became accustomed to riding in a cab. Here is what we learned about How to Successfully Catch a Cab with a Pitbull:
(And if you still want to see what's going on with Miss M and Mr B this week, we will be updating our Facebook page with new photos.)
I first looked into adopting a dog, everyone was telling me it would
be really hard to have a big dog in the city without a car. I never
owned a car, but I was always able to catch a bus or train to take me
where I needed to go. Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed on the city
buses and trains. The only exception is if you carry them in a dog
carrier. And while I envisioned finding a huge duffel bag, in which I
could mush Miss M's huge body and let her head hang out, I had to
realize how completely unrealistic this was:
dog fundraisers, parades, walks along the lake, and CGC training classes. Then I realized we could probably make like all other Chicagoans and take a cab.
dogs in coats and sweaters are less intimidating.
Update--Pretty Little Pittie also had the great suggestion of having your dog lay on the floor by your feet.
At the end, we tip extra
so the cab drivers can see how nice dog-owners are. We've probably
taken cabs about a dozen times, and in all the times, we've never been
denied a ride. Miss M and Mr B have their own pitbull-mobile now, but it's always nice to know we have other options.