A Mistaken and Forgotten Breed of dogs in Singapore

The mistaken and forgotten canines in Singapore, our street dogs (Mongrels).

People mistook them for being aggressive and unfriendly. But when society like Russia, embrace mother-nature as part of their lifestyle, they understood that mother-nature was there before them. Mother-nature was there before our houses was built, cars was manufactured, trains was manufactured, and even way before such a thing as politician.

Eventually it’s not just about the gov. that makes a bad call when it comes to stay dogs. It’s the society in general. Sometimes, it can be people like us who loves dogs so much too. When one goes too extreme, it causes society to react in the opposite of what we hope to achieve. But education, responsibility and respect about our canine companion brings new meaning to Loving my dog(s).

Ezra Koh…

Below is an article by DogFiles.com about the stray dogs in Russia:

Moscow Dog Naps On Train 1

Each morning, like clockwork, they board the subway, off to begin their daily routine amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

But these aren’t just any daily commuters. These are stray dogs who live in the outskirts of Moscow Russia and commute on the underground trains to and from the city centre in search of food scraps.

Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.

Experts studying the dogs, who usually choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train, say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop – after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.

Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city centre to the suburbs.

Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: “These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city centre, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway – to get to the centre in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.”

Dr Poiarkov told how the dogs like to play during their daily commute. He said: “They jump on the train seconds before the doors shut, risking their tails getting jammed. They do it for fun. And sometimes they fall asleep and get off at the wrong stop.”

The dogs have also amazingly learned to use traffic lights to cross the road safely, said Dr Poiarkov. And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty morsels of shawarma, a kebab-like snack popular in Moscow.

With children the dogs “play cute” by putting their heads on youngsters’ knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy – and scraps.

Dr Poiarkov added: “Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists.”

By Elaine Furst For Dog Files

Dog Naps On Moscow Train 2

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