I had a concept but not a clear vision, and that’s when my son stepped in and created a DIY Doggie Sleep Suite. A place for the Boys to call home.
As the renovation saga in our house continues, I’ve found myself dreaming of a DIY Doggie Sleep Suite for the Boys. A place they could –
- call their own,
- feel somewhat “den-ish” like their ancestors
- live together – comfortably…
Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined what they actually received!
AUGUST 1st, MY BIRTHDAY –
My birthday fell on a weekend this year. As a surprise (his van loaded with tools) my son drove down to hang out with his “momma” for a few days.
A few hours after his arrival he asked what could he build for me as a birthday present. There are still many, many projects around the house that need completion, but everything I rattled off – he wasn’t “inspired” to tackle.
The four bedrooms upstairs are finished. In the master bedroom, we knew we would not use this closet…
We converted the adjoining bedroom into an entire closet. That is why we didn’t need the original closet…
We removed the doors off of the old closet, but I still wasn’t quite sure what to do with it.
I wanted to do something unique with the space, so for the time being, I tossed a couple of dog beds in there. Instantly Harley fell in love with the little nook area…
OPERATION SLEEP SUITE –
The weekend my son was in town, he sat at the kitchen island, talking to me and doodling away on a piece of paper as I cooked breakfast. Afterwards, he said to my husband –
Come on Pops – I’ve got an idea, ride with me to Home Depot.
He kissed my forehead and slid this piece of paper towards me as he whistled his way out the door…
Trust me, I really had no clue how to interpret this but I was excited all the same.
They worked two days straight – he and his dad – while I kept the cold water and meals coming…
The weekend was full of shenanigans, constant laughter with music playing all the right songs. He is a character and I love his spirit…
MOVE IN DAY –
By the time his van disappeared down the street – headed north – the Boys “sleep suite” was complete…
- There’s enough space for them both.
- The extra molding around the frame gives them that “tucked in” feeling, which works wonders when the Citadel play their football games and shoot the cannon for touchdowns and field goals. #yestheydo
- They’re elevated off the ground with a nice platform so they can see me and I can see them.
- There is plenty of head space for Jaxson to stand up AND it’s 30 inches deep for him to stretch those long legs if he wants.
WALL OF FAME –
Through the years, with this blog, living in Charleston, working as therapy pups, they have met some incredible people and have had quite a few “once in a lifetime” experiences.
To me that warranted their own wall of fame. Photo’s to capture those “special” moments…
Here’s a close up of those photo’s Harley, Jaxson and I chose to display…
The very first night the new beds went in, they’ve made it their home.
Harley has yet to jump up in my bed, and Jaxson will only come up there if his breakfast is late and he wants to remind me that “it is time.” #theyhavemetrained
The Boys have endured a lot these last 22 months #notthatIamcounting
They too deserve something special from all the construction.
Everyday, when I walk in my bedroom – I can’t help but smile and think –
that was the best birthday ever!
Thanks for reading, please come back again…
PS: The Citadel has had two home games this season all ready, and the Boys did well in their sleep suite while I watched Netflix. #lifeisgood