It never occurred to me that Shinobi might actually crave some quality alone time. Today we left her for about 4 hours in her crate whilst we were out working and she seemed to love it (not sure if I should be offended!) I worried incessantly all day for no reason at all (paranoid delusions of her somehow managing to seriously hurt herself). She is now seeking den type spots and has found a brilliant one under the sofa.
She also seems to be better behaved than usual at the moment which makes me wonder if she's been a little overstimulated this whole time...I suppose even pack animals need their 'me' time, I know I do!
Calm, collected, not biting! Who knew?