I'm wandering if Button would be happier as a kennel dog. Since William has gone she has not settled properly at all she is definitely not happy. She is barking in the night and the last few days as OH has been busy doing the drive ready for the caravan to come tomorrow. He's had to widen it so that Ben can still get his motorbike on too. The dogs have had to spent more time that usual in their crates. For their own safety really as he has had to have the front door open and having had 1 dog escape and be hit by a car was not prepared to have the same happen to another. It has been so hot and our back garden is a sun trap with no shade that he didn't like to leave them outside even if he'd have left the door open so they could get in they would have lay in the sun. When I got home I put some old boards on some bricks found an old big crate and set it up in the garden. The covered it up with a tarpaulin I found an old peice of carpet and put that in and then put Button outside. She is now happily lying in the crate I've been out and even left the back door open but she's stayed in the crate quite happily. I'll not leave her out all night I make her come in soon. OH is on about rehoming her. Its now 8 weeks and although she has stopped chewing herself it is obvious she is not happy without William and OH says we are not having another greyhound I don't think I couldcope with another greyhound yet. Do you think she would be happier outside with the freedom to roam the garden. I have a brick shed that I could clear out and she could sleep in if I thought she would be happy.