Monday, December 16, 2013

You'll NEVER guess what I bought yesterday


My friend Hazel said she saw the perfect stroller for Katie at one of the resellers in town, and yesterday we drove over to take a look.  I decided I wanted it, and the man who owns the store said to get the dog and make sure she liked it, so I got Katie out of the car, put her in the stroller, and the man and I took turns pushing Katie around the area.  She just sat there looking around, enjoying her ride.  I was surprised at how she just took to it, like it was normal - business as usual.  Maybe her first owners had a dog stroller?

I've been wanting something like this for when I want to take a walk longer than Katie wants or if the ground is too hot.  Or when we walk to town, or over to the Big Tent in January - this will be perfect.  It'll keep her up off the ground and out of the foot traffic, and it has two net areas that I can use to stow purchases.



It looks like this model, the Baby Jogger II-16, was sold starting 1999/2000 for $250, so this is a good jogging stroller, and is now probably 13-14 years old.  It was marked $50.00, but I got it for $40, a bargain!  It's in pretty good condition, and I couldn't believe how easy it is to use.

This morning I had my normal bag of daily trash, and also some boxes to toss.  It would have taken two walks to the dumpster to carry it all. So I put it all in the stroller, put Katie on her leash and off we went.  It went up little hills, down little hills, over rocks and sand - all super smooth.

The wheels come off easily, it folds up and will be easy to keep inside if needed, but I'll probably keep it outside, locked to The Palms in good weather.

And here's the Princess in her new stroller with the canopy up:


 And with the canopy down:


Then we walked down to the fire pit area - everyone pitched in for wood, and I wanted to get my money in since they brought the wood today.  I wheeled Katie down in the stroller and she sat happily all the way and then sat in it while I stayed and talked.  Then one of the guys, Bill, brought three large pizzas and wings from town and we all chowed down.  Katie just sat in her stroller watching everything.


Pretty cool, huh?

From me and Katie, have a great Monday evening, everyone!  :)

23 comments:

  1. that is so cool!! and such a deal! Katie probably likes being up out of traffic and where she can see things....

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  2. You will love it and so will Katie.... I Got one for Maggie a couple of years ago.. She loved it from the minute I put her in it.. Now when I tell her we are going in the buggy She gets totally excited dances around like a baby....

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  3. You may have trouble getting Katie out of it. She looks like she really likes it.

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  4. Katie makes a great model. How cute she is! And like our pups, just a wee bit pampered. How sweet it it!

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  5. Ah, the princess has found her throne!

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  6. I had an umbrella stroller Cavalier King Charles. She had hip trouble and so enjoyed going for walks in her stroller!

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  7. I have a regular baby stroller - used it first for the grandbabies, then for our little Gidget - she LOVED it. Tried to put Rusty in it when he developed mobility problems but he didn't like it much. I think it was a guy thing!! Poppy wanted to ride but she was too big. Anyway, that looks perfect for Katie and she looks adorable riding in it. Good buy!!

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  8. I recommend that Slime tire sealant be added to pneumatic tires to combat the stickers in the boondock area. I really like the idea of a carrier that rolls. Good buy.

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  9. Great buy on the doggy stroller. Those bigger wheels can take Katie many places. It will come in handy for many other things as well. Katie reminds me of our little Motormouse a few years ago.

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  10. Sweet ride for Katie! And you got a great deal.

    Enjoy!

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  11. Ahh - such a pretty girl. I cannot even imagine my two riding in one.

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  12. Katie is such a sweetie!! I have been looking at strollers for our Shih Tzus. Our oldest is now 16 and she can't walk all that much. Our "baby" is 7 years old and he doesn't walk for very long. Seems like the perfect solution. Sounds like you got a great deal as well. :-)

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  13. for 40 dollars you can't beat it!! you will use it for so many things....those jogging strollers will go anywhere!

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  14. I would have never thought of it, but I can see how useful it is going to be for you and Katie.

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  15. I love it! Does she stay in it without a leash? Also, you might train her to "Go to your spot" with it. That's nice when someone around her isn't comfortable with dogs. I'm surprised when I meet that kind of people, but they're out there.

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  16. great buy. I bet she will appreciate it when it is hot and the pavement burns her little toes.

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  17. Oh, oh. Now you and Katie will have to take up jogging.

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