It's seems like a nice thing to have a mat on the deck for a dog to snooze. The ones I've seen in catalogs have been pretty pricey. So I decided to make my own with several of my fabric designs at Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower offers a great Eco Canvas which is 100% polyester. I chose that option because I think it will hold up well outside. It also takes the printed colors beautifully!!
The mats are 24 x 36 inches, have 2 layers of 1/2 inch polyester quilt batting and a different design on each side of the mat. Shown here are Springer Spaniels with Flowers and Dancing Circles on Teal.
We've had beautiful spring weather lately. The other day both my Springer Spaniels lay quietly on the deck while I ate my lunch. Tipper just turned 8 and Taffy will be 7 in several weeks. Neither asked me to throw a ball nor did they need any other attention. It felt like a minor miracle! The outdoor mat was on the deck but neither dog was snoozing on it. Go figure!!