My husband and I are empty-nesters EXCEPT for our two "other children", Bugs and Cha Cha. They are our soon-to-be 5 years old Maltese "puppies". They will always be puppies to us, mainly due to their small size, each weighing around 5 pounds. We keep them confined to the tiled kitchen and utility room areas of our home where they have access to the outside via a doggie door. They can usually be found napping on their beds. I just recently moved the beds out to the kitchen area near a huge picture window. During the cold months I keep their beds in the utility room, as it is warmer and cozier for them. Notice the beds? I loved my homemade pattern so much that I actually compiled an eBook tutorial a couple of years ago and have been selling it ever since on Etsy. The "bed" is actually a standard sized "people" pillow that I have encased in a zippered waterproof cover (in case of mishaps), then it is covered with the "OH SEW SIMPLE--EASY CARE PET BED" that can easily be removed for washing.
WAKE UP YOU GUYS!
BUGS LOOKS UP FOR ME:
CHA CHA OPENS HER EYES FOR ME--BUT THAT'S ALL I GET!