Howdy Ruffin’ Doo! My name is Bixby and I’m a 6 year old rescue dog. Together with my Human and our rubber safety chicken “Chicken Charlie”, we have emBARKed on an epic adventure criss crossing this beautiful country on a cargo bicycle on a mission to share the importance of pet adoption and supporting your local animal shelters.
I originally found my human in Austin, TX and I knew right away that I had to rescue this guy. He’s a little hard headed, but once I taught him to trust me, the journey we have been on has been like no other. Four years ago, when offered a ticket to the annual Burning Dog Festival is Southwest Nevada, I convinced my human to take a chance and leave our old life behind and start living our lives like an adventure instead of a chore. We loaded into his pickup truck and set out to see the world.
We toured across the country visiting small towns, friends and national parks till one day our truck broke down and left us stranded in the desert Ghost Town of Terlingua in the shadows of the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. There’s magic in the air down there and we ended up falling in love with that unique little town and the people who inhabit it and ended up living on a school bus in the middle of town for over a year. At the same time we got stranded we met the Coyote Brothers whom themselves were on an epic journey of a nearly year bicycle journey across the country making a documentary. My eyes lit up when I heard their stories and though it took me a while to convince my human that he too could do it, he eventually gave in when I found us a Yuba Mundo cargo bike, mounted my comfy perch on the back, grabbed our trusty rubber safety chicken, and told my human “Dreams are like sticks…you just have to chase them!”
We have now pedaled nearly 10,too miles through 31 states and are having the adventure of a lifetime and my human has finally realized, If you don’t chase your dreams, they’ll never come true. The only thing I’ve asked in return, is that we help as many of my fuzzy friends as possible all over the country find their human’s to rescue. There’s a pooch for every human, some just need a little help finding them. Join us on this journey and you can help too. Follow along and see all the places we visit and keep your eyes peeled, you may just see us pedaling through your town. If so, stop and say Ruff. I’m friendly and I promise my human doesn’t bite. If you take a picture of us, share it with us or post it to our Facebook page.
Thanks a Ruff ,
Here’s a glimpse into our adventure