I don't take my pets with me much of anywhere. I hope no on will judge me harshly for that. Here's the thing - Emily isn't as comfortable in the car as most dogs. She rarely checks out the window and when she does, she barks. We go to the vet, which doesn't bother her at all, by the way, and we take her to Only Natural Pet, which is a pet friendly, natural products store in Boulder. And, part of the Pet360 family of sites.
She loves going places like ONP. Not necessarily the park, though. Too many other dogs. (and she loves other dogs, mostly. Some set her off for reasons we don't know, and that's why we don't go to the dog park)
Olive, who just wants to be with Emily, sits on the floor in the car because we're lame, we haven't gotten her a seat yet, with a harness, so she can sit up and look out the window. Truthfully, she seems happy to curl up on the floor and wait for our destination. Like Emily, she puts up with the vet pretty well and she enjoys exploring both the Only Natural Pet store, as well as the plaza it's in, when we go there.
And Molly, of course, being the resident cat, does not travel with us. I sometimes wonder if we shouldn't take Molly on outings, just like the dogs. We could put her on a leash, right? I should try it in the backyard.
Although I don't travel with my pets as much as some (like Carol, at Fidose of Reality), I think folks who do go out and about with their pets should have the right stuff with them. I won't get into the contents of the travel bag... what I am going to get into is the travel bag itself. And, other products that will allow you to take your pet with you here, there and everywhere.
In Colorado, one way we folks get around (I say 'we folks' euphemistically cause I don't do this... I may have done it in a previous younger life, but not in this life)... is to bike. Bike here, bike there, work your way on wheels to work and store. I think those of you who do this, or if you decide you should be doing it but don't because it means not taking your pet, should use these great carriers; see pic far below.
I discovered them when I did a post over on my Lipsticking blog about the travel bag BASIL sent me to try out. I discovered... okay, let's be honest, they TOLD me, all about these great pet carriers you can add to your bike. Basil bags are very well designed and constructed. I am in love with the Bloom Shopper diva blue bag I have, and I know they must give the same care and attention to the pet carriers my contact told me about.
My question to you is... do you bike? Would you use a carrier like these? Do you know anyone who bikes and has been looking for a great carrier for their pet? Since I don't bike, I can only tell you I'm impressed with the travel bag (which I did not use for my dogs but which I might, if we start to travel more with them), so I expect the pet carriers to be as good. I would need your response, if you buy and use one, to say anything else.
Help me out here - do you travel on bike with your pet? Will you give one of these carriers a try? (I think Molly might be okay in the one below, but not the dogs)