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Why would anyone have pets if you couldn’t cuddle them?
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Cuddling is the absolute best part of having pets!
I was used to my cats curling up on my lap anytime I sat down, but after I adopted my dog, Max, they were none too pleased. When he came near, there was much hissing, spitting, and growling. Most cats don’t appreciate dogs, but he never chased or bothered the cats, he would just go lay on his dog bed rather than risk a painful death at the paws of these psychotic kitties.
When no cats were occupying the space he would jump up and settle in on the couch. If they did come in, they would steer clear and, though I often complain about their obnoxious behavior, I did miss my lap heaters.
It’s been almost a year since we brought our pup home and he will now lay on one side of the long couch while cats are on the other, preferably with a human between them. When no human is available, he’ll burrow under a blanket, I think they would rather not see him!
The other night, I was lounging on the couch watching a movie with my husband. Rascal was curled up on my lap when Max came in to join us. He jumped up and lay at the farthest end, as I expected he would. My movie continued and I noticed that little by little Max was edging closer to me. Eventually he reached my side and pressed his back up against me.
Rascal didn’t show any sign that he had noticed, though I’m sure he knew Max was there. It felt wonderful for me to cuddle with two of my babies at the same time and not feel like poor Max was being shunned! I could pet them both at the same time, feel their warmth, and give and receive lots of love. It was a fabulous and unexpected bonding moment.
What surprised me even more was that Rascal stuck around, more than that, didn’t protest or even glance up while the following was going on! Max, being in a frisky mood, bumped my hand up with his nose to continue petting him, then, as I pet him, rolled over on his back for a good belly rub. Whenever I was distracted by my movie and stopped, he would kick and playfully nibble my hand. He wasn’t quiet about it, but Rascal “slept” peacefully through all this jostling and commotion.
Do you think he was really so asleep that he was oblivious to all that?
No way. I’m sure he was fully aware of what was going on, though he’ll never admit it.
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