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Old 04-21-07, 09:50 AM   #26
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Ummm, I think mouse cages work for rodents. Just bungee to your rack.
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Old 04-21-07, 10:08 AM   #27
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Well, you could use one of these:

http://www.funstufffordogs.com/Qstor...ROD=1085490824

Or one of these:

http://www.cynthiastwigs.com/
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I like that first link. Wow, the looks I'd get with that. BTW, tiny dogs are THE chick magnet.
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Old 04-21-07, 10:36 AM   #29
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My neighbour routinely takes her tiny dog for 'excercise' in the front basket of her bike. The dog definitely enjoys the ride.
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Old 04-21-07, 10:45 AM   #30
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I like that first link. Wow, the looks I'd get with that. BTW, tiny dogs are THE chick magnet.

Pssttt.... Big dogs are chick magnets, too.
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Old 04-21-07, 10:51 AM   #31
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No love for the mid-size dogs?

Actually, I thought puppies were primo chick magnets. I do admit, even though I'm a guy, that I love the cuteness of puppies, too
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basket in the front, and then use a cargo net on it to keep that tiny little GreatDane biscuit () from hoppping out
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Please don't do this:

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Oh, I dunno, she's kinda cute... .oh, wait. You meant the thing with the dog. Yeah, somehow I don't think that would work with my lab mixes ....
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Yeah, that's cruel imho.
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Old 04-21-07, 11:32 AM   #36
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Pssttt.... Big dogs are chick magnets, too.

True, but smaller the dog, further over the bend is to pet him.
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It's 90% off-topic, but since we are talkinga bout hte benefits of small animals...

....if they weren't known for freaking out at being around humans and dying, i would have loved to have a Tarsier as a pet....world's smallest primate....those things are sooo cool.
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Old 04-21-07, 03:15 PM   #38
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Today I had to take my 2.1kg (4.6lb) dog to the vet. He's old and slow'ish. How do you take a dog like that on a bike with out making him uncomfortable? My vet is about 5km from my house. I was thinking a courier bag filled with blankets. Wear the bag at my side partly open so my pooch can see the way. Then I thought he might jump out, so put his body harness on him and a short leash tied to my arm, to act as a last defense. Then bike slowly, nice and easy. Any thoughts?
That's not bad. If you attached the body harness at the bottom to the bottom of the mess bag it might be even better. But, I understand putting a hole in the mess bag might be a drawback. He might want to jump out after another animal.

I use a seat belt (body) harness here fastened at the bottom under his chest. I put a swivel on it so he can turn around. He can't get out but can stand, sit, and lie down.

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It's 90% off-topic, but since we are talkinga bout hte benefits of small animals...

....if they weren't known for freaking out at being around humans and dying, i would have loved to have a Tarsier as a pet....world's smallest primate....those things are sooo cool.
Freaky bug-eyed things! Straying even further offtopic, this isn't exactly a "small animal," but it's one I've been wanting to see in person since my brother told me about them. Apparently a serval cat can make for a very interesting pet, assuming you're allowed to own one where you live...
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Freaky bug-eyed things! Straying even further offtopic, this isn't exactly a "small animal," but it's one I've been wanting to see in person since my brother told me about them. Apparently a serval cat can make for a very interesting pet, assuming you're allowed to own one where you live...
Saw someone walking one (serval cat) on the local bike path.
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Just wear your lil' dog in place of your helmet.
Small dogs and cats make great helmets.
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Old 04-21-07, 04:22 PM   #42
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Just wear your lil' dog in place of your helmet.
Small dogs and cats make great helmets.
And good Daniel Boone hats too.
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Saw someone walking one (serval cat) on the local bike path.
No thanks. Being a city boy I get made fun of my peers a lot because I have a reasonable fear of any animal that could if it chose to. Case in point:

My partner and I were chasing two horses down the highway one night that had gotten loose somehow. Kinda of a catch 22 because we had to have our overhead lights on to warn traffic of two extremely large mammals in the roadway, but of course our overhead lights scared the horses so they kept running, crap. So anyway, somehow, we managed to corner them in a field, and know I think, "Great, We caught them, but WTF do I do now with a 1000# animal I have no idea how to handle?" Fortunately, my partner was an old farm boy from up North and grabbed some rope to tie them up with while I found the owner.
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We bought a used Burley Tot trailer, and we've been taking our dog in it. We're trying to get her accustomed to it, so she can go on a tour with my wife and I this summer.
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Here's a few pics from the 2006 NSW Big Ride.

The dog was very well-trained & their "mum" was a unique lady (she once turned up to breakfast in a fur coat!)
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Old 04-22-07, 07:45 AM   #48
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Do you think anyone really buys the matching sunglasses so they match the dog?
I thought that was hilarious.
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That's not bad. If you attached the body harness at the bottom to the bottom of the mess bag it might be even better. But, I understand putting a hole in the mess bag might be a drawback. He might want to jump out after another animal.

I use a seat belt (body) harness here fastened at the bottom under his chest. I put a swivel on it so he can turn around. He can't get out but can stand, sit, and lie down.

best pic ever!
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best pic ever!
More photos of the Dog in the trike.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/album?c=...329947&.src=ph

And some other albums on the left that start with the word "Bailey".

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