I love my dogs; I really do. We feed them, take care of them, provide outstanding health care and give them all the attention they could possibly want. Still, even this is a little over-the-top for me.
A couple in Texas recently built a 14,000-square foot home complete with two-story library and a dog house for their Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Not just any dog house, mind you. This posh puppy pad is 3 by 7 feet and features a flat-screen TV (I don’t even have one of those), individual beds and blankets, paw print wallpaper and a canvas canopy displaying the pups’ separate address. The cost of the room? Nearly $6,000.
And evidently, this is no new trend. Interior designers all over the country are incorporating designated dog areas into homes left and right. Two designers mentioned in this article use ceramic stone in-floor heated and cooled tile to keep paws comfortable with changing weather. They’ll include closets for food and gear and pegboards for leashes. They’ve even installed fiberglass basins with handheld showers and tiled walls that clean muddy paws and allow for fur shakes.
My mom always says that people like this have “more money than they have sense,” and I am inclined to agree. And I don’t know that the twins would even be happy with it. We can pack a room with as many treats as can fit, and they still just want to hang out with us and chew on Kell’s belt.