A New Bed

After the F episode, Maggie’s bedding got thrown out with a few other things in the linen line, and we opted for a cushion from the pet shop which she seemed quite content with.
It was bigger than her other one, and the cover was a heavy duty corduroy material, but after a while, it flattened out and there was little support. On undoing the seam, we discovered several strips of shredded duvet, so decided to dump those and use a single duvet we’d previously purchased for the spare room. We put snap fasteners on the cover seam but they kept unpopping, so Hubby stitched it as he’s the sewer, not me.
Maggie has been nesting, be it on the bed at night with the babies (I am going to limit her to one now as two fell off the bed last night), in the back of the car on her blanket, or her bed here in the lounge.
There lies the problem. The duvet in her cushion is folded, so doesn’t bunch too well, plus the material is thick, hard and heavy, so not exactly mouldable to her shape.
We’ve been toying with the idea of getting a second small throwover like I have on the bed and using that as a cover instead as it would be softer and warmer for her.
Photo: you get the idea.

We had a field trip today thanks to a ballsup with the bank, and went in to see the lady where we got our 4 nice brown cushions from.
She had some discontinued throwovers reduced to £3 each, but only with a Playboy motif. I explained what I wanted one for and asked if she had any others, so she showed me a pale grey one originally for £20 but marked down to a fiver in the sale.
‘You can have this one for £3,’ she said. I should add here that she loves Maggie to pieces and usually gives her treats when we go in.
We were really pleased as it’s lovely and soft, so just right for Maggie’s bed.

When we got home, I took it out of the wrapper and it’s huge……… twice the size I thought and big enough to cover the bed completely, so we’ve had a little shuffle around, using the one on the bed instead. I had a zip in the sewing box, so Hubby got the machine out and this is the result.
We’ve stuffed the duvet inside the new cover rather than fold it, and the babies seem quite happy. It’s slightly smaller than the original, but definitely squishable and nestable.
See?

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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15 Responses to A New Bed

  1. Aw, the things we do for our pets. Poor Maggie deserves to be comfy at her age. I can only hope my children feel that way about me when I get older.

  2. Well done you and Hubby, an excellent makeover… 🙂

  3. As long as she’s happy, that’s all that counts!

  4. Your husband’s got quite the talent when it comes to sewing. Great job. I hope Maggie’s loving her new bed.

  5. scifihammy says:

    It can take a while to get the bedding right for your doggy and I’m glad you succeeded in the end. What a nice shop lady! 🙂
    LM’s bed I also made myself – by cutting up an old sponge mattress into a large rectangle and covering with material I bought that is waterproof on one side, plus an old towel on top so LM can “make” her bed. As LM is the only dog now, she sleeps on two of these like the Princess and the Pea – but it is very soft for achy old bones. 🙂
    Sleep Tight Maggie. 🙂 Such a sweet photo of her with her babies. 🙂

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