Pets of Pinkbike - Pond Beaver 2020

Apr 11, 2020
by Sarah Moore  

Name: Maya
Age: 5 months
Breed: Australian Shepherd/Border Collie
Human: Jason Lucas, Video Production Supervisor

Enjoys long walks in the woods, stealing socks, and eating peanut butter.



Names: Ellie & Peanut
Ages: 10-year-old & 10-month-old
Breeds: Pitbull & Chiweenie
Human: James Huang, Cycling Tips Global Tech Editor

Clearly they don’t get along.



Name: Emmy
Age: 3 years old
Breed: (Not so mini) Mini Aussie Shepard
Human: Mitch Gulliver, Sales

Favorite activities include, chasing mountain bikes, Chasing birds & squirrels, lounging on the job at the PB office. Dream job: Treat tester, but currently stuck in an office job.



Name: Max
Age: 14 years old
Human: Georgia Yardley, Sales

Just been watching Tiger King in quarantine.


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Name: Frankie
Age: 5 years old
Breed: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (or, Duck Toller for short)
Human: Claire Ryan, Graphic Designer

It’s Frankie's 4th week working from home and the novelty is wearing thin but she’s still as stoked as ever!



Name: Chloe
Age: 5 years old
Breed: Unknown - Maltese/Poodle Mix
Human: Brie Forster, Marketing

She is originally from Scottsdale, AZ but her favourite place in the world is the dog paradise of Whistler, BC.



Name: Piper
Age: 3ish years old
Breed: Pointer Hound mix
Human: Amar Murthi, Product Manager

Specs:
13 inches of ground clearance
16 inches of front leg travel
15 inches of rear leg travel
35 inches long plus curly tail technology for stability
45 lbs - Could be an e-dog

Settings:
Trail mode: Reluctantly going an acceptable speed.
DH mode: Running really fast whilst barking insanely.
Chill mode: None - Either asleep or anxious about life.




Name: Zola
Age: 4 years old
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Pug cross
Human: Ed Spratt, Content Manager

Her favorite activities are sleeping and antagonizing the postman.



Name: Max
Age: 1 and a half
Breed: Jack Russell
Human: Craig Thompson, Sales

Favourite thing is barking at dogs on TV and chewing through all of his dog toys. Started off loving having humans at home 24/7 but is starting to miss the peace and solitude of his "me time".



Name: Eddy aka Edward Snorton
Age: 6 months
Breed: French Bulldog
Human: Alan Crisp, Head of Sales

Built for Brunch; Eddy holds a master's degree in snoring from Barkley University and is known to turn heads in the streets with his strong eyebrow game and huge selective listening devices. Don’t let his diminutive stature fool you, though - he can clear a room with one small toot and is most definitely judging you right now.



Name: Pana
Age: 5-year-old
Breed: Vizsla
Human: Melanie Jansen, Operations

Born in Nova Scotia, now living the life of a trail dog/princess in Squamish, BC. Claim to fame: has now made it into two different mountain bike publications.



Name: Aava
Age: 3.5 years old
Breed: Little bit of this, little be of that (Mt. Currie Special)
Human: Jay Grottoli, Sales

You can usually find me chasing my human and his two-wheel rolly thing down Whistler's Westside trails, the docks at the lake, the dog park or on squirrel patrol from my balcony. I'm also a nap savant and will shake your paw for cheese.



Name: Ashlu & Sitka
Age: 1.5-year-olds
Breed: Domestic short-hairs (we think?!)
Human: Christie Gibbs, Accounting

Their favourite thing in the world is either the bathroom sink or chasing this ball.


Mirabel Sapp

Name: Mirabel or Mira, for short
Age: 15 weeks
Breed: Maremma / Klee Kai / Catahoula
Human: Daniel Sapp, Tech Editor

Born on Christmas, she weighs 40 pounds, is rapidly growing, likes long walks in the woods, hopes to someday go mountain biking and lives in Pisgah, North Carolina.



Name: Bubba
Age: 14 years
Breed: Boston Terrier
Human: Alan Golds, Head of Brand

Loves sleeping, eating and going for short walks. Will still occasionally challenge bears.



Name: Peyton Manning
Age: Maybe 10+ years
Breed: Possibly Border Collie/Sephard X
Human: Paula Moran, Operations

Rescued from Alberta, Canada started life living outside with no home. Now enjoys spending his days mountain biking with his humans, chasing squirrels, lounging at home, and ignoring little bro. Gets a little too excited about getting to go and work at the Pinkbike Office.



Name: Rory McIlroy
Breed: Heinz 57???
Age: Best guess 6+ years
Human: Paula Moran, Operations

Rescued little dude, found roaming streets in California. Now spends days as office clown, modelling cozy knit sweaters, following big bro everywhere and struts around with his natural mohawk like he owns the place. Requires regular solar charging to act as home and office alert system. If no sun, a fireplace will do.



Name: Habernasch
Age: 5 years
Breed: English Bulldog
Human: Sarah Lukas, PR & Communications

Snoring, farting, being a potato.



Name: Sherpa
Age: 100 years
Breed: Shiba Inu
Human: Mike Levy, Tech Editor

Bonking into things, snarling at other dogs, pizza.



Name: Meeshka
Age: 5 years
Breed: Husky German Shepherd mix
Human: Mike Levy, Tech Editor

Cuddling, car rides, more car rides, even more car rides, being a diva.




Pinkbike Pond Beaver 2020






108 Comments

  • 124 3
 Pretty much the only reason I follow Mike Levy on instagram.
  • 4 0
 Good to know let me go give that guy a follow real quick!
  • 6 0
 Not for his riding we agree tup kidding Mike keep shredding and testing super bikes for us, such a dreamjob!!!
  • 4 0
 @fullfacemike and for the evolution of his mini
  • 6 0
 Lol mishka is Russian for baby bear. My dogs is Mishka. PS I'm Russian
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flag scott-townes (Apr 12, 2020 at 20:49) (Below Threshold)
 All my pets are dead.... at least I wish they were. People talk about those who abuse their pets but never do they mention those who are abused by their pets..... too many scars to count....
  • 1 0
 That and his ridiculous Mini!
  • 43 0
 Piper specs and settings makes my day ! I'm waiting for a long term review.
  • 2 0
 35 inches long plus curly tail technology for stability lol
  • 1 0
 I have a similar dog. Spot on about the lack of chill mode.
  • 2 0
 Yes! We need a full length review! My dog's geometry is very adjustable, you can run him with his bb at 0mm with 0mm of travel (he lays down and worms his way through the grass)
  • 2 0
 Full review tomorrow
  • 1 0
 @Gregmurray50: Thanks! I am looking forward to it!
  • 33 0
 A french bulldog looks a bit like a typical French: falsely intellectual and kind of in a bad mood ;-)

Otherwise, about bulldogs: ``Snoring, farting, being a potato.`` Haha!!! best definition ever!!
  • 7 0
 I understand how old mate with the French bulldog feels. I have 2 of them and if I lit an open flame in my house it would most likely explode. Funny dogs, fart lots. 10/10 would belly rub again.
  • 3 0
 @Brasher: yes indeed... a friend of mine used to have a black and white french bulldog - who didn`t live long unfortunately. It mostly looked like a piglet rather than like a dog, and I remember that very often we had to open the windows to renew the air `cos that tender beast was a restless gas factory Smile
Not the kind of dog for a smoker, definitely not!!!
  • 26 3
 All good boys and girls!!


Could we have a round up of pinkbike tattoos? Why you got them, what meanings they have, how drunk you were at the time(I’m looking at you levy)??
  • 23 0
 Dogs....the best people.
  • 19 0
 Honestly, one of the best ever posts! I love it!
  • 15 0
 It has come to this. The internet reverts to its original form and intent. Smile
  • 15 1
 Ellie the pitbull takes the win for me.
  • 8 0
 Ellie and Peanut clearly come as a package deal.
  • 3 0
 Would scratch ears.
  • 6 0
 Puttbulls are such a misunderstood breed and have the biggest hearts.. takes the win from me too!
  • 1 0
 @pacificnorthwet: Peanut probably sees it that way, but I'm pretty sure Ellie would be just fine without her Wink
  • 14 3
 Who dosnt like trail dogs (&cats) could you imagen watching a cat belt it down the trails with its human lol
  • 1 0
 @slimboyjim: ha ha it's legs flying up over the airs!
  • 12 0
 Dog Pound
  • 9 0
 Thumbs up for older doggies Wink
  • 13 0
 Thumbs up for all the rescues. Seems the majority are rescues with unknown or mixed breeds.
  • 1 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: my Girl is sure mixed as hell but she's the best Smile
  • 7 0
 @iamezrathedog your commentary is sorely missed!
  • 7 2
 Hands down - Meeshka is the most beautiful dog I've ever seen. Same goes for Edward Snorton.
  • 3 0
 Made me want to go hug my pooch but couldn't because I'm stuck out in the central Australian desert. Tried to hug a local Dingo and ended up with a couple of fingers missing Smile
  • 1 0
 www.pinkbike.com/u/PedalShopLLC/album/Pshops-Shop-Mascot


ya'lls are cute and whatnot but --- sorry, Lulu's got em licked -- www.pinkbike.com/u/PedalShopLLC/album/Pshops-Shop-Mascot ... couple dogs in the album aren't mine, and the red head hottie, well... she aint no dog. I accidentally put her in the wrong album
  • 5 1
 Habernasch reminds me of this:
youtube.com/watch?v=AqTNK8nHQ4A
  • 2 0
 This is amazing.. That is Habernasch. A potato dog.
  • 3 0
 This is the wholesome content we need right now. Also, Sherpa is my absolute favourite.
  • 2 0
 Ok now we get it, Grim Donut is busy looking after broken rescue dogs. Please forgive everything bad we said, you sir make the world a better place, more than you think.
  • 5 2
 We need one of these for PB readers' pets!
  • 5 0
 Yes, we do.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: you gonna sell those PB leads at all
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: whoa you actually do rad!
  • 4 0
 Frankie rocks!
  • 2 0
 Ok Folks - Love this - the Chiweenie likely runs the show. Mr. Huang am I correct?
  • 1 0
 Border/Aussie mix sounds like an absolute handful. We have a mini aussie as well, has so much fun when she can go biking with me.
  • 3 0
 Frankie, has a new feature called G.B.E. = GOODEST BOI EVER
  • 3 0
 Perfect way to start this day, Thank you all.
  • 3 0
 Frankie has gotta lay off the PCP
  • 3 0
 Well this was the feel good article I needed this weekend
  • 1 0
 What!!? Why no one mentioned Rory McIlroy?
I would carry that little love ball on my shoulders just so he could have bragging rights as a shredder Big Grin ...
  • 3 0
 Where are the huck to flat and scrub videos?
  • 5 0
 On Max’s hard drive. We’ll do huck to flat and impossible climb videos next week.
  • 3 0
 This is the best pinkbike story ever!!!
  • 2 0
 Best content. Very happy to see the venerable Sea to Sky purebred Mt. Currie Special getting a shout.
  • 2 0
 Why does Meeshka have a climb switch? Why has fox not released it? What else are you hiding pond beaver???
  • 2 0
 this definitely brought me a little joy today. we had to put down my boy today and i’m totally devastated.
  • 2 0
 Edward Snorton gives me chills, just like Ice Cube.
  • 2 0
 Doggos. Nothung better Smile
  • 1 0
 wtf, how do you summit, i have a koming smashing cattle dog who is "faster than you!"
  • 2 0
 This is the best! Also Piper's chill mode sounds exactly like our Vizslas!
  • 2 0
 I am surprised none are MTB orientated. Dogs are just the best.
  • 1 0
 *their names
  • 1 0
 I love the puppers! Mine is a Husky/German Shepard mix. She's rubbish for biking, but she loves a good hike.
  • 1 0
 Sweet ML has a Shiba like me, well I sorta have a Shiba. Defiantly not a trail dog.
  • 3 0
 Dog specs ????
  • 1 0
 love the jack russell's who all bark at everything and cant find a toy they chew up in 3 mins
  • 2 0
 What is Rory’s eye to eye measurement.
  • 1 0
 Even though they aren’t a PinkBike editors dog, you should include Drama, and Oskar!
  • 2 0
 enjoys eating peanut butter...... hmmmmm....
  • 1 0
 suspect
  • 1 0
 You should do this but for all the people that work at pinkbike! Who knew it took so many to run this machine?!
  • 1 0
 Mike these dogs are wc class
  • 2 0
 Great post PB! Smile
  • 1 0
 it s pleasant to have this kind of inside friend sharing. great
  • 1 0
 I first read as "best of pond beaver" still turned out to be true
  • 1 0
 One of the best posts in a while.
  • 2 0
 Yay dogs !!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Atta boy Bubba! Get ‘em
  • 3 1
 What!? No tigers?!?!
  • 1 0
 This is the best post I've seen on this site!
  • 2 0
 Best PB story ever!
  • 1 0
 My family had a good laugh reading this. Thanks all!
  • 1 0
 Eddy... that is the face of my New York memory!
  • 1 0
 Pretty much best article ever on PB
  • 1 0
 Sherpa is part Shiba Inu, part final boss.
  • 1 0
 This is the content we need right now!
  • 1 0
 OMG I want Sherpa so badly!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 best article. thank you for this
  • 1 0
 Made my day.
  • 1 0
 what is ODO of dogs? Big Grin
  • 2 1
 #wholesome
  • 1 0
 This!
  • 1 0
 LuLu super cool
  • 1 0
 This was just lovely
  • 1 0
 Love this!
  • 1 1
 haha dick pound
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