Fergus’ New Bed

As many of you know, Fergus is a very beloved dog.  He has always had many lovely places to sleep…dog beds, people beds and many couches.  But his favorite has always been “his couch.”

IMG_2331That would be the couch in the living room.  This is the best place because it is close to the kitchen so you never miss a treat.  It is also close to the door so it is easy to greet any visitors who might arrive.

IMG_1073Merlin likes it too, so sometimes he has to share, but it is still the best place.  He has spent many lovely hours on his couch.  

But he is getting older now and it is getting harder and harder for him to get up on the couch.  He can still mange to get on the bigger couch, in the den.

IMG_4099And that is quite cozy..and will do.  But it is too far from the food.  It is possible to miss an opportunity to “help” with a meal.

So he prefers the living room.  But he cannot get up onto “his couch” anymore.

He has a dog bed in the living room.  

IMG_0285It is a fine place for a short nap, or a to eat a snack, or to wait for a walk…but it is not as soft as he likes.  He is an old boy and needs a soft bed.

So we got him a new one.

IMG_4996It is much thicker and it is made from memory foam…especially designed for older dogs.  It arrived shortly after Christmas.

IMG_4959He wasn’t sure at first..it was different.

IMG_4984 But a snack tasted pretty good on the new bed.

IMG_4991Yes, that was quite good.

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Ahh…..This bed IS quite comfortable.  A good place for a little nap.

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I think it will do…

Sweet dreams, Fergus!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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5 Responses to Fergus’ New Bed

  1. My dog (Rusty) has many soft places to sit, watch the world go by and sleep as well. His favourite place is on the couch next to us. But he can only get up there if his blanket is on the couch. Which means if he’s wet, the blanket gets lifted back. You should she his sad face staring at us waiting for his blanket to be returned. You’d think we locked him in a cage in the Arctic! Sweet, spoiled dogs – don’t you love them!

    I often suffer pangs of guilt when I remember the dog I had in my early 20s who had to sleep on a little welcome mat in the garage because we didn’t let him sleep in the house and thought a dog was fine on concrete. How could I have been so cruel?

  2. wspines says:

    Love the picture of Fergus and Merlin. Fergus looks content with the new bed.

  3. Cindy says:

    Don’t often comment, but want you to know I love all your posts and pics.

  4. joanne says:

    Awwww, what a sweet story.

  5. Michele says:

    I’m so happy Ferguson loves his new bed! He looked quite happy snoozing there. I love you Fergus!

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