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?
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!”