Lucy has several comfortable places to snooze in the house.  As a matter of fact, there is a place for her to ‘relax’ in every room of the house.  It’s a small house, so don’t go shaking your head in disbelief (or maybe you should).  In the kitchen she has a rug by the heat vent and one under the kitchen table.  In the living room she has two small thick quilts by the heat vent and pretty much the same in the bedrooms, but no actual dog bed per se.  And she has never once complained about it!     

Now, when having an adorable pet in the family, one naturally gravitates to the pet section of any and all stores that one happens to be in, right?  Are you with me on this?

If you’re nodding your head in agreement, it’s pretty safe to say that you’ll understand this…I wasn’t looking for one…it just sort of happened. 

While shopping last week, I was casually walking down an isle that had dog bowls and such on one side, and dog beds on the other.  What caught my eye was the statement on a tag that read ‘Orthopedic Pet Bed’.  Lo and behold, here was this dog bed with a 5” thick egg crate foam mattress. 

The tag also read:

  • Comfort & Support
  • Relieves pressure points
  • Additional support for Bones & Joints
  • Promotes Restful Sleep

It was a miniature black, soft corduroy covered dog bed in the shape of a sofa, without legs.  The 6“ high back and connecting side arms wraps around 3 sides of it.  I’m thinking, good golly; wouldn’t this be great for Lucy’s arthritis?   Lucy loves it!  And it didn’t take her very long to figure out how to use it…imagine that! 

Once again, full disclosure here…the new bed works great all day long and all evening long, but when it comes to actual bedtime?  The pack is together, Hubby and me with Lucy nestled smack dab in the middle.  I’m not sure, but I have my suspicions that she is hinting for her very own pillow…really?  Have we let this go too far?   

Ahhh, that’s life with Lucy and we wouldn’t have it any other way!