We heard from Marea that Gato has finally been allowed out on his own:

“Day 11 and Gato was allowed out. I don’t know who was more scared, me probably. He has been out four days previously on a harness with varying results, and after this he was climbing up the doors and windows and yowling. So today we buttered his paws and off he went. The lounge window and the bedroom door have been open all day and he came back loads of times very vocally to tell us how clever he is. Now asleep on the bed and so next stop catflap man. Phew!”

Gato roams free