When my wife and I got our pup, Priscilla, we had a list of essentials that we needed to buy. Everything from puppy food to pee pads to the cutest little dog collar. You know. Puppy stuff. Well, I had a few other things on the list, namely a motorcycle with a sidecar and pair of doggles (dog goggles, for the uninformed). I dreamed of cruising around the neighborhood, pooch in the sidecar, like Colonel Klink and Sergeant Shultz. I envisioned antics. My wife thought I was crazy. Who did such things?
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Doggles. Photo via Dan Klimke on Flickr
Yesterday, I found out that I am not alone in this. I present to you Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America's Sidecar Dogs
. This is a documentary film being made about dogs in sidecars and their owners. And it looks awesome. Here's an excerpt from their page:
"Across America, there are dogs of all breeds riding in the open air of motorcycle sidecars, whether on short trips around town or extended adventures on the highway.Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs is a delightful and inspiring documentary film about motorcyclists and their beloved canine co-pilots."
I found this project on Kickstarter. You can check it out here
. And, even better, you could help to fund the project, if movies about dogs and motorcycles tickles your fancy.
Doubt that dogs and sidecars are as amazing as I think they are? Here is a selection of this delightful combination.
1. Dogs of Anarchy
The driver looks a little like Ron Perlman, no?
2. A sidecar built for 3
Wow. I'm speechless. For once.
3. Barker Fonzarelli
Aaaayyyyy! Don't touch the leather.
4. No sidecar required
And finally, this pup doesn't even need a sidecar. "I'm on! To the dog park!"