Adventures with dog beds

I’ve never spent a great deal of money on dog beds for Josie or Bear. Usually I got them some version of a cheap pillow bed that flattens out and gets covered with fur. When I went to go clean the last two, I gave up on and finally decided enough was enough – I have carpet and blankets – the dogs don’t need anything fancy. They are dogs.

And then the vet told me Josie has arthritis. And I had just installed laminate flooring in house. I decided Josie needed a comfy bed for her sore and achey joints. So I got her one – and in my head I decided it was specifically for her – and not Bear. Unfortunately, she didn’t know what to do with it.

At first she used it as a pillow.

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This ain’t no bed – its a pillow.

Bear on the other hand knew exactly what it was for. Josie didn’t seem to mind – she claimed the couch – he could have have her bed.

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Bear claims the bed – Josie takes the couch.

For some unknown reason, I then decided the dogs needed another bed – a larger bed – maybe they would learn to share. They’ve never been cuddle buddies, but you never know – they could learn in their old age. I moved the smaller bed upstairs for nighttime and put the big bed in the living room. But once again, Josie for the most part ignored it – she liked the couch too much. But Bear – he had a bit of difficulty using a bed so big.

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Does Bear know how to properly lay on a bed?

But he eventually learned.

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A typical scene at my house.

And Josie soon started to learn as well – which caused Bear to be sad – he liked the bed.

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Josie finally claiming her bed.

But never fear, most times, Josie let him have it while she looked at him from above.

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What? We’re sleeping here!

And then it started to happen – they learned to share.

A rare sight

A rare sight

Bear appears to still have trouble keeping his whole body on the bed.

Why do dogs do this with their heads?

Why do dogs do this with their heads?

Not only were they sharing the large bed in the living room, but at times at night they both got on the tiny one upstairs. It usually started with Bear getting on the bed and then Josie pushing him out of the way. And like typical children, I’d get the look of “Are you really going to let her do that?” Why yes – yes I am.

Josie forced her way onto the bed this time - Bear wasn't very happy.

Josie forced her way onto the bed this time – Bear wasn’t very happy.

But other times, they share it without problem – although it does seem a bit small for both of them.

They even learned to share the small bed.

They even learned to share the small bed.

Then I made another change – I installed hardwood in the bedroom. The dogs do NOT like it. Upon arriving in the room, they both promptly laid down on the bed and gave me the “Do you hate us?” look.

Not happy with the new floor.

Not happy with the new floor.

So I decided to move both beds to the room. They seemed to like that idea a lot.

First night with both beds in one room - they seem happy.

First night with both beds in one room – they seem happy.

But sometimes still decided to share a bed – which sometimes leads to hilarious results.

Once again, Bear has difficulty staying on the bed.

Once again, Bear has difficulty staying on the bed.

And Josie’s latest antics involve wedging herself in-between the beds – for some reason she loves this.

Josie uses the blankets as a hammock - and she does this often.

Josie uses the blankets as a hammock – and she does this often.

Silly dogs – always wanting a comfy place to sleep.

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2 Responses to Adventures with dog beds

  1. Aww, love all the cute photos in this pos!!!

    Like

  2. Pingback: Old dogs deserve comfy beds – The Admiral vs The Dogs

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