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To be shocked at seeing a dog in a pram on the bus.

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Gwlondon Tue 28-Feb-12 00:27:11

I was on the bus today with my ten month old DS. Another lady got on with a pram with a dog in it. I was a bit shocked and sniggered a bit to myself. I even looked again just to check it was a dog- it was a small dog. No idea what breed. BUT THEN we got to a stop and you could tell that the bus driver was telling a lady in a wheel chair that she couldn't get on because there was no space.

As the bus pulled away I rang the bell to say that I would get off with my pram. Bit of a cuffle to get off. The wheelchair user then caught up with bus and eventually got on to share the wheelchair/pram area with a dog in a pram!

AIBU to think that the world has gone mad! I was half sniggering and shock as I walked the rest of the way home. I still can't believe it.

KRITIQ Tue 28-Feb-12 00:32:44

Was the dog injured or disabled in some way? I've seen specific pram-like devices for transporting animals like that, which I suppose would be useful either if your pet is too big to carry or the pet-owner is unable to carry them due to their own disability or similar.

Are you absolutely sure it was a dog and not a baby in well, a dog suit?

LDNmummy Tue 28-Feb-12 00:42:02

I've seen the occasional stroller packed with shopping or even completely empty, but never a dog in a stroller!

Sparklingbrook Tue 28-Feb-12 00:42:35

I would love to see a dog in a pram. It would make my day. grin

Sparklingbrook Tue 28-Feb-12 00:43:57

Here you go

Gwlondon Tue 28-Feb-12 00:45:55

Lol. I know. I can't believe it, yes definitely a dog because I peeked back to look. I can't tell you if the dog was well or not. Not a dog suit.

I must admit I did wonder if there was a baby then a dog sitting on the baby, but I don't think so. There was a blue sort of ring/cushion.

TheSinglePringle Tue 28-Feb-12 00:47:22

Sparkling I am amazed that they exist! Couldn't imagine my mums Staffie in it but maybe the jack russel

Gwlondon Tue 28-Feb-12 00:48:09

grin thank you sparklingbrook

Sparklingbrook Tue 28-Feb-12 00:49:03

I would love to take Sparkling Cat down to school with DS2 pushing that. grin Imagine all the envious looks I would get from the other Mums. wink

TinyPants Tue 28-Feb-12 00:49:55

Sparkling me too! grin

KRITIQ Tue 28-Feb-12 00:50:41

(very tempted to get one for the guinea pigs.)

Sparklingbrook Tue 28-Feb-12 00:54:07

Tinypants. I could take her into town on the bus and go shopping together, Sparkling Cat would love that i think. I'm sure nobody would bat an eyelid in M&S Restaurant when we stopped for lunch. grin

HerRoyalNotness Tue 28-Feb-12 02:31:48

We're in Canada and it is very common to see dogs in strollers, specific dog strollers, normally smaller breeds. The world's gone mad!

Pornyissue Tue 28-Feb-12 02:35:43

Lol, not sure whats funnier. The thread tittle, or the most clutching-at-straws-quote of the year;

"Are you absolutely sure it was a dog and not a baby in well, a dog suit?"

Love it!

troisgarcons Tue 28-Feb-12 05:46:16

You can get dog (and cat and rabbit) strollers in Pets at Home - very useful if your animal is dibilitated in some way.

Chap near us has his own strange thing, a go cart type thing that goes under a very elderly dog which appears to have it's back legs missing.

Selks Tue 28-Feb-12 06:48:04

I've seen a dog in a pram too! Madness. confused

Kayzr Tue 28-Feb-12 06:50:15

There's a woman where I live who pushes a dog in a pushchair. It's very bizarre.

rainbowinthesky Tue 28-Feb-12 06:50:58

We've done this before although not on a bus. When we had a very large dog breed which, as a puppy was limited to how far he could walk for yet we were camping at the time so sometimes had to walk for distances. I did have a child that could happily come out of the chair though rather than especially bringing a pram along.

cornflowers Tue 28-Feb-12 06:57:33

Am I the only one that was fully expecting the AIBU to have been something along the lines of wheelchair users taking precedence over canines in coaches and that the latter should have disembarked to let the former on?

Eskarina Tue 28-Feb-12 07:03:37

We saw a lady in the park a little while ago who had a 3-ish year old walking, was pushing a buggy (i was behind so couldnt see in) and was heavily pregnant. 3year old was throwing a wobbly because he wanted to go in the buggy and lady was saying "no you can't, Jake is in the buggy" I felt sorry for her when I thought that Jake was DS2, less so when we overtook her and saw that he was, in fact, a little white terrier. For once I (mentally) sided with the tantrumming child!

insertwittyusernamehere Tue 28-Feb-12 07:03:52

I once saw a woman walking down the street walking her goat on a lead.

lesley33 Tue 28-Feb-12 07:05:37

I think you are being a tiny bit unreasonable. As the only time I have ever seen this is when a dog is disabled. The reason it is so rare is that dogs tend to get put down if they have trouble walking.

ilovesprouts Tue 28-Feb-12 07:05:49

ive seen dogs in prams too bonkers if you ask me hmm.

MinnieBar Tue 28-Feb-12 07:13:03

I saw a dog in more of a stroller just last week (Abingdon, fact fans). Have to confess I did internally snigger a bit, it never occurred to me the dog could have been unable to walk.

Ten minutes later I saw my first real-life wolef fleece. Momentous day.

Melpomene Tue 28-Feb-12 07:17:12

Not necessarily bonkers to put the dog in a pushchair if it is disabled, but a human wheelchair user should take precedence.

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