Up until about a month ago, the only one who was ever successful at snuggling with Jake
regularly daily hourly constantly was Melvin. Jake would snuggle with me if Melvin was snuggling with me, also known as jealous snuggling (he was jealous that Melvin was snuggling someone else). He would snuggle if I constantly petted him. If I stopped, say to itch my nose or reach for my drink, he was gone. There was never a single time I didn’t feel like I was holding him hostage.
The day we found out about his cancer I got down on the floor with him laid next to him. I didn’t do anything but lay there, eventually he laid down too. WAIT, WHAT WAS HAPPENING? So I continued to just get on the floor with him, both of us just chilling out.
Then I inched closer for a few times, he was…calm. I sorta kicked myself for not TRAINING him to snuggle sooner. Now…he and I snuggle. I wrap my arms around him, we nap, he rolls back…into me. I don’t know why it has happened, if he sensed I needed it or if he just got tired of fighting it, but my little dude snuggles now! Maybe he pretends like I’m Melvin. I am fine with that too.
Zero pictures of this phenomenon. But its pretty friggen awesome.
Here are some photos of him being adorable.
The laying down ‘superman’
“Who is that sexy beast in the photo?”
Have a great weekend!