Many of you (probably all of you) know about my obsession with dogs and my attempts to essentially treat mine like children. Yes, I know, I am a bit odd. But today I checked out the FB blog “I Fucking Love Science” and discovered that some dogs in Moscow have learned to ride the metro. Apart from seeming ridiculous, amazing, and a bit fictional at first, this also poses some interesting scientific questions.
For instance, how might these dogs’ brains function and/or physically differ from other feral dogs? Can we observe these dogs as a means to understand the original feral to tame transition of canines? Finally, what social behaviors allow these dogs to function in these highly urbanized packs?