Photo by Alaina
In honor of our new sponsor—Maru, Internet mogul—we’re only featuring cat+Muni content, hope that’s OK. We know, we know, you have a great story about the yelling guy, or the snotty teenager, or the driver asking passengers for directions, but we had to follow the money, y’all.
So with our new message and mission in mind, here are some tips for taking your cat on transit, because you, too, could end up on this website that way!
There are outdoor cats and there are indoor cats. Then there are cats who need both: cats who ride Muni. If you’re going to take your feline friend on the bus (and if you’re the kind of cat lady who doesn’t give a flying fuck what other people think), we have a few useful tips from fellow Muni riders.
1. Get your cat acclimated to the harness and leash by walking the cat at home.
2. Once your cat is comfortable with walking in a harness and leash, try walking the cat around your apartment building (or around the block if you really don’t care about your reputation or ever making friends again).
3. Bring a carrier just in case. Riding the bus with your cat on your shoulder should really be saved for pros.
4. Bring your cat’s favorite treats on the bus to placate him into good behavior. Remember: even the best cat ladies know that cats don’t respond to their own names, so treats work better than your sweet talking!
Photo by Ryan Chua
Probably more like “I dream of beef bones” but cute all the same.
This afternoon dose of adorabs is courtesy of @ryandizzle.
Photo by @dleesf
Muni rider David (@dleesf) sent in this photo titled, “Christmas kitty on the F train.” Now, I know this cat is not wearing a Christmas ornament or anything, but I can be convinced that cats are the new Christmas, and therefore David’s caption is perfectly reasonable.
Some are all like “uggggh cats on the internet” or “ugggh cat in a stroller on Muni.” We say, “Cats on the internet!” and “Cat in a stroller on Muni!” As Sam tweeted to us @munidiaries:
“Man had a cat in a stroller on #muni today!”
Photo by doremiarami
And here’s your daily mood brightener. Works better than Prozac.
Awesome photo by doremiarami on Instagram. Want more? Bring on the cute animals on public transit!
Photo by Tony Ta
You’re not hallucinating. These are goats at the Muni yard. Tony Ta has pictures to prove it. It appears that Tony and his girlfriend even petted the goats later that evening. Here’s what Tony saw:
My girlfriend was riding the 38BX into work yesterday morning when she looked up and saw hundreds of goats as her bus was passing the Muni Barn at Geary and Presidio. It looks like they are there, on the western hillside, to trim down the overgrowth. Apparently, no one else on the bus saw them since they all were too busy with headphones on, trying to ignore each other. I didn’t believe her when she told me so she made me jump in the car with her and drive over to the Muni Barn on the Trader Joe’s side. Sure enough, there were some 200 goats just hanging out on the hillside! It looked like they were settling in for the night, but they are still scampering about when she took the bus this morning.
Later that evening:
And here are the goats scampering away.
(Tony’s full photo set)
Two years ago we had another sighting of goats at the Muni yard and learned that they may be from Goats R Us or City Grazing. The goats have been spotted at CCSF and Forest Hill station.
Thank you, Tony and girlfriend, for your investigative Muni goat reporting!