Indoor couch to outdoor dog couch
July 18, 2014 10:19 AM Subscribe
I own this
small black couch from IKEA. Primary user is my Alaskan Malamute (obligatory pic
), who staked his claim on it many moons ago - it's a dog couch now. I'd like to make this couch available to him when he's in the backyard while I'm at work. How do I do this?
I live in the East Bay in California (Emeryville), so the climate is mild, and the likelihood of rain for nine months of the year is low. The couch would be on a wooden deck during the day (and night?), and has plastic feet. The couch never needs to be an indoor couch again, and it's already lasted about 10 years, which is far longer than my expectations of any IKEA couch - so if it only survives a couple more years, that's perfectly fine.
Should I cover the couch at night with a tarp? Plan to haul it inside every evening & out every morning (not preferred). Some sort of outdoor fabric cover to protect during the day & night? Bonus points if there's a solution that would allow it to be nice enough for people to sit on as well in the evening.