Dogs who commute on the Chewbilee Line in Moscow!

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The clever canines board the Tube each morning.

After a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.

Experts studying the dogs say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop — after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.

The mutts choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train.

What I love about it is not that they are intelligent enough to take the train but that the people share the train with them.

A friend who went on a Europe tour told me that over there, in many of the countries, dogs are allowed practically everywhere with their owners, and this includes cable cars in team parks, high-end restaurants, public transport, very high-end and fashionable departmental stores and even on airplanes where they just sit with their owners.

Well, those are pets, and now we see that in Moscow, even the street dogs are allowed on their trains. Nobody seems to mind. Street animals are a part of our society so they get to use the public facilities too. Wonderful, isn’t it?

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Dr Poiarkov told how the dogs like to play during their daily commute. He said: “They jump on the train seconds before the doors shut, risking their tails getting jammed. They do it for fun. And sometimes they fall asleep and get off at the wrong stop.”

The dogs have learned to use traffic lights to cross the road safely, said Dr Poiarkov. And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty morsels of shawarma, a kebab-like snack popular in Moscow.

They sneak up behind people eating shawarmas — then bark loudly to shock them into dropping their food.

With children the dogs “play cute” by putting their heads on youngsters’ knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy — and scraps.

Dr Poiarkov added: “Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists.”

The Moscow mutts are not the first animals to use public transport. In 2006 a Jack Russell in Dunnington, North Yorks, began taking the bus to his local pub in search of sausages.

And two years ago passengers in Wolverhampton were stunned when a cat called Macavity started catching the 331 bus to a fish and chip shop.

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2 responses to “Dogs who commute on the Chewbilee Line in Moscow!”

  1. Nui

    Dear Sis Chan,

    I agree with your friend and I saw these incidences by my own eyes and took photos for records, very impressive. Sukhi Hotu!

    1. chankahyein

      Send us the photos, please! Would be nice to share and see.