I have something kinda special to talk about today. It has nothing to do with Jenny or Flat Pug or even food. Nope. It's about a man, a bike and a Basset hound. And even though the story isn't over yet, I totally suck at keeping secrets so...
Last week when all the Flat Puglet stuff started, one of Spencer B's humans sent us a news story about this guy who's riding his bike from Chicago -> San Francisco. Kinda cool, but not exactly newsworthy. Except that the guy (his name is Marshall) is doing the ride with his recycled Basset Hound (her name is Antigone) riding shotgun in a trailer (aka "the contraption").
It gets better though. Turns out Marshall is pedaling those 4,000 miles to raise awareness about rescue dogs and... suicide prevention? Yup. Because when Marshall (a Veteran/former English professor) couldn't find a job and life wasn't very happy, Antigone kept him from giving up. Like, for good.
I don't exactly know how Marshall got the idea to ride a bike halfway across the country, but I'll find out soon. We're meeting up with him & Antigone this weekend after they do a victory lap of the Golden Gate Bridge. My human offered to take some extrasuperspecial pictures of Antigone and I want to get the full scoop on their story so we can tell the world about it on flatpuglet.com (coming soon!!!).
You can read more about Marshall & Antigone: http://www.hesperiastar.com/articles/lee-3166-worker-office.html
Or check out their travel blog: http://antigonebasset.blogspot.com/