Dachshund tunnel bed

On Facebook I’m part of a group devoted to people who are devoted to their dachshunds, and a while ago a fellow member posted about a bed with an attached blanket which created a bit of a cave for her dogs.  Dachshunds love to dig and tunnel, and one of mine seems especially keen on burying himself in blankets, with just his tail sticking out.

One of my dogs showing off his new bed while his brother looks on!

One of my dogs showing off his new bed while his brother looks on!

When I got a new pillow, I decided to make a similar kind of ‘tunnel bed’ for my dogs, mostly so I could have a little bed near my computer when I work.  (Of course, they still have their bedroom beds too! Spoiled dogs!)

It’s basically just a zippered pillowcase, with a lined blanket over top, and stitched down in the side seams.  The top blanket isn’t as tall as the pillowcase, but much wider, allowing for more wiggle room underneath.  I used quilting flannel (flannelette) leftover from the dog blankets I made last year for gifts, and from a quilt I’m making for myself as well! The pillow slips into the zippered pillowcase, but can come out easily for laundering.

One of my dogs showing off his new bed while his brother looks on!

One of my dogs showing off his new bed while his brother looks on!