Wait a minute...
What if *I* wear the subservient collar?
If the dog wears it, it'll be able to understand what I'm saying, but it doesn't say it can understand ONLY me, so presumably it lets it empathetically understand speech directed at it in general.
So, theoretically, if I wore it myself, would I then be able to understand the general intent of animals and also other people who speak other languages? Like obviously it's one way so it's not precisely a universal translator or anything, but if I can use it to kinda understand animals or watch foreign movies or something that's pretty damn cool.
Collar- "conversation partner" so the Inu can speak human language to begin with? So, as explained above, I'd try wearing it myself instead.
Sandals sound really usefull.
1: I DO need the space
2: Infinite trash disposal (Though the thought of falling in scares the shit out of me)
3. Storage: any reason I can't just keep stuff in there? It makes the Bandolier obsolete since I can just dump stuff in there, carry the key and then retrieve it whenever I want.
Otherwise I MIGHT take the Bandolier, but if it only affects weight, then it'll be too small to carry anything that's really all that useful or heavy enough to bother.
Mellow Flowers if she's capable of fluent human speech, a spare collar if not.
Between the two of them, that's a pretty nice spread of spells at my disposal.
Also, to be honest, I really don't like animals normally, so the two with the most potentially human intellect would prevent most of the annoyances I'd have with a simple animal.
Alternately, I might opt for the mechapooch.