Also it was suggested that I get him a playpen for when he is unsupervised and put him in there with his toys to keep him occupied and some water. I went for one that did not have bars for the toys to slip through. I chose this one, and I do not deny that the boston in the picture had something to do with this purchase. I'm having it sent directly to my mother's house.
The cats will certainly appreciate him not constantly trying to tackle them and cover them with kisses.