Strolling along

Today we took delivery of our Stroller. I put it together myself, and decided straight away to let Finlay have a “test push”. So I packed Scotties and Stroller into the car and drove the 5 minutes to our local reservoir. Finlay was quite happy walking about and at first I thought I would be pushing an empty stroller around the reservoir. Couldn’t figure out which would be more embarrassing:  pushing an empty stroller, or pushing a dog in a stroller. Needn’t have worried because a little while later Finlay started to slow down and when I asked him if he wanted an “hup-hup” he crouched down in readiness to be picked up.

At first he kept looking over his shoulder, up at me wondering what was happening, but within minutes he realised just what an advantage he had over Bobby – he could see a lot more – and he settled into being “pushed” as if he was born to it. And feeling embarrassed? Not at all, everyone we met just wanted to cuddle my little man – so a successful first trip all in all.

Can’t wait to try out one of our other routes.

Finlay in his new stroller

Finlay in his new stroller


7 responses to “Strolling along

  1. How wonderful. My first Scottie had wobbly Scottie and I use to carry her everywhere. Sadly I lost her how I wish I had bought a stroller!!! Enjoy Finlay x

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    • The things we do for our Scotties! I’m sorry about your Scottie; the “wobbly” ones seem to go unnoticed at the moment, but I’m aware of people looking into the condition. Our stroller has given us a new enthusiasm for going on a walk as I now know that I can cater for Finlay’s tiredness. Do you still have any Scotties?

  2. When my Scottie was dx with a wart tumor and could no longer take his walks, I borrowed a baby stroller from a friend and took him around everywhere in it. People did laugh a little at me, but I couldn’t care less! He was terminally ill and I was making his last days as special as I could!

    • I had a little bit of that this morning on a walk, but when I explained everything (because they did ask) they were quite humbled. And yes, just like you I am making Finlay’s last days as special as I can. Kx

  3. I’m so happy that your stroller is working out for you! I have to admit that I used to think of strollers for dogs as a silly thing, but now I see how much of an asset it could be for dogs that, for whatever reason, can no longer take long walks but still yearn to be outside. Thank you so much for helping me see this valuable dog parenting tool in a new light!

    • I know where you’re coming from. I’m getting used to the stares, but that doesn’t really matter, it’s whether Finlay can get out and have some beneficial exercise. I really hope that you don’t have to go down this route, ever. Our challenge now is finding new routes for the “Stroller” but I’m sure we’ll all enjoy them!

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