DIY Dog Bed & Meet Billy

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diy dog bedBilly is the youngest and smallest member of our family. We welcomed him to his forever home when he was only eight weeks old and he has been a great dog ever since. He is a Havanese/Maltese mix and weighs only six pounds, but you would never know it with his BIG attitude. He thinks he is the boss of our entire neighborhood. If he could, he’d chase every single car on the street. Seriously, he would try to outrun each car.

Billy is full of love and energy. He is the most enthusiastic  and affectionate dog I’ve ever met. He loves making eye contact with humans… I swear he understands everything I say. This little pooch is ALWAYS ready to play and cuddle. He loves being held and the second he is on your lap he curls into a tiny ball and gets comfy. Billy’s two favorite things are a good treat and a comfy doggie bed. Whenever he sees me carry his freshly washed bed and blankets he gets super excited.

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diy dog bedAfter his walk, Billy always gets a snack. His favorite treat these days is the PURINA Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks. I love that chicken is the #1 ingredient and it doesn’t contain corn, wheat or soy.diy dog bedOh my goodness, Billy is crazy about this snack. He even sits for me (it’s the only trick he knows) when I hold up this treat. I like it that there are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives added. It’s also grain free.diy dog beddiy dog bed

diy dog beddiy dog bedRecently when I was at Target looking for cleaning supplies I picked up a bag of Purina Beyond Dog Snacks. They come in small batches and are crafted in Arkansas, USA. They are easy to find in the Natural Treats aisle. Speaking of Target, between now and 10/31 you can save 10% on Purina Beyond Dog Snacks using Target’s Cartwheel app. Just download the app to your smart phone  and you are good to go.

diy dog bedPurina Beyond Snacks are a perfect addition to Billy’s daily routine, and because they are natural, I can feel good about giving him these treats all year around.

diy dog bedAs I mentioned  earlier, in addition to yummy snacks, Billy is all about being comfy on something soft. Since his old bed was completely  chewed up, worn out, and flat as a pancake, I decided to make him a new dog bed – Something fluffy, washable, and cozy. diy dog beddiy dog bedLet me show you how I did it.

 

              DIY DOG BED

You’ll need:

Fleece fabric or fleece blanket

Pillow stuffing

Scissors

Pencil

Sewing machine
diy dog bed1. I bought a small $3 fleece blanket with cute paw prints and dog bones design.

2. Fold the blanket in half, measure out and mark your desired size. I measured 28 x 30 inches (almost too big for Billy). Cut out along where you’ve marked it. Draw a rectangle  in the middle of the piece you just cut, leaving approx. 5 inches on each side.

3. With your sewing machine follow and stitch the lines of your rectangle, leaving a small opening for the pillow stuffing.

4. Stuff the rectangle and close it with a few stitches.  I used the stuffing from two old pillows we no longer used.diy dog bed5. Now it’s time to stitch together the leftover fabric on each side. Remember to always leave an opening for the stuffing. Once all four sides are stuffed, close the opening and let your pet enjoy. A wooden spoon or a long ruler help with getting in the stuffing to each corner.

Diy dog bedWhy not add a small pillow for extra comfort?
diy dog bed A healthy snack & comfy bed… Billy couldn’t be happier.

Is your pet as crazy about treats and comfy beds as Billy? I’d love it if you shared with us.

 

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