Dogs aren't only ones going for rides

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2002

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- Taking your precious bundle of joy out for a spin in a carriage isn't just for babies anymore.

Jim Montgomery has designed a stroller for proud pet owners who want to take their favorite ferret or cat along for a jaunt.

Montgomery originally came up with the idea when his wife wanted to take her cats along on her walks while recuperating from surgery.

Because cats don't do well on leashes, Montgomery created the Kitty Kart.

Now, the contraption also has become popular among ferret owners.

The device, basically a detachable cage on a baby stroller chassis, is being sold online as the ''Fur-by-Four.''

Montgomery has sold his invention to pet owners as far away as New York and China.

Sue Koehler of New York bought one for her four ferrets last year. ''They hang on to the bars on the cage and look out like, 'Oh, mom, where are we going?,''' she said Monday.

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