Until last Sunday night.
With the temps so far below zero, we knew it would be unsafe for him to be left in the kennel. So, Sunday afternoon when the temps started to plummet, we dug out an old blanket and gave Rex a talking-to. We started by letting him out every 45 minutes and after he went to the bathroom, we'd call him back in. He figured it out RIGHT AWAY! Such a smart pup!
He must feel like he's hit the jack-pot. Sunday night Dave and I made Steak Diane out of Sirloin with a nice big bone--for Rex!
He's gotten more attention than he probably ever dreamed possible because it has been fun having him around and we've been REALLY bored.
Today we were off of school again and decided to go into town for lunch. We left him alone for about an hour and a half and he was a perfect angel! We baby-gated him in the laundry room with his blanket (where he has been sleeping like a rock ALL night for the past 2 nights)! I was afraid of what we'd find when we got home, but he just took a nap I guess!
The bad news is tomorrow he's going to be kicked out to his kennel again because I don't trust him THAT much... (By the way, this is a picture of Holly brushing Rex with a Barbie brush!)