Teddy (formerly Mr. Noodles) has settled in well and enjoys teaching us things every day. So far we've learned that baby gates are a suggestion and the top of my desk is not off limits, that a lop can fit under the TV stand if he tries, and that hay mats are much preferred to shavings. Teddy enjoys listening to the radio, doing zoomies around the living room and trying new foods (he has a VERY healthy appetite and so far likes kale, parsley, cilantro, baby spring mix salad, and he will run laps of joy carrying a baby carrot if he's given one). He loves to be present for whatever is happening and will jump up on the couch or bed to see what we're doing. His literbox skills have earned him a lot of freedom though we're still supervising his outings to make sure he doesn't get into anything he shouldn't. He can be assertive and has head-butted my husband and taken my phone out of my hand ("no pictures, more petting!") It's been great to see his personality more as he became comfortable with his new home.
This month we took him to the vet for a Teddy Pedi (his nails were getting a bit long) and the staff were so taken with how chill he was. We celebrated his first birthday on the 16th with a new foraging toy and a special cake (he loves the dried carrot and coconut "sprinkles). He continues to find ways to be involved in whatever we're doing; he runs laps down the hall and around the room when my husband is playing racing simulator games ("here comes Bun-zo Furr-ari!") and he always finds a spot to lounge where he can watch us (and the TV if we've got Netflix on). It's been a delight to have him keep me company while I work, (his motto is less zoom more zoomies) but having him remind me to take breaks has really helped reduce my stress.
Again, we thank the wonderful staff at CAP for taking the time to help us find the perfect pet and be fully prepared to bring him home. Your organization means everything to the lives you save and the joy they bring.