Jacoby’s big birthday present this year was a DoggyRide Cocoon bike basket/carrier from DutchDog Design.
Not that I really have much call to take Jake places on my bike, but with this carrier, I can take him places on my bike. When I was in high school, I built a bike seat for my Siamese mix, Sgt. Pepper, which I named the “Pepper Shaker.” We went for a lot of bike rides back in Davis…but I haven’t tried to take a cat for a bike ride since.
We’ve come a long way since the 80’s when it comes to bike pet carrier technology, I’ll say that. Of course, DutchDog Design is based in Holland, where people ride bikes everywhere to do everything. I read a lot of reviews, and this particular carrier seems to be the best-rated and best-designed bicycle pet carrier. It also doubles as a regular bike shopping basket.
Jake was very interested in the box when he saw it.
Jake also also really likes my bike.
But does the fact that he likes the box and my bike mean he’ll like riding in the carrier?
Well, he seems to like it just fine.
I just put him in the basket, and he just sat there, enjoying the view.
He didn’t even try to jump out.
Even closed, there seems to be plenty of headroom in this carrier.
“Okay, mom, I’m ready! Let’s go!”
This basket seems really stable and secure. There’s a leash inside, of course, to prevent him from jumping out while we’re moving.
Although it’s primarily designed for small dogs, it’s a shape and size that seems to really appeal to feline sensibilities.
So I don’t know when, but someday we’ll go for a bike ride together using this carrier…
Always closed, of course!