That was forty-five minutes ago. My husband removed the gate, the cats are free to come and go. The plants have been removed for their safety, fighting cats wouldn't be good for plants. There's a litter box in the living room and one down another level that Sadie doesn't know about yet because she hasn't spent any time on the next level. I just took this picture, I have no idea where Sassy is but she's not terrorizing Sadie, obviously. And Sadie doesn't seem too nervous, right? I am heading to the grocery store soon and don't feel as if I can't leave them unattended. I'm taking a deep breath that the worst is past and we can all just get along.