It’s been almost 2 years that Maizie has had her green fleece bed. It was basically a huge homemade pillow, which was great at first — all fluffy and soft — but as time wore on, it started to lose its shape after being washed, and the fleece collected every single piece of fuzz it came in contact with. And when you have a black dog that sheds like crazy, you end up with a large, very hairy, black pile of fabric. Ew. So I treated Maizie to a posh new bed with fancy stuffing, Scent-Lok odor control, and a removable cover and liner for easy washing. In a pretty color, of course.
I also got some X-Mats for the couch. Maizie is not allowed on the furniture (see aforementioned “large, very hairy, black pile of fabric”), and to keep her off, I have tried all kinds of barricades: pillows (don’t work), TV trays (annoying to drag out more than one), and most recently, the ironing board (unwieldy as hell). The X-Mats work like a charm: light, easy to store, and they work!
It looks like both Maizie and I win this week!