Hi humans, rodents, and anyone of any other species who happens to be reading this post.
This is Jacob the degu. It was meant to be my turn to do one of these bloggy post things last week, but the Mummy human wanted to post about the pet section her website now has, so I agreed to let her do that first.
My degu brothers and I have decided to allow the humans to pet us a little more, and to ask for cuddles a bit more often; something the humans have been trying to persuade us to agree to for some time.
It's not that we don't like being petted and cuddled; we do. But we like to be on our own four paws as much as possible, and prefer nibbles to petting.
However, we've been watching our ratty sisters getting petted and cuddled, and thought it looked kinda nice. So, we figured we'd get in on all the attention too.
Jasper and I especially have been making a huge effort to encourage the humans to give us attention.
And, you know what?
It feels really good!
We've been missing out these past couple of years with our insistance on only tolerating a little petting, and only wanting cuddles when the humans absolutely insist, or something scary or upsetting happened.
I'm glad we saw how much our ratty sisters were loving it, and realized we were missing out on something so good.