All of us have different rituals for different parts of our day. Some of them are stranger than others. One of those strange rituals that has me scratching my head is Balton’s.
First thing he does as soon as a human is up and moving is take their spot on the bed. Not so weird, as he’s merely relocating to the warmest spot.
What IS weird is that every morning for as long as I can remember, he decides at some point after jumping on the bed that he needs to do this:
I’m not sure what it is, but he absolutely has to give Ollie a full on sniff down when he discovers he’s there. As if he needs to check and make sure he’s still Ollie. Ollie just sort of lets him do what he needs to do, for as long as he needs to, and when B is done sniffing they both go back to sleep for a bit, or get up and carry on about their day (read: wanting to go outside and eat breakfast). Ollie’s head a little soggier, but otherwise it’s as if nothing ever happened.
It’s kind of sweet to watch, as it truly does seem to be a daily act of affection between brothers, but I still am puzzled by it. Anyone have any ideas why Balton might do this? Any weird morning rituals you observe in your fur kids that you care to share?