Our dogs LOVE to look out the window. I’m assuming this is a normal dog behavior, but I swear that Ranger and Cullen take it to abnormal levels.
They did it in our old apartment…
And when we moved out of that apartment and into our duplex, they continued to do it on the daily. Only now, our window is much higher off the ground and the dogs have to stand on their hind legs to see out the window.
I was browsing Craigslist recently and stumbled on this beautiful old bench that I knew would be the absolute perfect solution to the problem.
(Photo via Craigslist, sorry for the blur!)
And to make it even better, this bench will be the perfect size to put at the end of our bed when we move into our new hours in a few months. Cullen, our smaller dog, has a hard time jumping up on the bed and having something at the foot of it will save a little bit of sanity for all of us.
As soon as I got the bench home, I gave it a quick coat of glossy white spray paint and ordered some bright yellow fabric. I popped the top off and reupholstered the bench, and just like that it was a completely new piece of furniture.
I tried to take photos of the finished product right after I was done, but there was a minor problem.
For the first few days, I literally could not get the dogs off of the bench long enough to take photos of it. They are in LOVE. There is a dog on that bench at all times throughout the day, and Cullen is thrilled that he no longer has to stand on his hind legs to look out of the window.
Once the bench had been around for a few days, I finally caught a few minutes where neither of the dogs was on it so I managed to snap a few photos of the bench by itself.
I’m absolutely in love with it, and I can’t wait to see how it looks in our room at the new house. And I can’t wait to know what it’s like to have a dog that can get up on the bed by himself again.
Oh, and don’t worry – the windows in the new house go almost down to the floor, so hopefully the dogs won’t be too upset when there isn’t a bench by the front window anymore.
Have you ever bought or modified anything in your house to make life easier for your dogs? Or am I the only crazy/pathetic one that does this?