NEW YORK CITY: MTA Says Dogs Must Fit In A Bag To Ride The Subway, New Yorkers Say Done And Done

People Magazine reports:

New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is dog-friendly — to a point. Leashed service and emotional support animals are allowed to ride with their owners with no other restrictions, but all other pet dogs wanting to ride the rails need to be brought on in a carrier.

For pup parents with smaller dogs, this is a cinch. There are plenty of portable purses and bags that are perfectly sized for small to medium dogs, but for the bigger pups it starts to get tricky. While some large dog owners may have abandoned the idea of their pet legally riding the subway, others have gotten creative.

The new carrier rule actually went into effect back in October, but for some reason either enforcement or publicity for the law stepped up in recent days.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The first human who tries to tote this little green dino around in a bag will pull back a bloody stump!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      RaaaAAAWWR!

    • JT
      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Ack!

    • Snarkaholic

      Not even a Prada bag?

      • Christopher

        Louis Vuitton or nothing!

  • Treant

    File that one under, “Rules they should have worded better.”

    • melllt

      The rule seems pretty good to me, though it does discriminate against small people with large dogs.
      I could care less if a dog is on the subway unless it’s leash is being wrapped around my leg, it’s pissing or shitting on the platform or the car, or its jumping and slobbering on me.
      If it’s in a bag, it aint gonna be doing any of these things.

      • cleos_mom

        Very understandable. But what do dogs do on subways that’s annoying? 😉

    • marshlc

      I’d say it is a law that does exactly what it is supposed to – keeping the animals contained so they don’t bother other riders, and so any mess they make is mostly the problem of the owner.

  • Capritaur

    I just realized that this is a cat people blog.

    • KCMC

      so allergic, there wasn’t enough Benedryl to see the musical.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate
        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Zyrtec (generic cetirizine) works for me.
          Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not help at all.

          • smoke two joints

            then smoke two more

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            Little dino does not drink, smoke or dope.
            I’m practically Mormon!

          • agcons

            Show us your underwear.

          • secret handshake??

          • TampaDink

            Sending you my thoughts & prayers….for being almost mormon.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            Thanks – that’s the least you could do!

          • TampaDink

            To quote Glinda the Good, “that’s what makes me so nice.”

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            I swear I’m the only person that I know of who seems to be allergic to marijuana smoke. Somehow it makes me very nauseous. Plus it smells like skunks (at least it does to me).

          • Dazzer

            Nope, I’m allergic to marijuana, too.

            I don’t object to anyone smoking it or using it – but it just gives me a filthy, filthy headache.

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            Thank you for your post. I shouldn’t say I’m glad to know I’m not the only one.
            Especially since you get such a bad headache.

            Sorry you get a headache. I don’t get that. Just really sick to my stomach and it makes me cough a lot now. In the even recent past, I could be around it better when people smoked it or had it about them. Not in the last decade or so.

            I’ve tried it like five times as I remember. 1970s/1980s never did anything for me. Eaten it twice. Zero. Smoked it twice. Zero. Finally a decade or so later. Someone in California had something Hawaiian and I tried that, unfiltered (no water) and I got really high. I didn’t like it as I felt out of my body. As though I was ten feet above the ground and twenty feet away from my body. Ugh. Nightmarish experience. I couldn’t wait to return to my body and again to earth. Also, after that, marijuana makes me ill to smell either the drug or the smoke.

            Anyway … I hope your headache goes away quickly if you remove yourself from the source.

            Excuse me, I’m rambling. I’ll stick to natural highs still. Seeing nature. Exercise. I know people say you shouldn’t have a bad experience just doing marijuana, yet I felt as though i had a bad experience with it.

          • perhaps a nice tasty brownie?

          • Treant

            Zyrtec or Allegra here as well.

            Well, the Kirkland Brands version, which is less than a tenth the price and exactly the same thing.

          • Lars Littlefield

            I’m also allergic to horses, birds, and lots of other stuff in addition to cats. Starting in the 1940s just about everyone in my family would get what were known as “horse serum” injections. An early pre-steroid type of inoculation that eliminated most allergic reactions for 3 to 4 months. In the 1950s they had refined they came out with Kenalog. We’d all get three Kenalog injections every year, one every four months. Now it’s almost impossible to get a Kenalog shot because of the ruinous effects that accrue over time. So, I just have a wonderful dog who knows enough to leave all of the farm animals alone. Good thing I’m not allergic to dogs.

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            Fascinating. Thank you for your post. For some reason, in the mid-dish 1950s to early 1960s, my doctor gave me oral tetracycline thinking it would help with my allergies. Well, I doubt that it did as I don’t recall noticing any reduction though I was very young. I remember being miserable.

            Yet the greater effect was that when my adult teeth came in, they were stained a yellow color (also slight gray, very slight green). Thankfully the green and most of the gray disappeared. The yellow also became less vivid.

            To say the least, if I could go back in time and as an adult fix something in my baby/child past, I would have stopped taking oral tetracycline for as long as I had to do so to have better looking teeth.

            Especially as 1960s and 1970s USA advertising did not help as when I was a child/teen, White, white, white teeth was pitched often on TV, in the magazines, etc. It (along with acne) gave me anxiety. I think I brushed my teeth so hard, I wore my gums down as a child and I notice in most pictures of me, I never smile (so you don’t see my teeth).

            Though I wasn’t made fun of yellowed teeth by other children, yet by a few adults who commented on my lack of proper dental care? Assholes.

            As my family had health insurance though we were poorer than our middle class neighbors. I have good strong teeth. Never needed braces as a teen, or later: bridges, crowns or dentures. The yellow means you will rarely get a smile out of me, yet when you do, it’s genuine, yet I’m immediately self conscious of my smile due to my teeth. And I’ll quickly shut my mouth.

            Stupid Americans obsessed with teeth whiteness. I tell people that I’m a former heavy smoker who drinks a lots of tea and coffee and has poor dental hygiene. That somewhat shuts them up. Yet then I get told, you know, you could bleach your teeth, or do x, y, z… Arg!!! It’s a never win battle with whiteness obsessed Americans. Aren’t I as a white person, white enough.

            Though the funny thing is, I talked to a dental student who told me, to not quote him on it, yet he said as I took oral tetracycline so long when I was a baby to young child, perhaps my skeleton might be yellowish too. That’s what I think he told me.

            That it could be in my bones and outer structure. I thought that might be cool for some medical school to own and look at yellow me in skeletal form. Maybe I’ll donate my skeleton to science. On the other hand, I’ll probably just cremate myself and the yellow will die with me. The end.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Same here. But I never used it as an excuse to avoid the musical.

        • KCMC

          old joke. Not a fan of that work.

      • ByronK

        So allergic here as well. Running itchy eyes, itchy skin, sneezing, rashes, the whole nine yards – one yard for each life the creatures have.

        • KCMC

          yup. all that and closed throat wheezing. Being field soc wkr, must travel with inhalers/emergency Benedryl.
          One house had 25. Thanks, Buddy, tell your g’ma we can meet on the porch.
          Kids with cat pee clothes who ride in my car. sigh.

          • ByronK

            Yikes!!

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            I also get an allergic reaction if people have too much vermin in their spaces. Cockroaches or mice. I think it’s their pee or excrement.

            Also dusty or moldy places do me in. Or old magazines, books, newspapers. Carpeting. Clothing. Some thrift stores are misery. As are estate sales. I’d rather buy new on some items depending on the condition. Or skip the item if it’s too musty.

          • Rambie

            I’m a cat person but that’d disgusting! Unless it just happened your clothes shouldn’t smell like that. Cat urine is one of the worst smells.

          • KCMC

            small home/trailers. Teens leave clothes on floor…I’m told that’s not unusual for clothing left on floor.

          • Rambie

            It’s not normal even for clothes left on the floor. I was raised in a house where we always had at LEAST one cat and one dog. Our house never smelled of cat piss nor did the cats piss on clothes nor was our yard full of unpicked up dog doo.

            It’s poor house keeping to have your home smell like litter / cat and poor training if the cat isn’t properly house trained to use the litter box.

          • KCMC

            Youth with whom I work have survived childhoods of hotlined neglect/abuse. Poor housekeeping would be understatement.

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        I used to be allergic to cats and dogs. Now with shots, pills, inhalers; I can even sleep with my sister’s cats and be okay. I just need to never touch my nose or eyes if I touched or petted them or materials they’ve been on.

        I used to be sneeze machine around them and runny eyes and runny nose. I’m glad the allergy shots and pills and inhalers works. Yay, thanks modern drugs.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Untrue. We are also dog-, bear-, and ghost shrimp-friendly.

      • Hank

        ESPECIALLY BillBear!!! 😉

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        … and making fun of that holy ghostie thingie in the holy trinity. Or perhaps that’s just me.

      • Rambie

        Pretty much any friendly hairy creature is welcome here. 😉

    • Boreal

      I am a dog person.

      • ted-

        As I am and a former NYer (born & raised).

    • Michael R
    • Michael R
      • KCMC

        Gorgeous. Those eyes and coat.

    • Adam King

      I’m a cat-and-dog person. Pets are wonderful. So much better than humans.

    • JT

      Yes, it seems very much feline preferential.

    • Beagle

      Hey! I resemble that remark!

  • Natty Enquirer

    All I see is people following the rules. Which is more than they do where I live.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Each of these dogs looks thoroughly humiliated

    • ted-

      But, they got to be with their daddies and mommies. Hehehe…

    • maybe overheating

      ETA how soon before someone makes a Doggy Bag with breathable mesh?

    • cleos_mom

      Actually the Husky on the left looks like he’s thinking okay, dainty souls, whatta you planning to do about *this*?

  • missmobtown

    Goddammit, I needed some silliness.

  • jomai

    I’m kind of mystified by this. It’s been a rule for longer than that. My little 30# critter has been going in a bag for the last 3 years before we moved away. I’ve watched the station agents turn away other folks before October. Many of these images are older than that, too. I know because I did a lot of research before I got a dog in the first place.

    Now can I just say how much I miss NYC MTA? Because as much as I love the Bay Area, it ain’t right, in transportation terms.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Then you should move back to NYC. One thing natives of SF don’t care for very much is folks from the east coast lamenting that SF isn’t NYC or Boston. I’m not trying to be intentionally mean. Just honest.

      • ted-

        I think we’re just wishing we could bring our furry kids onto the MUNI or BART like NYC’s public transportation. Nothing more. I was born and raised in Manhattan, but I loathe NYC. I moved to the SF Bay Area and love it here.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Thanks for clearing that up. Good to know. One benefit of living in SF over NYC is you develop great legs with killer calf muscles. Not so much marching the streets of Manhattan. I grew up in SLC during a time when SF was the place you went to every weekend to enjoy sublime living. Although SF has changed dramatically, it still is may favorite urban landscape.

          • ted-

            I moved out of SF a few years back. I live in the East Bay now. It’s quieter, but much less gay folks here. As I get older, I care less and less for gay neighborhoods. I admit, there are perks to being in a gayborhood as more options for dating, cleaner, nicer people. I can always visit the Castro if and when I want. I never feel I fit in the Castro. Probably because I lack fashion sense. I can’t imagine buying a pair of underwear for more than $10. My Champion boxer briefs are only $12 for 6 pairs from Costco. 🙂

          • Lars Littlefield

            $12 for 6 pairs? I was going to say you’re far too uptown for my tastes, but not by much. The only reason I ever go to a Walmart is to buy the cheap $6 packs of 3 Fruit of the Loom cotton boxers. I’ve been wearing them since the 50s along with 501 Levis. At 75, it’s a look I’m not ever going to grow out of.

            For many years I had a rather pleasant house overlooking Noe Valley. This was long before young hetero families discovered that part of the city in the early 1980s. I rather miss the place. But it no longer exists. An earth failure made it unsafe in the 1987 earthquake. Fortunately, I’d sold the place in 1986. However, the friends I sold it to were thrilled. Their insurance paid out enough so they could relocate to a property on the ocean north of Stinson Beach. Pretty, but kind of a long drive from anywhere practical. Still, pretty. 🙂

          • Timothy W.

            I feel you, Ted. I live in Inner Parkside myself (on the hillside above Taraval/West Portal). Far enough away from the downtown area, wide streets and a lot quieter. I’m not very homonormative, but I enjoy living in the city.:)

          • ted-

            In summary, it’s a good life. That’s how I choose to see your life and most people’s lives.

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            I lost a lot of weight climbing SF hills.

          • Lars Littlefield

            My heart was a lot stronger for the experience. 🙂

          • jomai

            I gained an ass the first time I lived up the hill. I still deliberately choose the steep route for the exercise.

        • jomai

          I also wish that it didn’t shut down at night. Just a wish… And yes, the dog rules for MUNI are less than friendly. I’m not sure why they deserve a full fare amount for the extra thirty pounds on my shoulders!

          • ted-

            I didn’t even now they had to pay a fare!

      • jomai

        That’s rather like saying “Get out of the USA if you don’t like it.” Very nice of you. I lived in SF long before I went to NYC with my ex husband. And it’s completely within my rights to complain about MUNI, which is worse than when I lived here before. I moved back because this is where my home is. It’s where my faemily is. So, you can take that “move back to NYC” attitude and put it back in the cupboard, where it’s not likely to see the light of day.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Are you so touch about everything? 🙂

          • jomai

            “I’m not trying to be mean, but…” is like “I’m not racist, but…” or “I’m not homophobic, but…”

            I’m not touchy. I just don’t put up with bull from strangers.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Gosh, must be wonderful to be so special.

          • jomai

            Thank you for so ineloquently proving my point. You’re a bully. On to the blocked list.

      • BobSF_94117

        When people from NY complain about SF public transit, they mostly get full-hearted agreement from locals.

        • Lars Littlefield

          I’ve only been stuck in the Bay tunnel a couple of times. I’ve never really had a problem with SF public transit. However, I do have a major problem with the NYC subway and bus system. Once you lived in Paris, Barcelona, Mexico City you begin to wonder who’s got rich from dipping into the funds that support NYC’s system. Great as New Yorkers like to brag about the subway system, it pales compared to London’s underground. And every New Yorker needs to experience Mexico City’s metro. It moves millions of people with incredible efficiency every day. Granted, it is closed down pretty much from midnight to 6:00 am. But the screech and screaming noise of the rubber tires on wide band steel rails is amazing: there isn’t any. You can continue to hold a conversation while a train comes in and goes out of a station.

    • ted-

      I agree!

    • JoeMyGod
      • jomai

        Looks like most of the changes are actually to the service dog rules, not the “regular” dog rules. I’m not sure some of those are legal re: national disability law (e.g. you can’t ask someone their disability in regards to the service animal). The one difference in this (number 1) and the old rules that I specifically remember is that the “enclosed container” had to fit on someone’s lap in the subway car. I did a lot of research when I got my dog, because it was all related to my CPTSD, and I was talking a lot with my therapist about it…. In the end, I decided that I would have to just do with the natural benefits of a companion without going through the training and certification, because there is little the dog could be trained to help in the case of amygdala hijackings in my case. Thanks for sharing, this is informative in its own way! XO

      • Adam King

        (There’s no such thing as a “licensed service animal.” There’s no such thing as a license for one, unless you’re talking about your run-of-the-mill dog license that all dogs have to have.)

      • E.J.

        Some of these rules seam to contradict ADA requirements regarding service animals (the federal law rules).
        From the NY city department of health web site:
        “A person with a disability accompanied by a service dog is not required by law to show proof of disability or that the animal is a service animal.”
        http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/dog-licenses.page
        ADA guidelines (§ 35.136 Service animals):
        ” Inquiries. A public entity shall not ask about the nature or extent of a person’s disability, but may make two inquiries to determine whether an animal qualifies as a service animal. A public entity may ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform. A public entity shall not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal.”
        https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleII_2010/titleII_2010_withbold.htm

    • TuuxKabin

      With the mayor and governor having sit down and pee hissy fits with each other the MTA is getting worse and worse.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/nyregion/subway-delays.html

  • Rebecca Gardner

    NYers Rule!!! Makes me miss my home, just a little, but CA is still awesome.

    • ted-

      I’m right there with you, sister!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    OK, where’s the photo of the over-achiever with a Saint Bernard in a bag?

    • Beto

      Or a Great Dane. Just adding.

    • missmobtown

      He’s at the chiropractor ^_^

    • Karl Dubhe

      Wouldn’t that be one of the dogs that has foot holes cut into the bag? 🙂

    • Acronym Jim
      • Karl Dubhe

        That’s a bear, not a dog.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          It’s yuuugge – whatever it is!

          • Adam King

            Just get a load of the damn feet on the damn thing. Looks like something out of Avatar: the Last Airbender.

          • Acronym Jim

            Or the Muppets…or the Neverending Story…

          • i’m just not that into brushing. on something that big, it would be a real pain.

          • Rambie

            Brushing that big a dog is a full time job. My last BF had a Sammy (Samoyed) a lovely beautiful dog but damn she needed brushing daily. 🙂

          • Snarkaholic

            I’m sure the weekly dog food bill is also yuuugge!

          • They really are not that big. (photoshop)

        • Acronym Jim

          LOL, since they were bred to protect flocks from bears (among other predators), maybe their tactic is being undercover bears.

          (cue the flood of sexual inuendo)

          • Karl Dubhe

            Bears, undercover?

            Well, I’m brave. I can take them.

          • Acronym Jim

            I knew you wouldn’t disappoint.

        • Acronym Jim

          Here’s one pretending to be a lion.

          https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ksuKhuLhX7Q/maxresdefault.jpg

      • pj

        good dog. roll over.

        • Acronym Jim

          Oooof! Urk!

      • Michael R

        Wow – what an extremely tiny person !!!

        • Acronym Jim

          Actually, they’re both huge. If he stood up, that waist high picket fence would come to about the knee region on the human.

          • Lars Littlefield

            I though Mid-shin was the guy’s name . . . or a hot noodle dish with clams.

    • JT
  • Rocco Gibraltar

    Someone please explain to me what the heck is an “emotional support animal?” Seriously? It seems to be people are trying to take advantage of Service animals who serve a necessary function like the blind in the disabled.

    • KCMC

      been life savers with PTSD vets (for just one vastly growing group).

      • Rocco Gibraltar

        But what is the criteria for judging an animal to support someone emotionally as necessary. Is there some sort of a certification process? Or can anyone claim the animal serves such purpose? It just seems rife for abuse.

        • ChrisMorley

          Google ’emotional support animal ‘ and your questions are answered on the magik interwebz.

        • KCMC

          your sense is correct. Therapy animal certificates are available on-line like internet wedding clerk licenses.

          • Lars Littlefield

            As a licensed reverend of the Universal Life Church since 1971, I resemble that remark.

          • Adam King

            They are completely bogus and have no legal status.

        • Adam King

          There is no license or certification for service animals under the ADA. As a matter of fact, you’re not allowed to ask to see any authenticating paperwork for one. It’s federal law and trumps state and local law.

      • robindaybird

        I know a lot of people with severe depression, their pets are the motivators to get them out of bed, and a few had sited they felt snap them out of periods of suicidal idealation.

    • Palmer

      When I was taking care of my dying mother I can’t tell you how badly I missed my cat, far more than my husband.

    • Adam King

      There’s an important distinction between emotional support animals and service animals for the disabled. Service animals are trained to perform specific tasks to assist people with disabilities, and their access to public places is a protected right under the Americans with Disabilities Act. They have the legal status of medical equipment like wheelchairs, and they are allowed wherever the general public is allowed–in stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. They can’t be denied access unless they are unruly or out of the control of the handler. There is generally no legal rights protection for emotional support animals, though they can be very helpful to people who need them. Some states and localities or employers protect them in some cases.

    • An “emotional support animal” is basically an animal that is in the gray zone of legality.. Mainly people get a doctor’s letter stating they need this comfort animal to help them with a condition like PTSD, anxiety etc.

      A service animal is very, very expensive, given it takes much training for a service animal. Most people with service animal, don’t want them to be petted or disturbed, given they are working, they are companions but not pets.

      Given the expense of a service animal, many people are getting miniature ponies as service animals than dogs, because ponies live longer..

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        Oh that is the explanation (reason) for people having ponies. Thank you.
        I saw a picture of a man with one in economy in the bulkhead seating.
        I wonder how the pony likes flying and how it does with not doing it’s business for a few hours.

  • Michael R
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Telling someone “I need loyalty” when it really meant for Comey to ignore his oath to the constitution (or be fired) *IS* a crime – OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE and possibly TREASON!

      • Lars Littlefield

        Funny how conservatards never get that part of the equation.

        • Rambie

          OKIYAR – It’s OK if you’re a Republican.

          It’s only an issue if you’re a Democrat.

    • edrex

      apparenly, yes. (ironic that a huckabee reference is posted on an article about people who care for their dogs.)

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Oh that’s right! Huckabee’s dog-torturer son would never tote a live dog around in a bag.

        • edrex

          and if anyone ever sees him doing that, call the authorities right away.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            LOL – And the puppy you save might just be your own!!

    • SoCalGal20

      Yes, Sarah, when it’s the President of the United States and the person he’s speaking to is investigating him it’s a crime.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Maybe not, but firing the person who is investigating you criminally sure it.

    • Treant

      No, honey, it was the “or else” that was tacked onto the end of that.

    • Michael R

      Now dumb down Watergate for us ( bitch )

      • Lars Littlefield

        I’m sure she can because she’s got Jesus.

        • David Walker

          …and 4 STDs.

    • Palmer

      It’s not loyalty Cheetoh Mussolini wants, it’s submissive complicity.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      There is not a single person in the Trumpster Fire Administration with a clue. How can so many people be so fucking stupid?

      • Karl Dubhe

        Being stupid is the only thing they work hard at. Let’s not begrudge them their one success.

      • ByronK

        It’s true. You expect the odd wack job or occasional person who misfires once in awhile, but it’s close to raving idiots across the board! The float policies and ideas that I know high school students would find laughable.

      • Jeffg166

        It takes a lot of defective genes.

      • JT

        They’re just compulsive liars, taking their cue from traitor Drumpf. He never admits error or takes responsibility for what he does, so they follow suit.

    • jefe5084

      Yes. Sadly, she is.

    • greenmanTN

      It’s times like this I’m glad I’m not on Twitter, since excessive cursing, ending with “you stupid cow” is frowned upon, especially when that person is in a govt position.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Hell, I can barely deal with Disqus. JMG is basically my only foray into social media. Fuck the rest of it.

        • Tor

          You can write fuck here and no one cares.

          • Todd20036

            You’re lucky. I can fuck and no one cares. Including the fuckee.

            I think my technique needs work.

          • Tor

            I’m sure you’re better than you give yourself credit for.

          • greenmanTN

            I appreciate that as well. I’m sometimes rude, crude, and socially unacceptable.

            In fact I’m in trouble at the moment because my new (couple of months) acros-the-street neighbors were having a party on their patio but were blasting music so loud it sounded like there was a concert going on across the street. I closed all the doors and windows, but could still hear it like the speaker was in the room with me and I admittedly flipped out after a while, opening a kitchen window and YELLING “TURN THAT GODDAMN MUSIC DOWN!” Someone yelled back at me, “Yew cain’t tell us what ta do!” And I responded “SHOVE IT UP YOUR FUCKIN’ ASS!”

            I only get angry for short periods, but it’s impressive when it happens. Less than a minute or two the police showed up, and miraculously the music was turned down to an acceptable level. But now they think *I’m* the one who called the police. I didn’t, but now they think I’m the evil neighbor who called the police, which I didn’t. (If I had called the police why would I have yelled out the window, knowing they were coming?)

            I would happily apologize for yelling out the window, which I did not plan and really was rude, but would ask that they acknowledge that playing music so loud that you can’t get away from it, even at the back of your house and your front windows were vibrating was at least as much as disrespectful. The good news is I’ve lived here for years and my neighbors know me, I’ve done favors for them, and one of them called the cops because it was so fucking far over the line it wasn’t even CLOSE to being acceptable.

          • cleos_mom

            No necessities for saying “no, that’s not French and I’m not asking for a ‘pardon’.”

          • Lars Littlefield

            Fuckin’ A. 🙂

        • Oh’behr in Minnesota

          Lars, I like when you share here. Thanks for sharing.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Gee, thanks. 🙂 If you want, I can share about my recent colonoscopy. 🙂

    • Blake J Butler

      It’s called being a dictator in the making sweetie, you’re dad is an evangelical terrorist so maybe you should ask him now, since he will be a grifter on the grifter network with all the other con artists.

    • Boreal

      Yes it is bitch. FBI is law enforcement, loyal to the constitution, not fat shitgibbons.

    • Ninja0980

      Like father like daughter in the stupid department.

    • Bryan

      She’s trying really really hard.

    • stevenj
    • RemusL

      No, Sarah, telling someone “I need loyalty” ISN’T a crime and that is why Comey didn’t immediately have an FBI agent arrest your boss. However, that sort of behaviour typifies someone who would put loyalty to himself over loyalty to the Constitution of the United States. Tell us, Sarah, if you boss orders you to do something that goes directly against the U.S. Constitution, would you do it or would you rather resign?

    • Paula

      When its done in a Dark Lord, Joseph Stalin, Mafia Don kinda’ was it is.
      Donnie fits that description.

    • Blake Jordan

      Well at least she does not torture dogs to death… as far as we know…

    • JCF
    • cleos_mom

      Of course Ms. Hucksterbee wouldn’t want to look very closely at how much of that referenced loyalty is returned. For her god’s favorite pussy-grabber, it’s a stream that flows in only one direction: toward him.

  • bkmn

    Dog has spoken

    • ByronK

      In doG we trust.

    • Tor

      My ex’s bumper sticker: “Curb your god.”

  • Natty Enquirer
    • KCMC

      can fit through my turnstile, you big irresistible hairy beast.

    • robindaybird

      There’s a full entertainment system with two subwoofers

  • Michael R
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Perfect sketch of the foul blood-sucker!

    • JT

      Someone needs a stake.

      • TampaDink

        He’ll also need to catch up.

      • Todd20036

        Trump steak.

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    • Lars Littlefield

      You have to admire Bagley. He doesn’t shy away from going right to the problem. And he’s a Mormon! Go figure.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Eric Trump’s nightly ritual:

      https://youtu.be/8rlohOLUi9k?t=32s

    • narutomania

      It’s actually a rather striking likeness of him. Slicked ‘do, and all.

    • Henry Auvil
      • Todd Allis

        I really should watch that movie.

        • Ernest Endevor

          It’s a wonderful novel. Slightly shaky start. Apart from C Bale doing sit-ups and the titles there’s not much about the movie that… sticks out. As it were.

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      Hmm, did we ever know his middle name, perhaps, Eric ‘Ghoul’ Trump?

    • Niblet58

      Every thing that fucker said in his tirade is pure projection. Right back at you, asshole.

  • MT YVR

    I keep looking at these and thinking “Cute puppy. I like the dog too.”

  • SnowFlake

    Love the ikea pic….

    • ByronK

      It’s a new product. Portncaninsluoop

  • ByronK
    • Blake J Butler

      I’m sure the readers will keep reading their shit until it becomes financially unable to operate.

      Au Revoir fascist fucks.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Unfortunately, the Mercer family who owns most of the evil news blog has more than enough money to keep it afloat for decades without it generating any revenue. 🙁

        • Todd20036

          Fine. They want to post racist shit, let them pay for it out of pocket.

          • Danieruw

            And then they whine when people call them white supremacists. Go figure…

        • RemusL

          Then maybe also target other Mercer enterprises to let them know about the evils of the Mercers?

        • BobSF_94117

          Their tax savings more than pay for it and all their other meddling.

  • greenmanTN

    In this cat owners are cheated. Cats are like, “Screw your bag! It moved and it’s mine!”

    https://youtu.be/rpuI1K2WrFM

  • JT

    So cute. That Husky must be sweltering.

    • ByronK

      He should take some clothes off…oh, nevermind.

      • JT

        Taking the bag off would help.

  • Adam King

    The dogs are so patient and accommodating…li’l anjels!

  • Michael R

    Huh ?

    “The President is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the President was not under investigation in any Russian probe,” attorney Marc Kasowitz said.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/trump-feels-totally-vindicated-by-comey-testimony-trump-attorney/

    • Hank

      attorney Marc Kasowitz has to earn his MONEY, ant way he can, otherwise, Hair Drumpf will SUE Him!!!

      • kareemachan

        Or not pay him.

        Probably won’t anyway.

  • Blake J Butler

    Anyday is a day to make fun of evangelicals, and also one of my favorite scenes from Absolutely Fabulous.

    https://youtu.be/LaxrbZ_PhZU

    • Lars Littlefield

      Praize the laard!

  • Gigi

    Love this! My 95 lb standard poodle loves riding the subway, and he’d be totally down with being carried on in a giant bag.

  • Ninja0980

    No way my parent’s dog would ever allow this, too high strung.

  • JT
  • Henry Auvil

    LOL. I can’t wait for someone to roll their Great Dane onto the R train in a steamer trunk.

  • Henry Auvil

    I have a friend in NYC who’s been taking her Italian Greyhound to the movies for years in a handbag. The dog never makes a peep and she’s never been caught.

    • Tor

      That’s cool, but movies can get very loud, and I’d be concerned about the dog’s hearing. Same about dogs in bars. Guess I’m not so concerned about the humans.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      Reminds me of the “fish heads” song. “Took a fish head to the movies, oh what fun. Didn’t have to pay to get it in” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-K2DZojWi0

      • Colonel Panic.

        Now there’s a song I don’t hear often enough. One of the perpetrators is Bill Mumy, who was Will Robinson in Lost in Space..

        • Opinion Sousaphones

          Bill Mumy? Well, doesn’t that bring me back. When I was a child watching that series, I wanted Will Robinson’s life. It looked like great fun, although I thought his character was too serious and not at all appreciative of the adventure he was having… and no school! I also was very attracted to the actor who played his father, Guy Williams. I was only six or so at the time, so I did not understand what it was I was feeling for that actor… and that is an odd memory, having desire, but not knowing it for what it was. Perhaps that is what deeply closeted men experience when they are around men that they fancy but not knowing the desire for what it is. I did not understand what I was feeling until I was 11.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Poor dog.

      • canoebum

        If you go out and leave your dog at home alone, they spend all the time you’re gone trying to figure out what they did wrong.

        • kareemachan

          No they don’t. They lick their butts, eat some food, drink some water, turn around three times and go to sleep.

      • cleos_mom

        Depends on what movies she prefers.

  • another_steve

    Cats, on the other hand, exhibit discretion when it comes to pooping and pissing in public.

    My girl never poops or pisses in public. In the veterinarian’s waiting room she’d rather die than poop or piss in public.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    This is a series of videos on dog breeds and I’ve found out about breeds I’ve never heard of:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohnkNMFSnAc&list=PLuVVnmxF_tkSSxMWZZYOCopZ-h5YiBW48

    I’m assuming Animal Planet is not completely horrible & batshit.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    As a non-pet owner . . . don’t you ever worry about the dogs pooping while in the bag?

    Also on the subway, I once saw this woman have this bag, zip it open and two little dog heads popped out. She told them they’d be getting off soon. She was talking to someone else as well and it sounded fairly routine for her.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Dogs probably would hold it. Children, on the other hand, not so much.

  • jmax

    I would much rather ride next to a passenger with a large dog than one with a screaming kid.

    • cleos_mom

      No matter what mischief and grossness anyone can report a dog committing, it would be a bean lost in the stewpot of what human beings do. Our species is in serious need of getting over itself.

  • Opinion Sousaphones

    A more sensible rule would be muzzled and on a leash. That would apply even to small dogs, who can still bite if they have been poorly trained or have been threatened.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      May have something to do with peeing and pooping.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        Ah, that must be it. I always cleaned up after my dog (now long deceased), and he was not one to do such things in an indoor space, but not all dogs are like that.

        • kareemachan

          True. If you looked at my uncle’s dog wrong, she’d piddle wherever she was.

  • Paula

    I could put all 12 of our small dogs in a bags and carry them on. That would be very entertaining. That would make all the newspapers. I would get a thank you note from Cheetos man thanking me for distracting the U.S. away from him.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      That’s a lot of dogs! Any particular breed?

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  • i love the last one. he’s all “what are you looking at, human?”

  • JT

    Alternatively, they could dress for the occasion.
    https://cute.barkpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/wegman.jpg

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    As a former Minature Schnauzer slave who was bitten by a leashed pit bull, I have mixed emotions about this.

  • bdsmjack

    Leave it to New Yorkers!

  • Christopher
  • cleos_mom

    Love it!

    A golf clap to the inevitable mini-firestorm of harrumphing and finger-shaking. You know it will happen somewhere.

  • kareemachan

    The problem with some “service dogs” is that their owners get a certificate off the internet as “proof” they are one. And some of these animals are not trained at all, and their owners still want to take them into situations they don’t know how to handle. I would see this when I worked in retail and it wasn’t pretty.

    /end of rant

  • cleos_mom
  • David

    The dogs are so wonderfully relaxed about it!

  • SilasMarner

    And they said a big “Fuck You” to the MTA. LOL!!