Signal will now walk over to wherever it is that the cats have decided to install themselves, and he will give them gentle pets, hugs and kisses. He's really very good about not being too rough with them. The only time he gets overly excited is with their little wet noses, which he likes to poke at. The cats do have teeth and claws though, so Signal gets the message loud and clear when they have had enough.
A satisfied cat, post baby-love.
It's a whole lot of fun to see Signal interact with animals. He seems to like them all, including my aunt's little dog Shamrock, whom he affectionately dubbed "Hamhock" over the holidays. One day, when we actually own a house, our boy will have his dog.