The cat who used to be the baby of the family thinks the sewing room is incredibly boring, which was a much-appreciated surprise, as Baby is incredibly persistent, and forgets nothing that interests him.
We have two new boys, though, and one of them loves to spend time with me in the sewing room. Leo is a very lazy relaxed fellow and, unlike Baby, refuses to jump up anywhere. Leo respects the gates we have all over the house: Baby sails right over the gates, but Leo refuses to.
Naturally, I assumed my sewing table was safe. I was wrong. Apparently Leo can do a standing leap from the floor to above my waist if sufficiently motivated. And his persistence more than matches Baby’s.
I do not find his assistance helpful.
We reached an accommodation:
Leo is another BIG cat; he’s also a Maine Coon, like our Emma, but with different coloring. He probably won’t be full-grown, though, for another year or so.