My boys had a "End of the World" party here on Friday night, with a HUGE bonfire up on our riding ring. They are all young adults, so of course there was a keg involved, and there were LOTS of young people here. We always let the boys' friends stay over after a party... many live pretty far away, and we don't want anyone driving after drinking. So we ended up with about 12 extras, spread through the boy's rooms, in the basement on extra beds, on the couches and in sleeping bags on the family room floor.
Some of the kids stayed all day yesterday, went to a family party with us last night and stayed last night too. In the midst of all this, Kodi got "kicked out" of his usual sleeping spot during the day, which is his crate in my office. (there is a sleep sofa in there that was in use too, and you know young adults... they sleep in late!)
So I had put Kodi's crate in the dining room, right next to the fireplace so he still had access to it. This seemed to be fine with him yesterday, but this morning, he was standing outside the (open) crate barking mournfully, as if he wanted something. I looked around, didn't see anything, and told him to go in his crate and settle down, which he did... for a while. Then he started barking again, no INSIDE the (still open) crate. I thought he was going crazy.
I checked things out again, and told him he didn't need to stay in the crate.
Out he came, and started complaining again. I went back AGAIN, and this time, I actually MOVED the crate. His favorite moose antler was stuck between the crate and the hearth! He started wiggling all over, grabbed his antler, and as soon as I put the crate down, climbed back in. He has been in there, happy as a clam, ever since.
I guess, when he tells me he has a problem, I need to investigate FULLY!