Motorcycle ‘dog’ Diaries

I don’t want to anthropomorphize a dog but I did wonder what went through Bentley, the labradoodle’s mind as he sat on the back of the motorcycle. He’s ridden from Oregon, through the U.S, Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua on his way down to the tip of South America…and he doesn’t seem to be in a rush.

Bentley and scott 2

His humans Scott and Susan said they’d quit their jobs and sold up everything they owned and Scott built the  special seat for him to join them as they all headed out for the adventure of a lifetime.

I was lucky enough to meet them all when we ended up on a trail ride together at Finca Caballo Loco (Crazy Horse Farm) in Costa Rica. That’s Bentley in the bottom corner watching his human Susan get up on her horse and I’m sure he’s wondering “okay the back of a motorcycle is one thing but the back of a horse?”…there I go anthropomorphizing again!

I get up there??

Have to admit the thought of unloading all your burdens – house, job and ‘stuff’ has a certain allure for me.

If you’re interested you can take a look at Bentley’s Big

Bentley's bike

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14 Responses to Motorcycle ‘dog’ Diaries

  1. joannesisco says:

    I often fantasize about unloading everything and hitting the open road …. it’s really a grownup version of running away 🙂 Unfortunately, my cat Theo doesn’t like travel of any sorts and Husband insists on keeping me firmly grounded in the real world. Must admit though, some days … especially snowy ones like today (again) … it sounds REALLY attractive!!!

    • There is a siren call to travel in all its forms when our kids are grown and one is working part time or retired. There are other ways to channel that like all the challenges you take on – I’m searching for mine too.

      • joannesisco says:

        I wish you great success in finding your passion – some days I feel like it would recognize mine if it slapped me in the face …. I just feel like a dog chasing its own tail 🙂

  2. He was but he also seemed well adjusted and happy to jump up into his seat and hit the road as long as he was with his human companions.

  3. sueslaght says:

    How cute is that? Bentley must be an incredibly well behaved dog!

  4. Bentley seemed a happy, healthy traveller and part of the reason the journey was a slow one was because of their regular stops for him to explore. Perhaps they were inspired by Zen and the art…but I was thinking more of Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries and “I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel…”
    ― Ernesto Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

  5. agnesashe says:

    What a thrilling approach to living. I guess the total commitment to the adventure adds that extra spice. And, lucky Bentley gets to travel too. I see it looks like somebody’s been reading Robert M Pirsig’s – ‘Zen And the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ and taking the “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive” approach.

  6. Gunta says:

    What an amazing adventure.

  7. Gallivanta says:

    This sort of freedom travelling has great allure!

  8. Sheryl says:

    What a fun adventure for them!. . . though I don’t think that I could give up my house, stuff, etc.

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