Chris and Mariesa Hughes, a couple living in upstate New York, have a passion for dogs.
In fact their love is so great, that not only do they runan organization placing senior dogs in foster home, calledthetheMr. Mo Project, they alsohave eight rescued dogs of their own!
The couple lovessharing their home with their beloved pets, but they often find their space a little crowded when the dogs want to sleep with them, in their bed. After all, in a bed only made to accommodate two people, it’s certainly a tight fit with their eight furry friends.
So the couple came up with an idea: what if they made their bed bigger? As in, much, much bigger?
The drew up plans to have a new bed constructed to fulfill their needs, and the needs of their dogs, someof whom are quite large or in their older age.
The result is simply genius, and scroll down to see it for yourself!
Chris and Mariesa love their eight rescued dogs, most of whom are quite large.
The couple, while they love sharing their space with their pets, often find themselves pushed off their own bed, and sleeping on the couch.
So they came up with a brilliant solution.
Instead of kicking the animals out or making them sleep on the floor, they decided to make a much bigger bed.
After a few weeks, the couple unveiled the finished product.
It is about 14 feet long, and 7 feet wide. The headboard alone is 6 feet tall!
It’s made out of two mattresses: a king-sized one placed above a full-sized one turned sideways.
It also includes a set of stairs to allow senior dogs climb in with the couple, and drawers for storage.
Indeed, the dogs looks very comfy in the new bed.
We’re sure it’s a huge relief for the dog lovers, who can now look forward to a good night’s rest!
Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/8-dogs-bigger-bed/
Maternal instinct is a powerful feeling that is present in all species of moms.
Regardless of whetherthey themselves are in danger or not, they will jump into action andfiercely defend their babies if they so much as sense trouble.
Mama dogs tend to protect their babies even if simplyfending for themselves would be easier, like this poor mother.
They also are naturally wary of strangers, seeing as they are unsure if they are around to help or hurt her family.
Stray mother dog Petunia had this very dilemma when rescuers came to retrieve her in a parking lot.
When they first got a hold of her, they weren’t sure why she was so guarded and skittish.
That was, until they found her baby nearby, whom she was trying to protect from harm.
Check below to see more pictures of the rescued parking lot dog duo.
[H/T The Dodo]
Little gray curly Petunia had been homeless for months and frequented local haunts where people occasionally fed her.
Butrescue organization Hope for Paws heard about her and set out to get her off the streets.
They were able to track her downin a parking lot where she was seen all the time.
But she was skittish around unfamiliar people, and quickly took shelter under a car.
Eldad Hagar, founder of the organization,knelt down on hands and knees to find her.
At first she seemed susceptible to touch, then suddenly got nervous and turned to run away.
ButHagar was quick and grabbed her by the leg.
Though it may be dangerous to grab a nervous dog by the leg, he quickly and skillfully pulled her out from under the truck before any damage could be done.
“The way I always explain it to people who ask about me doing something a little more ‘aggressive’ (like grabbing a leg) is that having this stress for five seconds is worth the lifetime of happiness that is coming ahead of them,”he explained to the Dodo.
Once she was safely in his arms, he realized the reason for her fear.
She was lactating meaning that she had a baby nearby.
Petunia’s little puppy was found shortly after in a pile of leaves near some bushes in the lot
She couldn’t have been more than 3days old. They carefully brought her back to her mom, which helpedcalm her down.
Hagar was anxious that she was hiding other puppies around the premises, so he led her around to see if she would reveal any other hidden babies.
But she seemed to be fully preoccupied with the the only puppy in sight (whom they’d named Petals).
Satisfied that there were no other hidden hounds around, they took the mother-daughter doggy duo to the vet to get checked.
Both were very healthy pooches and have enjoyed being together, away from streets and lots they were living in.
And soon little Petals will open her eyes and the family will be able to be adopted into a loving home!
If you hope that Petunia and Petals enjoy a long and happy life, as every dog should,
Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/homeless-dog-and-baby/