I had no idea you were out there.

Sure, I’d seen scooters zipping around here and there, but I didn’t know there was more to it than that. I didn’t realize they were all connected. For a writer that practices her craft based on making genuine connections with folks, I am in heaven. Could there be anything better? Oh, yeah. I’m headed to Amerivespa in Richmond, and I can’t wait to talk to you.

Here’s the thing, I took two things that some may think have nothing in common, and mashed them together into http://www.dogloversonvespas.com. In my mind, they complement each other beautifully.

Dogs? Scooters? Huh?

Dogs and scooters are the ultimate way to connect with folks. I may not know you, but dog owners and scooter riders feel a sense of kinship with each other. A feeling that we’re all in this together.

As a south central PA gal, I’ve passed riders on Harleys for years. Manufactured in York, PA, Harley Davidson is south central Pennsylvania. And then I got my Vespa, and the folks on Harleys would lift a hand when we passed. And then they’d come over when we parked and strike up a conversation. The first time we pulled off our helmets and a big, ole Harley guy dressed head to toe in leathers, came over to admire my husband’s MP3, you could have knocked me over with a pin. How cool is that? Not the knocking over part, the conversation part. 😉 We now had a common thread to connect.

No Pets, well not in the seat anyway. But everywhere else.

And dogs? Well, they literally make connections with new folks a walk in the park. Hi, can I pet your dog? Is that a beagle? And we’re off and running. I’m seriously on my husband now to track down a sidecar for my scooter, although it’s possible what I really need is a trailer, considering there are four beagles and no one wants to be left behind!

Here’s the thing: your life will be so much sweeter when you interact and connect with new folks. Click To Tweet

Studies show that even little interactions (Is that a granturismo? or How old is your pup?) make a huge difference. They make us feel connected to a community and part of a bigger picture. Bottom line? Connecting makes us happier.

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So I’m headed to Amerivespa to connect with some amazing folks on two (or three) wheels and hopefully I’ll catch up with some new four-legged friends as well. I’m bringing my broadcasting equipment that works on the fly to record and share some conversations, some insights, some laughter and create a few new episodes of the DogLoversPodcast.

In a world that can be kinda crazy, I want to get together and share the good stuff that’s out there. One story at a time. Everyone has a story to tell; they just need someone to listen.  And listen I will as I get to meet new friends through the Vespa Club of America.

I’ll see you in Richmond come June. Can we talk?

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