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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleym View Post
    @malaviKat Wow nice! Humm going to show my husband your mancave for Chance. Did you have everything custom made? I am really interested in the bed and the "cave"
    We built it all ourselves... but it's all IKEA parts aside from the mattress. If you just do the cave+ mattress you can put it all together (new) for less than $150 - way cheaper than many dog beds, even dog mattresses, that I've seen. If your IKEA has an as-is section, you might even be able to get stuff for less.

    The "cave" is two expedit desks that have been joined together to form the box. (The desk usually attaches to the expedit grid shelves on one side as an "L". We just put two "Ls" together.) They're screwed together from the top and the side. It's pretty stable but we may bracket the inside for more stability in the future.

    The mattress is a 2" thick piece of foam that we got from a sewing/fabric store. 3" seemed like overkill but...whatever works. We covered it with the vinyl shown above (also purchased from the sewing store) and stapled the bottom with a staple gun, just like you would if you were upholstering a chair seat. For the bottom of the mattress we were going to use carpet underlay but I actually found foam core poster board (stationery dept) at Walmart that was the exact right size and black so we used that instead. It just has to be thick enough to give the staples something to adhere to. The benefit of the foam core board is that it is much lighter than underlay material so it is easy to move the mattress. You cannot feel the staples from above so I don't have to worry about the staples poking Chance. The vinyl can be wiped down with a damp cloth..

    I meant to staple a shower curtain liner under the vinyl to make the bed waterproof but actually forgot (silly me). Thankfully, Chance doesn't really drink in his bed and he sleeps on blankets (heaven help me if I don't change his sheets on HIS schedule!) so the waterproofing isn't a huge deal.

    Hope that helps!

    I'll update when we get it finished up but Chance was happy to move in as soon as the major building was done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    Caps, Pens AND Leafs??

    lol I'm a Bruins fan. Love hockey and my bully. Didn't think anything could surpass bully expenses! Ha ha!
    I may be exaggerating a little bit... but the response I usually get is... "I'm Canadian". So yes, he's a fan of the Caps and Pens... and we've now been to both cities to watch those teams. He goes to a number of Leafs games during the season and he and his friends routinely roadtrip to Buffalo because Buffalo tickets are way cheaper than Toronto. (Well, EVERYBODY is way cheaper than Toronto.)

    Oh! He used to play 2x a week, too. Now it's just once.

    So yeah... I think on a good month Chance probably IS cheaper than his dad's hockey habit.

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    wow that is so creative Thanks for the hints going to try to convince my husband to do this would look great rather then having all the doggy stuff scattered thru the great room.

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    NP!

    For better or worse, I am too OCD to leave doggy stuff everywhere. So, doggy stuff has a place. Bonus: old toys become new and exciting again when they come out of storage.

    Good luck with your bed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by malaviKat View Post
    I may be exaggerating a little bit... but the response I usually get is... "I'm Canadian". So yes, he's a fan of the Caps and Pens... and we've now been to both cities to watch those teams. He goes to a number of Leafs games during the season and he and his friends routinely roadtrip to Buffalo because Buffalo tickets are way cheaper than Toronto. (Well, EVERYBODY is way cheaper than Toronto.)

    Oh! He used to play 2x a week, too. Now it's just once.

    So yeah... I think on a good month Chance probably IS cheaper than his dad's hockey habit.
    Lol fair enough then! Your bully cave looks great. Chance must love it. He looks very comfy!

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    When Dudley was a little puppy he slept in his crate next to my bed, but he got restless and started barking when he got about 7 o 8 months old, so he started sleeping in his crate in the dining room. Since December (I had taken a second part-time job working retail) and I would get home after 10...he started carrying on when I tried putting him in his crate. So I just left him in the living room (he rarely ever comes upstairs). He sleeps on his favorite chair, on the couch and, sometimes, in his crate. And, all by himself, he takes a nap every afternoon in his crate! I know some are complaining about the hair and the snoring...but I really would love it if he slept on my bed! I've tried it a few times, but he just can't settle down and wants to go downstairs. I actually love to hear the gentle snoring!!

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    On the bed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    On the bed!
    OMG SO CUTE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    Lol fair enough then! Your bully cave looks great. Chance must love it. He looks very comfy!
    Thank you!

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    Pickle has several spots depending on the situation. If I'm at work she either sleeps on her couch or in her crate. Yes I said her couch, its in the sunroom where I keep her when I'm not at home. When I am home, she likes the ottoman or the end of my couch but she sleeps in the bed with me at bedtime. Poor dog has it so bad, sometimes she like to be under the tv stand on the floor. eww the floor

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    Up until recently Roxy slept in her crate in our room, we had to move her crate to another room though because my fiancé is a light sleeper and just couldn't deal with the snoring & tooting throughout the night !! I think it was way harder for me then her, to be honest I dont think she even noticed !! I don't like not having her in our room, but its one of the few things I can do to keep dad happy for all that he does for us !!

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    Sheldon sleeps on a blanket next to our bed or in the bed with us sometimes he sleeps in Bubba's room on the bed but he keeps his room a little warmer than we do and Sheldon doesn't like it he likes our room which stays like 65 degrees.

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DudleysMom View Post
    When Dudley was a little puppy he slept in his crate next to my bed, but he got restless and started barking when he got about 7 o 8 months old, so he started sleeping in his crate in the dining room. Since December (I had taken a second part-time job working retail) and I would get home after 10...he started carrying on when I tried putting him in his crate. So I just left him in the living room (he rarely ever comes upstairs). He sleeps on his favorite chair, on the couch and, sometimes, in his crate. And, all by himself, he takes a nap every afternoon in his crate! I know some are complaining about the hair and the snoring...but I really would love it if he slept on my bed! I've tried it a few times, but he just can't settle down and wants to go downstairs. I actually love to hear the gentle snoring!!
    Thank goodness I'm not crazy I love to listen to Sheldon its sort of soothing in an odd sort of way.

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

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