I’m sure a lot of us are guilty of letting our dogs sleep in our beds with us, right? It’s no big deal because there’s usually only 1 or 2 dogs.
But what if you had SEVEN dogs, plus your spouse and yourself to squish into your bed?
Chris and Mariesa Hughes faced just this challenge. Instead of kicking their pets off the mattress, they came up with a different solution: a superbed.
Their dogs were all rescued from various abusive situations. Sammy had been chained up in a basement, The Stig and Meatball were strays, Money and Tejas were greyhound racers, Quinn was rescued from a hoarder, and the pit bull Gremlin was a former fighting dog who has been retrained to be a therapy dog in children’s hospitals and schools.
The Hugheses are determined to give these dogs all the love they missed out on earlier in their lives — and by gosh, that means they get to sleep in the bed.
Originally, Chris and Mariesa pushed a second bed up to their king-size bed, but that didn’t work out. “The dogs fell through the cracks of the two beds,” says Mariesa. So now the Hugheses are having a custom bed built for the family.
The bed will be an incredible 7 feet wide and nearly 13 feet long, and it will feature a custom set of stairs to allow the dogs easier access. This is important because the Hugheses run the Mr. Mo Project, a rescue dedicated to saving senior pets. They anticipate adding to the family — so they’ll need the space!
Incidentally, Chris Hughes was one of Petful’s Animal Heroes of the Month in 2013 for his dedication to animal welfare. Way to go, Chris — you’re keeping it awesome!