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« on: August 23, 2009 04:55:09 PM »

Our mini-doxie, Opie, doesn't like his feet touching the floor - he prefers to be carried EVERYWHERE. We're always saying that we need a little backpack to carry him around in. I finally gave it a go today. I started out engineering something totally crazy - with straps and velcro and elastic but eventually I decided - "hey, I'll just sew a pocket to a t-shirt!".

So I made a big fleece lined pocket and sewed it to a matching t-shirt! I made a strap that attaches to the front of the pocket and then goes around your neck so the pocket doesn't fall forward. The fleece lining made it really bulky and hard to sew but it's nice and cozy so I guess it was worth it.

He LOVES the final product. He doesn't ever want to leave his pocket now and even sleeps in it! Ha!! Our Great Danes are soooo jealous. They want to be carried around too. Here are some pics...



Hmmm...the pocket looks a bit crooked in this one but it's just the way Opie's curled up in it




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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009 05:16:11 PM »

This is hilarious!  My cat would love one of these too!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009 05:29:45 PM »

OMG, this is awesome!!!  My bf and I joke we need a backpack for our bulldog too because we like to walk places but he gets tired pretty quick.
I'll be making a ring sling for my pup for the MSPCA walk we're doing in September!!  This is GREAT!!!  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009 05:42:55 PM »

my mini dachshund Zippy is getting one of these stat! I originally thought of something more like a baby sling, but he's too wiggly. T-shirt pocket ahoy!
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009 05:44:46 PM »

That is adorable.  Opie looks like he is really loving it!  I will definitely need to consider this for my small dog for when I go on long walks that are too long for her.  Thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009 06:05:55 PM »

Ahahahaha! This is hilarious! Dogs are the best  Cheesy

Nice fabric choice, too   Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009 06:11:18 PM »

Opie is adorable. I have a mini chocolate weiner dog named Peanut. She would love a little carrier like that. She was my baby before I started having kids and she has felt slighted sense I brought home other babies.  Smiley Peanut isn't quite as long as Opie though. She's only about a 7 pounder and is 9 years old. How old is your Opie?
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009 06:33:55 PM »

this is a great idea! I need one of these for work! We get dogs that want to be held alot and it would make life grand!

And on another note:
Your danes are GORGEOUS! I want them!
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009 06:48:30 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments! I'm totally enjoying watching my "I'm more of a big dog person" fiance walking around with Opie on his chest all day. I think he likes it just as much as Opie does!! I can't help but laugh whenever I look at them.

If any of you decide to make one please post pictures. It's just too funny not to share!!

How old is your Opie?

Peanut sounds adorable! I love chocolates. Opie is a year old now and just under 9 pounds.

And on another note:
Your danes are GORGEOUS! I want them!

Hey Thanks! They are incredible dogs.

UPDATE - As I was typing this my fiance walked in the room holding Opie's food bowl and feeding him his dinner while in his pocket! HA! Room service!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009 07:25:54 PM »

that's so cute!
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