I haven't quite figured out what the attraction is... why do we have the urge to cuddle small animals? Especially baby animals? Is it because they're accessible? Or is it something "built in", some response that leads us to protect the smaller and weaker?
And what about the animal that really isn't a cuddler? Our cat does NOT want to be held. She likes to be petted--but try to pick her up and you may draw back a stub. She was like that from the time she was a tiny kitten. Why are some animals--and people--not cuddlers?
What do you think?