So Eve is not allowed on the floor at all, he know this and follows the rules to the point that if he drops something and wants to get it he looks to me to "ask" if he can retrieve the item. If I say yes he hops down gets the item and goes directly back to his stand. This has worked for the past 8 years. Well today I'm sitting here reading posts and I hear meow.....meow,.....meow....and the clicking of nails that are not that of my cats on hardwood floors. Eve was roaming around on the floor trying to trick me into thinking he was just one of the cats! Poser!