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« on: February 15, 2008 06:40:46 PM »

I made this for the Pet Swap (here is the recipient's post:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=221433.msg2471277#msg2471277

I hope its not poor form to post swap projects elsewhere, b/c I am just so happy with how it turned out.  I made it up as I went along, and its one of my more successful projects.  Smiley  My swap partner's dog gets to go into the office with her, and since she has a german shepherd (who looks *just* like my pup), I made him a backpack for the office with space for file folders and pens.  Luckily, I had the twin dog to size and model for me.  So this is Zoe modeling Zach's backpack.




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There is a strap that goes under the belly and another across the chest.  They are adjustable and connect with buckles.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008 06:51:51 PM »

That is too cute and functional! I would make one for my dog but she would probably go nuts!
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008 07:04:24 PM »

That's too cute. Love the idea!
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008 07:44:02 PM »

Wow, that is awesome and what a well trained and beautiful dog you have  Smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008 07:45:20 PM »

Zoe looks like such a dutiful model!  Get that dog into catalog work! ("Dogalog" work?)  That is so awesome!  It reminds me of that saying about if you carry a clipboard and look intent no one will question why you're at that office.  "Well, that dog carried a clipboard and looked like it knew where it was going, so I assumed it belonged here."
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008 10:35:09 PM »

I saw this on the other swap post. Your dog is gorgeous and this idea is so fantastic. Your dog looks so stoic and proud wearing the backpack.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008 07:05:17 AM »

Thanks for the compliments Smiley  But trust me.. she's not that good.  Smiley She is only 10 months old and a terror!  Cropped out of the picture is Mr Ruby holding a treat in front of her nose.  The only way you can get her to focus LOL
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008 10:06:12 PM »

She's so cute!  She looks like she has some German Shepherd in her, so having a 'duty' is very important for them!  It helps them take things seriously!!  I would tell my Gus that his job was to watch the cat and make sure it used the litterbox!  He was great at it, LOL!  And so proud!

I love this holder, I need to make one for my someday service dog.  I need the dog to hold my keys, some bottles of water, maybe my hairbrush, just little things.  I was hoping to get a rescue greyhound to do it, and actually saw a greyhound looking dog working today, so I have some hope!

I could applique the service dog words onto the pack (federal and state laws don't have any official vest or badge for assistance dogs, but most people accept a service dog if it IS wearing a vest or pack!)

This is great, and probably useful for getting files from one desk to another!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008 09:25:41 AM »

How cool!!!  I wish I could bring my pooper into work with me.  He would be slobbering and licking everyone so I could only pack kleenex or paper towels in the pockets but it would be a riot. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008 09:31:42 AM »

Rubytue
Love this idea, and when I saw it in the Pet swap gallery I did not quite get the whole idea. This is so clever!

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