Sunday, March 3, 2013

boxer thing


I know, you're thinking you're really glad you don't see a body in this thing. Yes, it is a gigantic pair of boxer shorts. In point of fact, they were boxer shorts I'd used when I was pregnant with Ro. I dug them up in the hopes of wearing them again, only to find that the elastic was all brittle and decomposed, which accounts for that huge, weird shapelessness (they're a size M, which shows how five years can change one!). However, recycler that I am, I decided to make something useful with them -- hence, a boxer thing for Kip!

Kip never took to the fancy dog bed things which I'd gotten her when she was younger, preferring to just sleep or lounge about on the bare floor. But for some time now, I'd catch her sleeping on an odd bit of laundry, or the very edge of the comforter which would sometimes slip down during the night. I concluded that she liked cotton, with a bit of airy padding, and the boxer thing is just that! It's filled (not too compactly) with fibrefill, and every opening has been sewn tightly shut. Here are a few pictures from the past week!

Success! 

The perfect size for lounging...

... or moping...

... or crashing.

Yay for recycling!

21 comments:

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

What?! You think that's big??? I would've killed to be able to fit into a pair of shorts like that when I was preggy! ;) How clever of you to make into a "boxer" pillow!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is such a smart idea. And Kip is absolutely adorable. I'd love to be able to reach into the screen and rub her belly! :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Oh Kip is so cute! So very clever of you to upcycle

Sulky Kitten said...

Well, never has a pair of shorts been put to such good use! Kip looks so sweet and happy with his new pillow. He really is adorable, I love him.

ShannonAnn said...

I love your doggy pillow, very clever idea! And she looks so happy too!

Katarina K said...

What a great idea! It's obvious that Kip enjoys in his new cushion :) Lovely photos.

Have a nice day!
Katarina

Christine Altmiller said...

what a great idea! clearly, Kip thought so too :-D

Miss Val's Creations said...

Awww! Kip loves her new pillow! Great reuse of that boxer fabric.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

hahahaha! kip is the CUTEST! i can tell he LOVES it! this post was awesome.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a super wee shaggy dog story! Brilliant idea and it's obvious Kip appreciates it.

Claudia Aguilar said...

Kip is so cute! I used my husband's boxers to lounge around in the house when I was pregnant with my son.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is fantastic!! Kip is so happy! You are so good at recycling! Good for you! I really love your fur baby ;o) I have to say, those shorts aren't big my friend ;o) Take Care ;o)

Introverted Art said...

looks like you have achieved amazing success. ;-)

NaNa said...

Aww sooo cute! That's actually a great idea =)

Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

Elena said...

Great idea and oh my gosh I LOVE KIP! Those pics holy moly adorable!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a creative idea!!!

Dee said...

What an adorable kip all crashed on his special pillow ♥

Penda Penn said...

LOL at them boxer shorts! AND OH MYGOSH!!! KIP IS SO CUTE!!!!! *dies*heart attack* *resuscitated* what type of dog is kip?

it's been awhile :DD

lots of lovin'
Penda

Sara said...

This is an excellent idea!. not only because you recycled it but also because the pillow is extremely cute and it seems to fit all the desires of your adorable pup!

Beth said...

Great idea, Janice! I can see Kip thinks so, too. Clearly, he is in doggy heaven. :-)

Gina Norman said...

gggaaaaaaaaaaaaaah so so CUTE!!!

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