This space might just be better than most human bedrooms.
Sure, it may not be as big but it sure is beautifully decorated. We have seen an exponential increase in people building private spaces for their pets from high towers for cats to Harry potter like rooms under the stairs.
However, this space has a unique story behind it. The do owner built this private space for his dog Buster because he wanted him to feel safe. You see Buster is a rescue dog and let’s just say he hasn’t had the best life up until now.
This is the special rescue doggo named Buster.
Buster is my 12-year-old rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I’ve had him just over 2 years. He’s not had the best life and that changed the day I met him.
Initially, I was only supposed to foster him but I fell in love, and we both knew we were meant to be together.Sean
Due to his past, he hates being around single men.
Due to bad experiences in his life he doesn’t like to be around single men and when we’re alone at home he stays on his own in the bedroom.
He will only come down when other people are here as well. Or for walks and food.
However, he is slowly getting past his trauma.
We’ve been working really, really hard on his trust issues. And because his behavior has improved so much, he is now a therapy dog and we visit residential homes hospitals and a brain injury rehabilitation clinic.
He also accompanies people with low social skills, autism, agoraphobia, etc out shopping.
That is one of the reasons why Sean wanted to build Buster a safe place.
The boudoir was an idea to give Buster a cozy space of his own in the same room as me. To really let him know he can be safe around me and feel secure in his little den at the same time.
After finishing it, he went in there almost instantly. It has been a few weeks now and he’s happy to sleep and hang out in his house.
The total spent on the place came to about $130 but it was worth it.
As it was in my own living room, I wanted it to blend in and look part of the room.
I had no real plan, I just bought some wood and plyboard, and just did it as I went along.
Slowly but surely, the place started to come together.
Sean had no previous experience in carpeting but that didn’t matter. He only wanted his adorable doggo to feel safe and sound in his own home.
There is even a story behind the quote on the front.
‘Imagine being a monkey’ on the front is the first line from a lullaby I sing to him when he’s having bad dreams.
And this is the amazing end result of all the hard work.
A lot of the cosmetic finishes, like the TV and shelf and mood lighting, were really just a bit of fun, but the cooling fan works really well. It’s all battery run so no electrics are in there.
The items were just lying around the house.
Sean also decided to add photos of his previous dog Zook.
There are also pictures of my previous dog Zook on the wall. Zook was a bit of a celebrity. He was disabled and had a very large Internet following all over the world.
This is Zook, the reason Buster found a home in the first place.
From start to finish, the boudoir took me about four days to make. After I painted it and used carpet adhesive, Buster wasn’t allowed in for another two weeks.
I’ll never fuss or play with him when he’s in there as I want him to feel it’s his own little corner. But if he wanders on to my turf he’s in tug of war hell.
Hopefully, this story will bring more attention to the fact that Bull Terriers are not as violent as people think. And that they deserve a forever home and love as any other species.
I’m absolutely blown away by the response it had from hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are getting very bad press and it’s so lovely to be able to show them that they are beautiful dogs that deserve a wonderful life.
This Bull Terrier found his loving family and hopefully others do too.
And Buster is happy as can be.
His smile can light up any manner of darkness.
Sometimes all you need is a little love.
What do you think of the new room? Does it make you want to build your pet a ‘boudoir’ of their own? Or do they already have one? If so we’d love to see some pictures.