Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Made in the Quik Shade

Me: “Bentley, where are you going?”
Bentley: “I’m going out to the backyard.  I want to see if I have it made in the shade.”
Me: “Don’t you mean that you are going to enjoy our new Quik Shade Pets?  It is a perfect temperature outdoors to enjoy a nap.”
Bentley: “This is better than a hammock, because I don’t roll out of it.  You know that I enjoy sprawling out in the yard.  It’s the ants and other crawling critters that keep interrupting my slumber.  Nobody has time for that!”
Me: “Thanks to you and Pierre, I know all about having my slumber interrupted.  Maybe I could get on your Quik Shade for a nap.”
Bentley: “If you want a Quik Shade product of your own, they make them in all shapes and sizes for camping, tailgating, backyard parties, and business events.  I hate to be selfish, but this one is a Quik Shade for pets, so you aren’t allowed.”
Me: “Maybe you forgot who won this awesome open-air bed for you on Instagram.”
Bentley: “No ma’am, I know that you are the one that entered Quik Shade’s Instagram’s summer photo contest.  Maybe you forgot who’s handsome mug was in the prize-winning photo.  Just sayin’.”

Pierre: “Eeek!  What is that?  It looks like a bed, but it is new.  You know how I feel about new things.  I must bark it up and act skitzy around it.  I’m sure it is fabulous and after I see that it doesn’t attack Bentley, I will want it for my very own.  Until then…grrr, bark, bark, bark”
Me: “Don’t be scared Pierre.  Look, Bentley loves the new elevated bed.  It allows the air to travel all around his body, so he won’t be so smoking hot after relaxing in the yard.”
Bentley: “Oh, I’ll still be smokin’ hot, just not temperature-wise.  You should probably stay scared of it Pierre.  It is way too comfortable for you to test.  I’m pretty sure that I’d have to push you off all day long.  I could do it too, thanks to the patented instant folding frame technology.  I mean, Quik Shade is an industry leader in excellent shade products.”
Pierre: “You mean that it locks solidly in place, so that you can’t collapse it?  Hmmm, what happens if it gets dirty using it outside?  Gramma isn’t going to let you bring it back in the house if it’s not clean.”
Me: “Dirt is not going to be a problem Pierre.  All the fabrics are removable and washable.  It would be perfect for camping trips, a day at the beach, the park, or picnics.”
Pierre: “Maybe after Bentley’s gets his snooze on we can take it inside so I can get used to it.  I do like the colors.  I’ll sneak a sniff in a minute.”
Bentley: “Seriously, do not come over here sniffing around while I sleep.  It gives me the creeps.  Mom, this may be the most comfortable that I’ve ever been outdoors.  Quik Shade Pet Beds makes a kennel model with mesh sides too.  That’s what you need for Pierre, because you can zip him inside of it during our afternoon naps.  You know how he always sees squirrels at naptime.”
Pierre: “Gramma!  Bentley is awake and he left our Quik Shade bed.  Can you take it inside so I can maybe try it?  I mean, if it’s not too much trouble.”
*I quickly folded the bed and carried it in the house.  It is a snap to set up since it just unfolds.  There is no assembly ever and it only takes seconds to have it ready for lounging.  Pierre was still leery of it, but after his papaw spiffed it up with his couch pillows, he climbed on it.

Pierre: “Oh my gosh!  This is epic!  I feel so special stretched out on it.  This would be cool to carry to an outdoor concert or dog show.  Do you think that I can carry this to my mom and dad’s house?  We will probably be doing some extreme mountain climbing.  I’m going to need this with me.”
Bentley: “Not so fast my friend.  Let me remind you this is my Quik Shade Pet Bed and since it is a prize, I can’t let you take it.  Maybe you can ask Santa Claus to bring you one of your very own.  I’m sure he would unless he finds you on his naughty list.”
Pierre: “I am on the nice list and I will add it to my Christmas book of desires.  The beds are available in three sizes.  The small is 24” x 24” for dogs or cats up to 25 pounds.  The medium is 24” x 36” and supports a dog up to 60 pounds or a humongous cat!  The medium is the size Bentley won.  They make a large for big dogs up to 85 pounds and it is 30” x 42”.
Me: “These beds would be really great for shelters.  They could carry them when they hold adoption events.  The dogs would love to be able to climb up on it and look cute for potential families.  Do you boys want to give Quik Shade Pets your official paws of approval?  Use your scale from one to five with five being awesome.”
Bentley: “Since I actually own the Quik Shade bed, I will announce that we are in total agreement with a solid FIVE PAWS OF APPROVAL!  Plus, we also want to give a big thank you to Quik Shade and our friend Allison for this fantastic product.

I am not being compensated for helping spread the word about Quik Shade Pet Shades and Kennels.  We received a medium size bed because of winning an Instagram photo contest.  M. K. Clinton Barking from the Bayou only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers, Quik Shade Pets is not responsible for the content of this article.
*You can follow Quik Shade Pets on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter too. ☺

I have great news!!  Batman the adorable cocker mix that I featured last week has been adopted.  He was my buddy at PetSavers adoption day held at PetSmart.  I am so happy for him and his new family.
We are happy to join our hosts Dogs ‘N Paws and  Talking Dogs for Tuesday’s Tails in an effort to find homes for shelter dogs and cats everywhere.
Today we are introducing two sisters and one of the cutest little boys ever.  Please share these photos on your social media and let’s find homes for them.  PetSavers has so many dogs and cats that are waiting for their forever homes.  If you or someone you know is searching for the perfect companion, direct them here.


  1. What a great shaded bed! So neat. And how funny that we are both sharing a Buttons today :-)

  2. That is way cool. We'd so love one of those. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. those look great but I know neither of my boys would ever use it.

  4. Oh how cool is that?! My huskies would never fit in there, but you two look very comfy! Congrats on winning!!!
    I am SO happy to hear that Batman found a home! thank you for the update, and I will share the other 3 gorgeous pups as well.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. Wow...what a pawesome bed!!! I bet it is great for midday naps a fresco!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. that looks like a great product! would be great for camping or for picnics or for someone with a yard (we have no yard since we share a courtyard in an apt/condo complex) Love it!

  7. Love your quik shade bed! It would be great in the summer, but I wonder if it can hold a couple feet of snow on the roof in the winter??? Maybe it is just for summer??? I'm thinking winter right now, but for summer, perfect!

  8. The Quik Shade - how cool is that?! Great review! And those sweet pups - sharing. Hey, Melissa, you won my Sept giveaway, so check your email for a message from me :-)

  9. That is so cool, wonder if we would fit under there?! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Cool shade! That could go to the beach. Oh, forgot . . . we don't have a beach!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. That bed looks really awesome. Our crew would love to have one of those right out on our deck. Sheba would be afraid of it just like Pierre, so don't feel bad, Pierre. We're glad you got used to it and got to try it out. Hope you get one for Christmas!
    Great news for Batman!! Hope the others make out just as well....shared.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  12. Very cool Quick Shade bed. We could use one of them when Veruca joins me at any dog events. Although, we may need a large one for her.

  13. What a cool Shade bed. We want such a bed too.

  14. Hey...it does look like a great camping item, that way bites would have his own place and not be crawling into Dads sleeping bag!

    The Mad Scots

  15. Those are too cute! I wonder if they have one big enough for the fluffies? ;)

  16. Oooo! Those beds look nice! I wouldn't mind testing one of those out!


  17. Very cool!!!! I loves those beds!!! I bets a margarita would look FABulous under there!! ☺
    Yea!!! I'm so glads that they gots their furevers homes!! I'll keep my paws crossed for Chloe and Blackie!
    Ruby ♥

  18. That is SUPER posh!! Love it!
    Wally & Sammy

  19. What a great bed! Sharing Buttons, Chloe and Blackie. Hope they find homes soon.

  20. oooo the quick shade is very cool!


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