well, i didnt forget to crate him, i did. but forgot to check the 2nd door iof the crate.
dd2 came down just before 6am and found him asleep on the sofa. and aside from a cushion which was already half destroyed, the rest of the living room, inc the half drunk cup of tea on the pc table, was still intact.
think we should be ok to move him out of the crate fully soon when alone.