The Bed of Maisie’s Dreams
It is pretty funny to see our new adopted Blue Weimaraner puppy, Maisie, make the tour of the extraordinary assortment of dog beds in our house. The reason every room has three beds — all of them different styles and designs — is because every dog is an individual with his or her own preferences on shape and firmness. And their desires can change from hour to hour and room to room!
We have had three large dogs for a long time, and little Maisie is stepping into the very large paws of our darling Teddy, our youngest adopted Weimaraner, whom we recently lost. Watching Maisie make the rounds of the beds, trying each one out, first curled up, then stretched out, is pretty adorable: she is obviously delighted to have found a loving home of her very own, and tickled at all the sleeping options. She reminds me of Goldilocks, trying out each of the bear’s beds until she finds just the right one. Her favorite bed is a handsome new bolster bed from West Paw Design that is just soft enough, yet just supportive enough, for her power nap. It’s also big enough that she can get into it at the same time as her new older brother, Scooby Doo, and they can go off to dreamland together. In these pictures they are taking turns using it, but I know it won’t be long before they are doubled up. (Anybody who has Weimaraners knows they do their best sleeping in the “spoon”position!)