Think it's so nice that you have an octopus who doesn't behave as the perfect pet, and yet you still like him and give him a good home. I've vowed to do the same, in case I get a less-than-social octopus.
Thanks...and as I've mentioned, it's oddly endearing. He has in some ways more attitude than the most visible and agressive of octos...he's not going to put up with me no matter how hard I try to acclimate him--he's gonna do his own thing, period! :P Gotta respect that...
Also, I've viewed this as something of a learning experience from the start. Each different octo will be a lesson in ceph behavior and species characteristics (to some degree...one octo does not a species make...) So I don't mind that part of it either.
I've had experience with unwanted animals before...so maybe that's part of it too. I'm happily omnivorous and though I never really liked squid calamari, I suppose I'd eat it on rare occasion...but I think on average, we should show FAR more responsibility and compassion for other animals than we do. And I confess I prolly WOULD be squeamish about eating octo... :D