On the surface, Ernie looks like a pretty sweet guy. You can hear him purr from across the room, and "whither thou goest, I will go . . . "
That is, unless he's comfy and sleeping in his bed, and you come over and poke him with your cold wet nose. Then, all bets are off.
Even if you don't sniff his butt or lick his ears, just getting a little too close is bad enough. You better not let even one hair of your tail wag in his direction.
Because, he says, this bed is mine, Mine, MINE!