It’s been interesting seeing how my cat Mole’s character has developed over the past couple of years. Generally he’s a pretty aloof, feisty little guy, more interested in being chased around than petted. He has no interest in sitting in anyone’s lap, and usually resists being held.
The early morning is the only time when Mole is affectionate, deciding that it’s time for me to wake up and scratch his chin and rub his back. If I get any computer time before heading to work, he jumps on the desk and annoys me until I give him a hug and and let him lick my face contentedly. Then it’s back to being content on his own as the day wears on.
There’s something really nice about hugging your cat before heading off to work.