Monday, November 28, 2016

Running with the Comfort Wagon

This week (On Tuesday) is my best girl's birthday.  I don't know if you mommas of children feel the same way but I know I always get a little bit sadder when my sweet girl turns another year older.
This Picture was from 2011. Wow, I can't believe it was 5 years ago!

This year is especially hard because we have dealt with a variety of health issues.  Most recently you may have remembered me saying that Baylee had Bronchitis. Well, that may have been a misdiagnosis to a more serious problem that ended up being a heart problem. This heart problem she will have for the rest of her life and now we just need to keep her on meds.  Okay, enough about the sad news.  The good news is that she is still here with us and we are going to enjoy her.

Since we want to keep her heart rate down Baylee doesn't run (or even walk) with us anymore.  However, we wanted to continue to spend time with her, so I decided to buy her a little present.

It actually arrived a few weeks ago and Scott sent me this picture while I was at work.  I couldn't wait to come home so we could put it together and try it out.


It's called the PetEgo Comfort Wagon trailer that hooks on to your bike.  I looked up reviews and watched videos and I thought this was the best choice. I ordered it from Amazon. I know, just call me the crazy dog lady. Some people may laugh that I will go through all this effort to take my dog on the trail with me, but she's my baby!

The wagon is actually easy to assemble. The wheels pop off and the frame collapses (but is very sturdy when put together).  The wagon comes with one attachment to attach to the bike, so we have it attached to Scott's bike for right now. We will buy an additional attachment for my bike so we don't have to keep taking it off every time we want to switch bikes.

There is also a handle attachment you can purchase that turns the wagon into a stroller but I think that might be taking it a bit too far!


Last year during marathon training, Scott would ride his bike next to me while I ran. Now the plan is for him to pull Baylee in the trailer while I run beside her.  We are jut trying to get her use to it (and not be too excited or panic) while she is in it, so we haven't actually took it for a real run on the trail yet.  We've only taken it to the church parking lot to ride her around.

My hope is that she will really enjoy this and that way we can spend more time with her while we are out on the trail.    -M

P.S.
I love reading your comments but I must warn you that I am super sensitive when it comes to the health of my pets so please refrain from commenting on any health issues (AKA: No sad pet stories). Thank you.


Since this week's topic is "free" we are linking this post up with the gals from TOTR.

37 comments:

  1. I love that you got that for your dog! It makes me so sad to think about Cola getting older and not being able to run with me someday.

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    1. You can turn this into a stroller too so perhaps you need to get one for Cola and push her while you run!

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  2. Lucky dog! Yes, I get really sad when my pets grow older. I was super nervous when Cocoa was spayed last week!

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  3. My only comment is yes, I understand, since we lost Chester to heart failure just a bit over a year ago. And he was only 10. :(

    Thankfully he was a little dog, so even when he could no longer walk with us, we could carry him. Because he still almost always wanted to be with us.

    My best wishes and virtual hugs for you, your family, and Baylee. May you spend much precious time with her yet.

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    1. I'm glad you understand. That is hard to read the comment about Chester.

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  4. PERFECT idea!!! I think Baylee looks super cute in her comfort wagon. I know I tell you this a lot, but you are such a good dog mommy. :) I hope you gals have fun on the trail together!

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    1. Thank you Megan! I wish I could be her mommy forever!

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  5. There is nothing wrong with being a crazy dog lady. I'm sure I'm already a crazy cat lady. I certainly post a lot of pictures of Allie, but she's so funny. Baylee looks like she's already enjoying it.

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    1. She continues to be curious of it when she's in the garage so I hope that's a good sign!

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  6. Ohhh I feel ya! My pups are family!!! I think it's so awesome you found a way to get your girl out of the house. You just might be the best dog Mom ever!!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I hope it will be a great way to spend time with her outside.

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  7. Oh this is precious! I love that you got this for her and I'd totally do the same thing. I kind of wish I had a stroller laying around cuz I'd totally use it for my dog!

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  8. I get it! I love my dog so much and agree each birthday is little bittersweet. I LOVE the pet cart! I wonder if they make them in a small size -- otherwise my tiny dog might roll around inside haha I hope she enjoys it. She looks really happy and I think it's great you're easing her into it. :)

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    1. Yes, they make them in smaller sizes. This cart is of course the Large size.

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  9. Awe there's too much cuteness in that wagon! Hugs to you and Baylee!!!

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  10. I get so sad at the idea of my fur babies getting older too...
    Heads up - Julie had one of those for her kiddos - looked exactly like that actually - it tumped over TWICE on her. The 2nd time, she gave it away. I know you'd had for something to happen to your sweet baby - so just be careful. i'd put some weight in it & try it out, take some turns & test drive it out.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. I worried about that happening. So far we only took it on the paved surfaces. We haven't taken it on the rail trail but when we do I will be super cautious!

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    2. Thanks for the heads up. I worried about that happening. So far we only took it on the paved surfaces. We haven't taken it on the rail trail but when we do I will be super cautious!

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  11. That is adorable ! I hope Baylee will enjoy the bike rides! that is so clever!

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  12. I appreciate your heart for your furry baby :)
    That is the coolest thing ever, I hope it brings good enjoyment to her.

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  13. I love it! Happy Birthday Baylee! She looks so happy in the wagon.
    I am definitely always sad on my dog's birthday too. She's 5 so hopefully I have a long time but... I can't imagine life without her. We just have to love and spoil them every day while they are here.

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  14. Ah, too cute! I hope you get plenty more time to enjoy and love her.

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  15. The bike trailer sounds like a win all the way around! Baylee gets to enjoy the great outdoors, you get to have your buddy on the trail with you, and your husband gets a little harder workout. Win/win/win!

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  16. My parent's neighbor has a wagon for her little dog cause she refuses to walk. The neighbor likes to take my parents dog for a long walk and pulls her dog behind them as they go.

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  17. I LOVE IT and know Baylee will too! What an awesome idea!! <3 Happy Birthday sweet girl!!

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  18. OMG that is too cute. I had no idea that something like that exists for animals.

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  19. Can I just say that is the cutest thing EVER???

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  20. That is one lucky pooper!! I'm sure once she gets used to her new hot wheels, she'll be so happy just be with her humans!

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  21. This is such a sweet idea! Love that you continue to include Baylee in your walks/rides even though she is getting older. I hope she gets used to it quickly and you can start hitting the trails!

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  22. Okay that has to be the cutest thing I have seen!!!
    Look at her smile, she loves it! Happy Birthday to your Baylee!!!

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  23. Awwwww ;-) I never understood the "dogs are family members" until we got Max (almost two years ago. I totally get it now ;-) What a great invention! Baylee is a lucky girl ;_)

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  24. I love that you found a new way to include Baylee on your runs. She looks so happy in the pics and I'm sure she'll enjoy her new wagon. Happy belated birthday, Baylee!

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