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Daisy’s Silly Nose Poke, Or, Love of Crate

on June 1, 2016

It hardly needs to be said that Daisy loves her new crate. We got it as one of the many preparations we had to make for her return from her back surgery – she needed something bigger and with both side and end entrances. But nothing too big because when we’d previously given her the really large crate from our last dog (a shepherd-collie-husky rescue) thinking she’d enjoy the extra space, she tried it out once and then refused to go back in – not even to get a treat we put in there. It had been scrubbed down sixteen years ago and then again just before we set it up for her, so it didn’t carry any scent. Daisy is like me – she very much prefers cottages over mansions. πŸ™‚

I DON'T LIKE THIS BIG HOUSE. Where's my cozy cottage??

I DON’T LIKE THIS BIG HOUSE. Where’s my cozy cottage??

We thought Daisy would associate her new crate with her surgery and dislike it after her two months of crate rest were over, but that wasn’t the case. She goes in there to nap and likes to lie near it when she’s out and about in the room. She never has to be told to go into the crate when we’re getting ready to leave the house – as soon as she sees us put on a jacket, put on a pair ofΒ “outdoor shoes” or she sees DD or me grab our purses, she heads straight in on her own.

One of the funniest things she does, though, is her “nose poke”. If she’s inside the crate, she likes to poke her nose through the bars to the outside world…

I like to smell the fresh air outside of my cottage...

I like to smell the fresh air outside of my cottage…



Keeping in touch with the outside world...

Keeping in touch with the outside world…

But if she’s outside the crate, she likes to poke her nose into the crate, as if she wants to experience the best of both worlds…

Oh crate, MY crate, how I love you soooo.....

Oh crate, MY crate, how I love you soooo…..

She’s a funny little girl, our Daisy, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! πŸ˜€

24 responses to “Daisy’s Silly Nose Poke, Or, Love of Crate

  1. yes… the air is always fresher on the other side of the crate… that’s like that fence thing and the greener grass :o) you are a clever little lady :o)

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That must be what it is – fresher air wherever Daisy isn’t!! LOL You’re right about the fence thing…the birds and squirrels on the other side are far more interesting! πŸ™‚

  2. Mary says:

    Hee Hee, she is silly. It’s her own little cave.

  3. granny1947 says:

    Love that last shot.
    She is so precious.

  4. Mags says:

    That is just nothing but cute. Sweet Daisy would you come teach Chancy to go into his crate when I am going to leave? He never wants me to leave so I have to round him up and put him in his crate. You are such a good girl going in your crate all be yourself when you know it is time. The only time Chancy goes in his without being put in is when his checkup is done at the vet. when he is put down on the floor he goes right in it then and looks at me until I close the door. lol Hugs and nose kisses for all from me and mine.

  5. Barb says:

    Daisy is such a clever girl, she knows the routine and seems quite happy to respond; she loves her little space, it’s hers alone. Those photos are so cute with her nose sticking out of the crate (and in it when she’s out of it)…..she certainly has personality your girl!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s for sure, Barb – Daisy’s got plenty of personality and her little quirks are so funny! She’s always liked being in her crate, even when we had the smaller one. Makes things much easier for us! πŸ™‚

  6. jan says:

    I’ve never had a dog who would tolerate a crate. Good for Daisy, what a sweetheart.

  7. Cupcake says:

    Daisy, you are cracking us up! That nose through the bars thing you do is 100% adorable.

    Love and licks,

  8. kolytyi says:

    If one’s brainbox is full of greatest and deepest thoughts, then it may become a little bit heavy. In such cases, a head rest comes really handy – I mean, pawdy!

  9. Jan K says:

    She is just too cute. How wonderful that she still loves her crate so much!

  10. Debra says:

    I find crates and dogs such interesting combinations. My son’s large dog loves his crate, too, and it was new to Obi when he was about 6 years old. I would have thought he’d be at least suspicious. Somehow I guess the confinement offers a sense of security, and given Daisy’s needs for protection when you aren’t able to watch her, isn’t it wonderful she loves her second home! πŸ™‚ I’d love to know for certain what it is she’s doing with her nose! That is just too cute. I’m so glad she’s doing so well!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Yes, Daisy definitely feels security in more confined spaces, and we always say how lucky we are that she’s a crate-lover! I wish I could ask her about that nose-poke that she does, I guess it’ll just be another one of those Daisy Mysteries! πŸ™‚

  11. megtraveling says:

    What cute pictures – she really does like her crate from inside and outside!

  12. That is so cute. They don’t make those nice steel crates like your old one anymore. We like those sturdier ones for the Chessies….lol.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I could see where the steel crates would be better for dogs like Chessies! We’re still going to hang on to that old one just in case a larger dog finds its way into our home… πŸ™‚

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