Shasta is soooooo dramatic! She naturally gets locked in her crate whenever she cant be supervised. BUT! i am getting a little tired of her dramatics. Seriously. You walk away from the crate and she does this very dramatic howl/bark/whining/ear splitting noise. She's apparently been learning her tantrum cues from my 3 year old daughter. because i wasnt getting enough crap from my kids when they dont get their way add the 5 month old puppy to the tantrum mix. I wish she'd just hurry up and get the message that her barking and tantrums are only getting her ignored and not getting her ANYTHING she wants. ARG!!!!! maybe i'm just more prone to being angry and annoyed because i was denied my oreo mcflurry i've been craving. i know i'll miss the cute little puppy stage but seriously right now, kinda anxious for the mature dog that comes after 2 years old hits.