Finding furniture for your pets

By Janet Colvin (UniQueTreasures) on June 3, 2010

I was driving home one day and saw a loveseat on the side of the road. I was by myself and knew that if I took the time to go get some help, the loveseat would be gone when I returned for it. I stopped the truck and examined it.

Finding furniture for your pets

 

I love dumpster diving.  It's a passion of mine that is shared by quite a few other people.  I find things on the side of the road all the time.  I know that doesn't have a thing to do with dumpsters, but road diving just doesn't have the same "ring" to it.

I was driving home one day and saw a loveseat on the side of the road. I was by myself and knew that if I took the time to go get some help, the loveseat would be gone when I returned for it. I stopped the truck and examined it.

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It had a brilliant white cottony canvas slip cover that was still white. It had 2 feather cushions of the same fabric with a few spots on one side, but still clean on the other. The feet looked like claws.

2010-06-03/UniQueTreasures/f22addThere was already a desk in the back end of the truck that I hadn't removed yet.
I scooched it into the corner as best as I could. Then I heaved and heaved until I got that love seat up into the back end of my truck. I had only 3 or 4 inches to spare as the claws clung to the tailgate. I tied it in and drove home slowly.


The sky was cloudy and we were expecting some rain. I knew I'd have to unload it by myself since hubby was working. I got it out of the back of the truck and "parked" it in the garage.

2010-06-03/UniQueTreasures/9a6a4bLater that afteroon, I saw my dog Grace eyeballing it. She had already given it the sniffing that is normal when anything "new" comes into the house. She was just standing there next to it. Then I realized that she was "thinking" that this would be a perfect bed for her! Well heckfire, I suppose that would be a good idea since she leaves white hair wherever she lays down.

I didn't want to leave it in the garage, so I made a place in my front room for it. I've put Grace's camoflage comforter on it to try and keep it white. At least I'll be able to take the comforter off to wash it.

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 So, I did all of that for my dog, Grace.  As you can see, she's quite comfortable laying on it.

 

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Dumpster Diving, Furniture for Animals, Trash to Treasure

About Janet Colvin
I have been a dumpster diver for more years than I care to remember. I'm always looking on the days prior to "big trash" day to see what folks are getting rid of. One man's trash is another man's (or gal's in this case) treasure.

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