Hubby felt pretty strongly about having Lucy stay outside once we relocated. Lucy is a hairy dog. Not just a little, but absolutely hairy. The groomer charges us as if she is a husky, that's how hairy she is. Her hair made it so that if you didn't vacuum every day the house was covered in it.
I have never had an outside dog before. I felt like I was being a bad mom to my fur baby by subjecting her to the rain and yuck of the pacific northwest. I mean, lets face it, it's only sunny like three days a year here! Wouldn't poor Lucy be cold and wet and lonely?
In the end, Hubby made some good arguments for having Lucy stay outside. My condition was that I be able to get her a fantastic house too. I mean, us humans got an upgrade, why not get the best for my pooch?
I intended to take pictures as I was putting this together, but once again, totally forgot. Hubby wasn't home to put it together, and I got caught up in the excitement of giving Lucy a sweet new pad.
She looks pretty cute next to it, huh? She refuses to use it so far, but Hubby says that if she gets cold enough or wet enough she will realize that it is a safe and warm place to sleep. I will admit, I sorta kinda spoiled her while we were waiting to find a dog house and let her sleep in the garage. Hopefully she will come to love her new home as much as we love ours!
Do any of you have outside dogs?
How do make them still feel like part of the "pack"?