I had to shove him in a bit the first night, because he only wanted to go in halfway. He didn't bark or howl or anything; once he was inside, he seemed relatively content. After nearly a week of using it, he now hangs out in it on his own during the day. And I don't have to worry about cleaning up his messes in the house anymore, so that's nice.
I bought him a bunch more chew toys and chew treats yesterday. Hopefully those will help keep him occupied for a while. I also took him and the neighbor dog to the local dog park to run around. He behaves quite well when meeting other dogs...I just need to break him of the habit of jumping up on people.
I've been spending most of my free time sewing Benny's Halloween costume; we're having our annual Halloween party at work this Wednesday. I expect I'll have pictures of that ready for my next post.
My peas are sprouting in the garden, which is fun. The persimmons are turning orange and should be ready to harvest in a couple weeks. I'm also getting the last rush of beans before the plants die down.