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Bentley's new milestone

Last night was the first time ever that I let Bentley sleep all night out of his crate. He did a great job and slept in his bed until 7am.
He has a dog bed next to the fireplace (actually there's 8 around the house) that he's been taking his naps in and last night he looked so comfy there I decided not to disturb him.
I'm sleeping in my recliner right now due to my hip so he wasn't in the living room alone. I think I'll probably have him sleep in the crate most nights but allow him out 1 or 2 nights a week. I want him to still like the crate for when I have to leave the house.
I knew I couldn't let him sleep out of the crate until he was 100% convinced that he's not allowed to even look at Ky's bed. She shares her toys, food and parents with him but I know there's no way she would ever allow him on her bed. She even hates for me to wash it, after it's dry she'll spend the rest of the day 'hmmpphing' and walking around on it to get it just right again.
This AM my DH said, and I quote..."Aww Bentley's all grown up now, maybe it's time to start thinking about another puppy"
I said "Listen up Mr! That's how we ended up with 4 kids and I'm not as naive as I was 30 years ago!"
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He has a dog bed next to the fireplace (actually there's 8 around the house)....
This AM my DH said, and I quote..."Aww Bentley's all grown up now, maybe it's time to start thinking about another puppy"
Well, with six extra beds not being used at any one time...


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Way to go Bentley!! You are growing up into a nice young man. Your husband is right, they do grow so fast, that is why I started fostering the young puppies from our local service organization, so I always have a little one.
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Well, with six extra beds not being used at any one time...
NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good boy Bentley. Tayla's not at that point yet, but she has turned into an incredible dog in many ways so she is getting extra privileges also.


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I think Vinnie would be fine out of his crate at night but like you, I don't want him to get used to not wanting to sleep in there or go in there when we leave. I have and am still pondering that.


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This made me laugh so hard! Adding another pup to your pack would be awesome! I'd love to read all about the hilarity that would ensue!
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This made me laugh so hard! Adding another pup to your pack would be awesome! I'd love to read all about the hilarity that would ensue!
Translation: You would really enjoy watching the process of an old woman completely losing her mind!
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lol Joyce! You are so lucky. I'm the one who wants another dog and DH says "no way!!!". I want another one!!!!

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