Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Story of How I Found Paris Hilton's Dog Bed


ChaseInLeaves, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

This is Chase. He's my dog in case you weren't aware. I've had Chase for a few years now, actually, I think, coming up on three years. He's almost four years old (he'll be four sometime early next year.) Anyway, since I've had him for a while and he doesn't have a doggie bed, I thought that with my "winnings" (from the company I work at getting bought by another company) I would buy Chase a bed. To sort of, you know, welcome him (finally!) into the house and all. He doesn't really *need* a bed, mind you, he uses mine most of the time. And my couch. He sleeps there a lot. But still, you know, I thought it might be nice for him to have a special place he could call his own.

So, I went down to the local pet store to look for a bed, but I didn't find one I liked. All the beds were the same. Just sort of "blah." Nothing cute. Nothing cuddly. Nothing that screamed "CHASE" at me. All just sort of flat little pads. I didn't want Chase to have a boring, old, flat looking pad, I wanted him to have something special, something that, well, reflected his personality a bit.

Next, I googled. Oh, this was fun, let me tell you. Who knew there were so many places that sold doggie beds? Tons and tons of places. And, hate to say it, but a lot of the same "flat mats" that I didn't like in real life. Some were cheaper, some were different, some were doughnut shaped, some were orthopedic but still none of them screamed "CHASE" at me. I looked and I looked and nothing.

So then, I got this idea. Maybe I was looking for the wrong thing. Maybe, since I wanted a *nice looking* doggie bed, I should google something like "nice looking doggie beds" and see what I could find? Of course, everybody thinks that there doggie beds are nice looking so "nice looking" was not quite the right word. I decided I'd try a few different words, but, you know, attempt to find something, anything, that was more nice looking. One of the first words I tried was "luxury." You should google it sometime, perhaps when you are bored. "Luxury dog beds." Again, who knew there were so many websites devoted to luxury dog beds? Didn't the days of petstore.com go out with that silly looking sock puppet and the rest of the dot com bust? Geesh.

So, in the course of my travels, around the web, I happened upon a dog bed I thought was pretty decent looking. It had wooden legs, and a nice fabric top. I'd have to say it was pretty, as much as one could say that a dog bed was, well, "pretty." And that's when I looked at the price.

Want to take a guess? Want to take a random crazy odd guess as to how much a "luxury dog bed" costs these days?

$1500. Yes, you read that right. I found myself, on the Internets, a $1500 dog bed. A DOG BED for Pete's sake! Something that a dog sleeps in. You know dogs? They're the family member most likely to drool and break wind in mixed company? Yes, them. A bed for one of them costs $1500! Holy smokes, Batman! I'm in the wrong business. Forget this whole art and taking pictures bit, I need to be selling me some high-end kibble and some luxury doggie beds. That's like armed robbery without breaking the law!

I told a few people about my find and they all said the same thing. $1500?!? One person even said, "my bed doesn't cost that much!" Another said, "you could feed an entire village for that." And you could. Even their dogs, I'd reckon.

So, if you're ever up late at night, maybe can't quite sleep, and start to wonder what sort of frivolous things you'd buy if you happen to say, win the lottery or maybe wake up and find that you're actually Paris Hilton in a clever disguise, might I suggest this....behold! A $1500 dog bed.

And, in case you're wondering which doggie bed I got for Chase, well, I didn't opt for the $1500 one, that's for sure. I got him this Pawds 3-in-1 pet bed.I have to admit, it's a very cool looking dog bed, as far as dog beds go but, as far as Chase? Yep, you guessed it. He still sleeps on the couch.

Until next time...

5 comments:

Kala said...

Chase is one adorable pooch.

And if there's a recession, you'd never know it if people are buying $1,500 beds for their dogs!

mythopolis said...

I knew Paris Hilton was a bit of a kook, but I didn't imagine she would sleep in a dog bed!!

Carol said...

Thanks, Kala! I love him but I'm biased. :~)

$1500 dog beds! Can you believe it?

Mythopolis, it's actually Paris Hilton's Dog's Bed. But, you know, she's such a b!^@], I wouldn't put it past her. :~)

mythopolis said...

You mean she sleeps in her dog's dog bed?! How eccentric. Certainly she could afford to buy one for her self.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

So Chase will be sleeping in a doughnut?!! Hope he likes it anyway. I know it's too late now but if you had mentioned you were looking I'd have recommended Orvis. We have them here but they're a US company, I think, and they have a lovely dog catalogue. I must say I agree that $1500 is going some. I have gazed rather adoringly, in the past, at luxury dog beds for my luxury dog, but have never come across one at that price. Although I have found chaises longues for cats!