|Barked: Mon May 7, '12 9:02pm PST |
|I'm probably not the authority on this topic seeing as how I leave my adult Malamute alone with my two cats during the day.
But, I do feel that it's a know thy dog type of situation. I left Tanuk and our Saint alone together, but that's because I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that they did nothing more than sleep the entire time. As close as Tanuk and Glacier are, I have never left them out alone together. I know that they would be unlikely to just sleep the whole time, and one would probably poke the other one and who knows what else might happen. I will also never leave Tanuk and Talah out alone together, there is just too much of a size discrepancy, and I KNOW Talah would pester the heck out of Tanuk. Tanuk and the cats on the other hand, all three sleep the entire time and don't even seemingly move for 6 hours. They don't interact a whole lot, they don't use the same resources, and the cats have plenty of escape areas. Plus, like I said I could probably draw a chalk outline of Tanuk's body when I leave and he wouldn't have moved a muscle when I return.
Now, since your girls were both worn out, it is very likely that they played and interacted a great deal. So I'd be wary. Also, your younger girl now knows that the reward for escaping is freedom and play, so you'll need to work on reinforcing that crate.
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