This human is Edmond. We met him in Los Alamos and as he started petting me he kinda broke down and with teary eyes he explained to us how he had recently lost his best fuzzy friend. We decided to just hang out and stop what we were doing so I could reassure him that that his sweet pup was still looking out for him and that he could stay there and talk to me and share in my puppy spirit as long as he wanted. Give us a chance and we can help mend a broken heart. Our lives are shorter than most human's, however it's our job to help you find your place in this world and be there when you need a little encouragement to make your dreams come true. So Ruffin' good to meet you Edmond and feel free to message us any time. A hug from a dog is very powerful and I was happy to share one with you. Happy to call you our new friend. #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #rescuedog #dogsonbikes @insta_dog @theellenshow #hugyourdog
wheresbixby : Fuzzy puppy thoughts and hugs to you to @gregt041
jessicaebennett : Love love this. Great story and wise words Bixby!
i_am_shih_tzu : Like it!
tammie_king : ❤️
dvdeangelis : @vt2flkel
ms_lyss : @wheresbixby the world need more human and canine teams like you two. Your stories always met my heart. When/if you're ever back in houston, I'd love to treat y'all to some grub. 🐾💜💛
tiki_torcher - lisabrink77 - gritjunkies - erinkdorsey -
Wesley Squirrel showing off his moves to C&C Music Factory. #wheresbixby#wesleysquirrel @ecoxgear #ecopebble #losalamos
redbootsmama : @wheresbixby give your human lots of love Bixby, he makes me smile.
freebird_22 : Bixby is like, "wth?" 😂
sunshinefactory427 - ladyheather_ - fiberfixspoke - classicgoodnessbakery -
Became captivated by this quirky twist on the classic "man and his dog" story when I spied them in San Fran back in January. (That's Bixby perched atop the bike, and her human, Mike, beside her.) Follow their epic cross-country bicycle journey as they advocate for pet adoption @wheresbixby. Roll on, guys! 🚲🐶 #wheresbixby #rescuedog #petadoption #sanfrancisco #latergram #bicycle #roadtrip #crosscountryadventure
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wheresbixby : Oh cool. Thanks for the picture and the shout out.
theshockley - jetsoundproductions - jaymeswd - aparan1 -
Who made the front page of the Santa Maria Times? This Dog! #wheresbixby #bixby #humanesociety @humanesociety @santamariatimes #santamaria @yubabicycles #rescuedog #dogsonbikes
wiredincarml : Cool!
mr.tiki.head : When will you be heading into LA/OC?
voyageur_09 : Brilliant!!!!
wheresbixby : @mr.tiki.head we're slowly making our way there just really taking our time trying to work out sponsors. It will probably be within a month though. We're not far. Everything is so beautiful here we just want to soak it all in.
punkeykid : What a nice photo
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repost via @instarepost20 from @dogsoffreedom Michael Minnick and his dog Bixby are on the cross-country adventure of a lifetime, having traveled more than 8,500 miles from Maine to Florida, across to Texas, up through Colorado and the Rockies, on to Seattle and down the West Coast. The journey has transformed their lives and allowed them to see America in a way that few have. Bixby, by the way, is a 5-year-old rescue dog, and the two are traveling by bicycle. Their journey has turned Bixby into quite the celebrity and Michael realized that the media could help him spread a message to promote pet adoption and support local animal shelters, as opposed to for-profit "puppy mills." Minnick wrote in his blog, "Bixby's companionship has changed my life and made me a better person, and I want to give her the best life possible. There are many more Bixbys searching for love in shelters across the U.S. Now, having visited 31 states over two years, making countless friends, finding sticks and playing fetch in the most beautiful places in the country, camping out under the stars, and visiting nearly 100 animal shelters, I feel contentment and pride and have learned a lot. Every day is filled with infinite possibilities. I usually have no idea where we'll end up or where we'll be staying, and that's part of what makes it so exciting. The road ahead is open, and I'm always anxious to see what's around the next bend. As Bixby told me all those months back when I was contemplating whether or not I could do this, "Dreams are like sticks — you just have to chase them." Story courtesy of the Dodo. PC: Michael Minnick. #wheresbixby #shelterdogrock #savealife #mansbestfriend #rescuedogs #adoptdontshop #dogstories #dogstagram #dogsoffreedom #dogsofinstagram #instarepost20
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Michael Minnick and his dog Bixby are on the cross-country adventure of a lifetime, having traveled more than 8,500 miles from Maine to Florida, across to Texas, up through Colorado and the Rockies, on to Seattle and down the West Coast. The journey has transformed their lives and allowed them to see America in a way that few have. Bixby, by the way, is a 5-year-old rescue dog, and the two are traveling by bicycle. Their journey has turned Bixby into quite the celebrity and Michael realized that the media could help him spread a message to promote pet adoption and support local animal shelters, as opposed to for-profit "puppy mills." Minnick wrote in his blog, "Bixby's companionship has changed my life and made me a better person, and I want to give her the best life possible. There are many more Bixbys searching for love in shelters across the U.S. Now, having visited 31 states over two years, making countless friends, finding sticks and playing fetch in the most beautiful places in the country, camping out under the stars, and visiting nearly 100 animal shelters, I feel contentment and pride and have learned a lot. Every day is filled with infinite possibilities. I usually have no idea where we'll end up or where we'll be staying, and that's part of what makes it so exciting. The road ahead is open, and I'm always anxious to see what's around the next bend. As Bixby told me all those months back when I was contemplating whether or not I could do this, "Dreams are like sticks — you just have to chase them." Story courtesy of the Dodo. PC: Michael Minnick. #wheresbixby #shelterdogrock #savealife #mansbestfriend #rescuedogs #adoptdontshop #dogstories #dogstagram #dogsoffreedom #dogsofinstagram
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diamondnotchfarms : @whytry1 !!!
diamondnotchfarms : @vickimicki88 omgs :D
beermandan1207 : @ebreezyb you need a bike like this for izzy
gena57 : I need one of those for my baby doggies
tasuhakerry : @address_unknown @marinapanoyan @ryzhenkaya
mikerohde9365 : @meaganrohde
vickimicki88 : So beautiful and inspiring @diamondnotchfarms
lesliellane : If you two 🐺🐺 get into Ohio look us up!!!
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Hey Los Alamos, we're heading your way. What cha got for us? #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #yubabicycles #adventurecycling #dogsonbikes #rescuedog #whorescuedwho #losalamos
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jenscarano : @sfflowergirl I am not there but there are delicious beers and ciders and it's saint archer tap take over!
flyingpigeonla : Let us know when you get close to LA.
sfflowergirl : @jenscarano now I wish I was there 😋. @btjaxfrisbee it's true about Bell St farm...delicious!
btjaxfrisbee : @sfflowergirl sweet! Gotta try it next time I'm there.
edenscure : Stop in goleta when you pass bro its Vaughn and August we met you at avila beach we wanna donate to the cause! Safe travels! Hey Bixby!!
wheresbixby : @edenscure we'll do. Just arrived into Loan Alamos and it's really cool here.
_grim_creeper : @whatthe_cuss
whatthe_cuss : @_grim_creeper if only Bella would ride without tearing Felix apart with her claws !!
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It wasn't nearly as pretty till I layed here to pose with all my friends. #wheresbixby #bixby #chickencharlie #wesleysquirrel #cardboardcorey #santamaria @cardboardguys @dogsofinstagram #rescuedog
freebird_22 : Lol!! 😂
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Today is our 2 year anniversary of pedaling the country with my human on our bicycle and I couldn't think of a better way to spend it that to go to the local Humane Society and meet the pups that are waiting to find their humans. Take Dot (in the back) what a sweetheart. She's just over 2 yrs old. Been in a shelter most of her life. She's very well trained and was actually adopted out to a man with PTSD. However she reminded him so much of his previous b pooch that he couldn't take it and had to return her. Someone has to step up and take in this cute pooch. She's as sweet as can be. #wheresbixby #bixby #humanesociety #santamariavalleyhumanesociety #rescuedog @humanesociety #yubabicycles #thehumanesocietyoftheunitedstates
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livewire13 : Love you and all you do.
txposky : Go Bixby go!!!!! 😄😍
asltiffm : I wish it's a dog that reminded me of my old dog. How sad that he dismissed her for that. Makes no sense!
mrbrownbt : @wheresbixby 👍🎉😘😘
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As I was enjoying the festivities in the VIP area at the finish line of the stage 4 of the Amgen toc I came across this awesome dude who has been on a 2 yr tour of the U.S. To raise awareness for shelter dogs, he's logged nearly 8500 miles spreading his message, if you have some free time check him out @wheresbixby #wheresbixby #fbt_cyclist #fatbeardedandtattooedcyclist
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Rain Rain Go Away, Come back in one hour and rain all day! I know California need the rain, but we were sure hoping to make Santa Maria before it came. Seeking shelter at a gas station in Nipomo. We have any friends in the area? #wheresbixby #bixby #
sabrinakgreen : I'm from there! Wish I could hook you guys up!
sabrinakgreen : @gonnabeawildride
sabrinakgreen : @downanddirtyclothingco
sabrinakgreen : @amyharway
sfflowergirl : @babisbeeremporium @jenscarano I recommended they visit when they leave Santa Maria 🍻🐶 ❤️💜💛💚💙
j_jouet : Stay away from San Diego tonight.
wheresbixby : @j_jouet why is that? I mean I'm 300 miles from from there so no problem but curious
j_jouet : Rain and more rain. Will be nice by the time you get here
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It's as if they knew I was coming. #wheresbixby #bixby #chickencharlie #cardboardcorey #wesleysquirrel @cardboardguys
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Found ourselves a nice spot near the road outside Arroyo Grande to camp for the evening. Feeling all refreshed were heading to Santa Maria and will visit the local Humane Society where we're sure to meet lots of furry friends searching for their humans to take care of. We've never been to Santa Maria so we're open to suggestion. #wheresbixby #bixby @campingwithdogs #rescuedog. #yubabikes #yubamundo #biketour #cargobike #funcycle #hugyourdog #adveturecycling
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littleboymew : If you are still in Santa Maria, the County Shelter is where Rabbit Resort is--where Bartholomew came from. He was the volunteer favorite, so they'll know who sent you!!
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We had the privilege to meet Cena tonight. She's a very special little pup. She was found in the middle of the road on a reservation in Arizona 4 years ago abandoned by some careless human who didn't want her. Luckily these 2 human hero's came to the rescue. She had had some challenges as when her puppy teeth fell out, no adult teeth took their place so her tongue permanently hangs out and she has to be spoon fed to this day. It speaks volumes as to the love these humans have for her as they have done so for the past 4 years. She now has a terminal disease and her time is limited and yet she's as happy and playful and full of life as she can be. I'm so proud they we got to meet her and to share her story. Please check out @tongue_dog. Follow them and see the beautiful life she lives thanks to the compassion of her humans. This is a special dog and I'm a better pup for meeting her. I'm going to hug my human extra long tonight. #wheresbixby #rescuedog @tongue_dog
asltiffm : They are special people! I recently lost one of my dogs to an aggressive and incurable cancer. She was diagnosed and we lost her just one month later. I will always be grateful that I knew though because we got to do some special things together that we may not have otherwise done.
victorino_9 : It's nice to see real people caring for these little angels. I love my pups with all my heart @wheresbixby @tongue_dog
eagerweaver : Those humans rock!
nancymauk - cyclingthroughlife - danircoles - klaus_komenda -
We had a fun day today with the AMGEN bike race. Apparently the biggest road bike race in North America. We left Pismo Beach as the race began, and arrived into Avila Beach before the race ended. It ended in Avila Beach. We beat them. We arrived into Avila before the winner of the race. I believe that means we won. We Won! Someone should give these people directions cause they took the long route. That being said were tuckered. Anyone between Avila and Pismo like to host an adorable pup? We're continuing south tomorrow. #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #biketour #cargobike #funcycle #AMGEN
evorgsumaf : Is Bixby working out? She (I mean) you look huge in this pic.
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I remember when Bose was the boss till it was crushed by a stone. An ECOSTONE by ECOXGEAR that they just hooked us up with. It's loud, it sounds Ruffin' amazing and it's completely waterproof and I'm proud to support them. Check them out humans. Do it! #wheresbixby #bixby #ecoxgear #ecostone #graceaudio #yesitswaterproof @ecoxgear #shellbeach #hugyourdog
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We met the cutest little human in all of SLO County this afternoon. Not sure puppies can be this cute. It's like a cuteness explosion all over this post. #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #cutiepatootie
jesanneg : @rosiebruiser True, baby captain is always an explosion of adorable
rosiebruiser : @wheresbixby we are so excited we got to see you before you left. I know @themustachepete was jeleous ❤️❤️ safe travels friend and know we look forward to your return
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Thank you to Ed Hose f4om beautiful Brunswick, Georgia for making us this Ruffin cool illustration. So cool. Check her work out at edhose.com #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #chickencharlie #biketour #cargobike #funcycle @edhose
j_jouet : Um, wow...
yubabicycles : Love this👍
tigeromelette23 : @toobigofsocks
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Great day to hit the beach! @wheresbixby making there way down the California coast! #wheresbixby #Repost ・・・ Bet if you guess where I'm currently at you'd be Ruffin' wrong. Either way I'm enjoying my new friends Wesley the Squirrel and Cardboard Cory. #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #chickencharlie #wesleysquirrel #cardboardcory @cardboardguys #pismobeach #dogsonbikes #rescuedog.
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I knew he was still alive. He was all suave and asked if I needed to be rescued. I told him I'm happy with my human, but was flattered. #wheresbixby #bixby #jamesdean @instag_animall #rescuedog
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Bet if you guess where I'm currently at you'd be Ruffin' wrong. Either way I'm enjoying my new friends Wesley the Squirrel and Cardboard Cory. #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #chickencharlie #wesleysquirrel #cardboardcory @cardboardguys #pismobeach #dogsonbikes #rescuedog.
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cardboardguys : Nice! Love seeing #CardboardCorey on adventures making new friends!
adamsbowen : @sam_n_evapup
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Da da da da da da da da, da da da da da da da da Bat Dog! ..and Chicken Robin! #wheresbixby #bixby #batdog @dogsdoingthings #rescuedogs
chugglyfitz : Hi, Im Fitz!
wheresbixby : @chugglyfitz Ruffin nice to meet ya!
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Kinda hard to beat pulling into a new town, having someone yell hey Bixby as we pedal down a random street, then windong up at a house party. Welcome to Shell Beach! #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #chickencharlie #biketour #cargobike #funcycle #shellbeach
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bmwgirlpdx : I'll be there on vacation in a few weeks @wheresbixby -- so recommendations for places to check out are most welcome! 😀
travelingustech : I ❤️shell beach.
saylorrose : She'll Beach is a treasure
elliejean3 : Awesome!
atniprm - ajmedrano - jade_leigh4 - calpolyslosurfteam -
This guy! Thanks to our good human friend Jason for coming over this morning from SLO with a new brake cable to hook us up and get us back on the road. This is a huge part of why we fell in love with SLO. Awesome people. Thank you Jason, our human hero for the day. #wheresbixby #bixby #SLO
stellatheprettyfrenchie : 💖Avila
thevulpster - pigeondiplomacy - danircoles - klaus_komenda -
What a great nights sleep. Woke up all Zipidy Doo Dogged. I swear there was just a little Blue Bird on my shoulder. Did you know that dogs could skip? Well this pup is straight skippin this morning! #wheresbixby #bixby #zippidydoodog @campingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #yubabikes #yubamundo #yubabicycles #adventurecycling #insta_dog #rescuedog #biketour #cargobike #funcycle #hugyourdog
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nashvilleryan : Sweet pic!
fiberfixspoke : Love following your adventures around the country!
velodrones : Keep it up!!! So awesome! I'm going on a trip this August with my band @bosveldmusic in canada - do you have any bike touring tips for us? And how far was your trip exactly and where did it take you? :)
thevulpster - jason_kaiser - danircoles - tiki_torcher -
Sometimes my favorite nights are when me and my human (and Chicken Charlie) just find an abandoned road that we can stealth camp on under the stars. I wish we had a camera to show you just how many stars we can see. Some might think its scary, but not this dog...and besides, we have a Safety Chicken. Good night world. Sleep tight world. Dont let the bed bugs bite wor....wait, bed bugs, nobody said anything at all about bed bugs. There's bugs everwhere out here. OMG, there's one now. If it crawls over here into my bed!!! Oh no, where am I? There's another one. What have I done? Get me outta here! Just kidding, Charlie eats bugs. False alarm. #wheresbixby #bixby @campingwithdogs #rescuedog #chickencharlie
sunshinefactory427 : Sweet dreams, Bixby!
mauigirl719 : Hi guys! I manage the events for Creeky Tiki in SLO. Are you leaving town? We'd like to buy you breakfast in the morning...our patio is pet friendly👌Let me know!
atniprm - tallbikenv - momento_mori_radler - milojxsper -
Doin' our part. We were rescued once, no its time to pay it forward. If you need us, we'll be here. #wheresbixby #bixby #chickencharlie #avilabeach @dogsofinstagram @dog_pictures @theellenshow #whorescuedwho #dogswithjobs
thevulpster - jason_kaiser - gritjunkies - amcvision -
How super awesome it would be had this not just happened. I need a new brake line apparently and therebdoesnt seem to be any bike shops here. Hey locals, help a doggie out. #wheresbixby #bixby
jason_kaiser : I can prob bring one tomorrow morning?
benjaminleegrant : Oh no. I just rehoused and cabled my entire bicycle for the remainder of my trip. Good luck to you guys.
greenpedalmonterey : Man it was crazy I had mine snap and it was no good at all lol
limberlostco : If you're in a pinch you could probably shorten your housing an inch to get enough cable to re-clamp.
colton34 : Does it look like you'll make it to Grover Beach tonight?
lpa_101 - ladyheather_ - awesomefriendjen - ace_valintino -
Just made it into Avila Beach after 2 months in SLO. I love it there and will miss the friends we made while there, but had a feeling were going to enjoy the road ahead as well. If we have any friends in the area let us know. Not sure where were staying yet. #wheresbixby #bixby #yubabikes #yubamundo #avilabeach @dogsonbikes #rescuedog
milojxsper : Is all you do bike around with bixby? Do you have a job?
benjaminleegrant : Spreading the word can be full time @milojxsper. Hope all is well and safe travels to you and Bixby.
txposky : Keep up the great work @wheresbixby 🐶🐾👏
txposky : hey milo, how about you not worry about it & get back to marching band. 😘
sebleier : Ah, bummer... Wanted to say hello while you and Bixby were in SLO. Safe travels!
soarfree25 : Was great to meet you and Bixby this evening ... Highlight of my evening!!! 🐶❤🐶
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desimckinnon : Go Ruthie, go!
ruthieedelson : @desimckinnon 🙋 so ready! Let's do this! 😊
missjora : I love that place!
handmadefromthehome : That's our stop over going home from big sur. Let me know where you like to eat there.
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bixpixs : I was getting lunch. I wanted another sticker.
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