Back in Toronto – but our return trip was not without incident.  Given the fact that we were traveling with two small dogs, you’d figure I might encounter a problem going through security, maybe on the flight, possibly even at baggage claim – but Lulu and Suji were incredibly well-behaved.  They sat snuggled down in their little sherpa carriers for much of the journey, solely poking their heads out once we’d exited the airport.  Exhausted but really relieved, Akemi and I walked over to the taxi stand to grab a cab for for the ten minutes ride home, but there were none to be had.  Oh, there were cabs there – plenty, all lined up – but none would take us because of the dogs.

Beck Taxi, Co-Op Cabs, and several others flat out refused even though the dogs were in their carrier – and it was raining.

Suji and Lulu exchange WTF? looks.

Hey, I get it.  There’s no law requiring taxis to transport dogs.

Alternately, there’s no rule requiring me to ever take another taxi in Toronto.

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Trev Friesen
Trev Friesen

Sounds like Dogscrimination to me

ckarena

lame …. but funny.

Hank ronson
Hank ronson

Who would wanna give Suji and lulu a lift that suxs.

gforce

That sucks. Nothing like a big unnecessary hassle after a flight home. How did the Uber work out?

Judy Arsenault
Judy Arsenault

Small dogs in crates do not lead to problems….you’re responsible pet owners making sure that there won’t be problems. Probably no reason given right…

maggiemayday

Well those taxis were just rude! Bah humbugs!

Line Noise
Line Noise

And the taxi companies wonder why Uber is so successful.

Uber is a vile company that exploits its employees and drivers but it provides a level of customer service that blows taxi companies out of the water.

Sharlene
Sharlene

Uber.

KathyC
KathyC

Ha! Take that taxis!!

arcticgoddess

Uh, how did you get to the airport to leave for Montreal? Can you do that (whatever that was) again in the future?

Carol G
Carol G

Sorry to here that, but I know Lyft has instructed their drivers that they cannot refuse a client due to their dogs. Well next time.

JeffW
JeffW

Geez. I would expound on the evils of bureaucratic taxi oversight boards ignoring customer service, but the success Uber makes my point.

I hope your eventual ride home was smooth sailing…and a belated Happy Thanksgiving!

Douglas Krueger
Douglas Krueger

Hello Joseph! We LOVE Dark Matter! It’s SOOOO creative and beautifully executed. We love the characters, the character development, the human issues and challenges we all face. What a great reflection on humanity. Excellent special effects too! The dialog, especially in session 3, is captivating. Please add our names to the chorus of voices wishing to see Season 4!

Apologies for not posting in the right place. Send a link.

Doug, Janet and Adam Krueger

MaggieL80
MaggieL80

I’ve always wondered what a WTF moment between dogs looked like…thank you! They are so precious! #%<k the taxis! We used Uber the last time we celebrated a bday in Memphis. It was the way to go. Fast, efficient and courteous.

Have a good rest of the week! Happy Wexler Wednesday!!

Dinah Smith
Dinah Smith

That is just wrong I wish I was there I would have given you guys a ride .

Ponytail
Ponytail

Don’t they know who Lulu and Suji are?!!!

Debra From The South

sad on the stupid taxis. I am happy to read that many Israeli taxis allow any dog as long as muzzled. Poor guys, wtf indeed.

Roger Hågensen

I was just thinking. In a earlier post the idea of a comic continuation was mentioned. But what about animation?

Surely a kickstarter could be made to help finance a animated season 4 and 5, with the original cast as reprising their roles as the voices of the characters.

And if that fails, why not a comic but shown as a video with the actors speaking their parts (still image comic video, not sure what to call it).

Duptiang
Duptiang

Well if Toronto had a large Somali population like we have in the Twin Cities,I could understand. They being mostly Muslim and a good chunk of the airport cab drivers, they caused a fuss with their license and the controlling authority not to mention if you were a woman traveling alone, or had a bottle with alcohol.

Duptiang
Duptiang

Well I never took a taxi when in YYZ, I took the train from the airport. Quite slick, easy and relaxing. Guess that was not an option.

jimfromjersey

Yeah, like Debra said. Don’t they know Lulu and Suji are famous? Just being pricks for the sake of it.

I would have picked you up, but 500 miles one way at the last minute would have been a challenge.

JeffT
JeffT

They also make it hard to get Uber at the airport. Some councillors are firmly in bed with the cabs owners or they are owners… corrupt

motownfilly

Toronto has ride-share? No fair!

Tracey Welch
Tracey Welch

Well, that was completely uncalled for. Did they think that you were going to let the dogs out of their carriers and attack them? Were they afraid of some mutant dog germ being spread by taxi if they were to allow them into their cabs? My God, the horror!!!
You are correct. Uber.
Stupid A** taxi drivers.

Susanna A.
Susanna A.

Did they say why?

jayphailey

When I drove Taxi’s in Spokane, WA, I had one rule about dogs in my cab. I got to pet them.