Melvin hasn’t been here a whole week yet, but he’s already settling in just fine. We’ve already identified some of his favorite hiding places and his number one favorite spot to spend time napping is in amongst all the clutter in our bedroom closet. He has to climb over a couple of different things to get to his spot, but he’ll stay there for hours at a time. I caught him napping yesterday when I snapped this pic over on the right. Click it for a bigger version.
Melvin is big on routines as well. If I stay up too late he lets me know by meowing and putting his paws on my keyboard tray. Then he has to follow me out to the front room when I check to see if the front door is locked, then he follows me back to the bathroom where I take care of last minute business before retiring to bed. Noticing I’m using the facilities he’ll go use his own and then come back and look at me like “You’re not done yet??” Then when I go to bed he climbs into the closet to catch some Z’s. In the morning he clambers out when I get out of the shower and then leads me down the hall stopping at the pantry so I can get my cereal and a bowl and then at the kitchen while I fill the bowl and get some milk and my daily pill, then when I sit down to eat he’ll do the same at his dish. If I’m not quick enough he gives me an irritated meow. In general he just seems to want to be wherever the people are and doing whatever the people are doing. He’s still exploring every now and then, but not as much as when he first arrived.