Lyn (whose site I'm sometimes afraid to visit, knowing with all her great finds and links that I'll be lost on the computer for far too long!) recently posted photos from a Japanese craft book which had a dog bag like this one. I didn't quite get the shape just right, and in fact, this morning when I showed the boys Calvin thought it was a horse and Ezra thought it was a moose (and then went to get the scissors, asking if he could cut the legs off. Hmn.). But I think it's kind of cute. I didn't have the patience for a zipper, so it has a magnetic snap closure instead. I'm planning to use this as a bag for toys to hang on a rack. Hmnn...maybe with some other animal bags beside it.