Morning Mark. Good outfit! It came saterday. You overengineered! LOL But it is great, buying American instead of this constant China crap!! Sitka did great, right off. My wife helped like you suggested and he never flinched once. We took our first trip down to the lake today, 2 miles total. Thats's enough for a pup. We did walk a lot too. I really like the wide foot board. I will send some pics or video for the website if you want. I am cutting out the business cards you sent to give out. Once again... thanks from this 62 year old Vietnam Vet who is fighting Agent Orange and Diabetis. Your creativeness is helping to save this old man's life!
The leash pulling was an immediate "go", as was the harness... it was 10:30 pm when i arrived into town, and Matthew had gotten the holes drilled locally (kickbike floor board). This too, was immediate, my first kick was a startling thing for her, but that is all.. we were off immediately. I have been talking up the scooters, I think so many people have bothersome dogs, simply from not giving them what they need. Red is a Lab/Chow mix, about 35 lbs. maybe more now, as she has leaned out and muscled up... we are out every day, sometimes 2 or 3 times. Red loves the harness (as a seatbelt anchor in the car as well). Will try to do a photo thing. I wonder if a link through as adopt site or vet's site is possible?? The spin of satisfied pet = better behaved pet or ... overweight pets enjoy new lease on life with increased movement (which is easy on owners) of a heart attack rehab site, promoting health for people, with dog. I just want you to succeed, this is the highlight of my day.. and Red's!
I wanted to let you know how marvelously things are going with your dog powered scooter system, and my dog Red!! OH SO HAPPY ARE WE TWO!! For about 10 days prior to having the system in place, Red and i were daredevilling down the streets via kick bike and leash attatched to the center pole (i know, one would think i was a 12 year old) As each day passed, Red became stronter and I became increasingly worried about the frequency of knee banging events and bike around tree/squirrel adventures. We test-drove the system at 11 pm last Tuesday night... even then, my best buddie Matthew reported (from behind, on a separate bike) "Barb, its so adorable, her tail is wagging and the two of you are just GOING!!" And we've been going ever since. Red's distractability has diminished a lot (surprisingly, the bike wheels NEVER bothered her, and the semi trailer/trucks in and out of a neabye silica palnt, have never phased her) I think the squirrels were invented JUST to taunt dogs.
Peole in this heart of IL. town have been rolling down their windows, as we roll along, asking where we found such a thing.. I am passing along your info. Thank you so much!! Red and I are closer every day, her needs being met and all !
The scooter arrived and so did the harness system. I brought the entire thing to the local bike guy- who said it is a very high quality product! I should have the harness assembled tomorrow or Monday. Can't wait.
Yasmin LOVES the scooter. She cries when she sees it and knows where to stand to get strapped in. The first day she was a bit cautious and sometimes went to the side. By the third day she was pulling straight, trotting and sometimes running. Her first run of the day is always the fastest. (we go up and down our block in a long oblong shape around a grassy island) And when she runs from the beach to our house (about 7 hourses) she always picks up the pace. So far she has taked my dad, my cousin and me.
I'm just glad you loaned me one in the meantime. You can't get me off it ! The town of Sisters LOVES it. Jack, the German Shorthair is PERFECT !
LOVING the scooter !! Can't wait until mine is done. We used 4 of our dogs this morning, all without a problem. Its like they were born to do it. So that is a plus when I am telling people about it........ easy, easy, easy. It is fun for people to see all breeds do it. I went from the Shepherd you saw on friday to an Aussie Mix, LOVED the German Shorthair, one of the best was our little Mini Aussie !! I hope i can help spread the word ! For sure want to use it in the Christmas Parade this fall....
Xmas parade is Thanksgiving weekend. I am in !! The German Shorhair is SO AWESOME..... YOU have to try hin to appreciate it. The Aussie is just as great.....Just not big enough.... but he works well for me or the kids. I see what you mean about "flying". Last friday when i tried out Sky, I thought it was carzy fun. But some of our mutts really get into a fast gallop ! Yeah....count me in for a fun parade thing. And seriously......EVERYONE in our small town is stopping me on the road to ask about it. More pics to come....