Posts Tagged ‘dog bed’

Nearly Wordless Wednesday – Our New House in Des Moines

July 2, 2014

We moved from Lawrence, Kansas to Des Moines, Iowa in mid May. Maya and Pierson settled into our new house very well:

Cute Maya Upside Down in Des Moines

Maya has a dog bed, but she’s made herself quite comfortable sleeping upside down on the hardwood floor in the living room.

Two Dogs Under My Desk

Somehow, Maya and Pierson both manage to find room under my desk when I work.

Dogs and New Dog Bowls

“Hey, our bowls are empty!” In celebration of our new home, I bought Maya and Pierson new colorful dog bowls and dog mats.

Pierson Looks Out the Back

There are a ton of squirrels and rabbits in our back yard so Pierson likes to sit here and watch.

Two Dogs on the Back Porch

We don’t have a fenced yard so in nicer weather we will hang out on the back porch, which is blocked off with a baby gate.

Dog Pierson Looks Sad

Pierson looks unhappy about his new home, but in reality he was pouting about having to hold still for the photo shoot.

Dogs on New Dog Bed Cover

Maya and Pierson got new bed covers for their dog bed. This dog bed is upstairs by the bedroom and their other dog bed is in the living room.

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A Fun Dog Logic Problem Puzzle

July 7, 2012

It has been a while since we’ve done a dog puzzle. I love logic problem puzzles so I thought it would be fun to make one. Make a grid which lists each of the five dogs, toys, breeds, and places (as indicated below). Then with the six clues given, use a process of elimination and other logical techniques to find the answers.

The first five dogs (Max, Bandit, Daisy, Lucky, and Zoe) to the Doggie Day Care were all dogs of a different breed (Labrador, Shepherd, Rottweiler, Chihuahua, and Staffordshire Terrier). Each brought their own dog toy (Tuffy’s, Kong, rope toy, Nylabone, and puzzle toy) and each went to a different part of the Doggie Day Care play area (one stayed in the dog house, one in the swimming pool, one under a tree, one in the dog bed, and one stayed indoors. Can you tell which dog was which breed had which toy and went where?

1. Max, who wasn’t the Labrador or the Chihuahua, went to the dog house with his toy, which wasn’t the rope toy.

2. Lucky didn’t have the rope toy and he wasn’t the Labrador with the Tuffy’s dog toy.

3. The dog with the Nylabone is the dog who spent time on the dog bed.

4. Daisy, who didn’t stay indoors, was the Staffordshire Terrier dog breed.

5. Bandit had the puzzle dog toy but he didn’t stay under the tree or go indoors.

6. Bandit was neither the Rottweiler nor the Chihuahua.

We will post the answers on Wordless Wednesday along with some photos of my dogs playing with certain dog toys.

Product Review – Caddis Corner Dog Bed for Large Dogs

January 27, 2011
Caddis Corner Dog Bed

Caddis Corner Dog Bed

How much would you spend on a dog bed for your large dogs?  It depends on both price and quality, right?  In my quest to find the biggest dog bed for the best value, I came across the Caddis Corner Dog Bed.  It is a little more than I wanted to spend, but it seemed to be the least expensive as compared to its size.  So I bought it.  I expected some flimsy thing which I probably could have made myself if I had the time.  But when I got it, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality.

The Caddis Corner Dog Bed for big dogs has Hypro-Loft fiber as its filling.  I really like this stuff.  I would curl up on this dog bed for a rest if it didn’t smell so much like my dog Maya.  According to Caddis, this fiber isn’t going to clump together no matter how much your dog uses it or how much you wash it.  Only time will tell if this is true for my dogs.  I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten a dog bed and had to throw it away after a year or two because the washing made it all lumpy.  Has that ever happened to you?

The Caddis Corner Dog Bed also has a nice comfortable cover which can be easily unzipped and removed.  This way, you can wash the cover as often as you want, and perhaps limit the washing of the filling – making the bed last even longer.  I also like the bolstered corners of this dog bed for large dogs.  Maya can rest her head on the bolster and stretch out her long legs.

I also considered getting an orthopedic dog bed for Sephi.  She is almost 10 years old now and will soon start to exhibit old dog health issues like arthritis.  An orthopedic dog bed is made from memory mix foam which is very resilient and supportive for an older dog.  This will be good for Sephi when her joints start to give her trouble.  I will post a review on an orthopedic dog bed when I get one for her.

Do you know of a great dog bed brand which is both high quality yet reasonably priced?  Share with us.  We’d love to hear from you!  🙂