@jhewell What more is there to say ? You have put it brilliantly !
A friend who has Persian Blues, I think they are called, and Basenjis operates on a two tier level. The cats are fed on the kitchen work-surface and enter and leave the house via the kitchen window onto a garden table. Once outside they are more than able to take care of themselves.
Indoors the cats have perches and climbing frames the dogs don't manage to fathom. All is perfectly harmonious.
No cat dares come into my garden. They haven't for years, through endless and changing packs of Basenjis. Occasionally one will come down the drive and sit in the sun by the cars but they never try to come over any gate into Basenji home turf.
You are going to have endless 'fun' ! Good luck -