I know we should not anthropomorphise but sometimes it is really difficult not to see human behavior in seals. Have a look at these pictures and then tell me that this mother and pup are not fond of each other.
And then I had a laugh when I saw this little fellow: This pup used to be white but it had been laying in a pile of clay at the bottom of the cliff. You can see its trail all the way across the beach. We sometimes call the seals "slugs" when they lie lazily on the beach all sprawled out but this pup has given our nick name a whole new meaning.