Last Saturday my hubby and I went shopping. It was a beautiful day and we wanted something at the local farmer’s market. I had been trying to find local honey to help Kobi’s allergies, and was told this was where I could find it.
The farm also had some treats that looked yummy for the dogs, so I had to get some of those. I always love to have local homemade treats, since I don’t always have time to make my own. They were a hit of course, and Sheba had to carry hers around for a few minutes.
I also bought myself a homemade blueberry muffin, since I was hungry and we had more shopping to do; more shopping for the dogs that is. Our next stop was a few towns over to the furniture store. Yes, we were buying furniture for our dogs; a couch, as a matter of fact. What, doesn’t everyone buy a couch for their dogs? I think Jessica at You Did What With Your Weiner just did also! OK, she may not have bought it for her dogs, but it had to be approved by her dogs.
I also might be exaggerating just a bit…..the couch was just as much for hubby and I, because we were tired of trying to keep the old couch clean and clear of dog and cat fur. Here’s some sage advice: if you have furry pets, a dark blue couch might be a bad idea.
It’s pretty though, right? Can you see the fur on it? We had this couch before we had more than one or two dogs and cats. We usually had throw blankets or covers on it.
That couch has been moved around the house a lot…it was originally in our sitting loft, but with remodeling and switching rooms around, it ultimately ended up in my office. It quickly became the favorite place for the dogs to hang out. The cover and throw blankets got very worn out, so a few weeks ago I bought a new throw blanket for it.
Not so bad, right? Until Cricket thought it needed to look more like this:
After a couple weeks of fixing that cover daily (more like several times daily), and knowing fur was going to get stuck everywhere and be impossible to clean, I told hubby that I thought a new couch might be in order. We had traded in our microfiber couch in our living room for a leather one, and it was the best thing we ever did. It is SO easy to keep clean. We really couldn’t afford another leather couch though, but hubby had found this bonded leather (some kind of leather mixture) couch at a tent sale, so we decided to go get it.
It was a nightmare getting it into the room, but that’s another story. We love it, and so do the dogs, the two girls anyway. (Kobi doesn’t really jump up on couches anymore, he prefers his dog beds on the floor).
The best news is that Dad can take a nap there, or I can sit there and read, without the fear of being covered with dog fur when we get up. I guess the couch really was for all of us!!
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