If your cat or dog is like my Henry, his (or her) fur accumilates wherever they decide to bed down often. For me, that’s my bed, beside my head.

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And for the longest while, I just put a blanket down for him which I washed when it was necessary. As you can see, I use a twin duvet so Henry literally has half the double bed. As my duvet cover (strangely…) got furrier and furrier I decided to sew Henry something a little squishier to sleep on. So I went to Dressew, my land of sewing goodness, and picked out a fuzzy, durable fabric I thought he’d like. I chose something in a colour that would hide his fur, should it accumilate.

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I also picked up some cotton batting, but if you have a spare flat-ish pillow, or something of the cushiony-sort that you’d like to make use of, that would work too. I lay out the cotton batting and just quickly covered it with some leftover fabric to contain it.

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Then all I needed to do was put a zipper into the yellow fabric so that I could remove it and wash it whenever I wanted/needed! (That’s one thing I’ve never understood about dog beds… how do you wash them? You’d need a steam cleaner for some of those really big ones!) Then you give the lovely gift to your fur-baby to test out:

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100% Approved.

Happy Whiskers on Wednesday!!
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