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Snuggle Season

The weather got chilly yesterday – snuggle season has arrived! And heat-seeking whippets really know how to work it. 

C-Biscuit wraps herself in the season's finest.

C-Biscuit wraps herself in the season's finest.

 

"The world is my fleece-lined oyster."

C-Biscuit trying on her Halloween costume: dog pearl in oyster.

 When I first got a dog, I thought, “Dogs don’t belong on the bed.” Hahaha! I’d never imagined dog pajamas, either. How quickly our values crumble…

Bob & Biski: "Wake us when breakfast is ready."

Bob & Biski: "Wake us when breakfast is ready."

 

Gracie, the season's first guest snuggler, and Picchu

Gracie, the season's first guest snuggler, and Picchu

 

Picchu: "My bum is cold." Biski: "Mine too. They just don't make these pita beds like they used to."

Picchu: "My bum is cold." Biski: "Mine too. They just don't make these pita beds like they used to."

 

Sesame: "Huddle together, girls, we'll get through the cold season together."

Sesame: "Huddle together, girls, we'll get through the cold season together."

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Weekend Window Shopping: Dog Beds

Sesame might be here sooner than we thought, which gives me the excuse to be looking at getting another dog bed. Much as the dogs love their pita beds, we’re thinking to add variety. I’ve got my eye on two new dog beds:

This one is massive: nearly 5 feet long and 3 feet deep, meaning even more of our living room would go, ahem, to the dogs. But with three dogs, a dog “sofa” like this could prevent dog bed pile up. (Bob thinks we can also use it ourselves to watch movies. …haha?)

It’s got “a medical grade orthopedic foam base that’s designed to relieve pressure on bones and joints – ideal for older or arthritic dogs.” What’s good for older or arthritic must also be good for dogs who are, in a word, bony.

Another plus for whippets are those bolsters they can drape their giraffe -like necks over. 

 

The best part is, it’s beautiful. 

Another huge plus is it’s 100% organic cotton, printed with non-toxic dyes and filled with an “eco green fiber,” i.e. probably little to no danger of harmful off-gassing. It’s also made in the USA, which is meaningful to me especially since I’m from a manufacturing town (Flint, Michigan) and now live in a major garment center (NYC).

I’d considered this one the luxury option, but the environmental elements even the score. Please let me know if your dogs have tested either style and what your experiences have been.

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One Dog Bed, Two Dogs

C-Biscuit loves her dog bed, a “whippet sleeping bag” from Hound Togs.

Biski loves her Hound Togs sleeping bag

Biski loves her Hound Togs sleeping bag

It’s cushiony and best of all, she can burrow.

Another company calls a similar product a “Pita Bed” (we have one of those, too, but it’s not nearly as good – it’s rectangular and stiff), so we call this her Pita Bed.

Pita goes everywhere – in the car, and even camping.

Home away from home

Bee plus Pita makes a home away from home

We thought that with a second dog, they would share resources – but we never expected C-Biscuit to give up her beloved Pita Bed on Machu Picchu’s first night home.

Machu Picchu with Biski on her 1st night home

Biski gains a playmate but loses a bed.

In fact, Picchu soon adopted the Pita as her very own.

Blondes apparently do have more fun

Picchu, practically taking over the place.

What could we do except order a second one, this time even larger – made for two whippets to share!

"The world is my fleece-lined oyster."

Biski, back in the saddle. "The world is my fleece-lined oyster."

Again the Pita goes everywhere, even on top of the outdoor dog bed (it was nippy last night, after all).

Room for two!

Room for two!

 

New sleeping arrangement

New sleeping arrangement

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