Yesterday was a big day for Charlie. A coming of age event, if you will. We recently purchased a tandem kayak that the pup got to take a spin on, allowing him to spend some quality time with us on the lake for the first time. We also decided to take the plunge and disassemble Charlie’s crate that we’ve had up in the office since he was a wee babe. We’ve slowly been weening him off of the crate during the day when he’s home alone and we think we’ve come to the point where we can trust him enough to never use the crate again. Hallelujah!
The reason I’m doing a happy dance about the crate removal is because it’s SO FREAKIN HUGE. Like, titanic proportions. Our office isn’t the biggest room in the first place, so the metal crate was basically dominating the room. It was super necessary during Charlie’s early development and we were so happy to have it, but now that it’s gone, I can’t wait to tackle a brand new space in the abode.
Here is a very obviously photoshopped before shot of the office corner where Charlie’s sweet pad resided. I was too excited with this clunker’s demise that I wasn’t in true blogger form – and forgot the before shot. The shame! But this doctored version should give you a sense of the square footage that this dog crate used.
And here is the very exciting, but very sad after. Look at the amount of space we now have in our office! I stuck an old side chair from college in the corner for now, but I’m thinking that something big needs to happen in this space. Should we totally rearrange our office to feel more spread out? What about a nice lounge chair and ottoman for some quality hang time while Scott browses the internet? Or, what about a craft corner? This is my personal favorite – a small scale desk top and some storage for all of my letter writing/gift wrapping/DIY craft needs. Thoughts? Weigh in on the newly acquired space!