Dog carriers have come a long way. Modern Tails has some really cool carriers - some are duffles, some are backpack and some are designer. This one by Pet-A-Go-Go is $139. Too expensive for me but a girl can dream.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they are right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. — Marilyn Monroe