Finding a good pet bed might be one of the most difficult things we’ve done in this home – never mind tearing down ceilings or laying tile! No, no, it’s a decent dog bed that seems to be the struggle – ha! I wish I was kidding, but does anyone else feel this way? Our huge pups make the task even more of a challenge, as we’re constantly looking for something that can be fully washed and dried, not to mention, it has to look good.
I’ve been friends with Jane from Janery for several years now; she was one of our very first Pet Shop supporters, and I feel as though we’ve taken parallel journeys down the pet loving path in the time we’ve known each other. Jane creates handmade, quality pet beds sourced from materials made in the USA (yes and yes!), and for the last couple of months, Jack and CC have been nuzzling up to Janery’s Merlin Mats:
We have been through so many dog beds, but the reason we love our Merlin Mats is because the whole thing can be thrown into the wash – stuffing and all! It’s a thinly padded cushion that’s great for lining crates and protecting furniture, but our duo enjoy it as a regular bed just as much. (Most mornings, CC will nip her mat from her crate and bring it over to my desk while I work – which is so cute, I almost can’t handle.)
Our favorite use of the Merlin Mat is for keeping their endless shedding fur off of the car’s interior during travel, but of course the same could be said for saving your bed linens or most comfortable upholstered chair! This past weekend, we visited my family in Pittsburgh, but let’s be honest – we were really there to finally meet the newest addition to our family, Nanook. I noticed that my parents had found a slipcover to protect their couch from his fluffy coat, but I’m thinking I know what Nanook’s getting for Christmas.
Now, it may seem that it’s all about the pups around here, but Maddie and Libby got a piece of the Janery action, too! (We love those little old ladies – their kitty kingdom is coming!) The Catnip Cuddler has 1/4 cup of, you guessed it, catnip hidden inside, making it extra appealing to our girls.
We chose the Bricks pattern in gray and navy for our clan, with the Catnip Cuddlers featuring a small velcro opening for you to refresh your catnip after every washing (velcro is exclusive to the Bricks pattern only):
We’ve had our pet mats for a handful of months, and they’ve all been through several washings and held up like a champ! Next on our wish list? These waterproof Charlie Cushions. Excuse me while I shop, but in the meantime, Janery is offering everyone 15% off anything in the shop when you use the promo code YBH2015 at checkout! And you have the chance to win $100 worth of store credit by entering right here.*
*Giveaway and promotion runs through this Friday, November 20th. Happy shopping and good luck!