Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tango Nights

Tango is SUCH a good dog! He is adapting to our schedule and lifestyle, doing his potty business outside (he has only had one accident inside!), eating well, having fun playing with Jax, and learning the "rules" (such as what he can and can not chew on!). There's only one teeny tiny problem. He H.A.T.E.S. his crate. He has to be in it when we go out - there's no way I'll leave a 14-week-old puppy loose in the house with no one home. And the plan was for him to sleep in his crate at night. But he cries. Oh, how he cries! And barks. And howls. That was to be expected the first night - but after 1½ hours, we had all had enough, so I got him out and slept on the couch with him (I know - BAD BAD!). The next night I decided to be firm - to not give in. That lasted 3 hours. I could take no more. I slept on the couch with him again. Last night I finally convinced Hubby that this crate thing was NOT working at night, and Tango joined us in our bed (along with Jax, who always sleeps on our bed). He slept like an angel all night long! I'm such a sucker, but oh well. He's happy, I'm sleeping, everybody wins.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

Oh honey, I'd do it just like you did! Soooo cute. xoxoxo

david mcmahon said...

Like they say, it takes chew to tango!

The grey typeface works great. VERY elegant!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

this dog is brillian (and reminds me of a child!!!) Are you going to have to use the Ferber-method on this puppy ;)

Misty Dawn said...

I wish my furkids could sleep in bed with me. But, Hubby says no - hey, HE doesn't even sleep in there, so what does he care?