I have a friend who has a boarding kennel and grooming shop and her daughter, when she was small, had her very own large dog crate in crating room-- she turned it into her own space, complete with her favorite toys and retreated there to nap. It was adorable. She loved it because she could close it up and the family dog could not get to her toys. It reminded me of a more durable form of the big boxes I played with as a kid.
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