Last Updated on May 13, 2023 by Pets Feed
The Hughes family, of Clifton Park, New York, don’t let dogs sleep in their beds, it’s the other way around. All seven dogs were rescued, Chris Hughes and his wife Mariesa adopted so many dogs they needed a bigger bed.
Chris Hughes told The Dodo:
“My wife and I thank the dogs for letting us sleep in their beds.”
A couple adopted so many dogs they needed a bigger bed
Each of the family’s seven dogs have been rescued from different forms of abuse. Pictured below, from bottom left, clockwise, is Sammy, who was rescued after being found chained up in a basement; Money and Tejas, two former racing greyhounds; Meatball, was down the street; Quinn, rescued from a hoarder case; The Stig, was a homeless dog from Cleveland; and Gremlin, a former fighting dog who later worked as a therapy dog in schools and children’s hospitals.
Chris and his wife had decided to put two beds together to accommodate the family of nine, as they had previously been very cramped. But it wasn’t enough.
Chris, who also needs his own space in bed, said:
“Pit bulls shrink and take up minimal space, but greyhound paws take up a lot.”
Although they pushed the two beds closer together, the couple had to contact a carpenter to help them with a bigger bed.
“I’m actually meeting with someone tonight to do our custom frame, and we’re going to build stairs and a ramp into the frame.”
Although the dogs have unique origins, Chris says they are all one big family.
“We have had nine dogs, two have died in the past two years. They all come from different backgrounds and have different temperaments, and they all work together.”
The sleeping arrangements speak to the bond that unites the family, a group of humans and dogs from across the country who come together each night to stay close to each other.
Finally the family managed to have a bigger bed so that everyone could have their space.
The family started a project called Mr. Mo Project, a rescue center for senior dogs. For more information, see their website.
Images: Facebook / Gremlin – The Mr Mo Project
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