Tikva always does an anti-clockwise twirly on her hind legs when I am getting her evening "wet" meal prepared. She did it from a very young puppy, well, once she was capable of doing it! So, when she decides it is bedtime she always tells me by going out for a final pee, coming in and waiting to be unclipped from her tether, then rushes through into the bedroom and waits on my bed for me to appear with the little special bikki she has when she goes into her crate. The door at the side of her crate is always closed [I use it in order to reach in and change her bedding] so she goes in and out by the smaller door at the end, the one that faces the door. Only I keep it pushed to until I am ready for her to go in. Which is when I have had time to get undressed, made sure all the trissim are closed, and the a/c set [only on 28°C just to take the heat off]. Tikki then starts doing her anti-clockwise twirlies - all four legs this time - and she has such a grin on her face as she goes round and round and round - until I open the door to her crate and she just has to give me one more twirly before she goes in, gets her bikki, and I close the door. Ahhhhh! By the time I have come into the salon, put all her toys away, put the computer to sleep, checked the door is locked etc, teeth brushed and then one last visit to the loo for me, lights off and into bed, the twirly girl is curled up on her sleeping mat at the end of her crate, fast azonk. Bless her!