Can’t Be Silent ‘Cause They Might Be

Beautiful Drusy tests her glamorous felted bed for softness.

Just over a week ago, a friend recommended the handmade pet beds of Boxcar Kids and I ordered two, which I expected some time next week. They arrived today and they are posh and colorful and completely gorgeous. Sweetpea regarded the beds with dainty suspicion, while Topaz watched from a respectful distance. Drusy took a flying leap at the fluffy green one, then rolled through the shimmering pink, yellow and blue bed.

Sweetpea cannot believe her smelly good fortune.

The Boxcar Kids story is harrowing, but the upshot is you can buy beautiful, handmade crafts that will make your life cooler and your pets’ lives happier, while improving the lives of real people. Everyone wins. These festive pet beds will make lovely gifts for your pert animal friends and their delightful humans, too. For what occasion? you ask. Mardi Gras is coming up, but so’s Easter, Passover, Arbor Day, any old full moon, the equinox, Earth Day, birthdays, dinner parties, not to mention parent-teacher conferences and Meatless Mondays.

Save your pennies. You’re going to want six.