The best part of sleeping with your pets is getting cozy together... them making a fitted nest in the bends of your waist, knees, or
elbows before you all comfortably drift off to sleep. The problems come later when you can't move from that original
position, which is not that cozy anymore, without causing great disturbance.
My cat, for example, translates the slightest movement of my cramped arm as 'petting time,' and will persistently poke at my head and arms, whining in high-pitched persistent cat sounds for affection. My dog, on the other hand, will begin one of his
slow rising growls, the ones that start like a stirring volcano and end up in a huge firefall of loud fearsome air attacks a few minutes later. There's a reason for the expression 'Let sleeping dogs lie.'
Anyway, sleeping with your pets can cause more sleeplessness than comfort, not to mention pet hairs all over your bed linens. A
few companies have come out with what may be a solution for you and
your pets to get a good night's sleep: pet bunk beds. Theoretically,
the top bunk of the bed reaches the level of your own so that you can feel near to
each other and see each other without actually being on top of one another. The bunk beds
have two levels, so if you only have one pet bed companion, he will
have his pick of landings.
1. LazyBonezz Metropolitan Pet Bunk-Bed
The LazyBonezz is a spiffy designer pet bed made of high quality wood with stainless steel accents. The 34 x 18 x 22.5 inch bed is nice and sturdy, with a 30 pound capacity at each level. Cushions are recessed in the box-like beds and are covered with washable microfiber cases. The steps have non-slip textured surfaces. Wood comes in ebony, espresso, and white, and fabrics include Zebra, Giraffe, Panther, silver and sand. (find product)
2. LogDogBed Bunk Bed
Looking like a little log cabin, the LogDogBed Bunk Bed is great for two small to medium sized pets. Made of northern white cedar, and fitted with fiber-filled cotton zippered pillows, the Bunk Bed is 30"L x 20"W x 24"H. This bed can also be disassembled to make two separate beds. (find product)
3. Co-Sleeper® Portable Pet Bunk/Pet Crate
The Co-Sleeper, made by baby sleeper-maker Arms Reach, is reaching out to pets now, putting them at bed's eye view of their owners. Their bunk beds are made for small to medium dogs, as well as large dogs, and are equally great for cats, and the beds actually attach to your bed, assuring that they'll 'measure up.'
While the upper surface of the Co-Sleeper can serve as a bed, so can the lower surface, which can be enclosed and used for a pet crate, making the Co-Sleeper a dual-pupose portable bed/crate, great for travel. (It folds up too!) The steel frame is covered with a polyester canvas fabric that has a washable pillow and mattress cover. You can also purchase accessories for the bed, like the plush liners shown below.
The small to medium Co-Sleeper Pet Bunk Bed/Crate is 34” x 20” x 25” and can hold up to 50 pounds; the larger size is 40” x 28” x 25” and holds up to 75 pounds. Both will be available in Cocoa and Gray. Yes... will be. The Cocoa Co-Sleeper Pet Bunk Beds will be available on June 30, 2010 and the Gray on July 30, 2010. (find product).
That's the buzz for today!