"I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same thing about people." - Doris Day
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." - Martin BuberI am not a clingy person by nature. The running joke with my direct reports is to make sure that a 24 inch minimum space bubble is left around me at all times. (This does not offend me - I fully endorse the idea). Hugs are reserved for 1) family or people who have made the short list, 2) life events (funerals, baby births, weddings, etc) or 3) young children. Now, I understand that this makes me a genetic oddity within my family and can project a stand-offish vibe to those who don't know me well.