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    So the past few nights with Zoey have been a little rough...I have been getting up every three hours to take to potty, and she does really, really well. After I put her back in the crate she screams and howls for a half hour (I ignore her) then finally goes to sleep. No rest for the weary...

    The poor little thing has the runs, which I am sure is a combination between MAJOR stress of the flight, new environment, switching foods, and the de-wormer she got on Saturday. I am no too concerned because she drinks plenty of water, is SUPER active and is a good eater...but last night I had to get up every two hours with her...I have to admit I am tired.

    I figured out last night that she just really hates to be alone so I put her in the kennel with the other two boys, and she was quiet. Hopefully I found the solution.

    When I came home from work yesterday, I discovered that she somehow managed to CLIMB OUT of the baby crib set up!!!! the good thing was, is that she used the puppy pads when she had to go even though she was completely alone So today she is with the boys, kenneled up in the kitchen. Before I was just too nervouse to leave her alone with them, but now that I know her, she probably has them corraled in a corner!!

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..YAAAAAWNN.
    I love my Wesley, Cody, Zoey & Stewie

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    Whenever Tilly stays over, I crate her side by side with Izzy and put a big blanket that covers both the crates. That way, she can see Iz, but can't see outside of her crate. I don't hear a peep from her until the morning. (Spencer, the big spoiled brat, has to sleep with me or he screams all night ). Izzy doesn't mind being crated with her, so that is our system. I think Tilly and Zoey are around the same age (Tilly will be 14 weeks on Saturday).

    Good luck with your precious little girl!
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    I have thought about letting her sleep with me...but I am nervous because she has to go potty so often still, I am afraid she will have an accident. I would also be afraid of her falling off because she is so tiny!! It could make my life easier though, but I would prefer not to roll over into poop!
    I love my Wesley, Cody, Zoey & Stewie

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    well take heed in the fact our puppy who came home the day after yours is much the same. But ours is sort of reversed compared to Zoey in some ways. Kodee has been a little fussy over eating and hense got a bit constipated. Not a happy camper the second night! She was up every 1.5 hrs. My husband does not want her sleeping in our bed ( I have to agree we are a late go to bed family - about 1 or 1:30, so it doesnt work to take her to bed with us as she crashes well before that.

    On her second night, when she whined he'd get her up and plop her on a snow covered patio! She'd go like 2 drops, then he would hold her about 5 min - she'd be out like a light and put her in the crate. Get about an hrs sleep - repeat! I told him this was nuts, to accept the fact he cant keep sleeping on a couch - that tonight we would put the crate in the bedroom. But we didnt need to - we put her out at midnight, went to bed and before we knew it, the alarm went off at 7! She was awake but laying in her crate when we went down, and greeted us with a wagging tail and ran to were she knows the food is. I know, I know, most likely a complete fluke and tonight she'll be up!

    I like the suggestion of the person that said put the crates side by side with one blanket over both. Its worth a shot! Eventually, she is going to want to stay with your other two anyways. But for you, if you take her in your bed its not the end of the world because eventually she will be able and happy to stay with your other dogs. (ah but for me, If I take her into my bed, she will be there for life!) She gets so much lap time during the day (she is lucky I am home) that I think for us its better to loose sleep and in time it will work out. I am a very light sleeper and get up a few times a night - I'd only make her miserable if she slept with us! She'd end up sleeping all day and missing too much playtime, socialization and cuddles.

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    Sounds like she'll do just fine with the boys. Good for her in going on the pads!! That's definitely progress. She's such a cute little teeny tiny thing!
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    For the diarrhea, you might want to feed her boiled chicken and white rice or boiled ground beef (drain the fat!) and white rice, then when her stools firm up, start mixing in her regular food.
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    hi! i think from your message you keep your cavvies in the kitchen at night---is that right?

    if so, i wonder if moving zoey's crate into your bedroom would work? maybe if she could see you she would be calmer?

    btw....i love the new avatar with all three dogs. zoey's so tiny in comparison but she really holds her own doesn't she???

    good luck!
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    when we got Padden a few weeks back we had her sleeping through the night (well, almost). We had a few really early starts to our day! But we moved our night stands together and put her crate ontop of them. That way she was at the same level we were and if she started to cry I would just talk to her and she would calm down and go back to sleep. After a week of this we were waking her up in the morning.

    We now let her sleep in our bed because she doesn't wake up at night anymore and will hold her potty until we take her out.

    But it might help putting her crate in your room and see if that makes any difference!

    Good luck...

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    I have to admit that as soon as I started crating Holly and Amber together all squeaks and complaints stopped. Now although Amber is very attached to me- when she's not playing she wants to be on my knee, while Holly's is often happy to curl up on 'her' spot on the sofa- Amber is also attached to Holly. Maybe too much so. She doesn't seem to mind me going away. Take holly AND me away though and she screams! My parents were quite horrified at the fuss she made when I left Amber with them for a while (this was the week she'd gotten spayed) to take Holly for a walk.
    Even putting the crates together for Baby Amber didn't work.

    If Zoey is a climber, I don't think the cot will work, especially since it looks soft sided? Have you got a giant crate you can use if you must leave her confined? I haven't been able to leave Amber in any sort of pen either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_T
    Take holly AND me away though and she screams! My parents were quite horrified at the fuss she made when I left Amber with them for a while.
    Just like Merls and Oaks - Oakley makes such a fuss if Grandad takes Merls on a walk without him
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