Forget wild hogs… these two Harley Davidson riding Shih Tzus are wild dogs
Forget John Travolta and Wild Hogs, these two Harley Davidson riding Shih Tzus are wild dogs!
Burly biker Robert Reed carries some unusual passengers when he travels across the USA on his chopper – faithful mutts Andy and Maddie.
Dressed up in mini jackets and goggles to protect their eyes, the adrenaline junkie Shih Tzus – nicknamed the Rebel Dawgs – have travelled across 22 states visiting places like Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park.
Single Robert, 53 from Texas, has been taking Andy, 11, and Maddie, three, on his Harley ever since they were puppies.
Originally they travelled in his jacket, but now Andy sits on the tank and Maddie in a modified dog carrier behind Robert.
Robert, who rides a Harley Davidson Heritage Classic 2011, said: “I feel so blessed to be able to travel with them.
“The two of them really seem to love riding as much as I do.
“I had to make a pad for Andy, but he must be comfortable as he curls up.
“He even takes naps on long trips.
“I added a roll cage to Maddie’s dog carrier to make it safer for her.”
Robert works two jobs to be able to afford his road trips and his and the dogs’ Starbucks addiction – Andy and Maddie enjoy their lemon pound cake.
In the summer, all three are planning a three-week-long trip to the Glacier National Park on the Canada-Montana border.
Robert said: “I was going to go to Ecuador and this year but would have been unable to take the Rebel Dawgs with so I decided against it.
“Andy is getting older and almost blind in one eye and not sure how many more trips he may be able to make.
“The best part about riding with the two of them is seeing how many smiles they get at all our stops and by the people passing on the road.
“People pass us and slow down to come back and get their pictures.
“I’m sure there have been thousands of pics of them taken over the years. Lots of people’s vacation pics include the Rebel Dawgs.”