Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sleepy Time

At night, Gromit loves to sleep in his crate with us in the room. He is an indoor dog, just like us. We Airedales are meant to be indoor dogs, we love to be with our humans. We love to be involved in all the human activities too.

 Rummy goes into Gromit's big crate space and tries to cuddle with him in the tight space. Like I said, Rummy and Gromit are now chums. Real buddies. Gromit doesn't mind sharing his space with Rummy.

For Gromit to sleep in the room with us also helps to assimilate him into our pack faster and more efficiently. That way, he will learn our routines, body rhythm, and rules and expectations much faster, and be a better adjusted dog faster. He wouldn't feel left out, or cry in the night because he is stressed out. He can hear us shuffle in bed, hear us snore and make sleepy sounds. He doesn't seem to miss his humans or his other canine pack member Tucker in the least bit. He loves to stay with us. I think Gromit feels very fulfilled in our pack. We love having Gromit as a guest. He is so much fun.



At 5:36 PM, Blogger Sherry said...

That looks like Miro's big-boy crate. Supposedly portable, it weighs a ton and takes up half the living room.

At 12:04 AM, Blogger Kimi Wagner said...

Hi Sherry, it is huge, you are right. When I bought it, I had in mind that I would eventually have 2 Airedales going to Agility trials, so that was the crate that was going to be used in that situation. Who would have thought it would come in handy when I'm boarding an extra dog? It does take up a lot of space.



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