It’s hot as woof at Casa de Kolchak this weekend.Yes! The summer is finally, finally, FINALLY here! Oh holy woof, please let it last. We all love that the rain has let up and we get to spend some time out in the yard. One of our favourite things about Casa de Kolchak is this big yard that is all our own and we can romp in. It’s totally awesome – or at least it is for Kolchak.
Felix feels the heat a bit more.I don’t know if it’s that he’s fluffy or that he’s just a warm boy, but he gets over heated really fast. On the warmest days of the summer, he can usually be found laying in front of the A/C hogging all the bought air, laying on the cool tile floor in the bathroom or with his head in the fridge, cooling off (and searching for snacks). You can get get these fancy beds that are designed to cool your pet down. You fill them with water and it soaks all into the bed and creates a cool surface. The only issue? Ours wasn’t exactly cool. I mean it was cooler than the room and coolers that the hot yard, but Felix still preferred the A/C, the bathroom tile and the fridge. It was a lower cost version around $30, so maybe if I had sprung for the $80 model it would have been better.
I’m pretty cheap, so I decided I had to find a way to do something really chilly at home.I found a way, Felix LOVES it and I did it for as little as $5. Cha-ching – that’s what I’m talking about. I picked up all my supplies at the local dollar store for next to nothing, but if you love to order online, I’ve linked to Amazon where you can find similar items (and support Kol’s Notes, since they’re affiliate links), but seriously, it’s WAY cheaper to head to the Dollar Store.
Here’s what you need to make your own DIY Cooling Dog Bed at home:
- kid’s size air mattress
- 32 oz. rubbing alcohol
- 1 bottle dish soap
- 32 oz. tap water
- handy/totally necessary to have: tiny funnel
- optional: superglue
- don’t try this without: an abundance of patience