I don't crate my girls when they are in heat when I am home either. Neither one of them are that messy. It's easy enough to keep them off the furniture, and I don't have carpet. Any spots on the floor are simple to clean up with enzyme cleaner and a swiffer type mop. Of course my male has to relocate to his breeder's for the duration...
DIANE in Okla.
CARLY ~ AKC Ch. Lauremi's No Reservations (AKC GCh pointed, HIC)
RUSSELL ~ Lauremi's Paix
and absent friends... SAGE ~ Lauremi's Whim Z v Jakmar (AKC Ch. pointed-13 pts, HIC) 2010-2015