A surprisingly wide variety of animals seem to enjoy human petting. amirite?

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I think this is due to a majority of animals having an understanding of physical bonding.

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I once read that some like it because our fingers are very nice feeling, something they can't replicate with their own hooves / paws / claws, etc

I'd always figured that Petting by hand feels good partly because it simulates the licking and preening that many critter infants & young received from their parent(s).

I can't imagine what it must be like for most animals. To not be able to scratch your own tummy or your face when it itches. I still enjoy when my BF gets that part of my back I can't reach, pure ecstasy.

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