Kitty Check-up

Read about transporting my most precious cargo, my kitties, to the vet!

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These snuggle lumps need their vaccinations!

What is your most precious bike cargo?

I don't have a car.  When my cats have needed to go to the vet, I have walked with them, bussed with them, and had someone drive us.  All of these options were traumatic in their own way.  One really cold winter's day I decided to try biking them the few blocks to their vet, and it was pretty awesome.

Since then I've moved a short distance and put them on my cargo bike, biked to the vet many times over the years, and it is a lot less stressful for us both.

They are my furry little buddies.  They trust me and I can pick them up and put them in their carrier without too much struggle.  They might not like it crammed in a box together, but they don't loose their chill.

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I wake up every morning to this face and tuna breath purrs <3 <3

After they are secured in the Meow Box, I load them into the trailer and we go for a 3 mile ride.

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They mostly don't complain, unless the road is really bumpy or we are stopped for too long.  (I know, I know, kitties... me too.)  I can go about 9 mph, but I slow down to 6 or 7 mph when it is bumpy to make the ride less stressful for them.

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When we get to the vet they don't cry, they just like to take a moment to settle in, and then start exploring.

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People always look and stare, because we are super interesting and they want to get to know us.

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Obviously. Because this is totally normal.

This was originally posted on my blog, http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/

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  • commented 2016-04-11 11:17:19 -0500
    Hey, that’s our vet, too! Let’s ask them to put in a place to lock our bikes.

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