I should probably explain this setup:
I promise there’s a logical explanation. It started months ago when I took a large papson cushion off the hands of a co-worker to use as a bed for Lucy, who absolutely loved it. Yes, it was a bit big for our apartment but Lucy loved to lay on it and chew her toys, so we kept it around.
Turns out Cindy liked it, too.
Unfortunately, one morning I came downstairs to a cushion that was covered in Lucy’s bodily fluids; I’ll leave the details out, but let’s just say the cushion was beyond saving. However, the dogs liked that cushion so much I ordered another one, but this time put it in the kitchen; Cindy no longer needed the large crate we previously had in there so it freed up some room. This is how our kitchen/dining area looks during the day:
The doggies like laying on the bed while I’m cooking in the kitchen, eating dinner or doing some homework at the table.
So, how did another bed wind up on top of the cushion? Well, Cindy breaths and therefore sleeps much better when she can prop her head up against the side of something (not possible on the cushion), like the arm of a couch or the side of a doggie bed. Like this one:
Notice anything in the above photo, though? Yes, that would be a hole in the bottom of the bed, courtesy of Lucy. Since Lucy pretty much eats holes in every real dog bed we’ve owned, we can’t keep that bed out during the day or it would be torn to shreds in a matter of hours. So, we put that bed away during the day and then bring it out at night and put it on top of the cushion so Cindy can sleep comfortably since she sleeps in the kitchen at night. The papson cushion is so big that we don’t bother to put it away at night and we just lay Cindy’s other bed on top of it.
I have no idea if this makes any sense, but it’s perfectly logical in my own head 🙂 And that’s the story behind Cindy, the Princess and the Pea.