Happy Birthday Cricket

Cricket is now three years old…but when will she actually “grow up?” 

She still has to be locked up in a crate when I leave the house.  Much to her delight, I was recently laid off andBirthday Girl no longer have to go to work and lock her up on a daily basis.  I’m hoping that by the time I go back to work, I will have done some training with her and be able to leave her alone and free again…but that can be very destructive and very expensive. 

Things aren’t all bad; there are some very endearing things about her puppy-like behavior.  For example, I’ve never had a dog that throws its toys around and chases after them with such delight.  She’s also one of those dogs that just takes off and runs laps around the house for no obvious reason.  She burps.  She snores, often.  She sleeps upside down and fully stretched out, as if she hasn’t a care in the world.  Yep – there are a lot of cute things about Cricket, even if she can’t be trusted.