As mentioned elsewhere on the site, we raise our cats as part of our household, not in cages. Since the fertile boys have to be kept separate from the fertile girls (except for their scheduled… interludes) we swap them between different rooms of the house on different days so that they all get the people time they crave.
Lately we’ve had some contractors doing some renovations on the first floor, and since we don’t want any of the cats to get outside or underfoot, we have to herd the cats upstairs every morning. They aren’t always the most cooperative bunch, but for the most part they respond to calls and the sound of their food dishes being put out.
Who says you can’t herd cats?