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Saturday, August 16, 2008

My New Car!

We picked up my new car today! It was sad to say good-bye to my Suzuki as it was my first car here in the UK. I have had it for 7 years now and it was a great little car. I initially bought it because I was so scared of the narrow roads and small parking spaces here in England. Now I am a little braver and have upgraded to a slightly larger car. It is still no where as big as my old Dodge Grand Caravan or the huge SUV's back in the ole USA; but I am very happy with it! It is a Renault Kangoo.

Above is a side by side comparison of the old and the new! Yes the colour is almost the same; although the Suzuki was more Aqua and this car is more Turquoise. I really wanted a yellow car (my first two cars ever were yellow) but there were no yellow kangoos in all of England and I did not want to wait until next year. So here it is!

I am so excited as I have ordered bespoke crates for the back of the car. They will be two levels with two crates up and two crates down. Room for lots of shelties! This is the company that will be doing my cages.
MMG Dog Cages

I saw the exact same car as mine at the recent KC International Agility Festival. The cages she had were done by MMG and were really nice. They fit the back of the Kangoo perfectly. I cannot find any photos of my type of cages on his website but it will look something like this (although the cages will be black and the cages can be removed). I looked at alot of different manufacturers but like the sturdiness of the MMG cages. Also they had a good reputation whereas there were other manufacturers who I know have sold dodgy cars to friends (just ask!) so I will not patronize them. Also I think the strength of the cages are so important and not worth skimping on; they will be protecting very important doggies!

So soon all the shelties will have their own little cages to sit in rather than all being smooshed into one big cage like my old car. Still it worked really well for 7 years! I will be selling this cage once I get my new ones in case anyone is interested (it is a Barjo). Unfortunately my cages will be taking 8 weeks to make! So this one will go in the new car until then.


Brittany said...

What a great setup!

I've looked around without success--do you know of anyone in the US that makes that type of car cage? All I've been able to find is aluminum dog boxes, which while solid, seem like a bit much for my purposes...

Johanna said...

Hob-let likes riding on the first floor in the left crate :o)

Anonymous said...

NICE CAR !!!!!

Good luck with it !!!!!!


Johanna said...

see - you dont hear me saying I want one this time :o) he he he

Johanna said...

....coz I have a matching one in red, crates and all :o)

Karen said...

Lovely new car and I love the COLOUR which is why I brought my van, so lets just hope it runs better than my van :0)

Paula said...

Love the new car and it's going to great with the new cages.

Anonymous said...

That is one cute car!!