Thank you so much for sharing my excitement over a new puppy. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to getting her (or him, or whoever steps out of the shipping crate). The pic is her at six weeks old; she’s seven weeks old now. So we could get her basically any time the temperatures in Little Rock are low enough. One more reason to get the big dogs over to the house!
We’re finishing the basement paint and ordering the kennels tomorrow, and setting (temporary but safe) fence on Saturday.
We decided on a 5 x 5 kennel:
The advantage of this size is that we can give the dogs a HUGE area while we are in flux but can change the front panel into two gates and create 30″ x 60″ kennels when and if we need them. That’s plenty big, considering that we will use the kennels only as a replacement for crates and the dogs will spend no extended time in them. We’ll start with space for four and end up with space for six plus a big puppy pen. That’s as many Cardigans as I ever intend to have, so I’m good with that. The kennels are four feet high and we’ll cover them and put crates on top for emergencies and visitors.
Lots of pictures tomorrow, I promise!