18/04/2024

Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ Kangaroo Insists On Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ Kangaroo Insists On Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

 No one would ever say ‘no’ to some relaxing time on a very comfortable sofa, with the favorite TV show playing on. But when this is your daily routine, that might be a bit too much. well, today we bring to you the story of a rescue kangaroo named Rufus who simply adores resting on the couch watching television and cuddling his human dad. This lazy kangaroo was Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ when he was just an eight-month-old joey. Rufus’s adoptive mom, Kym Haywood, runs the Patch Kangaroo Sanctuary in Boston. Even though Rufus is all grown up now, his obsession with the couch hasn’t ended. The kangaroo even has his favorite spot on the couch.

Fortunately, here he found all the love and comfort he ever needed , in Kym Haywood and her husband Neil – the ones who run the sanctuary. Both the caring couple, and the Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ kangaroo, became extremely attached to each other, so Kym and Neil decided to keep Rufus inside their house. Now, he acts like owns the place, or at least the couch. Rufus loves to spend his days laying on the comfortable sofa, and to cuddle with his dad. But both Neil and Kym, soon realized the sofa might not be big enough for all of them. In fact Rufus wants it all for himself, and for his dad sometimes. Because from time to time he asks him for some belly rubs, and Neil gladly deliver it. Even though the human owners try to bribe him with grapes to get him out of the couch, the clever kangaroo accepts the grapes but flops back down onto the sofa. His owners don’t even fight for space on the couch anymore. They just move further away on the couch as the kangaroo grows. Apparently, that spot is all Rufus’s. When people come over to their house, they tell them that no one can sit in Rufus’s spot since it is reserved for him.

In fact Rufus wants it all for himself, and for his dad sometimes. Because from time to time he asks him for some belly rubs, and Neil gladly deliver it. “When he started doing it we thought it was the cutest thing ever and we could see that Rufus was very different to the others and how much he loved the couch and how safe he felt there,” Kym explained. “He goes into the deepest sleep as he knows he is very safe there and doesn’t mind watching a bit of TV, as well.”  However, the Haywoods don’t even mind there’s no more space for them on the couch. The most important for them is to see Rufus if feeling comfortable and happy!

“We didn’t get him off as he loved it but just covered the couch with mattress protectors for any ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛs.” “We really just go along with what makes him happy. He does get a bit cranky, if he doesn’t want to be bothered by us sitting next to him, he will just gently push us off.” “I’ve always been an animal lover and know with having the sanctuary I know what I was put on this earth to do.”

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