Fig has always been gentle with people, but that gentleness came with a strong flight response to most situations. Even though I’ve had Fig most of his life, he’s only become completely comfortable with me over the last few months and now allows me to cuddle, hold, and kiss him without tensing up or running away after a few seconds.
Generally when I have guests he’s pretty aloof. He only shows interest in them if they have treats and spends the rest of the time scurrying away and hiding.
This weekend he made a huge break through. Even though there was a lot of activity in the house, he allowed himself to be pet, gave kisses, brought his ball up asking to play, he even walked passed them calmly while they stood on his blind side, something he’s never done before. Juniper calmed down tremendously as she reached her second year, and it looks like Fig will be doing the same. I’m really proud of this little potato.