When she was a puppy I started out with just blankets. Blankets are much easier to clean if there are accidents or throwing up, etc. She was perfectly content with her blankets. At a certain point, I decided it was time to try a dog bed. It was an effort to keep off the couch and a bed typically looks a lot nicer than a pile of old blankets. Off to Costco to get her a large dog bed for a relatively cheap price.
This was a nice large bed and she did like. But sure enough I came home one day and it was shredded. So back to the blankets and couch.
|Back on the couch with a pillow|
|On her Molly Mutt Bed|
And sure enough I came home and there was a tear in the cover and the liner. I think she was trying to fluff. But it was not fully destroyed or shredded. So I figured maybe she needed a bed that was softer so she could fluff it. I was at Costco shopping (not looking for a dog bed) and saw they had the big ones for $15. I figured why not. (Why I don't learn the first time, I have no idea.) Because sure enough I came home one day and there was stuffing an ceder everywhere. I think the ceder drove her crazy (among other things). From the moment I got it home she was sniffing at and pawing at it.
I guess it must have been the 4th or 5th time but I have finally learned. Lola does not like dog beds or she likes them too much and wants to play a little too rough with them. However you want to look at it. I have finally come to the realization, if she wants to sleep on the floor or rug fine. She plays with her toys on the floor and eats off the floor, and I have not issue with that, why is that any different that sleeping on the floor. I had this strange, irrational hangup about her needing a bed. If she does not care why should I. I have pulled out the pile of old blankets again so she can make a nest out of them if she would like. And she does. I just put them in the corner when she is done and it is fine.
|Lola, happy laying on the floor|
I have come to the conclusion, that the bed issue was to make me happy not her. So, no more dog beds for Lola. And now we are both happy.