Hello! My wee Westie has just turned 1 year old! He’s extremely well socialised, very affectionate and well behaved! Very stubborn like all stereotypical Westies though! Haha! very recently in the last few weeks, we’ve noticed that in the evenings, he’ll jump up beside us on the couch to relax or nap. If we try to stroke / pet him, he’ll snap and whine (no biting and no growling). If I leave my hand there he will very gently mouth it and will then start licking my hand. He may even eventually move away. he’ll do this during the day too. 90% of the time it will be when he’s awoken from a nap or relaxed. Other times, it might be when he is wanting to go for a walk if he knows it’s that time of day. Otherwise he’s honestly the most affectionate wee thing and loves cuddles! But the frequency of it is increasing quite a bit and I’m not sure what’s changed? he’s not in pain and nothing wrong with his skin as I’ll touch his hips / back etc at other times and he’s fine. And he does regularly let me pat him. just to say, when he is napping etc 99.9% of the time he’s left to it and not disturbed. It’s just if he’s come beside us and we go to pat him. im just trying to work out what he’s trying to tell us? Or if it’s just his hormones making him grumpy? (He’s not currently neutered). its just very new behaviour so trying to work it out! My only assumption is it’s hormone related. Does licking after snapping mean something? Any advice very welcomed! Thank you!