Smudge was quiet at first, a bit shy, but did the cutest happy 'bees in the head' shakes and always, always did a binky (happy hop) when out of his cage. It took me about a week before I could really rub on him, and after two weeks he was following me around every chance he got. My Smudge love has the most incredible purple/red eyes that just seem to say he understands. I can spend hours just rubbing on him and being comforted by his sweet spirit. He is my big gorgeous boy, and my happy Monday thoughts while I'm stuck at work today.