Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    If you live in downtown Miami Lakes, chances are you’ve seen Dixie as she takes in the sights from her perch in the basket on Chris Conte’s bicycle.

    An adorable mix of breeds, the 15-year-old girl is doted upon by the Conte family:  Michael and Deedee and their adult children, Carly and Chris.

     “I got her as a puppy from the pound in Broward County,” Chris Conte said.

    “She’s always in the basket going on bike rides, and loves going down Main Street and running around Optimist Park,” he said. 

     Dixie also likes to stop by the Vie de France Bakery and Cafe for bread treats, he said. 

     The family has a 1969 Volkswagen bus that they take to classic car shows and they bring Dixie along.

     “She is a part of the Conte family,” he said. 

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     Photo courtesy of Chris Conte.