As Monte has destroyed the big pillow that he used as his bed, I thought that I would make a proper dog bed for Duff. Yes I could have bought it, but where’s the fun of it?
After searching for some DIY dog bed on the internet, I found one via Pinterest that I quite like. Unfortunately the Pinterest link only pointed to the image with no explanation of the original creator. The watermark shows a username on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service. If you are the owner of the image, or you know who owns the image, please tell me so I can give a proper credit. This is the image.
The idea of the dog bed is quite simple but clever. Everything is in one piece, you only need to shape them by stitching some lines across. The walls are then connected to each other using ribbon ties. Of course this bed is more suitable for calmer dog like Duff. I use cotton/linen mix from my stash, it is an interior weight fabric with checks pattern. Duff seems to like it as he has already lied down on it when I was cutting on the floor. I recycled the fibrefill from Monte’s pillow for the bed’s walls.
The pillow form was made from Monte’s old pillow form fabric, filled with leftover fibrefill and cut-up fabric scraps. The case is just some old pillow case lying around. Maybe I should have made a matching pillow case, ｂut the fabric of this pillow case is very comfortable and Duff loves it.
The red pillow is from his previous foster parent. It is made from quilted fabric with his name appliqued on it. Except for the smell, the pillow is still in perfect condition! No bite marks and all. I think it is so adorable that he has his own pillow.
Duff is such a sweet boy! He doesn’t bite, doesn’t chew on things, does his business on the right place (except for several times when he couldn’t differentiate tatami floor with grass). He sleeps on his bed in our bedroom at night and doesn’t have to be crated.
The thing is, he doesn’t know how to play. Maybe he didn’t have toys when he was living with his previous owner. Isn’t that sad, a dog who doesn’t know how to play? I threw him a ball, he looked at the ball and looked back at me excitedly, as if he knows that I want him to do something but he just couldn’t figure it out.
I gave him a chew toy (with tasty bacon flavor!) but he just sniffed it and then looked at me. This morning I gave him a food dispenser toy, he was preoccupied for sometime but stopped when the treats were all gone.
So he usually just follows me everywhere, sitting around me and staring at me with his adorable eyes. It is cute of course, but I hope he will be able to enjoy playing with toys someday!