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A new bed for Molly

 
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Hi All;
Update on the moose.  8 Months old and still growing...  What were we thinking ???
Wait, I know. She is so dang cute , smart , lovable... and we needed a new baby....

No way to weigh her until she goes to the vet to get fixed. That won't be till June. I'm guessing currently #85. By June well over #100
Each day as she strolls along beside me , I'm thinking OMG you grew overnight!
Sadly , we have started keeping her on a long chain. (I hate chaining a dog!)  She isn't wandering ,she is on guard but...
As soon as she can't get in a family way, that chain is history.

Her bed that I brought home the day I picked her up was shot!  
Way to small and not much softer than the hardwood floor. A new bed was ordered, but would not arrive until after a short road trip.
Monday, we took molly on her first "play date" road trip to Winchester, Idaho.
Liz's sister was moving there with their 2 doggy's and we were asked to come down and help.
We brought molly's old bed with us but tossed it out before heading home.
While there, Molly played and played... sadly at night she could only snooze at bit before jumping up to bark (Any idea how loud that is in a bedroom?) We live very rural... we were staying in a town...
Surprisingly, just like Las Vegas, Winchester , Idaho apparently does not sleep. Neither did Molly or unfortunately did I.

We got home last evening.  Molly's new bed was here!   Oh BOY Oh BOY wag wag wag is that for me !!!  She liked her bed!
A short while later as I'm nodding off in my chair. Liz comments that Molly seems to be nodding as well.
Ha Ha, she didn't move apparently for hours . (I went to bed). Poor puppy was just exhausted...  I needed a five hr energy drink to drive home safely...

Her new bed is 44" side to side.   I think it will be to small and flattened by the end of summer... sigh , just have to keep working just to feed and house our baby moose!



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Little baby Molly in a cat bed
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Little baby Molly at 8 months
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Molly's new bed
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44"... I think she needs the 60" version...we need a bigger house
 
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Thomas,

My daughter would automatically fall over herself to give Molly a hug—she unconditionally loves all animals, but Molly would take the cake.

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She looks much like our mastiff.  Ours fits on the couch or in the queen size bed with no problem.
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Mastiff boredom...
 
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Hi Trace;  Nice looking doggy you have there!  Yes indeed, Molly looks a lot like yours.

Although it might look like  your Mastiff is bored, I notice that she is also on guard... always watching.
 
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thomas rubino wrote:Hi Trace;  Nice looking doggy you have there!  Yes indeed, Molly looks a lot like yours.

Although it might look like  your Mastiff is bored, I notice that she is also on guard... always watching.



That's exactly right.  When she sits with her head on the wheel like that, superficially she looks bored, but she doesn't miss a thing.  Add to that the fact that she knows when dad goes to the gas station, she gets a hot dog when he comes out...
 
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Might I suggest you look into this excellent thread? If your Molly-Moose gets any bigger, you may need it :)


https://permies.com/t/95562/large-comfortable-dog-beds-years

I've made one - I used a washable waterproof crib mattress pad and two crib sheets for the current iteration. Washable and waterproof is great, as it's apparently the preferred throwup location in the house :)
 
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Hi Catie;
Thank you!  I did not remember that thread.    
We have a good friend who loves to sew! I think I'll have a little work for her soon!
 
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Catie George wrote:Might I suggest you look into this excellent thread? If your Molly-Moose gets any bigger, you may need it :)


https://permies.com/t/95562/large-comfortable-dog-beds-years

I've made one - I used a washable waterproof crib mattress pad and two crib sheets for the current iteration. Washable and waterproof is great, as it's apparently the preferred throwup location in the house :)



YASSS!! Bailey has now reached about 80#, at 5.5mos old. Her current bed is 36"x48", and she's long and lanky, more than beefy, and she sleeps sprawled out, lol. I think we may, by the time she reaches her full, long & lanky,160# adult size, we may end up just getting her a twin or bigger mattress...
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Bailey, on her 36x48 bed, 3weeks ago. She's even bigger, now
Bailey, on her 36x48 bed, 3weeks ago. She's even bigger, now
 
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Oh well then, if we are posting pictures of our babies dogs...

Here's mine on her crib mattress. She's a 50 lb dog-on-stilts, and about 26" at the shoulder.

Our previous dog, a 185 lb St. Bernard, had the same size bed and was only a little taller lol - it lasted her whole life. I like the crib mattresses because they are long instead of wide, so the legs may hang over, but the rest of the dog is supported, and they take up less space sans-dog. Plus, buying mine a brand new mattress, sheets, and mattress cover was still half the price of a fancy orthopedic dog bed.
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Zee Poodle for scale. No photos of her sprawled, unfortunately.
 
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