Love Doesn’t Bite…It Nibbles

Annie’s all ready to go for a winter walk.

Annie has an interesting habit, one I don’t know if any other dogs have….

She gives me what I like to call “love nibbles”.

These love nibbles usually occur after I have been sitting on the floor petting her for a while. It also helps if I am trying to get her excited at the same time by using a playful voice and having some pets be hard enough to basically become nudges.

In return, she’ll give me a happy whine, wag her tail, and grab a piece of the clothing I’m wearing between her teeth. She then nibbles on it (not hard enough to damage the material) with her snout pressed against me for a few seconds. It’s oddly cute!

It’s satisfying as a pet owner to see my dog display affection for me in a way that seems unique to her. It somehow makes it feel more genuine and therefore more satisfying.

I wonder if there are any other pets out there that give love nibbles?

In what special ways does your animal show their love?

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