I can't be the only one here - do you sometimes want to pick up your kitties and hug them SO TIGHT but you know they wouldn't really like it that much so you restrain yourself.
I've always told my kitties (and they never listen to me!) that "if I hugged you as tight as I loved you, I'd kill you"
When I was younger (like elementary school aged), I did squeeze my kitty so hard she yelped. I got screamed at for that one, but I didn't mean to hurt her.