No, he's just being a bit of a coote. As long as it keeps him happy I'd ignore him.
adjective: cooter, cootest. adverb: cootely.
When a normally reviled animal or insect performs an action that is somehow recognized as cute thusly making the normally disparaged animal/bug seem cute.
Origin: Word derives from the sound pigeons make. Pigeons being the rats of the urban skies.
Mother: (Errgg) Yes. How ... coote.
(Mother hugs child tightly so the child doesn't see the hamster be swallowed whole by the snake)
Boyfriend: Hey Cindy! That sewer rat just scored an entire bran muffin!
Girlfriend: Poor skinny thing must be famished.
Boyfriend/girlfriend (simultaneously): Awww! How coote!