In two different houses, I have built a sunroom that has become a dog room. In the first house, I really planned it as a sun room, but the dogs, dog beds, etc., took over. In the second house, I planned it as a dog room and there was no doubt of its purpose.

But being the silly owner, I decided the dogs should be comfortable, so I gave them the couch and loveseat and chair from the old den as their personal dog couches. What I envisioned was something like this (No, this is MY couch and they are on it only when I am there):

And, of course, my goal was to never get the poor abused dog having to sleep on hard furniture, such as this:

So, you want to see the end result of my being nice and giving them actual furniture in their room? First, a disclaimer. Yes, I am a guy. So everything can be fixed with Duct Tape. Well, almost everything.

The Couch

The Loveseat

My Favorite Chair

The Replacement Couch – December 4, 2006

The Replacement Couch – December 17, 2006

The New Furniture

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  1. JoCindy on December 31, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    This never fails to make me laugh out loud.
    Happy New Year to all of you!

  2. Duane Donovan on September 16, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Natasha’s Nick Saban Death Stare is the best thing I have seen on the internet in a while. I am so glad I ran across your FB page.

  3. Robin Baum on October 6, 2017 at 1:30 am

    I really should have kept tract of how many times i watch the lovely Miss Kiska grooming session. My beloved Cody, a mal sibe X was the sweetest dog ever and hated to be groomed. I would go through bags of treats getting him to stick around to finish combing his beautiful self.. it brought back so many glorious memories. Thanks for the lovely hairy evening enertainment. I managed to get enough fur in one year alone for two wonderful scarves and very warm hat. The dog wool had just enough sheeps wool to make it spinable and knitable. It was by far the most warm and water proof winter ware ive ever owned. Sadly the things were desteroyd by a friend careing for the house during a long absence. Perhaps you should gather up the heards hair and sell it on the web as the new coutch fund for the heards comfort and enertainment!

  4. vince porrazzo on May 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Love your site! I have to make sure my Sibe doesn’t read it or my furniture will be in trouble.

    • Vincent porrazzo on December 30, 2020 at 8:20 am

      Fast forward to 2020. I now have 2 sibes and they are kind to the furniture. Thank goodness.

  5. Holly on May 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    HA! I understand this ALL too well, lets see, my oldest sibe has managed to tear up the black plastic part of her kennel in 6 pieces, she has destroyed EVER fluffy stuffy comffy bed I have bought her; she prefers to sleep in FLUFF balls! lol she loves stuffie animals and carries them around the house, to kennel and to bed until they are eventually so shredded that mommy toss them out and replaces them with another. I have recently had to tear up the carpet in our new house because our puppy tried to remodel the living room, as well as the big swivel chair that we have! when she was about 10 weeks old she chewed a GIANT whole in my favorite blanket; thank goodness I am only 5’4 and the blanket is a king size! but all in all I would not trade my stubborn, troublesome sibes for anything!

    OH did I mention the time my eldest got her doggie cone off her head and tore it up into a thousand pieces–mind you, this was a safetey cone to keep her from scratching her eyes when she had surgery(our eldest had a genetic disorder that caused her to have cataracts in both her eyes at 8months old) she was placed in the kennel; I come home after being gone from the grocery store for 5 minutes; the cone is off, and in a MILLION pieces; Cone #2 only sustained minor injuries but only if I did not leave the house or turn my back to her for more than 5 minutes!

  6. jet on May 1, 2012 at 7:15 am

    surfing your archives and this made my early a.m. wake up call worth it!

  7. Agnija Bharathi on February 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I actually laughed out loud at the ending. The best thing to do before going to bed! Thank you very much. I have a couple of Collies and one of them can do quite a bit of damage, so I can relate.

  8. Ekologist on November 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I love the current furniture! Sibes do tend to get a bit overexcited with their own stuff. Dashi decided that a kennel with a door wasn’t good enough and modified it to a kennel with only three walls – sort of an open-plan kennel… unfortunately it apparently needed the fourth wall to keep it square so he now lives in a three-walled, sagging-roofed kennel – but he still maintains the view is much better this way! You gotta love a dog with an opinion.

  9. Ruth Sherl on August 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I loved your story the photos were a hoot. I have lost my sunroom to the dogs as well as our Show dogs grew by a few . I also gave them a nice love seat to sit on and and look out into the woods to watch for squirrels and Deer. I could trust the older ones but the news kids it became a giant chew toy!!! LOL

    I really had a good laugh as I could relate to what occurred , I look forward to future posts..


  10. sherri on March 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I have not laughed so much in awhile!!!! This was awesome & I loved the furniture pics!!!!! I love to see dogs that rule the house!!

  11. Fiona on March 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Mom showed this to Dad, and he was laughing so hard he had tears streaming down his face. He also said something to the effect of “Well, I guess YOUR dogs aren’t so bad…” I have no idea what he means by that! 😉 (Mom and Dad are always trying to ‘donate’ us to the other person….)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  12. Nicole on March 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I can totally relate to that. My Dogue de bordeaux, Griffen, started out with a funky purple 2 seater couch, after that was eaten he got a plush squishy bed, after that went the way of the couch he got a thick piece of foam.
    He’s now sleeping on a thin hessian mat.

    We’ll see how long that lasts.


  13. Vivian Kuhn on January 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Just found your website and absolutely love it! Siberians at their best/worse.

    The poor couches look just like my futon- minus the duct tape! It doesn’t take them long to destroy ANYTHING. However, they make up for their destructive side by being so loving, funny, and smart. Did I forget stubborn and escape artists??? Nah, never!

  14. Lindi Farrell on December 29, 2010 at 11:48 am

    You should see the interior of my car!!

  15. rottrover on December 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I meant Mrs. Wild Dingo, though I’m sure Mr. has some as well…

  16. rottrover on December 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I HAD THAT CORDOVAN COUCH!!! Something about getting two male rottweiler puppies at the same time 🙂 The stories you and Mr. Wild Dingo and I could share…

    Just going through the site more deeply and enjoying the stories and your writing very much.

  17. Anne and Dashi on June 6, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I love the current furniture! Sibes do tend to get a bit overexcited with their own stuff. Dashi decided that a kennel with a door wasn’t good enough and modified it to a kennel with only three walls – sort of an open-plan kennel… unfortunately it apparently needed the fourth wall to keep it square so he now lives in a three-walled, sagging-roofed kennel – but he still maintains the view is much better this way! You gotta love a dog with an opinion.

  18. Teresa on April 28, 2010 at 12:25 am

    This is SO funny and so husky typical too! LOL The current furniture doesnt look as comfy or as much fun to destroy as the previous two…. darn it! I had better not let Rya & Shamook see the frankencouch, I dont want them getting any ideas..LOL!! Love your site and your sibes are just beautiful.

    Teresa Rya & Shamook

  19. Kate on February 6, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I’ve just spent a little time perusing your site and loving your beautiful herd. I also have a love of duct tape and bless the person who invented it. But I laughed out loud at the current furniture. Good one.
    My husband just duct taped our windows in the manor house living room. It’s ok because they could use a paint job anyway, but with this latest storm of the century, the wind was coming in. Love duct tape.

  20. Lucky Luke on January 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    That has got to be the funniest fing I have ever read! I SO did not see the end comin! I can’t wait to read more!

    wif love from the Luke

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