Now how can anybody say cats are aloof and unaffectionate? Look how they cling to their humans’ arms. It’s quite a nice thing, when an animal likes you that much.
Note: There are some doodleheads out there who are rather too rough with their cats, and they’re going to wind up scratched or bitten. Cats rough-house with each other all the time, and they’re perfectly happy to rough-house with us, too. Don’t blame them if they get carried away.