Dogblading

My dog likes bicycles. A lot. She's a collie; it's in her blood. Since we moved to Palo Alto, we live about a block from a major bike thoroughfare. In a futile attempt at developing a higher bike tolerance for her through repeated exposure, I've been taking her for walks with all the bicycles.

Eventually, the idea struck me to take her out while riding a bicycle myself. That worked fairly well. Since she also loves rollerbladers, even more so than bicycles, I decided to also try rollerblading with her.

Over the years, I have learned how to control the dog, even in the presence of bikes and rollerbladers. Every time a bicycle went by, I'd have to stop skating and tend to keeping the dog from exploding. Once, though, on a lark, I decided to let her chase after one. Boy did she! Remember, I was on Rollerblades. I had no idea a 55 pound dog could pull three times her own weight at such velocity for such an extended period! And that was with a choke chain on!

A couple of days ago I bought a harness for the dog, and I think we have invented a new sport. She puts on her harness, and I put on all the safety gear I own, and we go out bicycle hunting. It's a lot like water skiing, and it's quite entertaining for both of us. I don't think the bicyclists enjoy it as much as we do, but as long as she doesn't catch them, I think it's generally ok.

Comments:

I got a good hearty laugh out of that picture. I'm still laughing while trying to write a comment. Have fun! Chase, but catch the bikers!

Posted by Dale Sears on June 17, 2006 at 06:03 AM PDT #

I forgot the "do not" before catch.

Posted by Dale Sears on June 17, 2006 at 06:04 AM PDT #

We deserve a pic on this, Dale... You'll end into a short "amazing clips" TV Show, for sure heh!

Posted by guest on June 19, 2006 at 02:14 AM PDT #

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