The PuppyPurse

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by katie ta achoo, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    PuppyPurse

    It's a vest that you put on your dog, so you can carry him around like a purse.
    Doesn't this seem a little cruel? Being worn as a fanny pack, or across the body, like a messenger bag, can be cause for a LOT of jostling (I've carried a soda in my bag when worn like a messenger bag, and it's FLAT after about 10 minutes)

    Wearing a harness and being carried by the handles on your back looks like it would have some serious pressure points around the neck and arm holes...

    I'm kinda shocked by it. I don't understand the whole "spend $200 on a costume for a dog" thing. It's a dog, not a kid. Dogs went for tens of thousands of years running through the mud, without wearing GUCCI baseball hats and formal dresses (both of which cost more than any piece of clothing I've ever owned.)

    What do y'all think?
     
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    I think the dog would not like that at all. It would probably try to bite you, claw at you, and eventually pee on you.


    If I ever saw that I would laugh my heart out. I believe it is cruel but who would want a dog as a purse? (I will answer my own question by saying Cruella Deville)
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Looking at the linked page, all I can think of is one of those (with dog), a few dozen helium balloons, and a BB gun.

    Of course, I'm not all that fond of rat-sized dogs.

    And, no, I wouldn't actually do it. But the thought makes me laugh.

    Paris Hilton.
     
  4. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ooo, you're an evil one, Mr. JSW.

    I must remind myself to never let you near that 30-pound tub of lard I call a cat. You may do the same with him! *hugs kitty*

    She makes my blood boil with sheer dumbness.
    (aww yeah. best sentence ever.)
     
  5. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    This just HAS to be animal abuse. I can only imagine Paris Hilton types with more money than brains (See: My Sweet Sixteen on MTV) doing this.
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    A dog an accessory? Fantastic:rolleyes:


    My 39Kg (86lb) Lab may be a little too big for one.
     
  7. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    the words Paris Hilton definitely sprang to mind when i read your post Katie.

    i think it's absolutely disgusting that people are using small dogs as fashion accessories, they obviously have no idea about how to look after an animal. there's plenty of people that should be banned from having pets, let alone kids.
     
  8. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I think my 95 lb Samoyed might be a little cumbersome as a fashion accessory.

    Do they make something where owners can clip into a collar so their Mastiff can carry them around as baubles?
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    I was thinking more Paris Metro. Beats having to put a harness on your ratdog then put him in a seperate bag when you need to cross the city.
     
  10. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    If dogs could talk...

    Poor dogs who have to wear those cruel things. :(
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    They do look uncomfortable - but no less so than the oversized Birkin handbags that some people currently stuff toydogs into.
     
  12. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Phew...knowing your knack for making things, I thought this thread was about a purse you made out of your puppy's...well, you know!
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    That is what I initially thought the thread was on as well.

    Other stray thoughts.

    I have often advocated putting young children in bib overalls to facilitate carrying them

    Looking at the pictures my first thought was that it was a spoof site like Bonsaikitten.

    I am not surprised though that people make sell and buy these things.
     
  14. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Almost child carrier:
     

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  15. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Dogs are not carbonated.

    I am picturing packs of wild toy poodles ravaging the earth. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  16. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Dogs' digestive tracts (like all land animals) are carbonated, nitrogenated, hydrogenated, sulfidated and methanated.

    So I suppose your dog could "go flat" and the resulting loss of gas would ruin the concept of dog as fashion. Afterall, when's the last time you bought a shirt that would randomly fart? [God I hope no one answers that]
     
  17. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    As tacky as this seems, the dog in the picture doesn't seem to be in any real discomfort and looks like he/she's enjoying themselves. So I wouldn't call it cruelty to animals...maybe cruelty to good taste & commonsence, but the dog looks happy enough


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  18. CompUser Guest

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    Well, it is the only purse that bites back if someone tries to steal it.
     
  19. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    i hope the dogs in these things piss all over their owners :)
     

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