Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Russian Subway Dogs

I bet you didn't know that stray dogs in Russia had gotten so smart that they have become accustomed to riding the subway to and from "work". I think this is a bit of a spoof and hilarious. What do you think?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Commuter dogs" do seem to stretch the bounds of plausibility a bit, but there are definitely many, many stray dogs living in the outer reaches of the city, and I imagine one of the will occasionally wander in, and some will like it and visit regularly, since it's a nice warm place filled with potential food sources. And maybe some do commute. After all, the city is exciting and full of shwarma, but suburbs are a much safer place for a dog, with much less chance of being stabbed or kicked by a drunken hobo.

Anonymous said...

Doggy-style & not just metro sexual in Moscow!

Thelonious_Nick said...

I love English Russia--the bizarre stories, the fractured English, the ads for mail-order brides, the comments sections that inevitably break down into pro- and anti-Communist/Soviet name-calling. But the veracity of any given story I would take with a grain of salt.

Anonymous said...

This is legitimate:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121123197068805001.html

There is also a website that is dedicated to those dogs:

http://www.metrodog.ru/

And as you can see from the WSJ article, there is even a monument dedicated to a dog that was killed in the Subway by a crazed celebrity.

The English Russia article goes a bit further than the WSJ to state that the dogs have a regular commute, which I don't think the WSJ article is implying, but nonetheless the dogs do use the subway for transportation.

Tony said...

I have actually seen a dog ride the Circumvesuviana outside of Naples. I was waiting and the train approaching announcement came on the loudspeakers and it ran up to the platform. When the doors opened, it got on. At a certain point, it got off.
see the following image for proof if you would consider it.

njh said...

adult or concession?

Matt Fisher said...

Holy moly! Stray dogs on a metro in Russia!! In Moscow!!! This is a strange story, like it would appear in The Twilight Zone!

Anonymous said...

It's true! Many years ago, circa mid 90s, I spent 2 months in Moscow and witnessed the dogs myself. My grandmother, who was an absolute dog lover, was particularly thrilled by it. During the 2 months, we also rode from the suburbs to the city center and began to notice the same dogs coming and going with us. When we came back to the US, and told people about the dogs, no one believed us.