I have an 80-pound dog who is getting older, and we recently got a much higher bed. She occasionally likes to bound up onto our bed in the middle of the night, and with decreasing vision and leaping ability, was instead staring at us from the side of the bed, sighing, until we woke up and helped her up. Yes, we're pathetic. Anyway, we're working on renovating our bedroom, and instead of having a big old ugly dog bed on my side instead of a nightstand, I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone: get her a huge padded ottoman that will look nice at the foot of the bed and serve as a bed for her and a "step" to get up with us. After receiving it a few nights ago, she now taking to retiring to bed early some nights, and now that I think of it, she hasn't been up on the big bed yet since! Like I read from a few other people, the fabric is a little less meaty feeling than I'd optimally like, but it would be very easy to recover and I anticipate it would hold up fine to regular, non-dog-claw use. I also read someone else say that they'd added a piece of plywood on the "undercarriage" so they could use it as a storage ottoman. That's something I'll probably do too, so we can toss her blankets in there during the day. Just have to work out the logistics of if we'd want to add hinges to the top padded piece. I was VERY impressed with how sturdy, attractive and well-built this piece is, and wouldn't hesitate using it in my living room if we needed it there. Definitely not dog-quality--she's just making out like a bandit!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as other reviewers noted, more brown/tan than green, which was a plus for me
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. better than expected