I thought Casey was ready to stay loose in the house by himself. Unsupervised. All night. Sure, it’s only been five days since he came here. But for those five days he has been given incrementally more freedom each day and he hasn’t had any problems. So last night I left his crate door open when I went to bed. And then I was woken up at 4 a.m. by a lick to the face, and when I opened my eyes, I saw him looking something like this.
I was worried at first, but I quickly figured out he was just waking me up because he wanted to go outside. Nothing was destroyed, and he didn't do anything wrong. Whew. However, the events that transpired after I let him outside at 4 a.m. have made me regret not crating him last night.