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So Bugaboo has come out with a double stroller- finally! But they call it the Bugaboo Donkey. Why? Well that got me thinking about donkeys. We see them used a lot in Israel…my kids love driving to Gush Etzion just to see the donkeys on the side of the road. I think this quote from Wikipedia sums it up:

The ancestors of the modern donkey are the Nubian and Somalian subspecies of African wild ass.[18][19] The African Wild Ass was domesticated around 4000 BC. The donkey became an important pack animal for people living in the Egyptian and Nubian regions as they can easily carry 20% to 30% of their own body weight and can also be used as a farming and dairy animal. By 1800 BC, the ass had reached the Middle East, where the trading city of Damascus was referred to as the “City of Asses” in cuneiform texts. Syria produced at least three breeds of donkeys, including a saddle breed with a graceful, easy gait. These were favored by women.[citation needed]

Yes, us women do enjoy a good stroller (donkey) that holds a lot of stuff and pushes around a lot of children. And we also like it to be light, narrow, comfortable, and if it could do our grocery shopping for us, we wouldn’t mind! (Shout out to my friend Tamar who is also always in search of the “perfect stroller”)

Anyway, I’m sure the price on this one is not going to be “perfect” and since it’s only coming out in the spring, we’ll all just have to wait and see. In the meantime, here are some specs and pics.

– It actually goes from a single stroller to a side-by-side double and back again. In three clicks.

– The Mono mode has extra side storage.

–  You can attach the big kid riding board using a special adapter.

Sounds fun! Sounds like you might need a donkey to push around that many kids and stuff…But get back to me with the price and then we’ll talk…

bugaboo donkey from bugaboo on Vimeo.


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