Thank you Meja for offering your assistance, but I must be truthful; I broke the crate. Not only did I break it, but when it was temporarily fixed so that the grouchy old ladies could still lay in it, I broke it AGAIN! The temptation to be weightless was just too much for me.I have gained 5 pounds & it is not even winter yet! If I keep this up, I may have to go on what is called a diet. Those first three letters scare me! Do not worry though, I did not get into any trouble at all; I just have to settle for laying on the Mrs. shoulder now that the crate is broken.