Hey fellows, I've been interested in octopuses for years now, and hope to own one someday. But for now I am content with listening to your fascinating stories. My question is; do you think octopuses are capable of showing affection? I know they are by nature solitary, and they have nothing in common with humans, but I am curious if anyone here has ever noticed anything resembling affection. Cats and dogs show affection, and octopuses are often considered as smart as them, so why not an octopus? I know they are often mischievous and clever, but I am very interested in knowing if they can relate to humans as something more than a source of food. Anyone have any stories about their octos?