Nels thinks watching TV is the best thing. If you sit in front of the TV he'll bring you the remote. If you say the word "cartoon" he goes running towards the TV. His favorite show is "Sesame Street". He also likes the PBS program "Trapped in an Elevator".
I can tell how good TV is for him just buy looking at him while he watches it. Good in the way of if there is a hungry lion in our living room, Nels might be okay by blending in with the furniture. Too bad he has a strange smell.