There used to be a character in the comic strip Get Fuzzy who thought all the world's problems could be solved with a hug. The portly, friendly cat was really annoying to Bucky, the resident misanthropic feline, and a bit overbearing to the sidekick ferret. Notice their less than exuberantly joyous expressions. It occurred to me, out of the blue, that to my cat Fiona, I am Chubby Huggs!
Not only is there a striking resemblance between me and Chubby, but Fiona sure looks a lot like Bucky whenever I try to hug her (check out her eyes--priceless!). Now, I only held her that way to emulate the graphic, but she just does not like to sit on my lap or be held. At all. Which I try to respect. So I hug her about 10% of the time I want to, but to her that's about 90% too often.
I sure am brave--or stupid--to post this photo!