I was deemed worthy today. Roscoe came out from his bush and walked up to me without me having to reach in and grab him..
It was a hard day, he's having a lot of trouble walking.
I'm not 100% sure if I was deemed worthy or he just really needs me right now.
He can't make it up the handicap ramp anymore, the angle is a bit too steep, so I cradle him in my arms and carry him up with all four paws pointed straight up. At first he hated it, but now it's so comfortable he sometimes falls asleep in my arms after his morning walk.
When that happens I carry him all the way to our apartment. He prefers to walk, but he trusts me so much being carried up is a close second.