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Don't bother me, I'm sleeping

A while ago, I had retooled our old comforter into a dog bed for Shelby. We used it as a day bed for her. Her "nice" doggie bed is in our bedroom. As evening rolls around, Shelby would always settle into the comforter bed, and we would have to prod her to get up. Steven noticed that she was really reluctant to move. Sometimes we'd get tired of waiting and just picked her up and carried her.

Tucked in

I just thought she was tired. Steven hypothesized that Shelby likes this cushy bed more than her expensive bed, and that's why she wouldn't get up. We conducted a test, and placed the two next to each other. Sure enough, Shelby picked the cushy bed that I had made.

So now this is her doggie bed. It's currently sitting on top of her expensive nice bed. Eventually, I think I'll donate her nice bed. I'm sure the local shelter always needs this sort of thing.

February 5, 2008 | Permalink

Comments

Oh no!! :) My guys are like that too.. who needs a bed when a pile of mom or dad's clothes will do!

Too cute!

Posted by: Lex | Feb 5, 2008 8:31:16 AM

Mia is like that too. Dogs love to snuggle up in familiar sheets/clothes. I made the mistake of buying a doggie bed as well and I donated it to the local shelter (with other things). Pugs Rule!

Posted by: Mary and Mia | Feb 5, 2008 10:55:14 AM

Hi Winnie, gee, it must be the familiar scent that entices Shelby to choose your comforter over the professionally made dog bed. Some shelter doggy with no loving parents will get your donated bed....at least they can sleep in a nice clean bed.

Posted by: Jade | Feb 5, 2008 11:05:54 AM

I've heard that. That dogs can smell us even after an item has been laundered.

Posted by: Priscilla | Feb 6, 2008 6:56:52 AM

If my bed was as comfy cosy as Shelby's looks,I wouldn't want to move either..after all she just gets it all warm and smelling homey and then you expect her to move....whao don't think so!!!!

Posted by: Ann Crago | Feb 6, 2008 7:13:40 AM

thats the way it is when my peek a poo is outside tied to his dog house i know if it starts to rain he'll be fine because his bedding is made up my stuffed animals given to my daughter by x boyfriends. he sleeps with them and chews on them and noboey cares.
he also has a comfy blanket.

its the same for his bed in the house,more
stuffed animals.

Posted by: gayle | Feb 6, 2008 7:51:33 AM

I love how she burrows her little face into it LOL!

Posted by: DancesInGarden | Feb 6, 2008 12:11:20 PM

My lil girl does the same, when she is really sleeping her nose has to be covered. By her paw, the pillow, her brother.. it doesn't matter.

I don't think I would get out of that either though.. ;)

Posted by: Lex | Feb 6, 2008 8:59:19 PM

Aww how cute! We think the blanket bed looks so nice and soft, we would probably have chosen it too!

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Posted by: Weeny and Daisy | Feb 9, 2008 4:50:56 AM

yeah, I was going to get a nice fancy expensive bed for my pugs once their done with crate training...but I might use an old comforter, instead. This is a good idea! Easier to wash, too!

Posted by: Nevis | Feb 13, 2008 9:48:44 AM

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