Max has been giving out kisses for awhile, sort of, with prompting. Recently, however, he has begun volunteering the sugar, and making elaborate smooching sounds to accompany his gestures of good will. Then, he leans his head on the object of his affection, puts an arm or two around the neck, and says "niiiicccce". (This is in imitation of Ian and I, who always say "oh, how nice", when we get hugs or kisses, and "let's be nice" when Max is approaching the cats.) How could anyone possibly resist him?