Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Who ya gonna call?

This is probably the most intelligent ad I've seen so far on the Craigslist Bicycles page:

please look for my dog while riding your bike (n/ne philly)

Reply to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 2009-06-06, 7:26PM EDT

please keep an eye out for my dog his name is old bill (answers to bill) he is probably scared, and very sweet my wife and i are extremely worried if you see him please call xxx-xxx-xxxx thanks

Who better to ask for help in finding a lost dog than people who ride bikes in the area? This owner obviously realizes that cyclists are better able to see, hear and stop to investigate just about anything during their travels through the neighborhood.

The ad was deleted by its author the next day, so I'm hoping there was a happy reunion at the end of this story. And naturally, I'm also hoping there was a bike involved.


  1. Aw, I hope so too! Cute little puppy.

  2. People on bikes helps build community. I talk to so many more people on my bike than I ever would in a car.