Douley

Bannon O’Doul

“Douley”

(2008-2016)

Loyal friend.  Defender of the backyard. Charmer. Tag and tug of war playmate. Stalwart cancer care giver.  Jester. Green bean aficionado. Snoring champion. Enemy of squirrels. A gentleman.



Dearly missed. 

Dog Days of Summer Dog Bed

When it’s hot outside, you just want to cool off and take it easy.

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Made of scrap lumber and discounted chair pads; our pups, Pearl (rescue beagle), Douley and Phoebe Darling (Boston terrors) absolutely LOVE their new beds!

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How did we make them?

Screw 2X2′ and 2X3′ lengths into a frame, shorter lengths to the inside

Frame A

Screw the 2X2′ support brace in middle of frame, 2″ below lip

Screw the four 12″ feet inside frame, 2″ below lip. The feet act as addition bed supports

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Cut plywood to fit inside frame, on top of feet and support brace – you may need to trim to make it fit

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Drill drain holes in plywood bed, about 3″ apart

Add a patio chair pad, or bedding of choice. The 2″ drop below the lip helps keep the pad in place

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Supplies:

  • 2X6″ pressure treated board, cut in two 3′ lengths (sides)
  • 2X6″ pressure treated board, cut in three 2′ lengths (sides, support brace)
  • 4X4″ pressure treated post, cut in 12″ lengths (feet)
  • 2X3′ pressure treated plywood (bed)
  • outdoor patio chair pad
  • drill, screws

Our pups are so spoiled; they refuse to chase the squirrels!

Have a good week! – – Joanne

Happy Birthday Phoebe Darling!

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Phoebe Darling is such a little brat, but she’s MY little brat.

 

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Would you please just look at the camera?


This tiny spitfire is always busy. Her day consists of chasing her brudder pup, Douley, stealing borrowing Miss Pearl’s toys and bones and hiding them in her crate and burrowing behind the sofa cushions to nap.

 

Phoebe Darling, 2005, its cold..

All in a day’s work . . .


It can’t have been ten years ago that she wiggled her way into our hearts?!?

 

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5-week-old Phoebe Darling (far left)


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Happy 10th birthday sweet Phoebe Darling! 

 

Happy Birthday Douley!

Happy (is it really?) 6th birthday, Burningwood’s Bannon O’Douhl – or better – Douley!

First week  home…

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Naughty toddler…

Statesman….

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World’s Best BT Pup Boy!

Can you tell how much we love our Douley boy? 🙂 Douley was born on Easter Sunday six years ago. He is such a gentle soul. He lives with his sista-pup, Phoebe Darling. They play ALL DAY LONG until they fall to sleep in exhaustion.

Have a good week! – – Joanne