Want an update on this? Well, now she only barks for 10 minutes before giving up. Until today. Today she found a new way to deal with the situation. She can now open the door of her kennel from the inside. So when I came home this afternoon, I found Oscar [our cat] in the cupboard scooping cat food out of the container and knocking it to the floor for Bailey to eat [Oscar prefers dog food and will gladly offer Bailey his cat food as a quick snack]. Partners in crime! It took me a minute or two to realize that eating cat food was only the beginning of the story. There was the escape from the kennel, the opening of our studio door [where the kennel is] and the shredded paper towel EVERYWHERE. As well as the tangled mountain of yarn that had been transported from the studio to the sofa. The little monster is now sleeping soundly. And thinking to herself "Oh really!?! You think you can leave me here while you go off + buy groceries? We'll see about that!"