Woman shares how she built adorable mini replica of her bed for dog

The bed, with the pet lying on top of it, and the dog bed replica.
The golden retriever’s bed is placed in the bedroom so that she can stay close to her owners at night (Picture: Melissa Belanger)

Humans want their pets to have everything their hearts desire.

So when Rikka, a pure-bred golden retriever, fell in love with her owner’s bed, there was only one thing for it.

Melissa Belanger, who has been the proud owner of the 16-month-old pooch since she was a puppy, created a miniature replica of her bed’s wooden frame from scratch – and the result is absolutely adorable.

The DIY project cost the thrifty woman less than £30 and took just half a day for her to make.

The gorgeous dog posing for the camera with a doggy smile.
The golden retriever loves her special bed (Picture: Melissa Belanger)
Rikka the dog sitting on a red sofa with her birthday presents and wearing a birthday hat
Rikka is now 16 months old (Picture: Melissa Belanger)
‘Rikka is the smartest, sweetest, most wonderful puppy I have ever had the honour to adopt,’ Melissa, 41, who lives with her partner in Quebec, tells Metro.co.uk.

‘I have been buying beds for her since she was two months old and nothing has ever been comfortable enough for her.

‘We needed one upstairs and one in our room because she sleeps with us, so we decided “why not make it identical?”‘.

Now, Melissa, who works at an electronic hardware store, has released a video of how she created the bed with step-by-step instructions for those who want to give it a go for their own pooches.

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She adds: ‘Rikka absolutely loves her bed.

‘She comes in our bed, cuddles for 5-10 minutes and when the lights go out she goes straight to her bed without even being asked.’

Close-up of Rikka the dog's face lying on a table
We would build a bed for that face, too (Picture: Melissa Belanger)
Rikka the dog and her owner Melissa Belanger taking a selfie together.
Rikka’s bed has garnered a lot of positive comments on social media (Picture: Melissa Belanger)
Melissa shared a post of Rikka’s bed in the Facebook group DIY Ideas, Craft’s, Project’s and Home Decor!, and people are mesmerised – with many saying they ‘love it’. However, others were a bit perplexed by the metal accessories on the frame, which resemble ‘handcuff holders’, and asked why these were added to Rikka’s bed.

‘I just want to know what you used for the restraint accessories,’ wrote one person.

‘The dog needs handcuff holders too?,’ asked someone else.

Well, perhaps the couple just wanted the model to be accurate.

Feeling inspired?

Melissa has just launched an Instagram page where she will share her upcoming furniture pieces.

Stay tuned.

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