Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Can I Have A Doggy Bag, Please?

I don't know about the rest of you dog owners out there, but I seem to carry an awful lot of paraphernalia when I walk my dogs. There's my keys, phone, tin of doggy treats, plastic bags, tissues, gloves/water bottle depending on the weather, as well as a couple of tennis balls. In the winter I can just about get away with jamming it all in the pockets of my battered old dog-walking jacket - a sad charity shop find in army green that could probably walk itself with over ten years of accumulated grot and grime embedded into it, despite being washed.....occasionally......

But in the summer, particularly when we have weather like last week, the last thing you need when you are crashing through the undergrowth in pursuit of a high-speed saluki is a hot jacket or even a waistcoat. So when Cat at Raggy Rat asked what I would like in exchange for three knitted snails, I had no hesitation in asking for a dog-walking bag. Here it is.....


She's done a fantastic job - it's the right size to fit everything in comfortably, the strap is long enough to go over my head so I can have the bag on my hip for easy access, the zip makes getting to the contents quick and easy, and it is also very, very pretty! I gave it a road test (field test?) this afternoon and it is perfect - I could even fit my camera in there with no problem. Thanks Cat!!

5 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

It's lovely. I really like the patterns of the fabric and how she mixed it. Perfect! :-)

Just about ot have a look around her blog...

fhiona galloway said...

oh that's lovely Caroline nice colours and practical!
I tend to just stuff some plastic bags & keys in my jean pockets when out with my dog :0)
I can't handle a mobile phone as rarely hear it anyway with my crap hearing and even if I did I'd probably cut the person off phoning cos i'm rubbish with mobiles. Or my dog would do something crazy and I'd be in a fluster :0)

Raggy Rat said...

oooh thanks caroline, lovely post, snailies are here in one piece, ill blog back soon ... expo and choir concert this weekend, so cat very busy ...

thanks again you did me proud, and you obviously gave the right sizes to me, for the strap and volume :-)

Sallie said...

What a lovely bag! Perfect for dog walking. You made a wonderful swap.

soggibottom said...

Nice one Cat.... and hey boys look what you have....... a one off bag from talented Cat just for you.... and your mum.