I think I just figured out why they may be appealing to some people-- they give you companionship, while holding some of your most important possessions inside of them. The good news is that you don't have to feed them!
The dog above is part of the Fuzzy Nation Couture Collection: a limited edition bronze pug.
Here are some of the other dogs you'll spot on this site:
A fuzzy pomeranian
And even a black kitty!
The things people come up with!!!