Burning up the road on a Motorcycle...
Back in 1987, while Sasha was just a puppy, Debbie and I owned a Yamaha Virago. Sasha would always get excited when we'd get on the bike, so one day we decided to take her along. We created a monster... Every time I'd start the bike, she would pitch a fit until she could ride. It was the humble beginnings of a "Biker Dawg". The first picture in the upper right, is of Sasha. We were about to go on a run to Cedar Island. Notice the goggles...they're called 'Doggles', and are designed for dogs. They are 100% U.V. blockers, and keep her eyes safe from debris that might hurt her eyes. She was 13 years old in this picture, and we're trying to preserve her eyes. She's been fortunate to not have had vision problems as of that time.
Anyway, back to the puppy biker... She became more and more accustomed to riding the bike with Debbie and I. When Debbie would ride on the back, she would hold Sasha. I'd see her face over my shoulder, mouth blown open by the wind, and ears flopping all about. She was truly happy :-) . She would become extremely excited to see us gathering up our riding jackets and helmets... She new she was about to go on a ride! In the picture to the left, you'll see that while Debbie was checking directions, Sasha was ready to GO! We had just stopped at a Burger King (in the background), and had a quick lunch. This was taken on another run to the beach, about 500 miles 'round trip. Sasha had on her "blue blockers" on this ride. The doggy seat was an improvization by myself. It was a dishwasher basket...I removed the handles, attached it to the bike with a few bungee straps, and wrapped blankets around and in it. An old leash was attached to the basket, so she couldn't accidentally jump out. She'd sit in this contraption and ride all day long. We'd stop every 100 miles or so and water her, both ways, give her a snack, and she's ready to go again. People would pull along side, and 'flip out' when they see a dog riding. Sasha would 'ham it up' for the passers by, and we've even had people to stop us on the side of the road to take pictures. She was always a lot of fun to take along, and very little trouble.
Wow...we finally made it to Cedar Island, on the coast of NC. Here's Sasha and Debbie, playing in the water. Sasha loved to take walks along the beach, smelling all of the various 'new' scents, chasing birds, etc. This picture was taken during the summer of 1999. Sasha usually hated the water (when it comes to taking a bath!), but you could hardly keep her out of it at the lake or ocean :-)
Click HERE to see Sasha on a motorcycle trip to "The Hoot" in Knoxville, Tn...several hundred miles from home! She was there only a few days, and still managed to land in the Knoxville newspaper!
Here's a picture of Sasha during the Christmas of 1999. She's all snuggled up with Debbie, at my mother's house.
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