Eko’s New Bed

I have been on the hunt for a new dog bed for a couple weeks now.  Things were getting desperate around here while I searched.

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Eko demonstrated how uncomfortable his thinks his old bed is

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My friend Will visited and Eko used him as an improvised bed for a while

After looking through all the recommendations I received (thank you for those!) I decided to go with a Big Barker memory foam bed.  It was expensive, but it comes with a ten year guarantee that the foam will hold its shape. Between the three beds Eko has already gone through, I spent probably about $100, so I think in the long run I will come out on top with this purchase. The bed also gets outstanding customer reviews so that I also helped me feel confident about the investment..  I ordered the bed and Eko waited expectantly for his comfy, new, BIG, bed to arrive.

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“What do you mean this is my new bed?”

The bed shipped vacuum sealed, so Eko was a bit wary of whether it would work out. Once I opened the seal and let the bed unfold however, it was a completely different story.

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Once unpacked the Big Barker lives up to its name.  The seven inch orthopedic foam makes the bed both sturdy and comfortable

Especially for large dogs, a good memory foam bed provides crucial body support.  When Eko gets older, the foam bed will be easy on joints as well.  I tossed Eko’s favorite winter blanket on top of the Big Barker and Eko tossed himself on the bed immediately after.  It may have hurt my pocket now, but I think I made a great investment.

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Eko thinks so too

These days Eko sleeps much better and I rest a lot easier too.  Thanks again to everyone who offered suggestions and advice!

20 thoughts on “Eko’s New Bed”

  1. That is such a great picture of Eko looking puzzled/expectant 🙂

    I purchased myself a memory foam bed about 5 years ago and it is hands down, the best thing I ever bought myself!!

    Provided Eko doesn’t eat it, it will pay you back a hundred fold in terms of longevity and Eko’s health – it sure has made a difference to my old bones!!

  2. It’s just like a human mattress Mom says. If you buy cheap, it won’t last and your back will hurt (especially as you get older), so it is better to invest in a good mattress. Think about how much time he spends on his bed…it will be well used.

    • Couldn’t have said it any better. Eko and I are always out on some adventure or another – he definitely earns a great bed to keep him comfy, and in the long run, healthy. I can skip ordering takeout for a while to make up the cost! It will be good for us both I guess.

  3. looks very nice – i need to get a new bed for one of my pups so i looked it up – it was 239.95 on amazon.com – thats certainly not a cheap bed – but Eko does look very happy

    • I winced when I pressed the purchase button, but I’m glad I bit the bullet. The bed is outstanding quality and I will never have to get another one. There are some Do-It-Yourself versions of memory foam dog beds that can be made at less cost, but overall I’m happy with the value.

    • I winced when I pressed the purchase button, but I’m glad I bit the bullet. The bed is outstanding quality and I will never have to get another one. There are some Do-It-Yourself versions of memory foam dog beds that can be made at less cost, but overall I’m happy with the value.

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