Friday, 15 February 2013

Slog It Blog It, Let The Train Take!


Molly The Wally & A Lark In The Park!


No kidding, who is not such a Silly Billy after all?


Over here the only thing strange you will see at a train station is the train arriving on time. However in Pratteln Switzerland where trains arrive like clockwork commuters were stunned to see a goat take it easy in one of their waiting rooms. More baffling was the fact that the animal remained calm and seemed like he was a regular at travelling on the train. Officers managed to track down the owner of the goat after locating an identity chip. But goats are not the only ones who realise that public transport means they can let the train take the strain. CTV footage emerged of a dog hopping onto a train and travelling all the way from Kent to London. Frankie, a six year old, Jack Russell jumped through the legs of commuters in the middle of the morning rush hour and boarded the express train at Gravesend station in Kent. He then nonchalantly walked up the aisle and then found a seat by the window from which he could get a good view of the rolling countryside. Frankie remained on the train for its entire 30-minute journey to London's St Pancras, where he was rescued by train staff. The train manager rang the phone number on Frankie's collar to contact his owner, Jane Abbott, who came to collect her adventurous pooch. Rail authorities in Edinburgh got a shock when they opened a bag that had been left behind only to discover a large dead octopus! Can you imagine the smell of that on a hot day? Then there was Holly a pet cat who was lost and handed over to Rail operators in the Bristol area. Fortunately they located her worried owner and they were successfully reunited. An unaware ticket conductor on a train in Vietnam nearly had a heart attack when he discovered some cloth bags beneath a passengers’ seat. When he opened them he was shocked to find 14 king cobras staring at him. Then there was the man wanted to take his small white pet horse on a train in the UK. Maybe he wanted to take it to Blackpool to see the donkeys? Luckily train Authorities stopped him before he made in onto the train. Yep he was told it was not the ‘Pony Express’! Have you ever sat next to an odd animal on public transport ?


34 comments:

  1. Can't see anything remarkable in that at all.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (who regularly commutes down the East Coast line from Aberdeen to Newark North Gate, stopping for what I believe humans call a 'comfort break' in Edinburgh of course).

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  2. We use to know a Cat that would get on the train every morning..lol He just disappeared one day.. Have a wonderful day xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  3. I LOVE IT. YOU and I Miz Molly, are on a mission to WRITE and BE DIFFERENT, aren't we? I love your style, the surprise and the INTRIGUE! teeeheee

    My dear, I have missed our "chats" and I have been thinking of you! I thank you for coming on over to my post that actually was NOT intended as a Valentine's Day post, but merely a translation of a French song that I found to be ironic and lovely...I wanted to translate into English words and photos, but I am afraid that those who are not listening to the music and just reading it think I am writing about MYSELF! AHHH! Oh the risks of being a tad ARTSY, huh, Miz Molly!

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  4. Reminds me of the story of Australian dog Red Dog who made it to Japan in search of his owner. What I like the most today Molly is that stunning photo of you...Far from being a diva princess, today you show us your adventurous outdoorsy side and I love it...Have a great Circus Weekend Molly!

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  5. BOL BOL BOL that is crazy!! You look awesome in that photo of you Molly :)
    Love Milo :)

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  6. Hi Molly,

    I do'nt have to take any public transport at all, this lucky fur ball has her very own driver.....James do'nt spare the horses!

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  7. Years ago, on a trip to Hawaii, we were island-hopping among the various islands. It was in the pre-911 world when security was much more lax. Some of the locals were headed home.....with loose chickens tucked under their arms!

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  8. What a pretty photo of you, Molly!

    Sam

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  9. We not has public transport heres, thank dog cuz I would use it every chance I could get!
    But my question is how does these hoomans not realize their animals is missin'...mum watches me like a hawk (fur some reason)

    Puddles

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  10. what a lot of strange things/animals we can find on a train!
    Love your photo, Molly!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Woof, woof,

    Chicco

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  11. SNAKES on a TRAIN??? I think that would make a super MOVIE.

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  12. OMD Molly I'm so glad I'm NOT in Vietnam. But I'll bet Frankie the Jack Russell was on the move for the super sale in London ;o) But you know what - you could visit me within 3 hours with the train ... if... yeah if the eurostar would accept animal passengers...

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  13. I wonder where on earth that silly goat was planning to go? I guess he felt in need of a vacation?

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  14. We would have passed right out with them snakes on the train. But just how does one lose a goat? Guess thats the great question to ponder today while we're walking around the Circus Tent.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  15. the animals that ride in calm comfort are too cute!

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  16. MOL Molly as per usual you made us smile

    MOM AND I WANT TO GIVE YOU A STANDING OVATION FOR THE MARVELOUS MYSTIC READINGS YOU ARE GIVING...WE CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE OURS.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  17. Why would you want to take a goat on a train... I mean, you'd think the could tele-commute instead of going into work.

    Our mom is a-feared of trains, btw. She is silly, but its one of her fears... clowns and spiders, too... She doesn't even like Thomas the Tank Engine.

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
    http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wow how the heck did a goat get there. Glad the owners were found! I never even really thought about animals boarding a train before, those are some funny stories though!

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  19. That's a great picture of you Molly. I can't say that I've ever had to sit next to any weird animals on public transportation... thankfully!

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  20. Our cat used to love to come for a walk with us, he walked behind and always kept up. If there was another dog he would jump onto a fence until it went away. People used to do a double take when they saw him!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  21. If an animal has to get somewhere...public transport is as good as anything.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    We think the cobras were a bit much, though.

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  22. Thank you for your kind wishes for Bridge Molly, we really appreciate it. Glad Pip is okay. We are hoping to start Bridge on the tablets next week.
    Thank you also for our fortunes which we just read. Everything looks very pawsitive for us. We have lined your paw with silver on chip-in :)
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  23. Ha roo roo roo! Oh, that's funny!
    Play bows,
    Zim
    PS: Ok.... maybe not the sneaky snakes ....

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  24. If only we were allowed on a train, then maybe we could see a goat. Dead octopus? Very odd on that!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

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  25. Things in Europe certainly are interesting. In the States all we have on the mass transit are asses

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  26. We can't help but wonder what the goat was waiting for. Maybe he had relatives coming into town. Very strange.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  27. What a smart goat! I think I may have to look into this public transport thing - could be fun although if I can't stick my head out the window, it won't be worth the effort!!!

    Woof

    Groucho

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  28. Maybe he whas on his whay teu the golf course teu make his...

    Goat Tee Time.

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

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  29. Nana would love to take the train....;0))

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  30. What a clever goat. Let the train take the strain indeed! I would have a heart attack if I found snakes on a train (or plane as the movie had it). Goats, horses, dogs and cats are allowed in my eyes. Would make commuting a lot more interesting.

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  31. I've only been on a train once, but I kinda enjoyed it so can't blame the goat!

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  32. Love that picture of you Molly. Train workers have an interesting job!

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