Well I don't blame her for the chicken. It's good! *lol* At least she knows better than to get something nasty out of the garbage like my little brats.
As far as the crate incident goes, I wonder if she thought the crate was hurting your other dog since there would have been some smells and the other dog was probably not pleased. If the crate isn't around much it would be very confusing. Especially if she didn't already know it was in the bathroom. I don't know what sort of crate you have, but she also may not have seen the other dog right away and reacted fearfully out of surprise. I don't think it was an aggressive towards the other dog thing.
If the other dog was out of the crate and she could see her, I think she would have understood what was happening better.
Of course, one time my little Harvey started growling at my chemistry model set on the table. His hair was raised up on his back and he was going to kill it! He's usually a very happy-mild dog too. He hasn't done it since... who knows what goes on inside his head sometimes.
LOL well I wasn't real mad at her I just know that she knows better. She had already eaten that day too so she was just being greedy.
I don't think she thought it was hurting the other dog. She is used to seeing other dogs crated (including those in season) but I do think she got confused. The crate is usually there but empty so I think that since there was a dog in there with a different smell then that female normally has that is why she went after it. The only time there is usually a dog in there is when it is a strange dog. Which upsets them for a little while but then they get used to the smell. One time I only had a dog in there for a few hours one night (it had been running around loose and I held it for the owners) the owners came to fetch their dog. The next morning though the smell of that dog was still around because my dogs were upset. It is amazing how sensitive a dogs nose really is.
It is a plastic type crate. I don't think she was surprised about the dog in the crate because she didn't have time to get surprised and scared. She ran right to that, detoured straight for it when running to me or at least I thought she was going to complete the run to me. So she already planned to go that way before she could even see the crate with how it is in the bathroom and with the bathroom door.
LOL that is funny about Harvey. I have had them bark at some weird things too, especially puppies that see something and just bark at it. One of mine when a pup was barking at a frisbee then she started playing with it after carrying on and smelling the odd thing. The one that was crated saw toads and she sniffed them, when they hopped she jumped back in the air, then sniffed them again. Now she paws "at them" more like by them not trying to actually hit them, then they hop and she follows them along doing that.
I think maybe when you called her, she was fast asleep. She arose confused, not woken up, and ran to your call. On the way, she smells...maybe the heat, maybe the crate with other dog smells...and, being confused, reacted to the stinky intruder that was in HER home. So she goes to react, gets there and sees her friend, and at the same time hears your commands. She retreats while feeling dumb. lol
Sorry for the confusion she was not asleep at the time. I meant she sleeps a lot, like curled up by herself. This time she was standing there so that is why I called her to follow. She was standing some feet before the bathroom door when I called her to me. I think you are right though with her thinking it was some strange dog that didn't belong there.