Yes, Stanley's new bed is a baby bassinet. With the colder weather starting to come, I felt that he should be up off the floor and away from possible draughts. Heidi sleeps in the big bed, Daisy Mae is very comfy in her scoot sac, but the old man was starting to feel the chill.
Now he will be off the floor, cocooned in his bed, with a comfy mattress and on a level with the big bed,to give him closer human contact as well. This was a great find at a kids' recycle store (it even has a music box and rocking motion). They had a white wicker bassinet which would have been a better match for my decor, but I felt that it was too deep and Stanley would be more isolated in that model. This one has mesh windows in the sides and it is on wheels to easily move it out of the way when it is not bedtime (or when I get up during the nigh) and there is a storage basket underneath for his extra blankets.
Stanley's laundry basket is still a gret bed in the summer time and a wonderful way to safely transport him in the car, but I felt that at his age, he deserves all the extra perks and comforts that I am able to provide for him. Dachshunds love to burrow in blankets, but with Stanley's handicap, it is difficult for him to manipulate the blankets. With both his basket and bassinet, I can drape a blanket over the entire bed, giving him that burrowed feeling.
My bedtime music will be listening to his gentle snores right beside me.