North Wapiti Siberian
Iditarod 2008 - Tales from the Trail
December 26, 2007
Kara's New Dog Bed
For Christmas I purchased Kara a lovely new dog
bed. Now, Kara already has a reasonably new, lovely dog bed, but
she likes thebigger, rattier old one, so both have been hanging
out in the house for the last year or so. I thought if I got her
a nice new, slightly bigger one, she might let me throw out the
old one (it doesn't work with Mark and his ratty t-shirts, but I
thought Kara might be a little more biddable).
As my friend Lynda can vouch, I didn't take the new Kara bed
purchasing decision lightly. I hummed and hawed for a long time
before settling on one. Christmas morning came and I, with great
fanfare unveiled the new dog bed. I moved the old one out of the
way and replaced it with the new one. With some prompting, Kara
it for about 10 minutes before moving back to the old stinky
Yesterday I walked in the door to find Bait sleeping on the new
dog bed, Tic snoring on the slightly older bed and Kara on the
ratty old thing. *sigh*
This morning I had to drive Kathryn to the airport, as she is
picking up her hubby and heading to Jasper for a few days
vacation. I decided that I was going to fix this dog bed issue
once and for all, so I took Kara with me for a trip to PetSmart
on the way home.
Kara was quite intrigued by PetSmart, but like the perfect
Siberian she is, trotted happily next to me with only a passing
glance at the rows of dog bones. We got to the back of the store
and started looking at dog beds. A clerk came over and offered
assistance. I mentioned that we were looking for a new dog bed
and he led me to
the 'Kara sized' models. "Yeah, I bought her one of those and
she gave it to the cat" I said. He commented on how generous she
was - little did he know that giving it to the cat was simply
the most disdainful thing she could think of to do with the bed
to show it was not up to her standards.
After much debate, Kara selected one that she felt would work
for her. I overlooked the fact that it had a GREAT DANE on the
packaging and toted it up to the counter for her. Oh, with a
quick side trip to the aisle with the Denta-stick - Kara adores
Denta-sticks and her tail was up and wagging as soon as she
heard the rattle of the bag coming off the shelf.
The folks in line ahead of me commented on what a lovely dog she
was. She looked down her nose at them and cast a glance at me
condemning them for stating the obvious. A gentleman from the
line came over and said "What a nice Sibe". She stuck her nose
up in the air, but permitted a bit of scratching. She also
lowered herself to taking a treat from the cashier before
strutting out of the store beside me.
Once home I realized just how big a Great Dane is as I squished
her bed into it's spot in front of the bookshelf.
It seems this one FINALLY meets her standards. I need a bigger
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