Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pimping my ride!

It's no secret, Toto is my all-time favorite actor. Tenacious, brave, plucky — a role model for Cairn terriers everywhere. 

Always thought it would be cool to go for a ride with him.

No matter who was behind the wheel!

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Mommy told me she'd ordered me a European Market Basket for our bike in South Carolina from the nicest lady at Cynthia's Twigs. We actually chatted for a nice long time with Cynthia herself! 

This is the basket that we ordered. I thought I'd let Rosie take it for a test-ride. Mine is going to have a polka-dot liner and pillow. And it's so neat - you can easily take it off the handlebars to use for a grocery basket or carry your stuff to the beach. 

We're getting the Extra-Large basket that can hold dogs over 20 pounds. Cynthia used to have a beagle (!!!) that weighed 30 lbs. and went riding in her basket like this. I can't tell you how hard it is to find a bike basket for a dog over 12 lbs! 

Cynthia also carries this cute Back Basket. (Maybe we'll need one like a mini-van when the puppies arrive!) This also comes in an Extra Large size for dogs over 20 lbs and is very stable. 

You can order everything you need to attach your basket to your bike from Cynthia, including harness straps so you won't fall out if you go over a speed bump! And she's got some great fabrics to make liners and pillows to match your bike (or your favorite sweater). 

Pedaling Pups! That's us! Be sure to visit Cynthia's site at — summer's coming and it's time your people bring you along too!


Asta said...

You lucky dog!
That is going to be faboolous..I would owdew the big back one fow youw pups wight away..Rosie will pwobably bwing them to hilton Head to keep them wawm in the wintew.
What fun!
smoochie kisses

Stanley said...


I've been checking the tabloids (the pupparazzi are asking me for my reaction to the news), and I'm getting my legal team together. They are at your disposal should you decide to take legal action.

Glad you and Rosie are well. Can't wait to see your pups.

Your bike basket looks very cozy. Wonder if Cynthia would do a custom goober-sized basket for me.

Goob love,

Dughallmor Beagles said...

How cool....I really enjoyed the test drive and think we should get the back basket for family outings and picnics :o) (we're not taking the squirts on our honeymoon are we?!)
Mum says if Stan manages to get a Goober basket for his Mom's bike he better blog it!
We're just back from the lovely vet lady who did nothing to me except say how pretty I am.....the others all got jabbed, hehe!
The pupperazzi are easing off a bit today, how about at your end? It's raining here and they're clearly not accustomed to the Scottish climate!
See you under the red blankie....
Sweet kisses,
Your Rosie-Posie xxxx

Molly the Airedale said...

Whoa! You are going to be stylin' in your new bike basket, Petey!
Um, we don't think it's safe to ride with the Wicked Witch of the West - nosireeeeeeeeeee!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tee said...

Hello there!

The Chief says she's always loved bicycles with baskets ... it's very very useful!

Just she no longer owns a bicycle!

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Bijou said...

Hi Petey,

Don't forget the helmet/s. Ride safely!

Wags & wiggles,

Hamish Westie said...

Oh Petey you have so touched on a raw nerve here. Gail is a very keen cyclist and one of her bicycles even has a basket on the front. But just because I once panicked when she put me in it (it wobbled a bit) she's not prepared to go the extra mile and buy another bike with a bigger and more stable basket. So unfair! Looking forward to hearing more about how you get on! If you want to look at a website that has several pictures of dogs on bicycles, and much else besides, I
Cheers! H.
PS I'm on the train, coming back from my holiday in England. Isn't wi-fi great.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...


This is sooo cute. We are off to check out Cynthia's website.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Martha said...

How fab! You will have such fun in your basket - we hope your cyclist looks cheerier than the angry lady pic.
You will be just like Toto.
How sweet to get one for the puppies too!
Martha & Bailey xx

Martha said...

PS Mum says to tell you that Harry, her last basset, had a trailor that he sat in when they cycled!
She is not sure she could pull two of us though!
Martha & Bailey xxx

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh! i can't wait to see it! how fun will that be! i wonder if they make baskets big enough for us? love saige and guinness

Anonymous said...

Wow Petey, that looks like it will be so much fun! Just don't jump out!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

My mom will FUREVER hear those words:

And Toto too?

Yes, and Toto too!

BUT now she'll be thinking Petey, Rosie and The Puppies!


Nibbles Treats said...

Very cool. What adventures you will have riding in your basket.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Very cool! Sadly, I don't think Mom's bike has room for a basket (she races and tells me that baskets aren't very aerodynamic...*sigh). Also, I doubt they make baskets for us 50 lb+ doggies. I'll have to live vicariously through you!

Joe Stains said...

You are SO lucky. Mom is pretty sure we'd go bananas on a bike and make her wreck so I have to live vicariously through you my friend.

Persephone and Buster said...

very neat bike basket petey...looks like it willl be lots of fun for "family" outtings. oh to feel the wind in my beard swoooooosh!!
stay safe,
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue

Sophie Brador said...

I wonder if Cynthia has a basket for dogs over 68 lbs.


P.S. Mom's toes are still sparkly

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
A basket for your bike sounds pawesome!
Sure you are going to have great rides!
Kisses and hugs

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh wow! How wonderful, the basket is so cutey pie!

Just make sure your human has her driving licence!

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxx oh and Jeannie xxxxxx

Eric said...

Cool. But extra large basket just for little you? Think it must be a bicycle basket made for twoooooo ooo ooo(hang on,feel a song coming on)

Wiry wags n kissies, Eric xxxx

Lucia said...

Coao bello Petey!

Santa vacca, Petey! I am away from the bloggiverse for a little while and when I come back, the buzz about you and Rosie is all a-buzzy! Congratulazioni, il mio caro amico!!! I can't wait to see those darling pupsters!

Tanti baci!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You are such a lucky duck! I'd love to have a basket ride, but unfortunately I'm a big girl.TOO big for such a fun ride. Those pups look so cuuuute.

If I lose 2.7# I could ride in that basket. Mom probably wouldn't take me for a ride though.She has a hard enough time going straight on her own.BOL!

Unknown said...

Hi Petey - I can't wait to see a picture of YOU riding in your basket!! I think I would enjoy it too...only I think I would need a supermarket shopping trolley to fit!

Honey the Great Dane

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Petey...that basket looks like a blast...can I take a ride in it?? I hope it won't be too big...maybe I should have one of the other boyz ride with me????

Rosie told me she's one of ten pups....

I'm thinkin' you better start pickin' out names NOW!!!!!

Barkin' at ya sweet boy!!!!!

Love and kisses...Laciegirlie

Dexter said...

That looks just like my mom (and I don't mean the cute little girl pup either). Hee hee.

Hope it comes with a seat belt.