In the apartment, I had a small step stool at the end of the bed to make it easier for him to get up there.Before that, he would try to climb up the bedpost, unsuccessfully.Once I place the stool, I showed it to him, actually put his front feet on top, then lifted his backend up there, then placed his front feet on the bed, to physically show him what it was there for. I only ever had to show him once.And he didn't use the stool to get down, he just jumped in a huge leap of faith!
After he explored the new bedroom for a while, I showed him the step stool was in place and he knew just what it meant and wasted no time getting up on the bed.He walked around on the bed, tested all the edges.Because we've always talked to him, and it's always in words of encouragement (he clearly understands "it's ok" and "not that way").I let him know, based on what edge of the bed he was on, where the safe areas are for him to jump down.He wanted out to explore the rest of the house within 20 mins.
While he is the same cat as far as that madman spirit, he is a whole new cat.We're fairly certain that the eye he had was causing him some discomfort, generally, all the time, which was why he was so aggressive.I can honestly say, if I'd known that, I would've taken the left eye right away, to have him in this better place that much sooner.So, in that regard, I am glad it's gone.We're certain he is too.
I could sit and watch him all day.He is unaware he is blind.
They say that cats sense spaces with their whiskers, in his case, it's about his ears.He maneuvers by sound.He is only now, after a year of being in the house, venturing into the kitchen.It's a wooden floor in there, which changes the acoustics and he startles easy in there.
He's taught us to slow down, be more aware. For instance, when walking into a room, look before you close the door as he's probably just a few paces behind you.Going up and down the stairs, stay in the center as he'll run up or down along the side.
I have watched him walk through a doorway that is partially closed and account for that and change direction, long before his whiskers touch the door.
He can track anything; he can hear Koa from 20 feet away, even if she's only just sitting there.I've watched him track a fly. He comes running when he hears the icemaker, waiting for that stray cube that hits the floor, he will play with it until it melts.
He loves boxes (what cat doesn't) and bags and paper.He's loves to put his toys in the water bowl, sometimes he takes them back out too.