when we are moving and then he hides under the couch
My bus was in legal service up until 2005, so it was well taken care of by our local school system. I drove it when it was new in 1976 in my 3rd year of being a driver, and it stayed with the same district for it's whole school bus life. Since I have had it, I have changed the oil and filters regularly, put two new 8D Batteries in it, and two new tires on the front. Beyond that, KNOCK ON WOOD, no mechanical problems of any kind. It really is a testament to the preventative maintenance a shop can give a vehicle.