If your issue with the pad is that it slides around, you might want to consider a hammock with a sleeve. The Warbonnet Blackbird is one such hammock. My pad stays right where I put it.
He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.