Sunday, January 17, 2010

Resting Peacefully

This weekend was super exciting for us! One of our Christmas presents was.....a new mattress!! This was a very welcome surprise to us. We have been sleeping on a 20 year old hand me down mattress for the past couple years. It did the trick but we were waiting to buy a house to get a new mattress.

Isn't it pretty? One of the best parts is that there is no longer a gap between the mattress and headboard which means, our pillows won't fall down in there anymore. We also bought new pillows. Sweet! However, getting a new mattress required us to get rid of the feather mattress topper that we used to have on the old mattress. This topper was the bane of our existence. The feathers poked through and stabbed you in the night. It was on clearance at Macy's for $25 a couple years ago and we thought it would solve all of our problems. Well, not really, but we knew it would temporarily help the age of our old mattress.

The problem with a feather mattress topper, besides the poky-ness, is that it sheds feathers. We found this out very early on and there's not much to be done in this situation. The other problem is that Sadie likes to eat said feathers. When we were throwing out the topper after the new mattress was delivered, we left behind a wake of feathers. A feather smorgasbord! And Sadie went to town. She ate as many feathers as she could. She's done this in the past and the worst outcome was her throwing up. Not pleasant, but an easy fix. This time, it wasn't so simple.

The next day, Sadie was experiencing some blood where there shouldn't have been any blood and unpleasant issues with her bodily functions in the posterior region. One trip and $250 to the emergency vet later and she's good as new!

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