As much as Max enjoyed the visits, so too did the folks at Macalester. They couldn’t get enough of him.
“He's in his element when he's with them,” Lipton said. “And I think that's because many of the students have left their pets behind to come to college, and miss them, Max fills a pet void in some ways. He seems to make them happy.”
Spending time with the students on the quad in between classes was pleasant enough — but apparently Max longed for even more.
Before long, Max began invading buildings at the college, going as far as interrupting class in pursuit of pets.