The subway in New York has a very strange rule that only permits dogs to travel on trains if they are small enough to fit in a bag.
While it does not affect Chihuahuas sitting pretty in designer handbags, it does affect any dog bigger than a Jack Russell.
New Yorkers, however, are never one to shy away from a challenge.
It just means they have to get creative if they want their pets beside them on their journeys into town.
Enter the blue Ikea bag, which as it turns out, is a perfect travel sack for small to medium dogs.
This womans stroke of genius was to cut out four leg holes for her dog, who fits perfectly inside its carrier bag.
my favorite lifehack is NYC residents who follow the "your dog must fit in a bag to ride the subway" rule on the slimmest technicalities possible pic.twitter.com/O7ZTprwNWk
— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) June 1, 2019
It also looks exceptionally happy to be there.
Writer Christopher Sebela saw the womans masterpiece yesterday and praised her lifehack.
He tweeted: My favorite lifehack is NYC residents who follow the “your dog must fit in a bag to ride the subway” rule on the slimmest technicalities possible.
Another commuter, with a somewhat larger dog, tried his luck back in April.
He had his big fluffy dog in a burlap sack which he had managed to hoist over his shoulder, as if it was some kind of extra-large tote bag.
Saw this guy arguing with an @MTA conductor about bringing his dog on the subway. Dude said the dogs burlap sack was a bag; conductor said nope, wouldnt let him on the train. @Gothamist @A_W_Gordon @2AvSagas #NYCSubway Read More – Source