Badger relationships can be shaky at best, especially when you consider their moody temperament.
If shaky can mean unstable, then both relationships and badger behavior certainly fit under this definition. Relationships can change over time, and badgers can go from mellow to mean in a millionth of a second. At least that's how they act on nature shows. It's amazing that they still exist, since they're always so grumpy with each other.
When I first thought up this idea, I knew I would have problems trying to draw it. One of my artistic weaknesses is making characters interact with each other. By interact, I don't mean just looking at each other, I mean physically interacting. Since I tend to draw single characters or groups of characters that are each doing their own thing, drawing a pair of "loving" badgers was really difficult. I figured if I wanted to get over this artistic hump, I'd just have to work through it, as frustrating as that was. I made 15 sketches before I settled on the final picture. While I'm happy with it right now, I'm sure I'll hate it in two years and find a ton of things wrong with it. At the very least, I gave it an honest try.
In other news, I hope you can tell which badger is the girl. I tried to make her feminine looking without sticking a bow on her head or giving her eyelashes. For full disclosure and honesty, I've been guilty of doing those two things in the past.