Sometimes I think our pets do things just to prove us wrong. After we lost Cricket, for about a week Luke never laid in either of the dog beds in our dining room. I commented to the Dadz that I would probably put just one of them away to start (rather, add to the pile in our bedroom that I need to donate to the shelter), so we’d have a little more floor space. I’m pretty sure it was that night when Luke decided to lay in the bed closest to the dining table.
I then commented that maybe it was the location – closest to where Dadz eats, that he likes, so I switched the beds around, wanting Luke to hopefully lay in the orthopedic bed, since it was my preference to keep that one out since it looks more like a piece of furniture. Now he’s laying in both of them – quite often; so they both stay.
Luke is not discriminatory though, he takes advantage of every place there is to lay in our dining/living room area where we spend most of our time when inside. He is seen not just in both beds now, but sometimes in his crate, on the couch, in front of the wood stove, in Cricket’s chair, and on any of the rugs in the dining room (when I’m eating he is usually on the rug next to me). Some mornings I find him curled up on the small rug in front of the door, if the sun is shining in there.
These two beds, our Brentwood Home orthopedic bed* and our West Paw Heyday bed had become my favorites (after having been through a lot of beds!), along with our Molly Mutt Sheepy wool-filled bed* in the crate. They are all attractive beds, which is a good thing since it looks like they are all going to continue to be a permanent part of our décor.
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The sentimental part of me likes to think that Luke left those beds empty for the first week for a reason; his sister had used them more than he had. Maybe he was keeping them open in the hopes she’d come back. When I threatened to take one away, he knew he had to stop that. We don’t need to change everything around here now that she’s gone, and I agree with him on that. Thanks for reminding me, buddy.
Where do your pets like to get comfy? Everywhere, like Luke? 😊