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[–]darknessanddragons 2700 points2701 points  (54 children)

Honestly, he may want somewhere dark. It's so bright in there!

[–]MyLittleNinja25 674 points675 points  (8 children)

yea I think so to. My GSD likes a dark safe space. Whenever you give her a bone she goes to her little hiding spot.

[–]RocketFeathers 103 points104 points  (1 child)

Perhaps the place under the stairs needs a paw-operated light switch. Next Kickstarter? /s

[–]stevemachiner 152 points153 points  (3 children)

On the plus side, if the scenario from A Quiet Place were to ever happen you could hide your newborn baby in there.

[–]clegg2011 136 points137 points  (1 child)

It's bright, hard surfaces, and definitely not sound proof given there is no door. Sound is going to travel through that wood floor just fine.

[–]Caelinus 65 points66 points  (0 children)

The hard surface is fine, and there may be a bed we can't see. It is the brightness that is absurd. Dogs are den creatures, they like caves.

My puppy literally thinks under my desk is a cave, just like her crate. She actually gets the two of them confused as both are dimly and cool, and so often runs under there when I tell her to go to her crate, thinking any cave will do.

[–]stephenvsawyer 120 points121 points  (7 children)

This is correct, dogs naturally want a “cave” like environment which makes them feel safe. I wouldn’t be surprised if that dog never goes in there with it looking like a hospital

[–]Skika 54 points55 points  (3 children)

I’m sure OP is reading through these comments. Hopefully he makes some adjustments! No light in there, place a rug or something on the floor to insulate further. His heart was in the right place, but that’s no quite what a dog is looking for. :)

[–]rasherdk 18 points19 points  (1 child)

place a rug or something on the floor to insulate further

Unless the dog likes cold floors!

[–]Mickcmyk 55 points56 points  (0 children)

i think its just for the photo. Or do you want to look into a black hole?

[–]TheDandyWarhol 13.0k points13.0k points  (454 children)

Can I rent out the spot under your stairs?

[–]ragerevel 10.6k points10.6k points  (417 children)

Found the Bay Area resident

[–]itslenny 4355 points4356 points  (279 children)

I worked with a guy (at one of the largest tech companies in the world) who rented someone's walk-in closet for $100/mo and slept on a dog bed 'cause he's so cheap.

(He is like 25 and just bought a house so being cheap paid off)

[–]AlexTheShaman 2354 points2355 points  (61 children)

I admire his commitment to practicality honestly.

[–]Alarid 1474 points1475 points  (5 children)

He swore his love for Harry Potter was unrelated.

[–]Sloppy1sts 250 points251 points  (28 children)

I despise your lack of commitment to proper comma use.

[–]Conbracos 86 points87 points  (9 children)

It took a bit for me to think of a way to justify this, but...

He presumed that u/itslenny would question his integrity with regard to his admiration of the coworker's practicality -- not in the sense of doubting the truth of the admiration itself, but in the sense that him truthfully admiring it might impugn his character by making him seem dishonest overall. Thus, as one might say "I admire his commitment wholeheartedly," he instead said "I admire his commitment honestly," meaning "in an honest manner." No comma necessary.

(Hey, it's a hobby.)

[–]jeff_the_weatherman 293 points294 points  (34 children)

That's dirt cheap. Walk in closets often go for $500-800/month in the city. You might not be allowed to use the kitchen in the house. This isn't a joke, btw.

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    [–]__xor__ 169 points170 points  (11 children)

    $1500? Studio somewhere farther out away from SF? That's cheap as fuck if that's SF, unless you're sharing.

    Dude, you have to ask for a raise in a situation like that, and relocation expenses. They fucked you. As a developer you can easily get a new job if you live in the bay, so you have to get your money's worth otherwise it's not even worth it to be a dev at that point.

    Better yet, find a remote gig with a bay area salary and move back to the $450/month paradise you called home. If I wasn't tied to the bay for other reasons, that's what I'd be doing. I'd probably go to bumfuck nowhere Montana and if I do it right, net close to $6k per month after taxes and rent.

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      [–]ex1stence 59 points60 points  (1 child)

      Dude you moved to Marin/Sausalito? Quite literally one of the most expensive places to live in the country.

      Gotta check East Bay. Not as cheap as it used to be, but wayyyy better than north of the Golden Gate.

      [–]hillmarie 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      These comments...I dont see how those prices are sustainable. Even Montanna isn't that cheap. I live in Tennessee in a gated community with a private fishing lake, in a 5 year old house that's 4,000 sq feet with nice finishes and a wrap around deck/screened in porch. Our mortgage is under 1500 a month and we didn't even put 20% down.

      [–]LuxNocte 15 points16 points  (2 children)

      Transferring you into SF but continuing to pay the same salary is cruel.

      [–]LadyStag 626 points627 points  (61 children)

      My cousin paid like three times that much to live in an actual crawl space. The Bay Area is cool. It's not live in a crawl space cool.

      [–]CrazyRussianChinaman 1405 points1406 points  (54 children)

      My aunts coworker’s brother paid over 4000 per second to live in a cereal bowl. A fucking cereal bowl. The Bay Area is cool. Not live in a fucking cereal bowl cool.

      [–]DodgyBobMcMayday 292 points293 points  (9 children)

      Course, we used to dream of living in a cereal bowl. We lived in a paper bag, at t' bottom of a lake, all 15 of us. Every morning, pa would make me and my brother's clean lake floor with a tooth brush. But we were happy.

      /Hat tip to Monty Python

      [–]Depressio111117 144 points145 points  (6 children)


      I had to get up at ten o' clock in the night, half an hour before I went to bed. Drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down at the mill, pay the mill owner for permission to come into work, and when we got home, our dad and mum would kill us and dance about on our graves, singin' hallelujah.

      [–]GrimmSheeper 22 points23 points  (0 children)

      But you try to tell the young people of today that, and they won’t believe ya’.

      [–]Aksi_Gu 47 points48 points  (2 children)


      [–]GrabHimByTheShitHole 24 points25 points  (1 child)

      They actually owned their own graves, fucking bourgeoisie.

      [–]wonkynerddude 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      According to the description on this video, the sketch is pre-monty python. The sketch is so old, that back then they had to make sketches out of duct tape and used rubbers. https://youtu.be/VKHFZBUTA4k

      [–]dollhousemassacre 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Imagine, having your own paper bag

      [–]Spankaru 268 points269 points  (27 children)

      My grandmothers sisters son in law paid 110% of what he earned to live in a homeless man's shopping cart. The Bay Area is cool. Not living in a homeless man's shipping cart cool

      [–]L3Frenchy 182 points183 points  (20 children)

      I love witnessing the birth of a meme.

      Sniffle it's so beautiful.

      [–]AgentTasmania 87 points88 points  (14 children)

      It's a (probably accidental) rephrasing of one of the Monty Python classics.

      [–]jtr99 82 points83 points  (13 children)

      But you tell that to young people today... and they won't believe you.

      [–]CrazyRussianChinaman 25 points26 points  (8 children)

      I’ve never actually watched any Monty Python, so it was a coincidence. Clearly it sounds like it would be right up my alley

      [–]BRUTAL_ANAL_SMASHING 54 points55 points  (2 children)

      The meme was cool. Its not live in a fucking meme cool.

      [–]napping1 91 points92 points  (0 children)

      My father in laws ex girlfriend paid an arm and a leg to live in someone's used Luigi costume from Halloween 2013. The bay area is cool. Not living in someones used Luigi costume from haloween 2013 cool.

      [–]hingewhogotstoned 47 points48 points  (7 children)

      I would live like that for sure to add up some bucks. Shit seems cozy as fuck to me. I used to sleep in my parents walk in under their hanging clothes sometimes because "it was cozy"

      [–]SophiesDagger 57 points58 points  (2 children)

      Same! I used to burrow into all sorts of nooks and crannies and make little cubbies for myself. I was sooo jealous of a friend who had a little odd bit of attic space made into a playhouse. It was accessible through a little gnome-lookin door in her bedroom. We played so much David the Gnome.

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        [–]ilovetokissstitties 18 points19 points  (5 children)

        I lived under the stairs in Seattle (U District) for $800 a mo. Wtf.

        [–]itslenny 17 points18 points  (0 children)

        This was in Seattle actually. I have a huge 1br in a super old building for $1000/mo, but I got extremely lucky. Also, they're probably going to tear it down next year so the cheap ride is almost over.

        [–]chillin223 51 points52 points  (2 children)

        My brother spends 900 to sleep in a literal closet in haight ashbury.

        [–]online222222 35 points36 points  (1 child)

        was the owner a bending robot unit?

        [–]chandarr 13 points14 points  (3 children)

        I used to live in a hallway with my then GF in SF. It was a tight squeeze.

        [–]MiddleEasternWeeaboo 171 points172 points  (65 children)

        That space would be more than $900 a month in the Bay Area.

        [–]uvioletpilot 78 points79 points  (1 child)

        I love that listings in SF are all “comes with bathroom” Bitch I’m paying 2 grand, there better be a place to shit.

        [–]Hands 73 points74 points  (16 children)

        my friend lives in a literal garage in Palo Alto for like 2 grand a month or something equally insane

        [–]drprun3 42 points43 points  (14 children)

        Tell him he can move to Redwood City or halfmoon bay and find studios or one bedroom places for like 2500. I'm paying 800 more a month for a place in the Bay Area than I did back in Connecticut but since I'm making way more the rent price difference is negligible

        [–]Hands 42 points43 points  (6 children)

        He works at Stanford and lives super close to campus so I think being walking distance from his work is why it's so expensive

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          [–]jrhoffa 21 points22 points  (41 children)


          [–]i_eat_farts_69 39 points40 points  (40 children)

          Plenty of $900 studios in SRO-esque housing in Oakland. People just pay $900 for a corner in the living room so they can live in San Francisco. You can get better value than the blog articles lead on.

          [–]jrhoffa 17 points18 points  (4 children)

          Yeah, like I want a 2 hour commute to Sunnyvale.

          [–]ButThisIsRidiculous 73 points74 points  (8 children)

          Bay area harry.

          [–]ultramongol 47 points48 points  (3 children)

          Yer a startup developer, Harry!

          [–]CamoFeather 50 points51 points  (0 children)

          Bay Harry-a

          [–]Linc995 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          An actual Bay Area Harry checking in...

          ... How much a month for the dog house?

          [–]ethawyn 62 points63 points  (19 children)

          Or Vancouver

          [–]xEvinous 125 points126 points  (18 children)

          Vancouver: All the cons of living in the Bay Area, without any of the pro's.

          [–]error_99999 80 points81 points  (8 children)

          Sure for 1500 à month, not including utilities

          [–]HunsonMex 52 points53 points  (7 children)

          And need a full 1year payment in advance

          [–]dreweatall 38 points39 points  (6 children)

          10 references

          [–]HugeRichard11 29 points30 points  (5 children)

          Give me your wife also

          [–]hypertown 44 points45 points  (4 children)

          And if you’re not an organ donor, you will be. You will be.

          [–]itslenny 2821 points2822 points  (29 children)

          I had a friend that used to get super drunk and climb into tight spaces to sleep. He usually didn't remember doing it, but it was kinda his thing. He would've loved your dog home. Also, I found him in the dryer once. Basically what I'm getting at is my friend and your dog should probably be friends.

          [–]HolyFruitSalad_98 726 points727 points  (7 children)

          Sounds adorable right now, but I can imagine you searching for your friend, panic stricken and then finding him passed out in the dryer and wanting to switch on the power.

          [–]appdevil 144 points145 points  (4 children)

          Or switching it off.

          [–]RoadRageRob666 33 points34 points  (1 child)

          Its 2018, why not let the man do it both ways?

          [–]Miennai 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          "Does he deserve it?.... Hmmmm nah, not this time."

          [–]austinmcortez 89 points90 points  (5 children)

          My sister is ten years older than me. I'm 5, she tells me to hide in the dryer during a game of Hide-And-Go-Seek, I do, she turns on dryer. Not an ideal hiding or sleeping spot.

          [–]JiManChoiForeverEver 105 points106 points  (0 children)

          Your sister knew what she was doing. She tried to get rid of you. Watch your back op

          [–]helpmytonguehurts 107 points108 points  (0 children)

          You’ve got great vocabulary for a 5 year old.

          [–]Laneglee 56 points57 points  (5 children)

          Sounds much better than my drunk friend... He once peed into our top load cloths washer. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

          [–]itslenny 28 points29 points  (2 children)

          I woke up to a different friend peeing in my shoes once. He was sleep walking. Pains of living in a party house.

          [–]brazzybraz2102 14.7k points14.7k points  (283 children)

          First off, you have a leopard print staircase. Bucky is letting you know of your two failures of said staircase.

          [–]Beaveroo 2327 points2328 points  (194 children)

          If OP lives in the PNW of the US I might have a leopard print high back chair and a footstool that would go real well with that staircase. It's not mine, a friend's (naturally). Not sure if they're selling but they will be when I show them this staircase...

          [–]CpowOfficial 528 points529 points  (186 children)

          I live in the PNW and I want both those things

          [–]spicymemestealer 774 points775 points  (179 children)

          Mind telling a clueless Aussie what the PNW is?

          Edit: Far out, that’s a lot of responses. Pacific Northwest, typically Northern Cali, Oregon and Washington. Gotcha. Thanks.

          Edit 2: Apparently I missed British Columbia but Canada isn’t real so

          [–]sinister_exaggerator 326 points327 points  (12 children)

          Nacific Porthwest

          [–]Snushine 173 points174 points  (9 children)

          Specific Ports West

          [–]Sashimi_Rollin_ 60 points61 points  (5 children)

          Can you imagine the other poor choices OP has made based off that staircase?


          [–]arghhmonsters 129 points130 points  (48 children)

          I'm ashamed to state, as an Aussie I learned what the PNW was from reading Twilight.

          [–]LunaticRenewed 26 points27 points  (3 children)

          Hey it's all good, I see Aussies use stuff like QLD and NSW and understand that they are states in Australia, but if you asked me to put it on a map I'd just laugh at you.

          [–]frightened_anonymous 42 points43 points  (40 children)

          I’m an American, and I only know about the abbreviation because I really want to move to Seattle. :(

          [–]Vercury 78 points79 points  (6 children)

          I learned the abbreviaton from listening to sub-par conspiracy theory fiction podcasts which take place in the region. Lemme know if you need a meal from Blue Apron, postage from stamps.com, a Casper mattress, or some Bombas socks; I have some coupon codes for you.

          [–]Miss_Management 35 points36 points  (14 children)

          I did too until I actually moved here. It's very scenic and the roads are great but there's tweakers and homeless people everywhere. My car has been broken into half a dozen times in half as many years. I recommend a two week camping trip instead...

          [–]BuffaloLIII 7 points8 points  (1 child)

          I second this. I try to go backpacking as much as possible in the summer to avoid the squalor in Seattle (and because it's beautiful in the mountains), but am planning to move away soon.

          [–]sharkilepsy 47 points48 points  (7 children)

          Except definitely not northern California. Nobody considers any part of California to be in the PNW.

          [–]theonefinn 29 points30 points  (2 children)

          As a clueless Brit, I’m guessing pacific north west?

          [–]ImpeachmentTwerk 19 points20 points  (0 children)

          Paninie Nudie Weenie

          [–]thedarkquarter 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          Shit I do...might be for the cop

          [–]Tgregs 246 points247 points  (5 children)

          OP is just reliving the good old days on The Sims. When you could add leopard print to almost anything.

          [–]fiftyshadesoflaid__ 496 points497 points  (17 children)

          When I was living in the dorms back in college, I was vehemently against leapord/cheetah print. While everyone was picking their roommates, I said over and over again that if my roommate had cheetah/leapord print anything, I was going to throw it away in her sleep.

          Luckily for me, my roommate loved zebra print everything. So technically I got what I wanted.

          [–]Gibborim 373 points374 points  (21 children)

          It is impressive how gauche I think the OP's home is given how little I've seen of it.

          [–]Dracofav 207 points208 points  (20 children)

          Yep, I'm expecting at least one room with purple walls and either a purple couch or bedspread. Maybe gold or glittery lampshades too.

          [–]MathPancakes 73 points74 points  (17 children)

          I have a purple floral bedspread and lavender walls ☹️

          [–]Dracofav 106 points107 points  (9 children)

          It might not necessarily be what I'm talking about. I think sometimes people just go overboard with certain colors. It's kind of like if a guy wears a purple dress shirt with black pants vs the guy wearing a purple shirt, purple pants, purple jacket, purple tie, purple socks and purple shoes. One dude gets complimented on his choice of color, the other is known as The Purple Man. And really it could be any color, I was just using purple as an example.

          [–]nom-nom-nom-de-plumb 48 points49 points  (3 children)

          Say what you will, The Purple Man has a way with words though.

          [–]-Myrtenaster- 14 points15 points  (1 child)

          Especially when he's making you blend your own hand.

          [–]WriteYouLater 62 points63 points  (0 children)

          Throw some rainbows around and call it Lisa Frank Chic.

          [–]Ucla_The_Mok 116 points117 points  (18 children)

          [–]terminbee 66 points67 points  (17 children)

          Why is it that middle aged women love leopard print?

          [–]buhba 104 points105 points  (0 children)

          Indeed, why do cougars love leopards?

          [–]dreamendDischarger 75 points76 points  (5 children)

          Because we've stopped giving a shit what people think. Not quite middle aged yet but getting there and I have some nice jaguar print shoes

          [–]PaintThatSh_tGold 30 points31 points  (3 children)

          This was the first thing I noticed too, just why?!

          [–]SS111 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          It's probably New Jersey.

          [–]atmosphere325 66 points67 points  (0 children)

          Curtains matches the drapes, but does the carpet match the thong?

          [–]KarmaChameliano 2032 points2033 points  (38 children)

          I kinda wanna crawl in the dog space under the stairs case.

          this is where I come to cry

          Edit: Thanks for the uppers! For those who don’t quite get it.

          [–]teveisboss 55 points56 points  (10 children)

          i actually might enjoy crawling in there. i have the opposite of claustrophobia where i enjoy super tight spaces, as long as its not so tight it hurts. think like how cats always curl up in cardboard boxes. that's me!

          [–]PmMeUrKhajiit 29 points30 points  (8 children)

          I always found it comforting. I used to build a wall of pillows and blankets so the space under my bed was tighter and lie under there when I needed comforting when I was younger. There's something about being in a small space that really helped.

          [–]heart-cooks-brain 962 points963 points  (47 children)

          Do you open the dryer for him? So maybe he is "used" to that being his spot?

          [–]BanginBananas 1130 points1131 points  (14 children)

          How else do you dry a dog after a bath?

          [–]Gjlynch22 612 points613 points  (9 children)

          The microwave hasn’t let me down yet.

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            [–]PuttingInTheEffort 41 points42 points  (2 children)

            add some salt to help wick the moisture

            [–]Uahmed_98 8 points9 points  (1 child)

            Classic reddit. Went from talking about how a dog may like certain areas to cooking said, very same dog.

            [–]yildizli_gece 57 points58 points  (1 child)

            But put it on delicate--it's a poodle.

            [–]NovaVore 548 points549 points  (22 children)

            My dog, a little chihuahua mix, ran and jumped into the bathtub. Can't get him in there any other time, but apparently it's safe on July 4th...

            [–]improbablydrunktoo 412 points413 points  (12 children)

            That speaks volumes. He hates fireworks more than bath time. Let that sink in.

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              [–]the_dude_upvotes 73 points74 points  (0 children)

              Probably wants you to stop pretend washing your hands already

              Or to just let him in BC of your username

              [–]diatonicnerds 34 points35 points  (0 children)

              Absolutely the best novelty account. Hands down. No question. It's over. We have a winner. No one else has any reason to try. There will be no new novelty accounts, just let that sink in for a moment.

              [–]NovaVore 8 points9 points  (1 child)

              He's not nervous when I turn the shower on any more, so that's a plus.

              [–]The_Weird_One 48 points49 points  (1 child)

              My dog does this too with thunder or fireworks. And it does not matter one bit to her if the bathtub is occupied and full of water

              [–]blindedbythesight 35 points36 points  (0 children)

              “I’ll do anything you want, just make it stop.”

              [–]Lumpectomy 35 points36 points  (0 children)

              Mine hates baths and jumped in there as well. Except in my case the water was ON as I was taking a shower and sitting down shaving my legs. I had to call my husband in to extract him from my lap.

              [–]mynameiswrong 26 points27 points  (2 children)

              My dog does this too but growl/grumbles at me until I come sit in the tub with her :/

              [–]hungry_tiger 735 points736 points  (20 children)

              Do you have a nephew named Harry?

              [–]kiosdaemon197 495 points496 points  (3 children)

              We don't talk about him much, he attended St Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys - what a disgrace

              [–]Lira70 67 points68 points  (2 children)

              They use a cane at St Brutus's, boy?!

              [–]elaerna 35 points36 points  (0 children)

              Looks too clean for Harry - no spiders visible

              [–]CodenameMolotov 186 points187 points  (12 children)

              I don't think I've ever seen a leapord print rug before

              [–]mrsbebe 157 points158 points  (8 children)

              My ex boyfriend from high school had leopard print carpet going up the stairs and on the whole second floor. It was a thing for suburban housewives in the Midwest from like 2002-2009. I’ve seen more than my fair share.

              [–]NihiLiza 69 points70 points  (3 children)

              Had a friend whose parents did their entire basement floor to ceiling in leopard. In the Midwest. During that timeframe.

              [–]sodiumandeelsalesman 30 points31 points  (1 child)

              If you weren’t aware then I’m making you aware now, they were totally swingers.

              [–]falafelwafflerofl 550 points551 points  (6 children)

              Bummer he didn't use it, but hot damn that's fucking cool!

              [–]lzrae 65 points66 points  (1 child)

              Oh. My. God, Bucky. Look at that dog house.

              [–]OsamaBongLoadin 78 points79 points  (1 child)

              Wow your staircase looks like something I would have put in one of my original Sims BDSM sex mansions lol

              [–]princessturtlecat 14 points15 points  (0 children)

              This is so painfully accurate

              [–]phyloRen 361 points362 points  (11 children)

              Poor pup. Maybe the drier just smells a lot more like you, which would be waaaay more comforting for Bucky. Put some old blankets/clothes/towels that you've had/used for a few years under the staircase.

              [–]SanityPills 393 points394 points  (7 children)

              You also need to get the dog used to thinking of that as a safe place. It's not going to understand why you built it, that it's sound proof, etc. You can't just expect it to go running in there on instinct alone.

              [–]Lostpurplepen 146 points147 points  (1 child)

              Op needs to stink up the pristine little space. Put a carpet remnant down, roll around on it, cuddle with Bucky on the carpet in his little room. It is just like crate training; not "this is your time-out jail" but rather "Oooh The Cubbyhole of Awesomeness!" Hide treats for him to find in there. Feed him in there occasionally. Play hide and seek, let him find you in there. Take a small soft blanket, stick it in your bed for a few nights, then leave it in the COA - dogs feel very comforted by owner's sleep scents. A dirty sock wouldn't hurt either.

              [–]Squtternut_Bosh 82 points83 points  (0 children)

              And get rid of that bright light imo

              [–]SurlyRed 170 points171 points  (2 children)

              This guy dogs.

              [–]RoadRageRob666 21 points22 points  (0 children)

              The noble doggo never fails to imbue sacred knowledge upon the unworth.

              And we humans are unworthy.

              [–]OSUJillyBean 788 points789 points  (44 children)

              It’s got a lot of hard surfaces so it might echo in there. Maybe try a dog bed on the floor and possibly some sound dampening panels on the walls.

              [–]Jessev1234 1062 points1063 points  (28 children)

              He's chosen a METAL WASHER!! What could reverberate more?

              [–]MrBragg[S] 1736 points1737 points  (21 children)

              I just asked him, and as it turns out, he never finished his engineering degree.

              [–]itgn 500 points501 points  (14 children)

              Did he put his education on paws

              [–]Pulp__Reality 163 points164 points  (4 children)

              Get the fuck out

              [–]ohseven1098 70 points71 points  (3 children)

              That's probably what I would tell my dog if he hopped into the dryer.

              [–]Jessev1234 331 points332 points  (2 children)

              He should really go back and complete his dogree

              [–]homelessdreamer 22 points23 points  (0 children)

              Pop music from the 60s and 70s?

              [–]josdigital 19 points20 points  (0 children)

              Also too much light for your dog to be comfortable.

              [–]Khal_Kitty 57 points58 points  (9 children)

              Yeah I read soundproof and saw no door or padding on the walls/floor. Not sure OP understands the meaning of soundproof.

              [–]codesmatodes 344 points345 points  (9 children)

              deleted What is this?

              [–]gettingzen 157 points158 points  (1 child)

              That's unbearably cute actually.

              [–]KptKrondog 27 points28 points  (0 children)

              Some dogs aren't gun shy as puppies, others need to be trained for it, and some just never get used to it. You got one that's born that way I guess. Good thing IMO. One more thing that you don't have to worry about is your dog freaking out even if you aren't a hunter that uses dogs for hunting/retrieval.

              [–]mmmegan6 34 points35 points  (0 children)

              I love this story. Happy cake day, friend!

              [–]HumansNotRobots 87 points88 points  (13 children)

              I used to work at a 'Holistic pet supply store' .

              We sold 600$ dog beds.

              EVERY OTHER PERSON TO BUY IT WOULD SAY, but my dog just ends up sleeping in my bed can I return it?

              No, no you cant.

              [–]TacoBelle- 20 points21 points  (0 children)

              My mattress didn’t even cost $600.. damn.

              [–]AC2BHAPPY 34 points35 points  (0 children)

              What's up with the leopard staircase lmao

              [–]TheNorthComesWithMe[🍰] 202 points203 points  (31 children)

              1. The doggy hideaway can't be soundproof as there is no door.
              2. The doggy hideaway has a light on. Dogs want a place that feels like a den.
              3. Doggy hideaway doesn't have carpet or a bed.

              [–]Khal_Kitty 106 points107 points  (25 children)

              No doors, hardwood, and regular walls... “soundproof”.

              [–]SandmanD2 24 points25 points  (2 children)

              After that first firework went off, I doubt your dog busted out his map of your house to figure out exactly where the proper place to hide would be.

              [–]Pherol 22 points23 points  (3 children)

              Some dogs react badly to sound, but most dogs really don't like the vibrations from thunderstorms. The dryer has anti-vibration "shoes", and most likely your dog is associating fireworks with thunderstorms.

              Elevate the flooring under the stairs with a few centimeters and set em up with the same type of "shoes" your dryer got. After a few thunderstorms he will use the area under the stairs, as long as you show him the little upgrade and let him know it's safe.

              [–]earthlings_all 9 points10 points  (0 children)

              And turn down the lights, it’s way too bright in that little nook.

              [–]ramagam 20 points21 points  (2 children)

              Have you tried letting him stand over your head while you are laying in bed, shaking and blasting you with hot tuna fish breath all night? That seems to work for my dog.

              [–]Long_Bong_Silver 84 points85 points  (16 children)

              Just looking at the cubby hole makes me claustrophobic and makes it hard to breathe. How do you clean it out?

              [–]Aukos 51 points52 points  (2 children)

              Look, I understand this is cute because it's a large dog...but this shit is trouble with cats. For anybody who has just gotten their first cat DO NOT leave the dryer open. I lost a cat because I checked the dryer, got distracted and left the door open, then turned it back on for 5 minutes as I went to the bathroom. Cats love the warmth of the clothes and they are much harder to notice. Please don't make the same mistake I did.

              [–]zipadeedodog 145 points146 points  (2 children)

              That doggie safe room is dope. Tho Bucky needs a cozy carpet.

              The fireworks popped in on little leopard prints.

              They melted on the stairwell, and silently awww on.

              I need another beer.

              [–]jjaytan 35 points36 points  (9 children)

              Ok from this picture it looks like no human can fit inside that hole, so if you wanted to do some cleaning how would that work...

              [–]FreakyInYoSixtyFo 12 points13 points  (4 children)

              I'm wondering the same. Has anyone made anything like what OP's made here? Is there a separate entry for humans? I don't want to seem rude, just wondering how one would sweep out the doggo hair now and again

              Edit: maybe a roomba?!

              [–]Bvoh 25 points26 points  (0 children)

              The dryer is the entrance to Platform 9 3/4.

              [–]Mordrimbor 9 points10 points  (0 children)

              1) Not soundproof

              2) Too bright, dog wants to hide somewhere, not read a book

              3) Did you ever put him in there so he knows it's an option?

              [–]glorious_albus 9 points10 points  (0 children)

              Time to get a Harry Potter.

              [–]bboymixer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              That seems like a better cat space.

              I wish I could do something like this for my cat! It looks great.

              [–]GeorgieBru 8 points9 points  (0 children)

              You did a beautiful job on the doggy room now replace that HIDEOUS CARPET!!!!!

              [–]ogresaregoodpeople 33 points34 points  (0 children)

              Make sure to leave your dryer closed, pet owners. And to check before loading and turning it on. Many pets die this way.

              If laundry is in a separate room, it’s best just to keep the door closed and have it as an off-limits room for pets.