We're crate-training Chorney, which seems to be the universally accepted puppy training method these days, and for good reason. She has adjusted to her crate really well, and to be honest it's probably good for Chorney to have a place where she's safe from the children. Well, safer - leave it to Sasha to find a game she can play with Chorney even when the puppy is locked away! Sasha puts her hand up to the door and when Chorney gives it a lick it's all squeals and delighted giggles from Miss Sasha.
If the crate's latch wasn't difficult for little fingers to manage, Chorney would really never get a moment's peace! As is, I still expect to walk by the crate one afternoon and see both Sasha and Chorney snuggling within.
Incidentally - check out Sasha's healed-up palate in this photo. Uvula and everything! Way to go, reconstructed-palate girl!