I asked the hubs to toss one of the toppers in the spare room until I could rearrange some stuff stored under that bed and store the topper under there too. That night we went to bed and Rita trotted off to the spare room where she sometimes sleeps up on the guest bed. We heard what sounded either like distant fireworks (my guess, since we live within hearing distance of SeaWorld's fireworks and it was a 3-day weekend for MLK Jr. Day) OR Rita rearranging the blanket we keep on top of the guest bed for when she sleeps in there (the hub's guess, since Rita likes a cozy nest). We were both wrong.
The next morning I found this:
|Someone had a good time.|
The next night we heard the same sound, so I went in there to see her in the act of creating her custom bedding (or her "art project" as we have also since started calling it), to find this:
She's kinda got it just how she wants it!
So... that solved that storage problem.
She loves the thing more than the real dog bed we have in our room for her. So I moved her "art project" back into our room, and for now I'm just going to throw an old flannel sheet over it. I hate to throw it out after she's worked so hard to get it just so! She loves the thing!
It's super unattractive, but I just don't have the heart to throw it out.
What about you? Do you put up with unattractive stuff in your house for your pets' sake?
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!
LOL..What a smart Rita. She did get it scooped out just perfectly.ReplyDelete
Yeah, she worked hard on it! :)Delete
LOL brown dawgs would do that and then eat the shavings. :)ReplyDelete
Luckily she barely eats real food, so I knew she wouldn't eat the bits!Delete
Reggie, the mischief master, wants to know what took you so long, Rita??ReplyDelete
She just wanted to wait until she was SURE she had her spot here locked in, I think!Delete
How great that you have your own little furniture designer.ReplyDelete
Yes! So handy! Luckily she hasn't tried "redesigning" the living room!Delete
Kilo loves a white shag carpet in my house, and by "love" I mean that's his favourite spot to roll around on, relieve himself on and shed daily on. I'm constantly cleaning it.ReplyDelete
And you wouldn't dream of pitching it, would you? The things we do for our pups!Delete
lol a perfect fit indeedReplyDelete
She takes her work seriously!Delete
oh yes. The two overflowing toy boxes for one. Not that the toys are in the box often.ReplyDelete
The worst is the baby gates that became necessary after age 12 when Cole went into his second adolescence and chewed up my dance shoes.
Where's mischief monday??? LeeAnna at not afraid of color
Ugh on starting to chew things up at age 12. Hope rita isn't going to get progressively worse with this stuff! And yes... There does seem to be some mischief with the hop lately!Delete
I've been told that my house is perfect for a dog, which I take to mean that most everything in it is unattractive. That's okay - Blueberry likes it and her comfort, since she does live there, is my first thought. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, since rita lives here, I guess she should get some "say" on how the house looks. :) Ans luckily we rarely have visitors outside of family and close friends! :)Delete
I do try to buy "pretty" dog things. His crate isn't all that attractive (I keep meaning to get a cover for it) but otherwise, most of his stuff is pretty cute!ReplyDelete
Have you seen those fancy-schmancy crates that look like end tables and whatnot? They really do have some nice looking dog stuff now,Delete
Looks like the work of my little sis Bailie! As long as no real bad harm was done, why not?ReplyDelete
Yep, no harm done, and she helped solve my storage problem! :)Delete
A very fine example of post Derrida deconstructionism MOL Well done, Rita!!ReplyDelete
Heheheheh. Too funny!Delete
That's too cute! I keep piles of blankets on the loveseat and the spare room bed because the kitty loves to make nests. He also shoved the quilts off of the shelves in the closet because he decided those should be napping cubbies for him, so my quilts are all folded on a chair in the bedroom instead of stored neatly in the closet. Sigh.ReplyDelete
That's s o funny that he made his own napping cubbies. Smart! Yeah, we have spare blankies tossed on top of things too!Delete
That is so funny!!!ReplyDelete
We have a bunch of really ugly cat trees at our place but the cats love them!
Well, if the cats love them, they have to stay!Delete
Ha ha ha! This reminds me of the time a couple of years ago when we got a new king-sized mattress at the end of November. We moved the old mattress off the bed and onto the floor to get the new one on and start rearranging things. No sooner did we get the sheet on the new mattress then we looked down and discovered that our old mattress had become our new dog bed! We left it in there for them for about a month!ReplyDelete
That's so funny. Obviously that totally sounds like something we'd do!Delete
Lol! Absolutely I put up with unattractive stuff in the house for the dogs! We have slobber towels in every single room of the house :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure we'll be seeing that as the latest design trend on HGTV soon! We've got lint brushes in every room!Delete
Well at least you can say it has been customised. Have a terrific Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
True. We can be so proud of that! :)Delete
Definitely! I may have a nice vintage wardrobe but my house isn't very well decorated. We have torn old t shirts on dog beds because they like them. A chewed dining room table leg and a bit of chewed wall courtesy of Bob and quite a number of other things.ReplyDelete
We used to live with chewed furniture as well! Luckily Rita's not a chewer!Delete
Have you been to our HOUSE??!!!! Doggie pillows with blankies on the couchs, doggie crate in the family room so Maggie has somewhere to hide when hers and gussie play hide and seek, toy box by the tv........yep....stella roseReplyDelete
Yep, we've got the doggie blankets everywhere too, and the toy box (although a lot of the toys aren't IN the box), and the multiple dog beds now! Easy to guess when a loved dog lives there, isn't it Stella Rose?Delete
She looks so proud!ReplyDelete
She's got real talent.Delete
I love how she customized it, and how you won't throw it out. We have many dog beds around the house and I don't really love them all, and sometimes trip over them, but they stay!ReplyDelete
My hubby and I have been through many mattresses too. We finally got an adjustable bed and we're both happy with it! It makes me feel old, but you know, whatever works!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
I don't know if you'll see this reply, but by adjustable do you mean raise/lower the feet/head, or like a sleepnumber where you can adjust the firmness? Cuz that's also what we got - the adjustable feet/head thing, and with a latex mattress. We are still breaking it in (guy said to give it a month) but I think it might end up working out!Delete
Please don't throw it out! That's her masterpiece. She's worked hard on this. You've got the right idea, cover it and let her enjoy it!ReplyDelete
She does love it so.... So tempting to throw it out (especially since we have guests coming to stay with us...) but for now it's going to stay! Just don't have the heart to pitch it.Delete
Oh yeah. When Sampson was recovering from ACL surgery he practically shredded a blanket getting his bed 'just right.' I kept the blanket and throw it over the bed to protect the other bedding. You get used to it. LOLReplyDelete
Isn't it funny how they have to get their nest all 'cozy'. Luckily she never shredded it while it was in use on the bed!Delete
rita was gambler channeling you?ReplyDelete
Either that or she was channeling her mischievous angel sister, Abby!Delete
hello pooch smooches its dennis the vizsla dog hay yes they do!!! or at leest they did!!! for like the last seven yeerz mama and dada hav kept the chaise lowndj wot i ummmm improovd for them on akkownt of i liked to lie on it!!! they just tooday put it owt to pastchyoor and i am verry sad!!!ReplyDelete
hello pooch smooches its dennis the vizsla dog agin hay i forgot to say ok bye!!! ok byeDelete
You're so funny, Dennis. I'm sorry you lost your chaise lounge! I'm sure you can lounge on whatever they get to replace it! :) Make it your own!Delete