At one point, we had 4 pets. 2 dogs and 2 cats. the 2 cats Cremmie and Cadeautje were with
us for about 8 years already, our little cairn terrier Buddy was with us for 6 or so I think, and the German shepherd Quinty was with us for maybe 1 or 2 years. Quinty had a habit of chasing all the small dogs in the neighborhood and also all the cats, including ours. To make sure the cats were safe in the house we had a gate before the stairs. Apparently this didn’t matter and Quinty jumped over it, with the cats luckily escaping through a window they managed to open (crazy how smart cats can be!).