when bailey notices that i have an empty lap, she very politely asks if she can keep it warm for me. she thanks me for picking her up then gets into her cozy position and settles in. this is a daily ritual, btw.
it's not as if there is nowhere else to lay. she has beds. she just chooses for them to remain empty. this bed for example. perfectly comfy & cozy... yet here it sits... empty & forgotten.