Hello on a cold Saturday!
This morning the elk herd was out in force and they made me late. How often can you say that elk made you late?
Finally they moved and I could load up Nim and a different dog stroller into the car.
I am borrowing this dog stroller from Sandy of K9 Aquatics, Inc. It is just a bit more Nim's size than the modified kid stroller I showed in the last post, so I was more willing to test it in public along roads.
With the support of my human friends and Nim's dog friends (who totally were checking their pal out in the stroller) we started walking Renton to set up some trails for tomorrow's dog training. This area is known as Fairwood specifically. If you aren't from the area, that might not mean much, but lets just say dogs in strollers are not a common part of the community in Fairwood.
Nim did a fair amount of yelling, particularly along the Fairwood golf course loud enough for several golfers to take note. I closed the top for awhile so he would stop talking.
Truthfully, this cheered me up. This has been a rotten week and having a down dog hasn't helped. I will say my hats off to those that regularly push double strollers. Wow. It takes a lot for me to feel like I am working my legs, but pushing 70lbs of doberman uphill will do it.
Near the end of the walk we finally passed a pedestrian that showered Nim with the baby talk and validation he so desperately needed. I think we kind of made her day as well.
The stroller is made by SolveIt and is rated up to 110 pounds (large). There is also a conversion kit to turn it into a bike trailer. If your dog is used to a soft crate I think they will adapt fairly well.
Some of the more funny things that happened along our walk related to weight distribution. If he suddenly threw his weight back we did a wheelie and if he leaned hard on either side he would end up leaning on the side tire which behaves much like an unwanted brake...especially if being pushed up hill.
Most importantly, he was absolutely exhausted when we were done, without any wear on his healing body.
Have a great weekend! I may be starting another mystery quilt tomorrow if I can get my act together.