Last night at bedtime, Harley really
didn't want to go to bed. Sure, some nights he'll want five more minutes of scritches and Loves. But usually we keep him up a little later than he'd like, so he's pretty good about going to bed. Not last night. No matter what we did, or who brought him to his cage, or how many times we tried, he did NOT want to go to bed.
We're sure it's because he got so spooked by the earthquake
the night/morning before.
No bed for him, he just wanted to be with us — well, Bruce, mostly. On the one hand, it was such a sweet experience, knowing he felt safer with us than alone. On the other hand, it was getting really late.
Finally, we turned the lights out, Bruce gave him scritches until he was pretty much asleep, and gently deposited him on his perch, still mostly asleep. He stayed there all night. Lucky for us, there were no more earthquakes.
We'll see how it goes tonight.