Whether it’s blood, vomit, or urine, New York City commuters are used to seeing a range of bodily fluids on the train. Every once in a while, however, they’ll be treated to something special: a dog in a bag.
Twitter user @WillSCourtney recently witnessed an owner with his enormous dog in what can only be described as a bag-like structure. (It appears to be a big brown sack with holes.) The dog’s owner attempted to board a subway with his dog in the sack, only to be turned away by an MTA conductor.
Dogs are permitted on New York City subways, but typically they must be stored in some kind of container.
“No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers,” the MTA rules stipulate.
The rule has led to a beautiful mass transit phenomenon — enormous dogs lodged in tiny bags.
Instagram account @BagDogs captures some of the best.
“I talked to the dog’s owner for a little bit afterwards; he said that he’d been carrying his dog in that setup for a long time, and had never had a problem before that day,” @WillSCourtney told Gothamist.
How was this dog ever permitted on the subway in the first place? This brown sack isn’t a bag, it’s a discarded relic from a country fair potato sack race. The pup can’t possibly be comfortable covered in this kind of material. He deserves luxury organic cotton. He deserves Muji.
My recommendation to the owner: Sew two IKEA bags together. Or maybe just move to a city where dogs can be transported without fear or a miserable sack.