Meet Tony and Tiny — two fluffy pups who live in Vietnam with their human companion, Tran Quoc Tien.
Turns out, Tony and Tiny are more than just friends. Two months ago, they welcomed a litter of puppies into the world, all of whom were adopted by Tran’s relatives, with the exception of one: this furry baby named Teddy, who still lives with his parents and Tran.
(Tony and Tiny have since been fixed, so there’ll be no more surprises.)
Like many pet owners, Tran likes to take his dogs with him just about everywhere. With the recent arrival of that adorable new addition, however, making sure they could all travel around together safely required Tran to get creative.
Inspired by a dog backpack he sometimes carries Tony or Tiny around in, Tran grabbed some scissors and an old jean jacket to make a teenier, Teddy-sized version.
It took some trial and error, and plenty of cutting and sewing, but he finally got it right.
With that, the Teddy-tote was born. But it wasn’t designed for use by Tran, but rather for Teddy’s dad, Tony, to carry him securely and comfortably while they are out and about.
And sure enough, Teddy loves it. It’s so cozy, in fact, he sometimes falls asleep during their walks.
This, of course, is just a temporary solution to allow Teddy to join in on their outdoor adventures. It won’t be long until he’s big enough to keep up with everyone while walking from place to place.
In the meantime, though, Tony and Tiny seem delighted that their baby can so easily tag along. Tran wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I love my dogs,” he told The Dodo. “They are my family.”