Apparently this annoys Little Boy. He doesn’t like having to go past the kitty sentry to get up or down the stairs.
(In all fairness, the cat is kind of mean. He’s not above taking a swipe at passers-by. We are probably lucky he is a really small cat who can’t do much damage.)
Anyways, Little Boy came up with an idea to keep the cat from sitting in that spot.
He’s instituted a “No Kitty Zone” and posted signage to that effect.
So far we haven’t seen the best compliance level on this; the intended target can’t actually read the sign and the ban seems unenforceable.
We shall see what develops.