Concept Art Writing Prompt: Taking her Alien Pet for a Spacewalk

This week's Concept Art Writing Prompt goes retrofuturistic with this lady and her pet. But why exactly would someone take their critter for a walk in space?

"Spacewalk" is an illustration by deviantARTist hellcorpceo, who blogs as Kiss Kicker on Tumblr, via raspbeary. If this picture inspires you, write up a short story and post it in the comments.