Sean Farrell, 47 years of age, cared for his dog ‘Buster’ so much that he dedicated a corner of his very own home to give it his bedroom. Even without any experience on carpentry and making this like a dog house, he still pursued this project with all his heart just for his beloved Buster. He browsed the internet and watched videos about the project he is going for days to gain inspiration and finally he went on with it. And what do you know; it just turned out to be excellent.
“Buster is my 12-year-old rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier,” Sean said. “I’ve had him just over 2years. He’s not had the best life and that changed the day I met him. Initially, I was only supposed to foster him but I fell in love, and we [both] knew we were meant to be together.”
“Due to bad experiences in his life he doesn’t like to be around single men and when we’re alone at home he stays on his own in the bedroom. He will only come down when other people are here as well. Or for walks and food,” he continued. “We’ve been working really, really hard on his trust issues. And because his behavior has improved so much, he is now a therapy dog and we visit residential homes hospitals and a brain injury rehabilitation clinic. He also accompanies people with low social skills, autism, agoraphobia, etc out shopping.”
“The boudoir was an idea to give Buster a cozy space of his own in the same room as me. To really let him know he can be safe around me and feel secure in his little den at the same time. [After finishing it], he went in there almost instantly. It has been a few weeks now and he’s happy to sleep and hang out in his house.”
All in all, Sean has spent about $104-$131 on the project. It may sound a little too costly for a dog house, but he believes his buddy deserves even more. Sean has also posted photos from the multi-day project on Buster’s Facebook page that gained his dog a loyal set of followers.
“As it was in my own living room, I wanted it to blend in and look part of the room,” Sean explained. “I had no real plan, I just bought some wood and plyboard, and just did it as I went along due to its enormous success with over 20 million views on Facebook.”
“‘Imagine being a monkey’ on the front is the first line from a lullaby I sing to him when he’s having bad dreams.”
“A lot of the cosmetic finishes, like the TV and shelf and mood lighting, were really just a bit of fun, but the cooling fan works really well,” Sean continued. “It’s all battery run so no electrics are in there. The items were just lying around the house.”
“There are also pictures of my previous dog Zook on the wall. Zook was a bit of a celebrity. He was disabled and had a very large Internet following all over the world.” His previous partner, Zook, passed away at the age of 17. But thanks to him, Sean found Buster, that he loved as much as Zook.
“From start to finish, the boudoir took me about four days to make. After I painted it and used carpet adhesive, Buster wasn’t allowed in for another 2 weeks.”
“I’ll never fuss or play with him when he’s in there as I want him to feel it’s his own little corner. But if he wanders on to my turf he’s in tug o war hell.”
“I’m absolutely blown away by the response it had from hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are getting very bad press and it’s so lovely to be able to show them that they are beautiful dogs that deserve a wonderful life.”
Pet and owner love is just so adorable. Do such effort to make your own buddy feel special, and I assure you he will do the same for you.