First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful mother’s day. Most people forget that those of us with four legged critters deserve mother’s day swag for all the energy we invest raising our fur babies too. My husband has been really good about getting me cards and misc. gifts for my birthday and Christmas from the dogs. But this year… I bought my own mother’s day gift for from the dogs. I bought a “green” dog bed from Karma Charms!
Saturday the eagerly awaited new bed Duvet came! I chose the red “Bird on a Wire” because I thought it would liven up the room a little. I wasn’t expecting it to be so big, even though I saw one at the expo…. love it! I went through the closets and pulled out all the old clothes that didn’t fit and some old bedding, but its still not full!
So far they have all tried it out and have given it a two paws up. The fabric is really thick and heavy duty. I also got the stuff sack so I could fill it up and the stuff would stay in place. There are SEVERAL tshirts, old pillow cases, a couple sweat shirts and an old comforter in there now. With the gusseted sides it has the ability to really expand and hold alot of hand me downs. I am going to have to hit the thrift stores or yard sales for old comforters… lol Its an awesome GREEN buy!
You know that black plastic garbage bag you have in the back of your closet – The one that is full of old clothes you have been meaning to take to Good Will for two years. The one full of the clothes that are too stained and torn and worn for the Salvation Army to even put out on the racks and will most likely make a beeline straight to the landfill… Why not Recycle those old clothes and fill your next dog bed with them. Not only are you keeping the extra rubbish out of the dump but you are able to Reuse it.
Still on the fence? Here’s yet another excellent reason to buy a fillable duvet – dog beds get stinky and dirty pretty quickly and they are darn near impossible to clean. And what if the dog has an accident on it? You are left pretty much tossing it in the trash creating more waste. Since the Molly Mutts Duvet is filled with your clothing and blankets, you can easily remove the “stuffing”, toss it in the washing machine and restuff it - viola! To be honest, that was the clincher for me. I cant tell you how many bed I have tossed over the years because they get so icky and were too big to put in the washing machine or it was full of wood chips and fluff that wouldn’t hold up in the wash.
The beds come in 4 patterns (Karma Charms owner advises a 5th pattern will be launching shortly) and three sizes. The Small (available by special order) is 22″x27″x5″, the medium size is 27″x36″x5″ and costs $30.00 for the duvet only, The large size (what I bought) is 36″x45″x5″ and costs $40.00. The stuff sack is $13.00 for the medium and $15.00 for the large, small available by special order. While the stuff sack is not an absolute necessity, it keeps the items “neat and easy to handle”. I have the stuff sack with mine and certainly recommend it, it does prevent the clothes from getting bunched up inside the duvet.
Remember our Bark Park Buddies Courtney (the owner of Big Baroo) with Jack and Greta? Here’s a picture of Jack the Great Pyrenees on his “Large” Molly Mutts Duvet in the “Your Hand in Mine” pattern. I think I’m going for this pattern next.
Tomorrow is Eris’s 8th Birthday. I just ordered her a cake from Three Dog Bakery. They now have one in town – how exciting.