Sometimes Cleo can be remarkably pushy about getting affection. The other night I was sitting on the floor and Cleo was on the sofa. She 'asked' to be on my lap by placing a preliminary paw on my shoulder, and climbing into my lap.
She couldn't decide where she would be more comfortable -- on the floor with me, or on the sofa with Dave. She bounced back and forth. Each time, she would 'ask' to be on my lap with a gentle nudge of her paw. This got a little tiresome for me. When I tried to ignore her tho, she took her paw and just shoved me.