A devoted pet owner couldn’t think of a way to express how much his dog meant to him – so he decided to give the pooch his own bedroom.
Animal lover Jon Crowder wanted to pay homage to his beloved Chihuahua Wolf but couldn’t think of a toy or treat special enough.
So he decided to have a room at his house transformed into a doggie den, complete with Wolf’s face everywhere.
Jon, from Wakefield, Yorkshire, who has been fondly nicknamed ‘Chihuahua Man’ had bespoke blinds created with his dog’s face on and framed portraits put up on the walls.
The room was completed with a customised water bowl, a Time4Sleep velvet ottoman bed to store all of Wolf’s toys, and even a mini dressing gown for his pet.
He approached Huddersfield-based retailer 247 Blinds, who agreed to accommodate his ‘unusual’ request for customised Chihuahua-covered blinds, as well as several other bespoke items.
“I love Wolf like he is my child, so giving him his own bedroom was something I’ve always wanted to do,” Jon explained.
“Wolf is a huge diva so making the room all about him was a complete must – he just loves taking centre stage!
“One of his favourite things to do, aside from relaxing in the comfort of his bedroom, is intently stare out of the back door for birds and the neighbours’ cats intruding in his garden.
“He loves food and wants to eat everything although he’s on a special low-fat diet at the moment. He’ll demolish anything that falls from your plate within seconds.
“He also loves to play but reach out to take a toy from him and he’ll growl and show you his teeth even though he really just wants to play fetch.”
Pet bedrooms are becoming a top trend for dog owners and their beloved companions – the hashtag #dogbedroom has had over 2.1 million views on TikTok.
Jon said his room had proved a hit with Wolf so far, who loved going to sleep in there.
“Around 8pm every night, he likes to encourage the entire household to go to bed because he’s tired so he’ll sit by the stairs and stare at people across the room.
“If you go upstairs to use the bathroom he’ll gallop on up to bed and if we haven’t gone to bed by 9pm he’ll leave us and take himself to bed.”
Jason Peterkin, director at 247 Blinds, said: “We were delighted to provide Jon and Wolf with the personalised blinds, to complete the look in his dog bedroom.
“Although it was a slightly unusual request and not something we would ordinarily do, we really love how the blinds turned out.”