A enormous, brown dog was seen riding the buses, trams, subways, and ferries in Istanbul a few months ago, according to the city’s public transportation agency. When the dog, called Boji, gets on or off the train, he seems to know precisely where he’s going.
“We saw a dog trying to utilize our trams, metros, and trains two months ago, and he knows where to go and where to get off,” Aylin Erol, Metro Istanbul’s head of customer relations, told CNN. “It was fascinating, and we’ve begun to follow him.” It was also a really intriguing design. It’s like he knows where he’s going and what he’s doing.”
Boji was picked up by public transportation personnel in mid-August and sent to a veterinarian for a health check. Boji was also given a microchip that is linked to a smartphone app, allowing Metro Istanbul’s customer service department to track his location and health.
Boji has become a public transportation star as a result of his frequent trips. He’s always willing to pose for pictures with passengers and accept tons of scratches and goodies when he’s not snoozing on a tram seat, running to catch a train, or enjoying the wind on the boat.
The good guy has proven to be the most courteous travel companion you’ll ever meet.
“Boji understands all the laws of travel,” Cumhuriyet reported. “He gives way to disembarking people, waits, boards the train, and quietly selects a seat for himself.” “If he misses the metro, he chases after it.”
Boji visits at least 29 radio stations each day and travels around 18 miles throughout the city, greeting his devoted admirers along the way. While most commuters can’t wait to get off the metro or bus, Boji finds it to be the most pleasant mode of transportation.
“Passenger Abdulkadir Yalçn told Cumhuriyet, “I believe it’s quite lovely.” “It makes the subway more enjoyable. It brightens our day. It’s the first time I’ve seen something like this.”
Fortunately, the good youngster is exempt from paying a fare to board his favored bus or train. It’s just home for Boji.
Today, pets offer companionship, emotional support, reduced feelings of loneliness, and reduced stress levels. It also contributes to high self-esteem and positive emotions, especially for children. And although many people enjoy the company of their dog or cat and would never think of getting rid of their pet, consider it a family member.