Friday, September 27, 2013

Check Out My New Ride...

Domeek surprised me after work last night with a new toy...except this one was waaaaay cooler than a normal toy!! :-D

Freckles the Dog Snoozer

It's called the Snoozer Rear Bike Basket Carrier!!

Since the weather is getting cooler now, we decided that it's time to start bike riding (a new experience for moi)...some of you larger dogs might run beside the bike with a bike attachment, but I have bad knees and am a little bit too small to do this! So, Domeek went ahead and got me a fun new carrier!!

There are a lot of choices available on the market...most of which are super cute and attached to the front of the bicycle (Sleepypod, Snoozer, Solvit, and PetGear are just a few examples) and then two wheelers that look like kids bike carriers. The only problem with 3/4 of the options are that they are geared towards pups that are 13-15 lbs maximum...well, I'm 15 lbs and have pretty long legs, so if I gain even an ounce or more of weight, I'm too heavy for them and then there's safety issues! :-( This just wasn't a chance that Domeek was willing to take! Sleepypod is a fantastic option, but they were out of our price range.

So, Domeek decided to get the Rear Bike Basket Carrier!! As long as you get a bike rack, this carrier can hold pups up to 24 pounds in weight, which is almost 10 pounds heavier than the other options! :-)

Freckles the Dog Snoozer

Considering that we have the Snoozer Lookout II for my car seat, Domeek knew that I would love this one, especially since they are almost identical!!


Freckles the Dog Snoozer

Although it looks incredibly large in the photos, the carrier has small square footage for the tush so if you are a pup with a big rear end, this might not be the best option for you! Sir Mix-A-Lot loved the butts, but Snoozer doesn't feel the same way. ;-)

Freckles the Dog Snoozer
Ginger is totally photo bombing all my shots today...grrrr!

Considering I don't have a the greatest love for bikes, Domeek was a bit worried that I might not enjoy being near, let alone sitting on one of them...but luckily for her, I like to feel the wind in my fur and the speed in my ears! ;-)

Freckles the Dog Snoozer
Remember to wear a harness when using a bike carrier...we weren't riding when these photos were taken.

I took to the carrier, like a duck to water!! :-D We went on a quick practice run around the block, to make sure that I was cool with riding...then when we came back, I asked Domeek almost immediately to put me back on the bike...so we went back out again! 

Freckles the Dog Snoozer

We cycled about a mile and a half away to a nifty neighborhood park, where I got to run around and smell a ton of peemail...

Freckles the Dog

then it was back on the bike again - heading back home! 

Freckles the Dog Snoozer

All in all, this was a wonderful first experience riding a bicycle..and I didn't even have to use training wheels to begin with! ;-) Muahaha!! 

So here are my thoughts on the Snoozer Rear Bike Basket Carrier:

Pros
~ Super, duper comfortable and plush
~ Removable and washable cover
~ Has a fantastic reflective stripe across the back for evening rides
~ The carrier doesn't move...it has three straps that hold it in place on the bike frame
~ The price is comparable to most bike carriers
~ Holds pups up to 24 pounds

Cons
~ The tush circumference thing...
~ Although waterproof, the carrier doesn't have a rain cover like others in the Snoozer line
~ It's rear facing, which means that you can't keep a constant eye on the furry one

All in all though, a wonderful product!! I can't wait to get back out on the road again!! Perhaps, one day, we'll be able to get a photo of us both on the bike...a little hard when you don't have another human around! ;-) We're going to head out to the Bay this weekend! 

So, I know a couple of you have a two wheeler, but do any of you ride on the bike with your pawrent? What do you use?

Oh yeah, we bought the Snoozer...no one asked us to do a review! Just loved it and wanted to let you all know about it! ;-)


12 comments:

  1. We were thinking seat belts first off. You'll be riding like a king, Freckles.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. That is well cool. Goose. We could do with one of those for ancient Pip. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. So now when you guys go camping you can take the bike too and increase the adventure quotient!

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  4. We don't do biking, but we have wonderful car seats (thrones) that look like that. Don't forget to wear your helmet.

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  5. That's cool! We have the No Walkin' Amish Cruisin' Wagon that hooks onto dad's bike.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. Oh Goose! That is sooooo cool dude!!! Holy cows, I wish Ma would gets one for me!!! Oh wait, I don't thinks they make one for a 60lb doggie, do they....
    Happy ridin'!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  7. That is super cool. We have never seen one like that, just the tent trailer ones that get pulled behind the bike. Yours really suits you. Happy cycling!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  8. That's a sweet new ride. Back when Audi was younger, DK shoved him in a milk crate and put it on the back of his bike. Audi loved riding along with DK.

    Loved your Sir-Mix-A-Lot reference, you funny pup :)

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  9. Goose you are sooooo brave I would neeeever get on a bike with my mom. However you do look really cool sitting in your bike set.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  10. Goose, I have had that same Snoozer bike basket for years and I LOVE it!! We have gone for rides everywhere. You are going to have so much fun!
    *high paws*
    Oz

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  11. That is so super cool!!! My pups would freak, but maybe I show them this and they'll give it a try... hmm...

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