Actually, the trick if you visit the main cattery at NEAST HQ is *not* to meet Tom. He's there at the door saying hello, then he dives out to explore everything in the corridor.
(One time I left him in the corridor by mistake and he got into the roof. But luckily he's pretty easy to lure back with delicious food.)
He also loves getting into the storeroom and hunting for empty food packets there. And he has tons of energy and fights all the toys.
So he may not be the one for you if you like your cats a little more sedate, but if you're after a fun mate, you'll get one with Tom!
Behold, the orange monkey in action -