Ted’s essays

Scooter’s Cave

Scooter's Cave 7xMissy cleaned up our third-hand dog kennel today – removing stickers along with some dirt and grime.

It looks a bunch better, but she left the brand-name label above the door. That wouldn’t do, so I covered it.

It is significantly less tacky now.

Scooter has been getting treats for getting IN her cave at our mealtimes and plate or pot licking when she gets out. For her, food is gold.

This has made time in the cave a lot more normal and comfortable.

So much so that she has added cave dwelling to her list of places to lounge around on her own.

Which is where I caught her today, though she was annoyed that I made her uncurl-up and look at the camera for the snapshot.