These aren't the best photos but I needed new dog beds for my dogs. I didn't like the ones I saw at the store. They seemed to thin and to expensive. So I took an old mattresses out of a camp trailer that was a piece of foam about 3 inches thick that had an old cover on it. I didn't take the cover off but did cut the mattress into pieces about 2 and a half feet square. I have what I consider medium sized dogs, a border collie and the one in the photos a shepherd/Doberman cross. If making a bed for a larger or smaller dog you could use a different size. I had a sheet I had picked up at a garage sale some time ago that I liked the design on but it wouldn't fit my bed. I cut the sheet to fit the foam beds and sewed up like a large pillow case to fit. I made the two dog beds and had enough foam left to make two cat beds that are about a foot square. Both the dogs and the cats like their new beds especially my older border collie who was needing something a little softer.
Retirement has finally come and for the first few years I lived as a "desert rat" on a small chunk of desert land in Rio Rancho, NM. Recently my husband and I moved to Bedford, KY so we would be near my son. It has been quite an experience. We are on 30 acres that includes open areas and forest. My own pets include 4 cats, 1 dog, 2 horses, and 2 ponies. All pets were adopted from shelters. I like to raise flowers, and houseplants, and I try to garden. I sometimes attempt to write fiction and nonfiction stories. I love to take photos and share them. I enjoy watching the sun rise in the morning and the moon rise in the evening, and love watching nature. I am an avid reader of fiction books with westerns and mysteries being my favorites.