Our dogs have had no beds. When Pellet was a baby, he would get the blanket out of his cage, pull it out and shred it to 8 million strings. After devouring probably about 10 blankets, we gave up on it and his cage became blanket free. Then Cali came along, and we put a blanket in her cage when she was a little baby [you may click here for a reference back up] but then for some reason her cage became blanket free also.
Somewhere between Cali being super cold this winter (she refuses to wear her sweater - actually takes it off - and curls up in a tiny ball) and being concerned about Pellet's joints (always laying on hard surfaces) we decided to buy them beds.
This is going to sound like something out of a statistical analysis class, but here it goes:
Pellet smells his bed:
Cali smells her bed:
Cali smells Pellet's bed:
Pellet smells Cali's bed:
They both smells Pellet's bed:
Then they both smell Cali's bed:
Pellet lays on his bed (on his own):
Cali sits on her bed (with help of yours truly):
Here is the 2 minute and 23 second animated version:
Pellet looooooooooooooooooooooooves his bed. He is actually laying on it as I type. I bet his hips and elbows are thanking us for the new bed.
Cali, well, let's just say that for Cali it's a matter of time, she will learn to love her bed (she just doesn't know it yet).