Our little gang of biker cats know a thing or two about motorcycles.

 
It’s not surprising.
They’ve grown up in a motorcycle obsessed household, where there’s often a bike in the living room.

So naturally, they’ve learned a lot about motorcycles, and they want to put all that knowledge to good use.
They do that by taking on highly technical tasks that help their biker humans out.

There’s always a motorcycle cat hard at work around here.
Let me give you some examples.

7 Ways Our Biker Cats Share Their Motorcycle Expertise

 
1. Test riding
 
Calliope is a motorcycle cat with Issues.
A serial worrier, she expects the world to end at any second.

Even so, she’ll still do a little test riding if we ask nicely.
 
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As long as the bike in question is parked inside the house.
And the engine is NOT turned on.
 
2. Motorcycle gear inspection
 
Snorty is Calliope’s daughter.
She’s a second generation motorcycle cat.

Snorty totally understands the importance of having quality bike gear.
She’s especially interested in the safety aspect.

After all, she needs us to arrive home safe from every ride.
How else will she get her 4 dinners per day?

So the Snorts takes gear inspection very seriously.
She goes out of her way to carefully check the finer details of our motorcycle gear.
 
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Yep, this jacket’s black.
It’s made of leather.
Should be fine.
Oh, and humans, notice how it really sets off my amazing coloring?

As a professional motorcycle cat, she’s also qualified to inspect new luggage.

Mm hmm, you’ll be able to pack plenty of stuff in here.
This is pretty well designed, and even water resistant.
It also makes a cool cat bed.
 
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Good buy, humans.
Did you get any more cat food while you were out?
 
3. Indoor security
 
When a bike is parked inside, Calliope watches over it carefully.
We’re not sure whether she’s protecting it from potential thieves, or hiding from the approaching apocalypse.
This really is one neurotic motorcycle cat.
 
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Her anxiety issues could easily affect her work performance.

But luckily, she has her son Hector on the security team.
He’s another dedicated motorcycle cat.
With his aggressive personality, we know he’ll defend our bikes to the death.
 
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4. Outdoor security
 
Now, Hector is bright orange, and the most fearless of our biker cats.
With him on the job, we really have no need for fierce guard dogs.

As you can see, Hector’s mastered the art of threatening body language.
 
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He’s also really effective at protecting the entrance to the garage.
 
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No-one’s getting past this motorcycle cat without his express ginger permission.
 
5. Weather forecasting
 
An experienced motorcycle cat understands the importance of an accurate weather forecast.

The humans get real cranky if they have to ride all day in the rain.

Luckily, we have Hector to advise us.
His weatherman skills are superb.
 
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Of course, it takes awhile to get an accurate reading.
By the time he’s done – about 20 minutes usually does it – there’s quite a traffic jam of cats built up behind him.

But that’s OK.
He’s doing important motorcycle cat work.
 
6. Mechanical advice
 
Hector’s proactive about finding ways to apply his extensive motorcycle knowledge.
When he’s not on security patrols, or checking the weather, you can often find him hard at work in the driveway or the garage.

He might be busy carefully inspecting the mechanics of a bike.
 
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Or, as he’s extremely detail oriented, he may be double checking the finish on a seat.
 
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7. Garage maintenance
 
Hector is the natural leader of our biker cats.
He likes to run a tight ship, and is highly practical.
For example, if you leave a riding jacket on the bench, he’ll promptly put it to good use.
 
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But a hard-working motorcycle cat like this does need to rest his eyes now and then.
That’s understandable.
 
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The workload is pretty heavy.
 

As you can see, our biker cats really pull their weight around here.

 
They make a massive contribution to our motorcycle-centric household.
 
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I can’t imagine how we’d possibly manage without them.

Written by Liz Hardy