Fate and Gus have worked out how to be in my studio together.
They run around outside playing (Unfortunately destroying my Hosta plants that were thriving this year. They seem to play a dog version of Hide and Seek in them) then when they get tired they come into my studio and find a place to rest.
Gus only walked on the potholders I had laid out on the floor once. I was very direct about him not doing that. I told him “No”, probably more sharply than I had to, (I was truly annoyed) and picked him up and put him outside. He came back less than a minute later, but didn’t go near my potholders.
So far it’s working out….