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Topic: Dr. Gonzo gets a new bed  (Read 1579 times)
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« on: January 25, 2010 08:38:05 PM »

The first thing on my crafting to-do list this year was to make a dog bed for the family pupster, Dr. Gonzo. It's been at least a year since I threw out the last one (our other dog, Baxter the Pug, RIP, wouldn't stop peeing on it).

Here's the good doctor taking a load off -- he loves his bed, and curled up on it the minute I put it on the floor. You can't really tell in this photo, but the top side is a patchwork of some upholstery material that was given to me. It shouldn't be patchwork-y, but it turns out that Gonzo is afraid of my measuring tape (and many other things), so the first version came out much too small for him. The bottom is made of some furry material I picked up at a yard sale.

I used big snaps to close it off, so I can remove the cover and wash it as needed.


« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010 09:36:08 PM »

That looks so comfy! I need to make one for my beagle, but I can't decide on the best innards. It looks like maybe you used a pre-made pillow? That seems like it would work well (especially since I could wash it if I had to), but where would you find one that's big enough?

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010 09:41:10 PM »

Apparently it is comfy, because the cat loves it too! I made Oscar the cat his own hammock, but he decided he liked the dog's bed more ...

I actually made the pillow on the inside with some fabric from old sheets. I just used some poly-fill that I picked up at Wal-Mart. There's about a bag and a half in there, but I'll probably fluff it up some more in the next couple of days -- I've got some old, ugly pillows that I think I'm going to unstuff and use.

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