Russia: Her Dogs Are Everywhere!

I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and was thinking about the dogs all over the Metro stations of Russia. It just so happens my wife with her trusty new camera, took some pictures of the dogs in the Metro and outside the stations…

The people in Russia do really love their Sobak (Собак). They will walk over them, around them and past them but not disturb them. They will feed them and care for them…

These are city dogs. Dogs that have no home but the city streets or in this case, the Metro stations…

When I first came to Moscow I was not very happy to see all these dogs. I asked where is the animal control officers are to clean out these dogs. My Wife looked at me like I was crazy! I quickly understood that these dogs are totally accepted all over the city. They are part of life in Moscow. I have watched them come and go from metro stations, People hold the doors so the dogs can get in and out. When you walk the Metro station you see little plates of food left in the corners for the dogs. The pregnant dogs are given blankets and cardboard to sleep on. The Cобаки are at home in the Metro…

This is a classic example of care and feeding but no ownership implied…

I accept them now and think that it is normal to see dogs sleeping in the middle of the floor in one of the busiest Metros in the world…

That is Russia for you!

Kyle

PS: I thought that this is an appropriate post to bring back to life from the old days. In 2007 I posted this and until recently it held true. But now these dogs are gone…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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