no he has never spent a night away . i think he is to young to stay away as we are still bonding and 5 months is very young . When he did live with us he could not hear him crying as he is a heavy sleeper . I'm not saying never to sleeping but not just yet i have tried talking but if it does not go his way he will not listen . I'm worried he will not bring him back and i believe the police cannot force him to give him back .