While I was on the phone with Mike, I tried to prevent the dogs from barking at everything they see out the living room window by putting up gates at both doors to the room. Before long I heard them barking again. They had taken up posts on the stairs, where they can see out the front door. I couldn't help but be amused by their resourcefulness.
I had to remove Lytton's sweater because all he does is sulk when he has it on.