Wednesday, 21 December 2011

a gift for Penny

Penny received a gift in the mail recently, from Snooza. We bought a great flea-free raised bed from them some months ago and I must have given them Penny's (estimated) date of birth, because the recent letter said it was a birthday present for her. Such a nice surprise.

Penny spends a lot of time on her raised bed each day, and the first part of the night. Some time in the wee hours she usually moves to her Snooza Orthobed, which is at the other end of the house, near the humans' bedrooms. We bought that bed about eighteen months ago, after her cruciate surgery. She loves sleeping there, but I've noticed it's quite flattened, so I'll have to see whether I can get a new foam insert for it. I think I need convoluted foam, but I'll have to do some research on it. WiseGeek says:
Another common use of this material is in the manufacturing of bed pillows and mattress toppers. For one thing, the unique pattern provides more cushion than flat foam since the coned peaks absorb physical stress and provide for better weight distribution. The material also permits more air circulation, and many hospitals use medical grade convoluted foam as bedding material to reduce the risk of decubitus ulcers, or bedsores.
I don't recall getting a gift from Snooza last year, so perhaps I didn't give her birthdate at that time.

Anyway, back to the gift...

It's like a Ropee, but the fabric cover the whole circle. Penny loves it, and I love it because I can throw it low and flat and thus Penny won't be in danger of jumping to catch it and re-injure her cruciate ligament. Of course, we only do short throws for her these days. Gone are the days of racing around parks chasing thrown balls. But it's great that she's well enough to run around at all!


Hound Girl said...

With Haylie and her hips the best bed ive ever found is a crib (baby) matress and I but crib sheets to put on it. The ortho beds would flatten out too fast and when I looked into purchasing foam it was expensive - I contacted a furniture reupohlster (sp) place. good luck on the search :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a nice surprise for you, Penny! It looks like our frisbee! Have fun with it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Hound Girl, that's a great tip. I'll look into it straight after Christmas. Maybe in the sales I'll even get one cheap. Thanks!

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, I thought it was a frisbee, but I couldn't remember how to spell that word!! Now I know.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That's a nice toy!

parlance said...

Lassie and Benjie, it sure is a nice one.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You need to head back over to our blog, Penny! We have a nice surprise for you ;-)

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch