This is a cover for my dog's cage. I made to help keep him warm and also for privacy. It has a flap in the front you can tie up or let it down to have the cover closed yet allow him access to go in and out.
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By Donna from Millbury, OH
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Our dog's crate takes up a lot of room in the living room. Any ideas for hiding it or making it useful?
Thanks in advance!
Karla from CT
We've begun to use ours as a makeshift end table. It works well for holding the lamp and a small box with the mittens and hats for the family. It's a little unsteady, so we have to be careful. I'm thinking of stablizing it with a piece of plywood cut to size and skillfully disguised. Good luck!
How about buying or making one of those foldable screens? I've seen some that have photo frames on them and I know some are ornamental. This would block the view and add decoration to the room.
ours used to sit in the kitchen which was the only dining space in the rental house we lived in. kind of gross. during holidays or entertaining we put a sheet of plywood (cut to fit) on top of 2 xlg crates and covered the crates with simple white table clothes and created a buffet.
dogs are den animals and feel safer when they sleep in cave-like areas
We use ours as a corner table between the couch and chair. I put a burgandy throw over it and then a pretty white table topper. My dog loves it and people are surprised that it is her kennel.
Love & Prayers,
check out this site: http://www.cratehaven.com
I got a brochure when I went to the AKC Eukanuba dog show recently.
Wow, what wonderful ideas. I just got a puppy, yes at 54 years old, I guess I need another 'baby'. Her crate is right now in my bedroom so she is not alone at night. I would like to put it in the family room in the spring when it's warmer out. I also don't like to look at it though. The ready made must be pretty costly though. I think I'll try cutting down some plywood and using nice moulding for trim and giving a coat of paint. She is a tiny dog, a pug apoo we think. Maybe a pug + brussles griffon. Not sure but darn cute and at $250 rescue fee quite a bargin. For the love she gives back. A private rescue sight , if anyone wants a pup or kitty email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the information on the wonderful woman I got her from. She opens her home to these needy dogs. They even sleep in her bed with her and her hubby. Some she fosters out when needed. If anyone can match someone with a dog she can. My Molly is a handfull at 5 months of age but a delight. She came from terrible conditions ( someone that calls herself a rescue person). That's another whole story. Valery
Has anyone here tried the litter box for a puppy? The pads are ok but if puddled and she steps on it her feet get wet. It's so cold out and she's so tiny it's hard to get her outside to go potty. Also I live in a split level house and she can't go down the stairs as yet. She can't get to the door to let me know she has to go. At night if she's in her crate she'll wine so I know she can hold it for a little while. Any house trianing tips would be appreciated. Vallford@aol.com
I got the great, FREE directions from http://www.sewing.circleofcrafters...
You can hardly tell that this cozy coat used to be a picnic blanket. It is quilted for warmth and has been treated with waterproofing spray for those early morning hurricane walks. Naturally, it is reversible: One side revealing a traditional tartan, the other a bold blue vinyl with an urban edge. Practicality has not been lost to fashion, as this blanket coat has a pocket on each side, appliqued with a charming heart. The design also puts safety first with a reflective strip on the back of the coat.
All made with things I had at home!