Sounds like he has his cat duties down pat, the licking in front of guests and tracking litter, LOL! He is cute, and he already looks very content to be part of your family. And you are lucky if you make it to 6 am before the begging begins, Beep will wake me up at 1:00, 3:00 or whenever she feels it is necessary to announce that there is no food in her bowl.
My sister has a cat with half a tail, it looks like it is about 2 1/2 - 3 inches long, and they always thought he had been in some accident, but her vet told her no, that he was a manx, I guess some of them have longer short tails....I had always thought they were all little bob tailed tails, but I guess not.
The litter trackign drove me crazy, I now have two Breeze litter boxes, there is no tracking with those, but they can be a little hard to convert a cat to using one, but it can be done if you do it slowly. I tried the crystal litter in a regular box and it definitely did not track as much, but I felt like it did very little to cover the smell of cat pee, so I did not like it. I have one litter box with feline pine in it, it does track a little, but way less than scoopable litter, so I like that ok too.
Welcome and can't wait to hear more about your new boy