You know when you're out walking your dogs and other dog walkers stop to talk about dogs and exchange pleasantries? If you ever get tired of that, put your dog in a stroller and take him to the off-leash area. No one will say a word. Sometimes the women initially get an 'oh, that's so cute!' look as they approach and then it suddenly changes into an 'oh god. She thinks its a baby' look and they speed up a little.
But it's either that or carry Murphy, because he really does want to go on the walks even if he can't join Iggy and Ginny on the ground just yet. I might end up carrying him - it's not so bad if I shuffle him from arm to arm periodically. And then people just think I'm one of those people who babies small dogs... but not literally.