You obviously dont care at all about your T's, otherwise you would not willingly place them in such dangerous situations. Your need to be noticed greatly outweighs your responsibility to your pets. If you want to "wear" an animal, get something that wont die if it falls.I wear my Chaco Golden Knee on my hat. I have also done this with my Mexican Red Knee too. I go to stores, flea markes, yard sales with them.
I usually have the shoebox size KK in the truck with me or a carry a small KK with me to put them in if they get irritated.