I have been trying to get my one year old lab to sit with me when I quilt. Labs are hyperactive when they are young and mine is absolutely crazy! I managed to have him sit and chew on his bone with a little interruption while I ripped open some old clothes, and somewhat managed to work to some cutting but I couldn't get very far. Maybe in time he will settle down but for now I need to be willing to have him drool all over my fabric and rotary mat or only work on something that I don't intend to use. I can see the sense in having cats for pets.