One thing I had to come to terms with when getting Leni was that my home wasn’t always going to be spotless. Granted, Bichon’s don’t shed (much), but they do love leaving toys strewn around the floor and I regularly come across remnants of leaves and bark that Leni brings in from outside. What’s a house proud puppy muma to do? In an attempt to keep the place clean, tidy and in line with my interior style, I’ve found a few things that walk the line between dog-friendly and style-friendly. Here’s the things house-proud dog owners need in their lives…
A Teepee dog bed
Forget the crate, this lovely little bed will give pups that homely closed-in feel of a cage, while totally going with your decor. Plus, they’re great for putting in the garden to give your dog a spot of comfortable shade. Who said tipis are just for trendy festival-goers?
This stripey number is from Pipolli.
If you’re dog loves wicker baskets (ahem, Leni I’m looking at you!) then stick to something a little less chew-worthy to store their toys. Ours are often chucked in one corner (I am a neat freak I promise) but this is the perfect way to scoop them all up out of the way so there’s no unnecessary trips or falls. No more standing on that rubber spiked ball – yay! [Read more…]