Just by happenstance, though, we came upon the idea of babygating him into the kitchen with Willow. What's not to like about that? They have free reign of the kitchen, which is relatively large, and he has a buddy.
The first time we tried it for 30 minutes when we went grocery shopping. Success! No wild barking or panicky breathing when we returned. There was the sneaking suspicion that perhaps one or both of them had searched the counters for something to eat, but nothing could be proven.
So we tried it again. For a longer period of time. Again, it was a success. So on Friday, when we went to Bern's, we were pretty comfortable with leaving Jam in the kitchen. We checked all the counters and left them both safe and happy.
|Jam and Willow lying down in front of one of the kitchen babygates.|
Woot! Sleepy Jam. Separation anxiety, I am the boss of you!