Thursday, June 30, 2016

We Have The Supplies For Our Next DIY Dog Mom Project

I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I've thought about it. A lot. Today, my brain was spinning like a hamster wheel. By late morning, I had constructed the entire masterpiece in my head. I told Lisa about my vision. She thought it was a great idea. We had some errands to run later in the afternoon and a biscuit love delivery to make. Lisa shuffled our errand schedule around a bit to fit in a quick trip to Home Depot. It was going to happen. A custom platform bed for Lobo.

For those who don't already know, Lobo is our 3-legged kid. One of his hind legs required amputation the day after he was rescued. His remaining hind leg, at some point prior to rescue, sustained an injury. The mobility in his single hind leg isn't at full capacity. He's unable to do stairs or jump on the bed, sofa or chairs. Although I lift him onto the furniture at least 321 times a day, it's still not the same as if he could jump up on his own. If Coco or Sophie jump up on the bed, he's not able to follow him.

We have doggy beds and pet pillows scattered throughout the house, but it's not a human bed. He feels kind of left out. That's always tugged at my heartstrings.

The only way to give him the I-jumped-on-the-bed-all-by-myself feeling is to make a mini version of a human bed. This morning, while my brain was building and piecing it all together, I had to keep a few things in mind...

1. The total height of the bed could not exceed 6 inches. My goal is 5 inches. This included the bed legs, thickness of the wood and the pad (mattress) that will go on top of the platform.

2. It has to be big enough for Sophie and Coco to lounge on too because we know they're going to check it out and use it too.

3. This project is going to take a few days to conquer. I'm guessing 2 days to build the bed and paint. Day 3 will be making the mattress, mini blankets and pillow. Yes, this bed is going to have the works.

We squeezed in a trip to Home Depot. I'll admit, I was a bit out of my element shopping the lumber department, but after telling Lisa exactly what I needed, shopping for supplies was a breeze.

The 3 day 4th of July weekend will be the perfect time to tackle this DIY Dog Mom Project project as we're staying put. I'm super excited to make this.

I'll keep you posted on the progress so stay tuned...

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