The story of a purse that looks like a dog was apparently very relatable. Many people chimed in with their own stories of similar incidents. On occasion, pets and inanimate objects can look awfully similar.
Have you ever made this same mistake? If so, maybe don't retell this story to any actual Golden Retrievers you may come across later. For some reason, they don't like knowing you think they looks like bags of yard waste.
Other people presented visual evidence of their own cases of mistaken identity. For instance, this person thought this travel bag was actually a dog seated at an airport bar. And from looking at this photo, we're not entirely convinced it's not a dog.
Sure, you might think a tiny grill is a good idea. It's easy to carry around, and you can set it down close to the ground without it taking up space. But if you're not careful, someone will think it's really a puppy and start petting it, which is just plain awkward.
Maybe the mom wasn't so completely wrong after all. Maybe it's a dachshund-purse hybrid that has the loyalty of a dog, but can also carry all your stuff. If this isn't a real thing, someone needs to invent it ASAP.
Eventually, the woman figured out that dogs and rabbits are quite different, and learned the truth. So maybe Hannah's mom shouldn't feel too bad. Animal identity theft is just something that happens from time to time.