"I knew that I would need something that would limit his mobility without being physically restrained by another human," Patrick said.
After finding some products on the market to be overpriced, Patrick figured he could whip up one himself. A lady's handbag seemed like the perfect thing to start with, so he asked his wife for advice. (Wisely, she promptly directed him away from the contents of her own closet.)
"She suggested I look for one at the Goodwill," Patrick said. "I paid $8 for it. Using some of my wife's sewing equipment, I removed some stitching and then cut four holes for the legs, and one for his head with an X-Acto knife. I realized it would be easier to get him in the purse if I cut it down each side so that it could lay flat on the floor. I just stood him up on top of the flat, opened up the purse with his feet in the holes, and then grabbed the handles and lifted him up."
Patrick describes his creation as "sort of like a dog soft taco."