My dogs pretty much go everywhere possible with me. Unfortunately, this typically involves them laying in dirty and/or me sitting in dirt. This blanket takes care of that problem because it is big enough for all of us to sit on outside. They are happy because they get to spend more time outside now that the weather is nice and are extra happy because I'm much more willing to let them play outside since it is easier for me to be out there with them. Since we don't have a fensed yard, they are on ties and I'm not comfortable letting them out there unsupervised. This blanket resolves that issue because now there is no reason I can't be out there with them. And, even if they just want to lay out there and enjoy the weather, the picnic blanket is large enough to be able to accomodate all of us.
I also love how it folds into a very compact bag that can easily be tossed my purse and taken anywhere that we go. Since we do a lot of traveling, this is really awesome because it doesn't take up a lot of space and I also don't have to worry about it coming unfolded or anything during travel. It just goes in its bag. The bag also has a clip so if I need easy access to it, I can just clip it onto the outside of whatever bag I'm using and not have to worry about digging around for it. The clip is quite secure so I also don't have to worry about it coming undone and my loosing it.