|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'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
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.