“Having allowed them this once, there was no way back!”
For one couple in New York, sharing their bed with pets proved to be a daunting task.
Chris and Marisea Hughes lost their comfortable sleep after the eight dogs they rescued began sleeping on the bed with them.
After many agonizing nights spent fighting over a piece of bed or even on the couch, the couple decided it was time to stop.
What could be the best solution for comfortable placement of one and all, if not building a huge bed?
And “huge” is not an exaggeration at all! The bed frame accommodates two double mattresses.
The total length of the bed is more than 13 feet.
The couple turned their ideas to bespoke furniture maker Mike Ford, who turned out to be a huge animal lover.
He willingly agreed to take up this project. And after 6 months of painstaking work, the miracle bed is ready.
A mini-ladder is built into the frame for old dogs who find it difficult to jump on and off the bed.
And at the bottom of this design are storage boxes.
Mike made this bed special by carving the paw prints of his own old dog, who had died shortly before at the age of 16, on the back of the bed.
Chris and Marisea are the founders of a non-profit project that rescues sick and old dogs from shelters and brings them loving new families to spend the rest of their days surrounded by love and care.
The project also covers the costs associated with the treatment and arrangement of their new life.
The couple devotes a lot of effort to making as many senior dogs as possible happy in their lives.
And by the way, the couple is convinced that there is enough room in their new bed for a couple more souls saved.