(Strip Number 571, Original Publication Date, 14 March 1984)
Panel 1: We start things off with Elly reacting to mean old Mike making poor widdle Nizzie cry by telling him that yes, he CAN let her play with the hamster for a few minutes.
Panel 2: Michael refuses because she almost squashed Humphrey to death.
Panel 3: Since Elly finds that as hard to believe as April's wild story about Kortney embezzling from her and threatening to punch the Martian out for snitching, it is with great reluctance that she asks if she was hurting the hamster.
Panel 4: Lizzie says that she just gived him a great big hug.
Summary: There you go then. Nothing wrong with a hug.....unless you're a hamster who can easily have the life crushed out of you by an ignorant three year old who doesn't know how little it takes to kill you. What makes it worse is that Mike assumes that Farley and Humphrey will be great friends tomorrow.
Man, it is going to be a painful two weeks, isn't it?