It may just be wishful thinking on my part but either Tom is more intelligent than I give him credit for or it was just luck but he seems to have found another use for the elephant trick. Dad has a coffee table that is just too high for Tom to see on to without standing on Dad's chair but the other night he wanted to see what Dad had left on his plate. We had been practising the trick on a small box that I'd left by the table when the next thing I knew Tom was standing on it looking over the edge ever hopeful that there were leftovers waiting for him. He must have pushed the box along the floor to get it in just the right place too.
He may not be able to go round in a circle yet but he sure knows how to do something much more useful.