I try not to anthropomorphize animals, but you know what? Humans are animals. If we can enjoy the company of creatures wildly different than us: pets, horses, this guy I know who sells real estate and votes Conservative — why can’t animals? Take hunger and starvation off the table and all kinds of cute bonding happens.
It’s not anthropomorphizing. It’s what birds,
mammels mammals and some other big-brained critters do. And it’s damn cute. Nature is savage, but it’s sociable, too.