Last evening I decided to try my new DE luxe bike shorts form Bushtukah. There are several roads to take from our house so we took one we haven’t ridden for a while. Three kilometers down the road and I remembered why – hurling itself at our wheels was Cyndy the Shitzu. Doesn’t just the name strike fear in your heels?
All the cries of “Cyndy, stop that. Come back here” didn’t stop the rolling ball of fur. It seemed to take its owners words as encouraging cheers.
It gathered even more speed, passed my bike, and then turned to face me head on. I’m sure it was head on – I could see two glaring, angry eyes through the mop of hair.
I didn’t think I could perform my old childhood trick of riding with feet on the handlebars anymore but apparently I can. Coasting out of Cyndy’s domain I started to think. That dog needs one of my civility workshops. Soon, more oxygen was reaching my brain. The dog’s owner needs one of my civility workshops. Dogs can’t read! But dogs are trainable. Pet ownership comes with responsibilities. If owners don’t know how to do it themselves, then I highly recommend contacting t someone like Marcia at Happy Hound. Nipping heels be gone.
You’ll notice that there isn’t a picture of Cyndy the Heel Nipper. It’s difficult to snap photos with ones feet on the handlebars.
Score: Suzanne 0; bike shorts 2; wild furry beast 10.