Anyone who has ever tried walking more than one dog – or even one stubborn dog – knows the task can be quite a challenge.
One Tucsonan was innovative enough to figure out how to walk six – without even breaking a sweat.
Crafty Abigail hooked up a tricycle, complete with a hook that accommodates six separate leashes, when summer treks got too hot to keep up with the half-dozen dogs.
Abigail was wary of the bicycle thing, as dogs like to dart away at the first glimpse of a rabbit or in front of the tires as their mood permits. Others, like Sawyer, will run along fine beside a bicycle until he suddenly decides he is going to sit – while I’m still pedaling.
But Abigail’s trike has been heavenly. Or as heavenly as it can be, as six dogs are quite a handful. They sometimes still get jumbled, but no one, namely Abigail, gets pulled down a gully or hauled off into the wash.
Two of the pooches belong to her daughters. One is looking for a new home.
“He’s spoiled,” she said of the dog that is up for adoption, a cute black and white little thing. “And he bites people. I gave him to my daughters and he bit four people in one week. They gave him back.”
Abigail said the puffy little doggie especially has a vendetta for men. The men who get bit, however, usually try to act manly and tough, she said, but there were a few who whined about it.
“The dog needs a home with someone who has no job and no life and can devote every second to him,” Abigail said.
In the meantime, the sextet runs along in glee into the Rillito River sunset.
What do you think?
Do you know anyone who has hooked up innovative things to suit their needs?
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