I'll be the first to admit that blind Widget makes more than her fair share of appearances here on the blog. Part of the reason -- okay, maybe the entire reason -- is that she is impossibly cute, with a personality to match.
And yes, most of her blog moments involve sleeping in one form or another, because that is what she does 18 hours a day. Take this photo, for instance. Our friends at West Paw Design in Bozeman, Montana, make some of the finest pet beds anywhere, along with unique dog and cat toys. (All made in Montana, by the way.) About once a year they kindly send us some donated goodies, and the bed you see in this photo was in the box that just arrived.
Widget, of course, fancies herself as a world-class 'bed tester' (who better than someone who can sleep 18 hours a day?), and while she's grateful for the annual shipment from West Paw, she's peeved the company has never put her on the payroll as an official tester.
That doesn't stop her from testing every bed in the box anyway. I know -- and you know -- Widget looks a little ridiculous in this photo ... the bed's a bit too small, the dog's a bit too plump ... but she thought the bed was just divine.
Our favorite West Paw dog beds are their Nature Nap beds in the large or extra-large size. These fit perfectly on both the Kuranda cots our dogs use during the day and also in the crates they sleep in at night. Plus they're durable, comfortable and easily washable.
Widget prefers something much more plush, pillowy and expensive like the Bumper Bed she's testing. (Well, of course she does!) She's just hoping that next time they'll send ... um ... a larger one.
(Click on photo for larger image.)