Well, he finally went and did it! Look at what Mr Spaghetti Legs did to his bed!
Mr SL’s bed
Making my bed
He “makes” his bed by scratching at the covers and biting and lifting the material. In the morning I find the mattresses strewn round the kitchen. See You made your bed now lie in it
He has now made that small hole into a massive hole. This morning I couldn’t find the towel that goes on top of the mattress. Eventually I found it – crumpled up inside the hole in the cover.
And what does Mr Spaghetti Legs think about all this? As you can see from the first picture, he is blissfully unconcerned; sleeping on the bed airing out on the stoep – which just happens to belong to Little Monkey!
I’ve had dogs now for 16 years. By trial and error I found that the best bed for them is a third of an old, large sponge mattress, covered in plastic (for the incontinent) and then old sheets and towels, for easy washing.
This worked well for years – until old Mr Spaghetti Legs joined us. Now, all dogs “make” their bed to some extent or another, but this old boy goes the extra mile. First, he totally shredded all the old sheet covers that had lasted for years, through 5 other dogs. I stitched and re-stitched them till there was nothing left. Then I got the bright idea of using old curtains – much stronger. This was fine for a time, but then he got to work on those one night and managed to rip them too.
I then found better old curtaining; light-weight and sturdy. This has lasted – so far- though I don’t know for how much longer. Every morning when I enter the kitchen, it is to find Mr SL’s mattresses scattered all over the floor. He pushes and pulls at them until he has lifted one off the other, then lies on whichever takes his fancy.
Last night I caught him going at it again. I was totally surprised to see, that apart from scraping away at the bedding with his claws, he also bit into the middle and lifted the whole cover up!