Cartoon Tuesday: Stray Dogs Taking Moscow Metro

8_25_09_russian_dogs.jpgIf stray Russian dogs can learn to ride the train...Photo:EnglishRussia.com

While reading the news magazine "The Week" this weekend, I noticed a small story about how stray dogs in Russia are starting to ride the Moscow Metro to get to their work.  In the morning, the dogs ride into Moscow's down town where they spend the day scavenging for food among Moscow's business elite.  At the end of the day they get back on the train and ride back "home."

Among some more amazing skill those Moscow dogs are the ability not to miss their stop while going on the subway train. Biologists say dogs have very nice sense of time which helps them not to miss their destination. Another skill they have is to cross the road on the green traffic light. “They don’t react on color, but on the picture they see on the traffic light”, Moscow scientist tells. Also they choose often the last or the first metro car - those are less crowded usually.

It kind of puts the argument that Angelenos can't learn to ride transit into perspective, doesn't it?