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But that defeats the purpose. Dogs like to have the "right" amount of room. Too big and it's too much room for them to feel protected.

exactly. elliott prefers to sneak into harriet's smaller crate. and, for some strange reason, they often nap in it together.
i really should get him a smaller crate and donate his to a rescue group. it's a nice fold-down crate, but the only one who likes to use it is rory-cat. weirdo.
Besides, if it was too big Cala couldn't sleep on her back with her feet braced against the top.

heh. that must be quite a picture! neither of mine are leggy enough to do that.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Besides, if it was too big Cala couldn't sleep on her back with her feet braced against the top.

heh. that must be quite a picture! neither of mine are leggy enough to do that.

What makes it especially attractive is the flews flopped upside down so that she has a lovely lopsided snarl thing going. And no, I'd never be able to get a picture, as soon as she hears me move she's flopped back over.
What makes it especially attractive is the flews flopped upside down so that she has a lovely lopsided snarl thing going. And no, I'd never be able to get a picture, as soon as she hears me move she's flopped back over.

darn! i love floppy flews pictures. the only thing better than getting a picture is being able to sneak up on them so that i can tickle their flews. or blow into them.

(why, yes, i *am* just a little bit strange. whyever do you ask?)

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Hmm. It looks like a can or a fireplace to me. Like the dog would be cooking in there.
Besides, if it was too big Cala couldn't sleep on her back with her feet braced against the top.

Hah! Too funny- do you have pictures of this??
I have to comment, though, that my guys seem most comfortable in crates they have a fair amount of room in; all of them have room to stand upright- with their heads all the way up, and a bit of room to spare- or lie on their sides with legs extended in their crates.
The latter is fairly important at hot agility trials.
You're getting this all wrong. You put the wine glass ... books and other non-destructables on top. Sorry, no flower vases.

Okay. Hmm. Next purchase of dog must be foo-foo useless dog that likes to be a breathing house ornament. Check.

Don't forget to get a color that goes well with your overall decor. There is nothing worse than a breathing house ornament that clashes.

Paula
"How Assur's gonads became a letter of the Roman alphabet 8000 years after he lived is too long a story to tell it all here." (www.resurrectisis.org/B1WebPage.htm)
Okay. Hmm. Next purchase of dog must be foo-foo useless dog

squints Are you calling Basenjis foo-foo?
that likes
to be a breathing house ornament. Check.

Oh. No. No, you're not. :-D
I would tell the breed of the person I think my g/f knows who almost certainly has one of these but I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

-Andrea Stone
Saorsa Basenjis
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We've got to do something like this. Between the couch and the recliner, is the end-table. When Coda comes around, one of us pets the front, the other sort of holds the tail or it will knock anything/ everything from the end-table.
Bodhi, OTOH, never seems to knock stuff off, his tail swings back & forth, but low.* Coda's is all over the place!
*Unless he's playing w/ Coda or a toy, then it's like a helicopter, 'round & 'round!
Shelly & The Boys
But that defeats the purpose. Dogs like to have the ... and it's too much room for them to feel protected.

exactly. elliott prefers to sneak into harriet's smaller crate. and, for some strange reason, they often nap in it together.

Bodhi likes the "leg up" sleeping position too, and small spaces, however I usually put him in the wire kennel. He seems to have this 'thing' about his ears touching the top! (In a wire one, they poke out, which I guess is okay w/ him)
i really should get him a smaller crate and donate his to a rescue group. it's a nice fold-down crate, but the only one who likes to use it is rory-cat. weirdo.

Bodhi's "puppy kennel" was donated to a local
lady that does Eskie rescue, and the other to a woman that does Frenchie rescue. Our Little (scary-cat-from-hell) takes over Coda's dog bed. It's near the woodstove, so she will often hijack it, forcing Coda to have no other choice but the couch.
FWIW, both of my guys are good in their crates. Bodhi does better in an X-pen, though, because he will get the wild spins in a crate when it's time to get out. Coda needs to be crated, and not see me, otherwise he will bark his fool head off if we're out & about, especially if I'm taking Bodhi out of the kennel! (at home or in the car, he's good). But, now, no one sleeps in a kennel at home. We just have one in the living room for one of them to lay in if they need to get away, or if I need to split them up for training!
Shelly & The Boys
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