We are very fortunate that she understands bedtime when her humans are sleeping. She does not cry or howl in her crate at night, and she occasionally puts herself to bed after a long day. However, during the night, she plays with her toys.
She also moans, groans, yips at and chases her toys in her crate. It is hard plastic, and it resonates. In case you are unaware, German Shepherds talk. A lot. And though she is most vocal in the morning after missing us all night, and when dad gets home in the evening, in the middle of the night when she is bored, she talks to her toys.
She is now tall enough to put her feet on the kitchen counter and offer assistance on whatever is going on. We discourage this-who really wants large puppy feet in their plate of pork chops?- but now take the precaution to make sure the knives and chops are set back from the edge of the counter.
Freki can also reach the faucet in the bathroom sink and discovered, while Dad shaves, water runs in the sink. Amazing!
She is endlessly curious, and from time to time, she sleeps. Sometimes she settles down, Ben and Dixie have a bit of peace and quiet and I get to stop wondering what she is getting into.
Sometimes, during the day, we have quiet moments like this.
And then it's off to another adventure.