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 I find myself living on a small property on the New Mexico desert. I live with my husband and my pets that include 4 cats, 2 dogs, 2 horses, and 2 ponies. Most of our pets were in need of a good home when I took them in. I like to raise flowers, and houseplants, and I try to garden but it can be difficult here on this sand dune. 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.