Bear, the Dog Who Doesn’t Eat Pizza, is now 13 years old. And while I have informed her that she’s not allowed to get old, it is happening and I can’t deny it. Sigh. Anyway, she is still quite spry for a 13-year-old, but her back legs are not as strong as they once were and she often needs help getting up on the bed. I needed to give her a leg up, as it were.
Meet our new ottoman. It’s a Karlstad from IKEA. I thought about making a step for Bear, but when I calculated the cost to make and upholster it, this ottoman was less expensive (the cover was on clearance for $19; the stool itself was $80).
The proof is in the pudding. Here’s Bear using it last night (the video is sideways; I can’t figure out why or how to turn it):
The ottoman is a good solution because it’s pretty and functional. And Bear is happy, which makes me happy.
Have you ever bought furniture for your pet?