Monday, May 23, 2011

Max on Mondays - Strollers... looking for advice


Hi Pals. It's my day to blog... Actually everyday is my day, since it's my blog, but I have been sharing the duties with the boys. It worked out well last week.

So, today, I want to ask you a question. As you know the boys are growing and HH is wanting to take them for car rides periodically to make sure they don't turn out to be screamers like she says I was. But the problem is getting the two of them to the car from the third floor condo. She wants to take them both at once, so she doesn't have to leave one in the car while she goes back up for the other.

I've been doing some research for her and found the stroller in the picture above. Has anyone used this? She's hoping to put both boys into it... they like to be together after all... and push them down to the car. Then, she'll use it for a carrier in the car....

So let me know if you know anything about it. This one is about $124. Do you know of anything cheaper? Here's the website for the stroller... in case you want to take a look at it.

Thanks for the help.

Have a great Monday, everybody.... And our purrs go out to those tornado victims last night...

26 comments:

Simba said...

That looks pretty cool, being able to move them from the stroller to the car without getting them out. They might be quite heavy in there together, though, when they become full size.

Mom has often thought about a stroller for me, but never actually got one. She likes the kind of wheels on the one Daisy has (daisythecurlycat.blogspot.com/), but then the enclosed part isn't removable like the one you found.

Cindy Michaud said...

You can only call it a stroller if you refer to the boys as "animal companions..."

Fuzzy Tales said...

No help from us re: strollers, but a few bloggers do use them. Good luck!

Mariodacat said...

Our friend PumpkinPuddy has a stroller and has had one for a few years. It doesn't look like that tho, but she loves her stroller.

Minnie and Mack said...

Mack as a human stroller but he's a dog so we can't give advice for kitties! The stroller sure looks like fun. Keep us posted.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

The Teacher's Pets said...

I do love seeing cats pushed around in a stroller because I think it is the safest way to allow cats to explore the great outdoors and I wouldn't care if anyone thought I was weird by pushing Henry and Buster all around town either.
I made sure my cats never thought the car to be the enemy but I never used a stroller to get them to the car (but then again I've never lived on the 3rd floor) so I just put the 2 in a large crate and off we go! Worked just fine!

Remington said...

Do they come in my size -- look like fun!

Brian said...

Sorry, we don't have a stroller, but I think the screaming is just fine!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We don't have a stroller either but we are hoping you get good advice because the Woman has been thinking about one.

BeadedTail said...

Those strollers look like a lot of fun! We don't have anything like that but if we did we could go on a stroll with Sadie!

Amber-Mae said...

We've never been put in strollers before but I think that would be a superb idea especially if it's to transport you kitty cats from upstairs to downstairs without too much hassle. I think you both will enjoy being in that stroller! You can even be brought out for daily walks while sitting in that stroller.

3 doxies said...

Mum makes me walk...UGH!
Howevers, if you wants my opinion...I thinks dis is an awesome idea to be ables to gets da kittehs in da car (safely) and so they can explore outside (safely) and so da mom can gets them all upstairs at da same time (safely).

Puddles

Oz the Terrier said...

Oh dog, Max...I would never been seen in a stroller, so I cannot help you. The one you found looks good...but will cats stay in there if it doesn't have a top closure?!?
Cairn cuddles, Oz

Busy Buttons said...

Would a carrier of some sort be cheaper? Mom was going to get a stroller for me a while back but they were so expensive. She decided not to torture me...I mean get one...

Madi and Mom said...

Hi all we haven't used one but Halle, Calle and Sukki oer at Jacqueline's Cat House blog uses one for all 3 of them at one time. Do you know her blog? http://www.jacquelinescathouse.blogspot.com/

Great idea for sure!!
Madi and Mom

Christine and FAZ said...

No advice except they look really good. FAZ

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We can't help you out at all with strollers, but the Momster says it sounds like a good plan.

We too are sending our best to all those affected by the tornadoes of the weekend, a wee bit too close to us for comfort. So much damage, so much loss, just so very sad.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maddy and Owen said...

We don't have a stroller, but this one looks like a good one!
Wags,
Maddy and Owen

Angel and Kirby said...

Mom would like to know, too!

Oskar said...

I don't know about that one, but we've seen good reviews and results from similiar strollers. My mom person thinks it's a really good idea. Let us know what you decide.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Sparkle said...

My human thinks these strollers look cool, but I can guarantee you that none of us cats here would like them. But then, we are all hard cases when it comes to 1) being confined and 2) being taken out of the house.

Catsparella said...

I don't know about that particular stroller, but I just got a different model for my kitties and they love it! I wrote a post about it today, in fact! :D http://www.catsparella.com/2011/05/my-cat-strolling-adventure-50-petsmart.html

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We have had 2 strollers, both made by Pet Gear but our newest one we really like, the Pet Gear AT3. It was about $195 from justpetstrollers.com

http://www.justpetstrollers.com/AT3_all_terrain_pet_stroller.html

Rubie said...

It looks fine to my mum - and if the boys are OK in close proximity (as they seem to be) it probably would be good that they are together.

The other bit of advice mum wants to pass on - is to do a few trial runs of just going to the house to the car - then have the car be a good experience for them- give them treats and sit in the car with them - but don't start the engine for the first couple of times. Next couple of times go for a short trip. Then introduce normal trips. It will reduce the trauma.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

glad I saw that Catsparella commented...i was going to direct you to her blog post today!

catfromhell said...

Wow! What a great idea!
Kisses
Nellie