As readers of Musings know Daddy is a bicyclist, and Bike Blogger, at The Cycling Dude.
Also, as everyone knows, some Dogs love to chase bicycles as much as they do nice people who bring the mail, maybe more! ;-D
Well, ever wonder what Felines think of bicycles?
I went in search of the answer! ;-D
There has long been a photo making the rounds, online, that supposedly shows a cat riding a bike, but since the bike is unseen, and Daddy says that there is absolutely no such thing as an invisible bicycle, I doubt the legitimacy of this photo.
Yes, we Cats have all of the balance and coordination needed to ride a bicycle, but to say we lack the motivation to do so, or have no interest in the vehicles at all, is just plain false!
The family of the writer of the blog Lovely Bicycle shares its life with 2 Cats, and has started a photo gallery, and is looking for submissions:
We have two cats, and they both love to sniff and investigate our bicycles.
After a reader sent me a photo of his own cat examining his vintage Raleigh, I decided to start a gallery.
If you would like to share a photo of your cat with your bike, please send it to the address at the bottom of this post.
I will keep expanding the gallery.
There are 2 posts to share, here:
By today BOTH Cats were hanging out in the basket on the handle bars of the Pashley!
Talk about basket cases!
What next? If they are allowed outdoors will they make like Fido, chasing the rider of the bike down the block? ;-D
Here's a shot of a Cat on an island off the coast of Ireland, checking out a bicycle.
This Cat shows that at least some of us absolutely DO think we are capable of riding a bicycle, having gone so far as to sit in the saddle. ;-D
Upons further research I've come upon apparent proof that some Cats actually make their living riding bikes!
No, I'm not using catnip while blogging!
I found an article, from 2008, about the Kuklachev family.
For over 20 years they have run the Moscow Cat Theatre, where Felines are the stars of the stage!
According to this piece the cats ride bicycles and skateboards!
A Google, and Youtube, search of "Moscow Cats Theatre" turns up a goldmine of video, and articles, as well as the official website for the troupe!
A mix of English, and Russian, the site still is fun, and I saw a Cat on a Skateboard, and 2 Cats on a Skateboard, and Clowns on Bikes, with a couple of Cats fooling around, but not actually riding the bikes themselves.
Haven't found any Cats pedaling a bike on video, or in a picture, yet, but there must be something somewhere! ;-D