Jackie Hornung has gone viral for riding the New york city City Subway with her pooch Lumi in a backpack.
Jackie Hornung is revealing that some rules are just meant to be broken.
The New York City native has actually gone viral on TikTok for carrying her large white samoyed dog, Lumi, on the train– with one video racking up a whopping 1.4 million views.
When asked why she does it by one of her followers, Hornung responded to just that “dogs need to be in bags on the NYC subway! To ensure that’s why he’s in a backpack!”
A video posted to her @littlebearlumi account shows Hornung entering the subway with a large green hiking backpack including Lumi on her back with his paws on her shoulders and his head sticking out to the side.
She also revealed a brief clip of her holding on to a chair on the train while she attempted to balance with Lumi on her back.
Lumi is in between 1 and 1/2 years of ages and stands around 2 feet tall when on all fours, she lately told Newsweek. He also “loves being carried” and is ” quite calm” when being in the K9 sports sack, she added to the outlet– not least because he “gets a lot of animals, which he very much enjoys.”
Despite his size, Hornung claimed the pup is surprisingly light, informing one commenter in the video that he was about 55 Pounds. When asked if his legs get “squished” while in the bag, Hornung responded that her bag was “pretty spacious” and had “a good system at the bottom for him to sit normally in.”
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According to the Cornell University web site, New York law states that “No person might bring any animal on or right into any conveyance or center unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.”
Working dogs with law enforcement or service dogs who have actually been trained to guide people with specials needs are exempt from this rule. Yet even people with service dogs should show “proof of affiliation with a expert training school” and that the pet is a licensed service animal, added Cornell University.
In response to the rule, several people have come up with creative methods to sneak their dogs onto the train, including some that have put their dogs right into an Ikea bag with holes cut out for the dogs’ legs. Various Other New Yorkers have actually posted shots of them carrying their dogs in handbags and gym bags.
Lumi himself appears to enjoy the experience of touring N.Y.C. The pooch can be seen taking a look at several iconic landmarks including Grand Central Station, Central Park and Rockefeller Center on his Instagram page.