When Miles Montgomery, a radio host from Seattle, Washington, got on the bus this past January, he was surprised to see a fellow passenger get on with him, sit down... and begin licking the seats! Then the passenger calmly watched out the window until the bus stopped outside a dog park. This was obviously the right stop - tail wagging, the passenger stood and exited the bus.
The passenger, a two-year-old black Labrador mix named Eclipse, lives with her owner, Jeff Young, near a bus station in Seattle. If Jeff is late for the bus, Eclipse will ride to the dog park by herself and play there until Jeff joins her. But Eclipse is not the only dog to ride public transportation by herself - dogs in Russia have been doing it for years.
More than 30,000 stray dogs live in Moscow, the capital city of Russia. Clever beggars, the dogs have invented several methods of getting food - one of the favorites is to sneak up behind a person and startle him by sudden barking, making him drop his lunch. The dogs also know that people like cuteness, and will send out the small, cute members of the pack to beg for food. But some dogs take it one step further - they go to the city during the day to get food, and to the suburbs to sleep at night. And they use the subway to commute! The dogs get on the subway in the morning, ride to their “day job”, and then ride back to the suburbs in the evening. Still other dogs ride the subway to get food from the human passengers or just for enjoyment. It's a "doggy dog world" out there!