When the Metro-North train left the South Bronx last week on its way to Manhattan, so did a small mixed-breed dog. Engineer Joseph Delia saw the dog and slowed the train to avoid hitting her. At one point, the dog even got ahead of the train and jumped onto the tracks, spurring fears she would be electrocuted by the third rail.
When they got to the 125th Street station in Harlem, MTA police officers thought they’d have to work to corral the dog, but instead she ran towards them, wagging her tail and being very friendly. She was favoring her right front paw, but otherwise looked to be ok.
MTA workers named her Tie, for all of the RR ties she ran over in the course of her journey. She was cared for by Animal Care and Control and was successfully adopted after the agency received more than 100 inquiries about her. I hope some of those folks picked up a less famous dog when they weren’t able to take Tie home.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!