Many RV owners are also dog owners. One of the best items we’ve found for small (and we do mean small) dogs is our Alfie Pet Sling Carrier (http://goo.gl/gSWwpn). This is an item especially appreciated by spoiled dogs.
Available in blue, pink, and grey, this pet sling carrier is just right for our favorite teacup chihuahua – a 3 ½ pounder we call “Baby Girl.”
Yes, Baby Girl is a bit spoiled. Just a bit.
Since this sort of review is really all about the dog’s reaction to the product, let’s examine this sling from Baby Girl’s point-of-view. After all, if she didn’t like the sling, it wouldn’t really matter what we think of it. But she does like this sling – she likes it a lot.
Baby Girl is a tiny little thing. Although she enjoys sitting on the living room couch, she insists on being placed there by a human being. The leap to or from an average couch or living room chair is just a little too much for her to contemplate.
Given her diminutive size, her reluctance to jump is understandable. Leaping from the couch to the floor would be kind of like a grown man leaping from the second story of a building to the ground – it’s not something I’m going to do very often, if at all.
Then there’s her issue with hardwood floors. Baby Girl hates hardwood. She finds it too slippery for her tastes. Her fear of hardwood dates back to one occasion when she slipped and fell on the hardwood floor. The fall frightened Baby Girl. Since that fateful moment, she has refused to walk on hardwood or similar smooth surfaces. It’s carpet or nothing for Baby Girl.
Baby Girl is small, but she also seems quite smart – at least as smart as the average politician. (And she’s never been caught embezzling any funds or texting obscene images of herself.)
Our favorite chihuahua is certainly smart enough to understand that she’s at a major size disadvantage – against most other dogs, all human beings and their feet, and well, against just about every other living creature on Earth that’s larger than a squirrel.
So Baby Girl has a preferred method of transportation: she likes to be carried everywhere by human beings.
Since Baby Girl likes to be carried, she really likes this Alfie Pet Sling. We’ve tried a couple of different dog slings, but this is her favorite, and it’s preferred by her humans too.
The sling is an elegant solution to this ongoing dilemma: Baby Girl likes to be held and carried, but Owner Guy likes to have both of his hands available.
Baby Girl seems to love being carried in this sling. The mere sight of the sling brings forth a burst of canine excitement.
The sling is made of a soft and stretchy but durable fabric. It’s not microfleece, but it is comfortable – kind of like an old fashioned baby blanket.
The Alfie sling is reversible, featuring a solid color on one side, and polka dots on the reverse.
The sling includes a safety collar hook for extra security. But since there’s zero chance of Baby Girl jumping out, we never use the collar hook.
What else makes these reversible sling dog carriers so great?
The carrier loops over the shoulder while the dog rests in the pouch on the opposite hip.
This keeps Baby Girl secure and comfortable.
She can poke her head out anytime she wants to watch the action, or duck down when she wants to hide from the world.
Of course, this sort of sling is perfect for a small breed of dog. It measures 9 inches in depth and holds pets up to 12 pounds.
Baby Girl tips the scales at a petite 3.5 pounds, so she’s easy to carry all day. Lucky for her! She loves riding in the sling.
Sometimes I wonder what would happen if a space alien were to descend to our planet and secretly spy on the interaction between we dog lovers and our pets. Would the aliens think that the dogs are in charge? Maybe, considering that we quickly and obediently cater to our dogs’ every need. Who is serving who here?