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IN PHOTOS: If we can have a day out, why can't THEY?

September 16, 2013 08:39 IST

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Now who doesn’t enjoy a day out with friends and family after a dull week? And why should these lovely animals feel left out?

Rediff.com presents some amazing photographs of animals across the globe having a fun day out -- the luckier ones were able to hitch a ride, while some not-so-big-ones had to settle with just a pose for a snap on a toy bike! And there were others who chose to hit the highway, themselves! So sit back and enjoy the joyride.

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In the opening photograph, a dog dressed as a German policeman is seen riding on a remote controlled motorbike in the centre of Cologne.

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Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
Tags: THEY , Cologne

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A group of dogs is taken to a day camp near Bogota, Colombia, in a bus.

The 'Transmiperro' system (Transport my dog) is a day camp for dogs, where a colourful bus takes them to a camp in the village of Cajica, 30 km north of Bogota, where the animals are trained and enjoy games and activities.

Each pet owner pays between $34 and $106 per month depending on the program the dog is enrolled in. The dogs are returned home, exhausted, at the end of the day.

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Photographs: Jose Miguel Gomez/Reuters

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Popy, a 14-year-old dog, enjoys the ride as his owner Abel cruises around Havana, Cuba.

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Photographs: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

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Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat Cocoa take a taxi ride in New York. Cocoa is a 3-year-old Alpine Pygmy mixed goat who lives with its owner in Summit, New Jersey.

They frequently take trips into Manhattan to enjoy the city. Fakroddin raised Cocoa since she was 2 months old and treats her like a human.

She doesn't like goats, she doesn't like farms, she likes the people and the city, Fakroddin said.

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Photographs: Allison Joyce/Reuters

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A man takes his cat for a bicycle ride next to Saint Peter's Square in Rome, Italy.

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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters

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A monkey rides a bicycle during China's animal "Olympics" performance in the Shanghai Wild Animal Park.

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Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters

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Cyrus Fakroddin and his pet goat Cocoa ride the downtown C train in New York. “Cocoa doesn't even know she is a goat and you see that in her, but she loves hanging out with people," Fakroddin said.

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Photographs: Allison Joyce/Reuters

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Oui the frog sits on a miniature motorcycle in the eastern beach town of Pattaya, Thailand.

Oui's owner says it loves playing with human toys and posing for photographs.

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Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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Caprice the Greyhound is seen in a convertible car wearing sunglasses as her owner Oliver Luik drives in Munich.

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Photographs: Alexandra Winkler/Reuters

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Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi and his alpaca Pisco enter the water at San Bartolo beach in Lima.

Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride the nose of his board when he catches waves, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca.

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Photographs: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

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Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah. McManus suffers from anxiety and Shadow's presence and companionship help him to manage the symptoms.

The two have been flying together for about nine years with a speciality harness for Shadow.

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Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

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Beefy, a Bulldog breed, rides on a skateboard pulled by his owner Patrick Clemens on the runway of the New Yorkie Runway Doggie Fashion Show in New York.

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Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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A New Zealand SPCA dog Porter, a 10-month-old Beardie Cross, drives a modified Mini Countryman on a race track in Auckland.

The SPCA said they trained three dogs to drive cars for a series of events to publicise the adoption of animals looked after by the shelter, claiming "you can teach an SPCA dog new tricks".

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Photographs: Reuters

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Tom Bennett and his dog Brody, a five-year-old Golden Doodle, ride on a jet ski on Pigeon Lake near Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada.

Known as Goggle Dog on Pigeon Lake, Tom says Brody has fallen off his jet ski once and didn't like it much, but doesn't hesitate to hop aboard and ride the waves. The goggles keep dragon flies from hitting him in the eyes.

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Photographs: Fred Thornhill/Reuters

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And FINALLY, a langur monkey sits on the motorbike of his handler as they leave the Talkatora stadium in New Delhi.

Ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, authorities had turned to rented langurs to thwart any monkey threat to the mega sporting event.


Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

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