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World 'Is it an Andrex puppy reunion?: 16 golden retrievers baffle commuters as they line up to wait for a train

22:00  07 november  2019
22:00  07 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The group of dogs lined up together at Barnes station, in South West London, as part of a charity calendar to raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The group of dogs lined up together at Barnes station, in South West London, as part of a charity calendar to raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home More than 15 golden retrievers were snapped waiting for a train together in the morning rush-hour.

The group lined up together at Barnes station, in South West London, where they were then spotted by commuters.

More than 30 thousand people shared the image of the dogs online and posted puns about why they could be waiting after it went viral.

One called the scene a meeting of 'Very Important Puppies,' while another chipped in branding it the 'Andrex puppy reunion.'

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But the dogs were gathered on the platform for a photo as part of a charity calendar to raise money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

A total of 26 dogs posed at 13 locations across Barnes, including one shot of a couple enjoying a 'dog date' at the cinema.

a dog sitting in front of a computer: A furry couple are pictured above enjoying a 'dog date' at the cinema. The trio chose a range of locations in Barnes for the calendar, including in a park, cafe, and even a greengrocer store© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A furry couple are pictured above enjoying a 'dog date' at the cinema. The trio chose a range of locations in Barnes for the calendar, including in a park, cafe, and even a greengrocer store

Four retrievers were also photographed as they walked across a zebra crossing in a shot imitating the Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album cover.

The calendar was the idea of Anne Mullins, who set up the Barnes Golden Group - 'The BGs' - to exchange information relevant to fellow dog owners.

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Anne said: 'Dog owners are such a beautiful lot, so I thought it would be fun to do a calendar and give the proceeds to a dog charity.

'Ours are a pampered much-loved lot and not all dogs are.'

Anne teamed up with fellow dog lovers Sophie Farrah and Tom Farrah-Pearce to plan and shoot the calendar.

a herd of cattle walking across a street: Four retrievers were also photographed as they walked across a zebra crossing in a shot imitating the Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album cover© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Four retrievers were also photographed as they walked across a zebra crossing in a shot imitating the Beatles' iconic Abbey Road album cover The trio chose a range of locations in Barnes, including a park, cafe, greengrocers, as well as the zebra crossing and the train station.

Anne added: 'The dogs were all securely tied to the railings on a platform that's no longer used - so all very safe.

'And commuters took lots of photographs which they then tweeted.'

Public fundraising lead at Battersea, Jo Stone, said: 'Without the fundraising efforts of generous supporters like the Barnes Golden group, we would not be able to care for the thousands of animals that arrive at our three centres each year.

'We are incredibly grateful to everyone who worked on this adorable fundraising project for supporting Battersea in such a fun and creative way and we cannot wait to see the full calendar when it's finished.'

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Narwhal was found on the side of the road and taken in by a local rescue group that focuses on “special needs” dogs.On the other hand, he also has a second tail sprouting from his forehead — an appendage that’s prompted the nickname “unicorn puppy” and captivated dog lovers in the days since a Missouri rescue group brought him in from the side of a road.

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