Waterproof Dog Bed Cover

Waterproof Dog Bed Cover

Waterproof Dog Bed Cover

I know this differs from my usual posts but this is life.  Unfortunately right now we are going through a difficult time with our oldest dog Tool (he turns seven in March).  He started excessively drinking water this weekend and in turn peeing a ton.  We called the vets, they got him in and none of the usual culprits are to blame.  The big “C” word has been mentioned as he has elevated calcium levels and they have sent out blood tests to see if that is the case.  For now we are waiting and hoping its not the case.

So during the day I put him out almost every hour but nighttime we have not been doing that.  We are going to start getting up halfway through the night to let him out but I decided that I was also going to fashion a waterproof bed cover.

As we have two small children we have some of those waterproof pee pads (you could also purchase a vinyl tablecloth) from when they were potty training.  To add more weight to keep the waterproof cover from moving I am going to sew an old towel on top.  I think that will also make it a little more cozy for Tool.

First I sewed the two pee pads together.

Waterproof Dog Bed Cover

Next I attempted to fold the ends and sew corners – this was way to thick for my machine so I gave up that idea and just sewed the sides of the towel down over the edges of the pee pads.

Waterproof Dog Bed Cover

Roughly two thirds of the way through sewing both sides shut I bent my last sewing machine needle.

Waterproof Dog Bed Cover

I took an emergency trip to JoAnn Fabric’s and then completed the other side.  After that I rearranged his bed and put the waterproof pad in.

Waterproof Dog Bed Cover

As I type he has already moved it off to the side – so this may not work 100% but not bad for something fashioned completely from materials I already had on hand.  We will just have to fix it across his bed before he gets in at night.

So onto other things to keep my mind off of the test results.  Fingers crossed that whatever it is we can manage it.  Everyone give your dogs an extra snuggle today – I know we will!

 

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