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    Junior Member redeagle's Avatar
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    Surely I'm not the only one to make a quilt for a pet. I have made lots of quilts for grandkids but I have one unmarried dau who has a golden retriever. It was sort of a joke. She complained that her sisters all had quilts because they had kids and she felt left out so I made a 45x45 quilt for her dog. Every a.m. she spreads the quilt out over the dog's bed and every nite the dog remakes the bed. She digs the quilt up into a pile and when the pile is to her liking she lies down with her head on the pile of quilt. Now if THAT isn't appreciation, I don't know what is! LOL
    P.S My dogs don't have quilts. They use mine which is on my bed!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California.

    No, you are not the only one. I have not made one for my dogs but there are many on here who have made them for their pets.

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    When one of our cats died, I made one for the casket my hubby made for her. Our other cat had many "cat mats" as I like to call them. The animals love them and we people love that they can dirty that up and then just throw it in the washer!

    Welcome to the board. :)

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    I am glad you made one for a dog. After all Dogs are part of the family too. Why should they be left out. However I hope you used thick fabric otherwise you might be making another soon. :-D

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    I made quilts for each of my two rescue cats, but they only use them when I'm in the same room with them. When I go to bed, so do they, right beside me in bed.
    Should I go to the bathroom, both of them hurry in front of me so that I don't get lost!!

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    Check out my current avitar here. That's Ranger on his new quilt, when we first brought him home. In the pic I am posting are quilts for the other two. One with purple is for our old lady Beagle, Katie, then the one with red is for my pup, Harley, & yes, they love their quilts & know who's is who's. It was fun making them too, lol....
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    Well of course I make quilts for my Great Grand Doggie. She is a choclate lab and was the ring bearer at my Grand Daughters wedding. She did so well. I made her a neck scarf and embroidered her name on it. She took it out of the box and drug it around the house until it is now a piece of fringe. Love all my Grand doggies and Grand kitties.

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    I don't have dogs but that is sweet! :XD: :thumbup:

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    My son's dog used to lay on his bed with his head on the pillow and his paws all curled up like a little kid. He was a huge German Shephard. It was too funny!

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    I would, but two of my dogs would just chew them to bits anyway. Instead, the BEST thing in the world to them is a bowtucks handle. I make long ones just for them and they drag them EVERYWHERE!

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    I have made numerous quilts for my basset, Otis and chocolate lab, Moosie. My sister-in-law thought I was wierd because I made a special trip to a quilt shop to buy fabric for a flannel quilt for Otis. Otis has about four quilts around the house - two on his night bed and a couple more on his bed in my sewing room. He has both summer and winter (flannel) quilts. I think he appreciates my quilts more than anyone!

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    Welcome, waving from central Indiana, USA

    thanks for sharing your story with us on the dog quilt

    I am going to make our dog a quilt from old blue jeans.

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    My German Shepherd tries to sleep with anyone who stays overnite. The hussy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redeagle
    Surely I'm not the only one to make a quilt for a pet. I have made lots of quilts for grandkids but I have one unmarried dau who has a golden retriever. It was sort of a joke. She complained that her sisters all had quilts because they had kids and she felt left out so I made a 45x45 quilt for her dog. Every a.m. she spreads the quilt out over the dog's bed and every nite the dog remakes the bed. She digs the quilt up into a pile and when the pile is to her liking she lies down with her head on the pile of quilt. Now if THAT isn't appreciation, I don't know what is! LOL
    P.S My dogs don't have quilts. They use mine which is on my bed!
    As a matter of fact I'm making one now for my 'Lily' shes my avatar. 8-)

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    Hi Karen, I can almost see you waving from central IN. We spent most of our time in southwestern OH.

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    I made a quilt for my dog. He sleeps with it every night.

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    I wish I could make a teeny tiny quilt for our budgie but so far I haven't
    found the appropriate pattern. Don't think the gold fish would appreciate
    one in his bowl. :wink:

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    Heck no you aren't, My last beloved dog that died was burried with his......

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Heck no you aren't, My last beloved dog that died was burried with his......
    Is the dog in your picture a basset?

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    I didn't make it, but my dog had a baby quilt. I called it a blanket. I could put the blanket anywhere in the house and tell him "Go get on your blanket". He would find the blanket and lay down on it.

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    My darlings have several quilts. The problem is that they think every quilt I work on is theirs!

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    My Greyhound has 4 quilts for sleeping and a coat made from an antique double wedding ring. I was just thinking of making her another quilt , maybe a 'minky'

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    your not the only one. I make little quilts for my cats. I put them in their favorite spots to lay so the hair collects on them and not my furniture. So easy to wash those instead of the big quilts in the house. :)

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    Hello from Western Maryland !!
    My girl ( avatar ) has a jean & flannel quilt she uses in the living room, I also made her a coat from denim & flannel. She just loves them ! :-)

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    Oh no, you're not alone. First I knitted some small afghans for my grandpuppies but one of them found it tasty. Then I made some small quilts which they like very much.

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