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ohsaysaysay
« on: August 31, 2008 07:18:16 PM »

When my chocolate lab was just a little baby we got him a pillow to lie on to try and get him to not be used to sleeping on the couch( move forward 5 months to today..and guess what he's doing right now...sleeping on the couch..).  Anyways, he absolutely destroyed this pillow when he was young.  he destroyed the zipper and did his business all over it and even managed to pull the pillow out and started eating.  We eventually just put the pillow away, only bringing it out to see if he would be good before we got him a big boy bed.  Move forward to today and we have a 10 week old border collie.  we brought the pillow out with no cover(As our chocolate lab pretty much ate it) and both the dogs love it! But it was so ugly I sewed a new cover for it!

This is Joey with his little boy bed!!


And TJ after he reclaimed the bed




Fast forward ten minutes after this picture was taken...and you'll see a huge hole int he middle of the cover!! I'll never win!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 07:44:01 PM »

Aww your puppy looks just like my little girl did at that age!

Sad I guess you just have to wait til he's passed the chewing stage?
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008 09:17:15 PM »

So cute, I'd like to make one - but I know mine would rip it to shreds!!

Do they ever get past the chewing stage? Brody is almost 4 and still chews up anything she can get her paws on!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008 09:57:31 PM »

 Grin If you ever get tired of your pups - I'll be glad to take them off your hands!!! Great cover btw..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008 07:05:20 AM »

haha thanks!  I sewed up the hole and give them toys to chew on when they lie on it now!  It's been almost 12 hours and no new holes!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008 05:05:10 PM »

I understand the chewing thing, if only they could make Kevlar dog beds!
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008 08:17:07 PM »

well it's been a whole day and no new holes!!!  I think they now understand it isn't a toy!  Now if I could get Joey to stop peeing on it....you just can't win when you've got two puppies!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008 08:37:43 PM »

i have a 7 month old 72 pound newfie at my house. i feel your pain. i would not sew him a napkin at this point! he has an old blanket thrown on the floor and an old rug in his crate. he does not chew on either of them, but the moment i make him something im sure he will eat it!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008 06:13:26 PM »

I have made 2 dog beds this week.

I thought I was smart and made them one out of a vinyl tablecloth, I thought easy to clean, waterproof.........well Benny boy thought Hummmmmm lets see if I can put a hole in it before she walks away. SURE enough! damn dog.

So next bed, I used upholstery again, works so good. Durable and you can throw in the wash.

Their last upholstery bed the cat peed on and I just couldnt get that smell out, otherwise they'd still have it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008 09:23:46 AM »

I don't think labs ever stop "chewing" they are a retriever and as such they think they have to have something in thier mouths all the time.
My 2 year old is horrible about killing anything with stuffing then EATing the stuffing!
So I feel your pain. the bed is cute!
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