The Xena 2000

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Indi"s First Bike Ride

Last week Indi’s new trailer– The Xena 2000– arrived in the mail. It was given to us by Spirit Xena’s pawrents who live all the way in New York. It is such a special, huge, amazing gift for us and I am thankful to Xena’s Pawrents for passing it along, Tripawds for bringing us together, and The Universe for answering my call.

So. For the most part, trailer training has gone really well. Today Indi and I went on our fourth bike ride and she didn’t whine or bark at all. It helps that our trips have been to a great dog park in The Pearl called The Field. Yesterday Brad took her to his work meeting and she got pets and belly rubs by his colleagues all afternoon.

We went for a stoll the first day and she loved that. She took some coaxing to hop in and out of the trailer, but treats eased the transition. A lot. Unfortunately on the way home from our very first outing the stroller wheel broke! Totally lame. But the good people at Solvit are sending me a new one next week. In the mean time, it’s all about the bike.

The photos are from our first bike ride earlier this week.

Going in after some treats, albeit cautiously.

Here we go!


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About indi

Raina is Indi’s mom. She is 30 and lives in Portland, Oregon. Raina was 22 when she got Indi and her heart broke when Indi was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Today Indi and Raina are living life one day at time. Things sure look brighter with a supportive Tripawd community.

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9 Responses to The Xena 2000

  1. admin says:

    Pawesome! We’re glad the Tripawds Angel Exchange worked out fr you and Indi! Xena would be proud.

    Your readers can read all about the Solvit trailer and other dog strollers in the Tripawds Gear blog.

    • indi says:

      The Angel Exchange is pawsome. And an angel tapped me on the shoulder and whispered, “look at that post” when I was in the forums. And now we are rolling! I’m about to take Indi for a ride right now 🙂

  2. maggie says:

    Very cool!!! Glad she’s doing well with it!!! She looks about the same as Maggie in hers…takes up ALL the space 😉

    Glad Solvit is replacing the wheel…GREAT customer service is big in my book!

    Can’t wait to see more pictures of Indi in the Xena 2000 🙂

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

    • indi says:

      We thought of you, Maggie, rockin’ your bike trailer in Maine. Indi does take up the whole thing, but she has room to stand and turn around, so it is not too small. She likes riding with the window open, so to speak, but behind the bike I zip the screen shut so she won’t try to jump ship! We started our homeopathic regime this week, too. Big stuff. AND Indi just had her 3 month ampuversary! I will make more posts about Dr Loops and her ampuversary later in the week.

  3. tombi says:

    Glad she likes the trailer, to cute!

  4. etgayle says:

    what a total blessing!!! how neat that indi now has ‘wheels’ and is getting out to see the world. we bet you guys get quite the look as you cruise by. thanks for sharing the pictures!!

    charon & gayle

    • indi says:

      Such a blessing, Gayle and Charon. Huge. I am thankful for it everyday. The plan is to keep going on short rides to the dog park and build up positive associations, and ride on from there!

  5. Rosalie, Brian and Spirit Xena says:

    Awwwhhhhh!
    We are very happy Indi is getting used to the “buggy”.
    In a few weeks, I’m sure you won’t need coaxing : )
    She looks very cute. The “puparazzi” will start popping out with cameras.
    Keep us updated with pics 🙂

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