Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Daisy’s Self-Imprisonment

on April 9, 2015

Well this is taking things to a new level, even for Daisy!

Our little pup loves being in small places, especially under our beds.

Like playing hide-and-seek under DD's bed

Playing hide-and-seek under DD’s bed

Or playing you-can't-see-me under my bed

Or playing you-can’t-see-me under my bed, one way…

...or the other.

…or the other.

But one day I discovered that the bed had a few sharp protrusions and I was concerned that Daisy might cut her back while army-crawling under there, so I put some storage bins underneath to block her. Oh yeah, that worked real well…

You can't outsmart me!

You can’t outsmart me!

Apparently the bins brought out the interior designer in her, and she’d shoved them around to make just enough space for herself in one corner at the end of the bed. There are no sharp protrusions there, but I didn’t know if she could make a pathway even farther back.

So I brought out the big guns, myΒ final resortΒ – the dreaded gate. Daisy’s been somewhat afraid of the gate since I took my fall over it; I think the loud sound it made when it hit the floor coupled with the loud screamΒ I made when I hit the floor frightened her.

I placed the gate at the end of the bed to cover the open area she’d made, and it worked…for about three days…

The gate and I have struck a deal...you can't keep me out of here!

The gate and I have struck a deal. You can’t keep me out of here!

I surrender. Daisy can have her corner, even if it means she looks like she’s in prison. πŸ™‚

We’re part of the Thursday Barks and Bytes blog hop!

47 responses to “Daisy’s Self-Imprisonment

  1. oh the first photo is a gem!!!! you are the cutest “jailbird” ever :o) I remember the time as we tried to catch the pup who was under our bed…. we gave in after 87 hours and the pup celebrated with producing matches from the wooden parts :o)

    • raisingdaisy says:

      OMG hahahaha!!!! I guess we’re lucky that the bed legs are metal! Though I do expect to hear her rummaging through the storage bins one night… πŸ˜‰

  2. KDKH says:

    We all need the comfort and security of a den now and then! So glad you two found a safe compromise.

  3. Fozziemum says:

    Doc does the same thing here every night..after going out the the toilet he sneaks under…he comes out when we turn the lights off and sleeps in his bed next to ours..i am sure he has a three room apartment under there πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum

  4. Hehehehe, good job Daisy!

  5. Mary says:

    Torrey will go behind the recliner sometimes. I think they just need to “den up” now and then.

  6. Novroz says:

    HUahaha…Daisy is a smart dog and full of determination.

  7. Will and Eko says:

    Haha the word “doggedly” exists for a reason. When they want something, they usually get it!

  8. jan says:

    Tudee, our Chihuahua mix, always likes what we call her life in a tiny cave. I think the big world is sometimes too much for her and she withdraws for while.

  9. Jen Jelly says:

    Sometimes you just have to surrender when they are so determined. I remember the sad day that Laika couldn’t fit under the bed anymore – she was so confused. I don’t think big dogs realize how much they’re growing when they’re young. I certainly don’t miss that behavior though – she’d go under there and refuse to come out. It was all a big game to her.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      It was fun watching Daisy figure out how to overcome the obstacle, and probably a good logic exercise for her. That corner is now hers and we’re comfortable with it since there are no sharp protrusions.
      I’ve seen that kind of thing with big dogs a lot – some still think they’re lap dogs! Our last dog was a big husky-shepherd-collie mix, but she wasn’t a snuggler like Daisy.

  10. Jan K says:

    Well, of course, she’s not afraid of that gate if you want her to be!! πŸ™‚

  11. LOL don’t come between a determined Daisy and her favorite spot! Thanks so much for joining the hop!

  12. Barb says:

    She obviously loves it under there, she feels safe in her own little spot, and she what gets me is that she actually figured out how to still get to it. It’s good to compromise!
    That first photo of her crawling under the bed is precious – what a look she’s giving you.

  13. amkuska says:

    Have you thought about putting duct tape over the sharp pieces so they are less sharp? That might make it a little safer. πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s a really good idea, I hadn’t thought of that. Fortunately the sharp pieces are now blocked by the storage bins and there aren’t any in the front corner where Daisy now hides, so for now we’re okay. But if one of us can scoot under the bed to reach those sharp things, I think we’ll cover them with duct tape just to be safe. Thanks for the suggestion!

  14. Don’t you wonder what it is that makes this space so personal to her! I’m so interested in her reaction to the gate since your fall. I know it frightened you, and it must have really upset her! She is very good at taking care of her own needs, though, isn’t she! πŸ™‚

  15. Kim says:

    We are looking to add another furry friend to our family and are considering a Havachon. I’ve noticed some have curly hair while others have straighter hair. Is that just dependent upon which breed is the more dominant? We have a Portuguese Water dog and they can be either curly or wavy.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s a good question; I’m not sure. I can tell you that Daisy had very long hair when we first got her at 2-1/2 months old, and it was straight in some areas of her body and wavy in others. Now that we keep it cut short, it’s curly except for her tail, ears (wavy) and chest. A Havachon breeder may be able to answer your question better. I have a post about Havachon personality traits that may help you decide if a Havachon is the right breed for your family – you’ll also see pictures of Daisy’s long hair in all the posts from that time period, which will show you the difference between the short curly hair she has now that we keep it trimmed and the straighter, wavier look of long hair. Good luck with your decision! πŸ™‚

  16. Jodi says:

    They are sneaky little things, aren’t they. And they always find a way. LOL

    Thanks for joining the blog hop!

  17. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man says:

    Sweet Daisy you have pure determination sweetie. We can see you will go to any length to be able to get under the bed. You are one smart little sweetie you are and you look cute under the bed from every angle. Hugs and nose kisses

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Heehee don’t tell my family, but I like to outsmart them… πŸ˜‰ They understood that I was willing to compromise on a corner spot under the bed, so no more gate now. πŸ˜€

  18. Marty the Manx says:

    Oh Daisy you little stinker! The Girls don’t like to be smooshed in, they like to spread out unless it is chilly thank goodness! We have a new site address: martythemanx2@wordpress.com
    Marty and Mom

  19. I love the “you can’t outsmart me” photo – absolutely adorable!

  20. kolytyi says:

    I’m afraid the renovation of your house was only a half job, and there is some room for further improvements: http://interiorsbystudiom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pet-friendly.jpg.

  21. writetowag says:

    Daisy, you are just beyond adorable!!!! Just wanna give you tons and tons of hugs and cuddles….The little nose peaking out from the covers, we were like…. awwwwww!!!! Happy day to you and your whole fam sweet Daisy!!!!

  22. Clowie says:

    She seems pretty determined to be under there! She looks very cute!

  23. It does have a bit of a prison look there (though a very cute prison look – definitely not the scary, real prison look)! Very cute!

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