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June 10, 2005 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Urban Dog Mushing!
posted by naomi (19 comments total)

 
Man, it'd certainly suck if a squirrel ran by.
posted by item at 6:42 PM on June 10, 2005


Poor puppies.
posted by ackeber at 6:49 PM on June 10, 2005


Looks like if you turn too quickly, Spot will trip and you've got Urban Dog Smushing...
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 7:14 PM on June 10, 2005


...things are gonna change, i can feel it.

i had to finish that.
posted by puke & cry at 7:32 PM on June 10, 2005 [1 favorite]


"because the rider steers the dog..."

Right up until the moment a cat/squirrel/car goes by, and then steering becomes moot...
posted by Fozzie at 7:38 PM on June 10, 2005


What about cats? Do they make a cat version?
posted by buzzman at 7:39 PM on June 10, 2005


Are you sure you have enough cats for that to matter? :)
posted by Vulpyne at 7:50 PM on June 10, 2005


Cat sled racing.
posted by Bort at 8:19 PM on June 10, 2005


Ha! A real cat sled.

"Dog mushers expressed dismay yesterday when a sled pulled by Siberian cats won the Atta Boy 300 Sled Dog Race in central Oregon. Rachel Tucker of Baker City, Ore., was allowed to enter the race with her 200-cat team as a publicity stunt. Apparently no one except Tucker expected her to win."
posted by Bort at 8:23 PM on June 10, 2005


This looks:

1) Cool.
2) Like it's gonna end in tears.

I was once hit on my bike by a rottweiler chasing a squirrel. It knocked me on my ass and really hurt. My bike was messed up too. The owner collected his dog and got the hell out of there before I could even peel myself off the street.
posted by OmieWise at 8:32 PM on June 10, 2005


I just lost.
posted by ori at 10:09 PM on June 10, 2005


When I watch them move, I keep expecting the people to put a foot down and run. And if I rode it I'd do that too. And pain would follow for all involved.
posted by NickDouglas at 10:49 PM on June 10, 2005


I'd rather ride a longboard/skateboard behind them, wakeboard style.
posted by LordSludge at 2:48 AM on June 11, 2005


It looks like a great idea, actually.
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:02 AM on June 11, 2005


What about cats? Do they make a cat version?


I have been secretly working with the fish in my pond and soon my canoe will be running on KOI POWER! No more nasty paddling for me.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:07 AM on June 11, 2005


It doesn't surprise me that this might catch on among suburbanites. As for those dogs who might like it, well, how does one say "Uncle Tom" in Golden Retriever?

Actually though, it's not as bad as when people tie the leash to their bicycle's seat post.
posted by davy at 8:44 AM on June 11, 2005


What Mefites need is a way to harness the awesome energies of quonsar.
posted by davy at 8:44 AM on June 11, 2005


Quonsar mushing?
posted by Mid at 10:07 AM on June 11, 2005


Oh yeah, my dog would almost go for that.
posted by SisterHavana at 10:22 AM on June 11, 2005


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