Not in a handbag, no.... but I have seriously considered buying a cat pushchair. I can't carry the cat in his official cat carrier for any great distance but the vet's in only just down the road so driving there seems ridiculous. The obvious answer seemed to me to get a cat pushchair, so that I could take along in that. My husband talked me out of it.... so I do understand the handbag thing. A lot of the small dogs that go in handbags don't walk very far naturally anyway, so it's not that unnatural for them to be carried. And probably comfier for them in a bag than in a cuddle.
At this point in my life I would say no - I am too busy carrying kids, kids' things, and a myriad of other things. I might change my mind here in 20-30 years when I am missing these days with arms full of kids! I enjoyed carrying around my stuffed pets in baskets as a kid, so I might enjoy it again someday.
Oh yuck to the nth degree!
Not fair on animal at all, not right shape & the smell if 'accident' occurred! Throw out bag then. What a stupid waste. There're plenty of well made pet carriers on the market, especially for really small animals.
There's nothing right about this in any way whatsoever!
For a small pet such as a bunny yes however dogs are meant to be walked. They can't get any proper stimulation being stuck in a bag and can lead to aggression issues when a hand gets stuck in and they feel invaded. Chihuahuas often have these issues because they are so used to being picked up to be "safe" they never learn to stick up for themselves and are basically being sent an instant message that if someone/something bigger approaches it means danger. Pets can't really stretch out in the bars either so again not a plus in my books. I get that some pets doing pretty well i bags but the majority wouldn't and to treat them like a fashion accessory rather than an animal is pretty irresponsible.