Friday, July 06, 2007

Pupdate #18 (Have puppy, will pedal!)

Linus and I are both sturdy walkers and we have found a lot to explore in the three-mile radius surrounding our neighborhood. A girl and her puppy can only go so far on foot, however, and DC is a big and exciting place. We could be having even MORE fun if we were more mobile. So in order to overcome this challenge and fulfill a long-held dream,* two weeks ago I purchased a Burley trailer from the friendly folks at Capitol Hill Bikes.

Linus doesn't love it yet--our rides are punctuated by a persistent whine that ranges from "Hey, pay attention to me" to "I am an entire litter of HELPLESS PUPPIES being SKINNED ALIVE" (a sound guaranteed to draw attention from all in hearing range). But I have determined that this trailer is the key to infinite adventure--doggy happy hours! parks! camping trips!--and so, he will LEARN to love it. The Puppy-Mommy has spoken.

Here he is in the trailer, looking deceptively happy:
Puppy Pedaler

And here is a suitably patriotic picture of him meditating on the wonders of representative democracy:

Hope y'all had a fantastic Fourth!

* And by "long-held," I mean, "Conceived about a day after I traded my car for a three-quarters-dead puppy."


vergelimbo said...

I love that trailer!
[henceforth to be referred to as "The Chariot"]

I showed the new pics to Cameron and my friend Jennifer and they loved them as well.
[They immediately began to wonder how feasible such a chariot would be for their doggies]

The Argonaut looks like a great place!
Are you a regular yet?


PS: How's the garden coming?

Beth said...


That second picture of him is fookin awesome.

Bookwormom said...

What a cutie! I'm sure he'll llove it in time. Lotsa trails to take him for rides on that for sure.

Munchkin Girl said...

What a happy puppy...don't let those whines fool know he loves it!! Miss you both!

Anonymous said...

Hi Megan,

Sounds like you are enjoying DC. Linus' skin looks better and I see he remembers how to do a "stay" :) Looking forward to the fall update.