When we went to see Joker up in Ga. where we got him, we didn't think we were going to bring him home that night!!! So we didn't have a bed made up for him!!! Poor Joker couldn't find a place to sleep!!! I piled some area rugs up for him to sleep on but that was not what he was use to sleeping on so he would just stand there looking at me with this puzzled look on his face. We were up half the night trying to fine something he would lay down on??? Finally I put some blankets down next to our bed and he reluctantly laid down and went to sleep!!!
The next morning he was up and ready for his new world. He ate the dog food I had left from Bruce OK but not a lot!! That is something else I had to do,,, get food for him!!! I took him out and he didn't want to get off the concrete onto the grass!!!! Just like last night!! He kept picking up his feet
in the grass trying to stand out there with me without his feet touching the grass. It was so funny I couldn't help but laugh!!! My laugh pleased him!!! It took about an hour but finally he realized the grass wasn't going to hurt him and he spent another hour trying to find a place to go pee & poop.
Joker slept on the piled up blankets for about a week before Tom bought a twin size mattress of foam and cut it in half and I made covers for it. I made 4 covers for the cover that covered the foam. So I could keep a pretty clean cover on his bed all the time!! He loved his new bed VERY MUCH!!!! He knew that we were making a bed for him and he was so pleased with it. In the cooler weather I put a electric sheet under the outer cover on his bed so he could have warmth to sleep on. He loved that too!!
Joker was so pleased with his new home he would just go around with a big smile on his face all the time!!!!!
The other half of the foam mattress, I made another dog bed for Tom's sister's dog. We gave it to her for Christmas that year.