Before our recent move halfway across the country, you may recall that Callie had her own room. It was a space that was off the kitchen with the doorway facing the kitchen through to the living room so she see everything going on. This worked very well for her since she doesn't always play nicely with others and therefore does better with her own space.
Since we moved, Callie has been crated more and I knew that it was time to come up with an alternative solution to give her space and some leg room. After a couple days of thought, I came up with the idea to make an area using some of the existing stall walls in the barn. (The previous owners had pigs in the area of the barn where we are now. Don't worry, it was many years ago!)
The barn floors are concrete so Callie would need something to lay on. I didn't want to just place a bed directly on the floor, I thought she needed something nicer than that. While in town I picked a small skid at the hardware store. It'd make a great elevated bed except for the fact that the top boards have space between them. I was worried that Callie's foot/toes would go between the boards. Solution? Add some small strips of wood!
An afternoon of construction and this is the finished result.
I found some (lovely!) retro paneling in the barn and even though it has a bit of white paint on it, it works fine. With a new side panel on the left, a gate and the nice elevated bed Callie has a comfortable space of her very own.
After all my concern of her laying on the concrete floor, care to guess where she often lays? Yup, on the bare concrete. sigh.....