I've been trying to teach Molly gentle when dealing with the furry kids. Last week (or the week before) she approached Sadie on the futon and before she got too close I told her gentle and then said to give Sadie some love. Well she did. Molly grabbed Sadie by the head and gave her a big ol' hug. It was adorable. The hilarious part came next when she approached Michael. Same hug, but with Michael it was more of a full body hug. There's Molly basically sprawled on top of Michael hugging away. Then there's Michael... slowly, but surely trying to crawl out from the pin down that Molly has him in. I really wish I had a picture.
So gentle has turned into hugs. Great for dogs. Not so much for cats.