Sometimes it’s mutual comfort. Both of our cats and our dog (occasionally) enjoy petting, and the lone gerbil adores attention all day long, from anyone. I used to sit on a fence rail and pet horses to calm down after a hard day, too.
We got together with George’s Kansas City Chiefs crew for the first time all year, and it was great to catch up + see all the kids playing together again. Then our Wildlings groups resumed + we met some new people!