I grow sunflowers. It’s a hobby.
Even as I type, I have a 5 foot sunflower that’s just bloomed. His name is Wilt. He’s done something I have never seen a plant do before.
When I pet him, he…responds. The summer heat makes him wilt slightly (hence the name). When I pet him, he stops wilting, and perks up, holding his leaves a little higher.
It’s the same response he gives when it rains all day.
I figure this means that he likes it. :)
It goes to show, no matter what kind of living creature you might be, a little love goes a long way—whether it’d be talking softly and sharing intimate secrets, giving hugs, supplying bare necessities…
Or petting somebeing once in awhile.