I thought I’d talk a little about my crate as it is essentially my room.
I’ve noticed that some people don’t like the idea of a dog in a cage, but from my perspective – I don’t mind.
Sure, it is boring and sad if I had to sit there on my own for too long, but luckily my mum only works part-time so it’s not so bad.
The idea is that I will not have to be locked in forever – as soon as I calm down I won’t need it anymore – that’s what I’ve been told anyway.
There have been some attempts to “dogproof” the kitchen and keep me locked in there with an open crate before
Let me tell you a story about some of them “attempts”.
Some time ago they tried to make the kitchen my room and keep the crate open for me. So they removed all the knives and sharp objects from my reach, they have hidden all the food and medications, they put special baby locks on cabinets and they left me there.
Well heh I showed them!
It didn’t take me long either. The wall texture is not as hard as you would think it is. And the baby locks pose no challenge for dog stamina and will power
When I finished, I stood next to my creation smiling widely ,as you can see, and waited patiently until someone would show up and appreciate the effort.
Unfortunately, after my mum finally came back from work, I did not receive warm words of appreciation I was counting on. In fact, I have heard a series of words that are absolutely unbecoming for a mother figure.
And I got told that I would stay in the cage forever.
But then again they are just a pair of big softies so …. they tiled that whole wall up and they tried again…
Practive makes perfect…. this time it took me two days to come up with something new.
My dad always thought I couldn’t open drawers, especially the ones placed quite high…
You would think that would be it, but they actually tried one more time. They emptied ALL the drawers in the kitchen believe it or not.
So that time I had to think outside of the box – I chewed a cable that noone thought I could even reach when fully stood up:D
So, as you can probably imagine – I’m back at being locked in a cage when home alone, until they think of something better.
They said it’s for my own good as I could get electricuted.. Whatever, right?
So..This is my cage
You can find it on Ebay HERE. When I was a puppy we also had a matching divider like this one on ebay HERE that came handy and let my parents buy only one adult crate rather than buying a puppy one and then adult one, which saved them some money. If you have a really big house, you can always buy 48″ cage and your labrador will have a real luxury apartment zone like this one HERE on ebay.
Anyway, my cage is good and sturdy. My parents say it’s both for my own good and for the state of our house.
My ranking of the cage is 9 out of 10, because it feels safe and comfy, but of course I’d prefer it if I could unlock its door, which I can’t. Yet!
My parents ranking is 10 of 10 because it is very reasonably priced for its size and value. And I’ve had it for quite some time with no problems.
I do like it – I see it like my room. It’s proper size – the most important thing is that a labrador cage has to be a minimum 36 inch and preferably 42 inches and there should always be a full bowl of water in there.
And maybe a nice fluffy blanket.
And a nice fluffy bitch..
I’m getting ahead of myself here… they’d never let me move in with my girlfriend so young, even if I had one. They say I need to prove I’m mature before I want any more priviledges
It’s SO not fair – I am almost 18 now! (months, not years, but so what)