Change can be tough for anyone to cope with, and pets aren’t any exception. A lot of noise and a new baby on the way might be tough for pets to deal with, especially without their own space.
So dog-dad Michael McGowen came up with a wonderful idea: create the perfect pet getaway for a lucky Westie named Molly.
“Molly, the Westie, found out she was going to be a big sister to a little human,” wrote Michael, “so I decided to build her a room of her own under the stairs, before the baby arrived.”
The space under the stairs was completely walled-in, but Michael was thrilled when he drilled a hole and found a hollow space, perfect for Molly’s room.
Soon, the project was underway!
It doesn’t look like much, but Michael had a vision.
“Don’t want Molly to be scared of the space, so in for an early look. Definitely going to be big enough!”
“In for a sniff and helping with the plastering/sealing.”
What a good helper!
It took a bit of elbow grease and a lot of creative decorating, but finally, Molly had her very own “doggie cave!”
“All moved in, proud as punch!”
The adorable space comes complete with flooring, wallpaper, a furry rug, a Molly-sized couch with toys, lighting, and a comfy doggy bed.
…Oh, and framed photos on the walls, of course.
The special dog room was a hit with Molly. “She often goes away for some peace and quiet, when we have lots of visitors.”
As for the baby, Molly is said to be a fantastic “big sister,” who’s very gentle and patient. No doubt having an awesome place to run away to when things get crazy surely helps!
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