Monday, August 11, 2008

Bella made the paper again

Third time our dog Bella has made the paper:

Piqua Daily Call, second picture for the original


  1. I like your dog's choice in sticks. Looks like something my Shepherd would do!

    When I was a kid the lady next door had a bike like that only hers had a motor. I loved that thing.

  2. That's a medium stick for her--If I throw one that is too small, she will just give me a dirty look and wait for me to find a real one. Sometimes she will wait to hear how big the splash is before she will go after it.

    My wife wants a motor on her trike to deal with a couple of hills. I'm trying to talk her into gears instead.

    Personally, I hate riding trikes--Steering isn't the same as a bike, and the rear brakes pull to one side. That caused a minor collision the first time I rode one, at work. Nothing injured but my dignity...

  3. How cool! My Dog will pick up "sticks" (branches) too and carry them like it's totally normal (and perhaps it is!) ;-)

  4. Sheena's the same way, turns her nose up at small sticks. One time she literally dragged an entire uprooted tree for a few miles.

  5. steveskid12:44 PM

    Why not design a hybrid trike? A battery, a generator, and an electric motor, and the motor would click in (or be clicked in) when the going got tough?

  6. I'm thinking of electrifying the trike, but cost and a desire to get the downstairs apartment in rentable condition is delaying. You need a pretty hefty (and therefore expensive) motor to last and do any good, plus batteries, plus a controller. It appears to be about a $300 project minimum. It is likely I can do gears with junk I've got lying around.