Sweet Dreams With Casper

It's a pretty exciting day when you open the front door to find a big Casper box sitting at the doorstep. We've been looking forward to it ever since Casper announced the launch of their new dog beds with this hilarious video and then followed that up with this heartwarming video. The feels!! And if that wasn't enough to make us love them, can I also say that their super clean, illustrative branding just makes the designer in me smile?

The dog bed comes with 5 memory foam pieces, a mattress cover, instructions ("The Snoozepaper") and a waffle pillow. It took me literally 3 minutes to put together and 3 seconds for Hoku to make himself right at home on it. 


The bed is firmer than our previous dog beds due to the extra foam support, but still plush and comfy. The quality of materials is obvious and it looks like it will hold its shape well over time. Hoku's bed is a small in gray. It's perfectly snug and shiba-sized. Over the years, we've discovered that Hoku prefers smaller beds with bolsters so when he's not resting his head over the sides, he's curled up into a tight ball and smashing his face against the inside. The bed was also thoughtfully designed for us huminions too, with a removable, machine-washable cover! Hoku loves "burying" extra special treats in his bed so being able to wash the cover is a huge plus. 

If you're in Venice, stop by Casper's cute store on the super hip Abbot Kinney Blvd. Their showroom is like walking through an illustrated home, which makes for a fun experience. And best of all, it's dog friendly with bowls of water and dog biscuits right at the entrance. Bring the pup to give their dog beds a try! And if you're shopping for human mattresses, yep, they have those too.


This post was created in collaboration with Casper. All opinions and photos are my own. Sweet dreams!

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A New Bed

Last week, we said goodbye to the big orange bed. The zipper had broken on the bumper piece (probably because I washed it too much) so I went on a search for a replacement. It had to be big enough for Hoku to stretch out completely (and hold at least 5 toy friends) plus it had to have a bumper for him to rest his head. I also wanted something a little more firm and structured than his previous bed. Everything I liked seemed to range from $100-$300, price points that I just couldn’t justify though I was this close to buying this cute, pearl-patterned Jax & Bones lounger. Then one day at Costco (yes, Costco!) I was walking through the dog aisle picking up some Greenies when I spotted this amazing gray tweed bed. It was exactly what I was looking for: super plush, machine washable, and pretty stylish (except for the Kirkland tag which I later removed.) And it was only $30! 

Most importantly, Hoku loves it.

The Amazing Orange Bumper Bed

One day, David decided that Hoku needed a bigger bed. His head would always hang out of his green one when he sprawled out to sleep. So we ordered this large, super plush West Paw bumper bed for him. He couldn’t quite figure it out so I lifted him up and put him inside. He sank into the pillow awkwardly before finally jumping out and running back to his old $20 bed. Before long though, he got curious again, walked around it a few times before finally figuring out how to step into it. He proceeded to shift around a bit to get comfortable and as you can see, eventually dug his head into the bumper and sank into happiness.