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Don’t let the pigeon ride the subway

I ain’t one to link to random videos¬†on the internets, but I’m making an exception for this¬†(via: my cousin-in-law, Eli, who, unlike Chicklet, is most assuredly not a Mo Willems reader). The video is cute and all, but what caught my attention was the caption.

The passengers of this train have nicknamed this pigeon ‘Henry’ and claim that at least once a week he is seen riding the subway and always walks off at the same exit.

That’s even better than the rooster on the 248.

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Speaking of the 545…

At least one rider travels with something other than a laptop:

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A Pomeranian in a perambulator

Sorry for the bad phone photo. In case you can’t tell, it’s a dog in a stroller.

This is pretty cute, but I thought ST didn’t allow pets. And anyway, don’t they have to fold those down for the ride, like folks with human babies?

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Another class III bus foul

This one, like the first, took place on the 27, which, remarkably, still holds the top spot on my list of favorite routes.

Dog on seat
He was elderly.

Dogs on buses? OK. Dogs on bus seats? Not OK.

Did I mention that he was licking the headrest?

Custom dictates that I close out this post with a basketball metaphor–one that doesn’t exactly apply but at least gives me an opportunity to squeeze in a shout to my favorite sport. (An example: “A foul of this magnitude …

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Animal week continues

Spotted earlier today, at the southbound stop at 3rd & Pine:

A bus bunny
A bus bunny

No barking, shedding, or biting for this little guy. With the lid closed, it looked like his owner was on her way to a picnic.

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Speaking of animals on buses…

Recently (OK, back in February), Todd from the Czech Republic e-mailed to share information about Dogs on Board!, a campaign to allow pet dogs on buses and trains. From DoB’s mission statement:

In Europe it is the norm that people can take full-size non-assistance dogs on urban transit, regional trains, intercity trains and so on, though rarely on intercity buses, generally for half price and sometimes for free, sometimes with a muzzle and nearly always with a leash, with the driver or staff empowered to remove transit customers and their pets if there are problems.

In Canada and the …

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Who says no one rides the 248?

Metro’s newest route is already popular with the farm set.

Rooster on the 248

And I thought the guy with the rabbit was weird.

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