Last month we purchased a child gate for the nursery to keep the cats out. I confess, it was Trent’s idea and I was not convinced it would work. However, so far neither has tried to jump it. They have pushed their faces against the bars a few times to peek in. Occasionally, I’ll let them in there with me and give them a chance to sniff around which seems to fill their curiosity for the moment.
The cutest part of this change has been watching Chester become the “guard cat.” He spends most nights now sleeping in front of the gate. Here he is this morning practicing his “you must pass me to enter” pose: