Prescription for a Lovely Day

by Jim Zeiser
(Deposit, New York)

Is This a Colorful Scene?

Is This a Colorful Scene?

One of my pets is a ten year old Yorkshire Terrier and as much as you hope they live will live forever, we're doing our best to keep her around. That requires giving her two medications daily to keep her enlarged heart operating and so far, so good.

It also means occasional trips to the Vet who happens to be twenty miles away. An excellent ride on the scooter or motorcycle.
Today I took the scooter, and in brilliant sunshine rode off into the green loveliness of an upstate New York day.

Traffic was minimal so I didn't have to spend my time looking in my rear view mirrors as much and ducking onto the shoulders to get out of the way of logging trucks seemingly being chased by the Devil.

The scooter just hummed and I reached the Village of Sidney and my Vet's office in what seemed like a matter of minutes.

Coming home I spotted something I rarely ever see on my outings. A white Yamaha Riva. Even better, it was adorned with a license plate holder from back in New York City. I recognized the name right away.

I couldn't locate the owner, that would have been an animated conversation, to discover what he was doing so far away from Metro New York or how he got the scooter if he wasn't the original owner.

It was no time and I was pulling into my driveway at the end of my mini trip of only forty miles. After the last pair of eighty mile rides this seemed like a walk around the block. Still it was a fine ride and I got to see the odometer turn 2800 miles. 3,000 miles awaits.


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Jun 15, 2010
It's Not Necessary
by: Jim Zeiser

My poor little Yorkie gets seen on an annual basis by the Vet. Otherwise we just call in and tell them we need the prescription renewed and pick it up. I think a ride on the scooter would be more than her poor little heart could stand. She trembles in fear in the car when she realizes she's going to the Vet.

Jun 15, 2010
Sounds Like Fun...
by: Kathi

Glad to hear you're having so many wonderful scooter adventures, Jim. I have got to find the time (and nice weather) to get out for a long ride on my scooter. It's been super windy here even on the sunny days and I don't really enjoy riding with a death grip on my handlebars, so...

One question for you... how did you carry your yorkie to the vet? You don't have a basket... I've thought of running my mom's little shih tzu to the groomer (about 5 minutes away) on the scooter, but didn't know quite how to carry her.


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