Even without three pugs on leash, that laptop bag was really bulky and heavy to have sitting there on the road while you opened the door, and you would be safer putting that in the car from the kerb side as well. Opening two car doors instead of one will only take an extra minute and might save you years of regret.
Yours in Dread,
Horrified, passing through Sydenham
* ObTWIAVBP: edited “pavement” to “pavement/kerb” to acknowledge regional differences in word usage. In Australia, we call the bit on the side of the road where the pedestrians walk “pavement”. We call the road surface “the street” or “the road” (or maybe “the tarmac”). We never call the bit that cars drive on “pavement”.