Anything is Possible...

Posted by Pia

How many of you humans are owned by a canine who exceeds 5 or 6 pounds? And how many of you have secretly imagined what it might be like to load up your mastiff in a hip little purse to go lunch with the ladies?

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Why should this be a luxury reserved only for little dogs?

1 Why should this be a luxury reserved only for little dogs?

After all, Milo here loves to accompany his mama on shopping sprees...

2 After all, Milo here loves to accompany his mama on shopping sprees...

And he's quite the savvy shopper- a great judge of what brings out the best features in his human...

3 And he's quite the savvy shopper- a great judge of what brings out the best features in his human...

...Patient too!

4 ...Patient too!

Well, whether or not the thought has crossed your mind- and more importantly, whether or not you are willing to admit it- this post is for you!

One thing I love about my work is that I get to meet all sorts of creative, critter loving humans! Recently, the uber creative designer Phil Jones, sent me this link to the above super fun dog-related 'product.' I think what I like most about it is that it stands for the idea that anything is possible and that one should 'never say never'- one of my favorite phrases!

In a world with its share of stress and sadness- it's really nice to get the occasional reminder to lighten up and have a laugh for its own sake. This is one thing our companion animals need not be reminded of as they seem uniquely in touch with the ability to live, laugh and appreciate the moment.

Phil shared that the purse-riding-dog in the photos is Milo- a 3 year old Bull Mastiff-Standard Poodle Mix who is a huge advocate for adoption and rescue dogs. Milo encourages all humans to consider fostering or adopting one of his loyal adoptable pals.

While Phil's purse is not readily available as much more than a reminder to take ourselves in jest- I, for one, would get in line to purchase one for my crew!

For a video of the giant pooch-purse in action check out Carmichael Collective!

A big thanks to Phil for sending this our way!

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

P.S. The purse is made from vegan materials too- so, no animals were harmed in the making of it -yay!

Comments (11)

  • Dr Pia,
    Wow what a fabulous delightful post. I just LOVED this. Having my own dreams of finding a purse large enough for my Johnny I was actually laughing out loud. Thank you for yet another perfect wonderful post. Fala and Winnie and Johnny send love to you and the glue squad. Alex

  • ..and I thought having my own trailer and a tractor to pull it is cool..hmm..I have to rethink my mode of transportation around the farm/ranch..over and out, Cora-Belle

  • Good Morning Dr. Pia

    That is great!!! I think my mom should get one of those for the 3 Labs and a miniture version for me to carry on her arm :) That is way too cool.

    Well we are getting ready for some snow coming this way tomorrow. New Jersey is getting rain then snow which = SLOPPY weather. Our friends up North - well get out your snow blowers.


  • Oh my goodness, Dr Pia!
    That is so cool!
    I bet that is the only one in the whole wide world! How did she even get the bag there? It can't fit in a car? Just amazing!
    Have a great day everybody.
    Your pal,

  • Yes, I can see you tiny Dr.Pia pulling this purse full of your fur-crew...what fun, and indeed made me smile :-)

    thanks for sharing a brightness in this sad-news world.

    Wishing you Pia and the Gang a safe and happy day.

    delia & Kitty >^. .^<

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you too Dr. Pia. Now I’ve seen everything. Just when you think there isn’t anything new left in this world, bam, along comes something new. I guess the idea is fine but that isn’t for me. Where is all the exploring, sniffing and marking your spot? This sort of takes all the fun out of being with Mom. As for me, give me my freedom; just keep my feet off of the hot pavement. See I did find something good about this post after all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Dr. Pia and Sweet Minnow, What a fun way for big and small animals to be carted around in such a big cart like this one for big Milo! He looks so so handsome and happy! I think it would be fun to have one of those carts, too! My Mom takes me everywhere she goes, but I stay in our truck and get to enjoy my treats there and then take a nice walk when she returns! It's one of my favorite things! Thanks to Phil, also! Alex, it was fun to hear from you! Cora-Belle, bet you would love one of those carts! Zoe, sure hope you can stay warm after that snow gets there! We are so lucky not to get any here and hope spring arrives soon! Rebel, sure hope you are having nice weather and staying warm! Will check back later to read more comments! Hope all of you have a great day and great weekend Dr. Pia and Minnow! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Dr. Pia, Prof. Minnow & Glue Squad Buddies,
    This mode of transportation for us larger than 5 lbs. looks pretty cool. Mom has friends that get to take their 3 labs everywhere, even on planes. They are special teaching dogs for other dogs to help their owners. I can barely learn to keep my paws off the counters. Almost broke my New Year's resolution of not stealing food from the counters yesterday, when Mom was baking Warrior Prince Biscuits. Thank God she got me a taste in time. Everyone getting the snow, you are lucky. I only got 5 minutes of rain last night. I hope you don't get MY snow over the weekend. Have a GEM of a day all.
    Love & licks,

  • Hello Everybody - Dr. Pia, that sure is a cool vehicle on the blog today, I can just image 3 Beardies and 3 cats all hanging out the sides of it! What a laugh - we'd be out of it so fast and everyone going a different way. Sounds way cool. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and the wonderful card Ruby. I had a very nice birthday, we all got our slice (Riley stole another one when Mom wasn't looking) and them some and it was good times all around!
    Well we didn't get a chance to post yesterday, but my Mom just loves seeds and usually by this time she would have at least some seeds already planted - however this year since we hope to be in a new garden by the Spring she isn't buying any. I think she is really sad in a way, but also happy to make a new start! We are all waiting for the big storm which is supposed to dump a pile of snow on us tonight/tomorrow - they say its a combination of an Alberta clipper, a Colorado low and a Texas something or other. Jeez, everybody is sending us things we don't really want - they can just all keep their weather. Its gotta be Spring soon, both the Canadian and US groundhogs did not see their shadows, so Spring is supposed to be around the corner. Yeah, lets hear it for Spring, for rolling around in the grass, for new smells, for pretty flowers (which Riley will probably decide to eat) and for the soft, mild air which makes it a joy to be alive! Think of the sun smiling down on your back, warming everything - does everyone get the picture - I hope so!
    Anyways, I'll let you guys go, batten down the hatches for all those in the North East, will give you an update tomorrow.
    Love, Martha (writing), Lucy and Riley.

  • Hello Dr.Pia, Ruby, Franny, Sharkey, Maddox, Zoe, Rebel, Dudley and my glue squad buddies-
    We liked seeing the pictures of the giant dog purse but Abby says she prefers to walk on her own, sans leash if possible. She is a freewheeling independent girl. We loved seeing Sharkey with the seeds and greenhouse pictures. We WANT SPRING!!!!
    Ruby, your snow dance appears to have brought the East a Nor'easter tomorrow. We will have more shoveling snow. Abby does not always do everything outside- in cold snowy weather. Hopefully she will do better this storm. She knows how to use a litterbox too in a pinch, but Herman's box is not set up. Thankfully my box is hidden upstairs.
    Tomorrow is James Dean day for all you Rebel glue squadders, think of your Rebel activities for the great actor. T.P. for Zoe?
    love and purrrs- James Dean the persian boy

  • Haha! That was very funny!!!
    You are so right, Dr. Pia, about the power of laughter. Mom says that if each of her Frenchies doesn't make her laugh at least once a day it means that either we have to go to the vet or she needs to go to the doctor, because something is wrong. Roxy has upped the laughing quotient around our house a lot, and we are very grateful for that, after the sadness of losing wee, sweet, goofy Demi.
    Batten down the hatches, everyone-- we are getting the snow right now, and it's the first one this season that has been the heavy, wet, gloopy type; every other snow storm has been the light dry snow that you can just sweep or shovel up easily. Mom's gonna have to fire up the snow blower for this one!
    A bientot!

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