When my husband and I are having a discussion, our cat Cleo often joins us. She rolls over on her back, and holds her paws close to her chin, and gives us (what we call) blinky eyes. It's so adorable we just have to notice her. On several occasions we intentionally tried to ignore this super cuteness, when we do, she will gently tap our ankles with her paws, or get up and move closer to us.
So is this behavior called attention seeking? Or is she, in her own way, joining our conversation?
We have also noticed that if I am in one place, such as the kitchen, and he is the living room, she displays her belly near him. Is she acknowledging my husband as top cat of the household?