We have a cat at esyringe. Her bed is a bath towel on a gorilla shelf. Sometimes she agrees to stay there. Most times she likes attention. Doing your job on the computer is not a worthy excuse for not petting her. She thinks that the best way to be petted is to lay down on your keyboard.
I think that the oatmeal: cat vs. the internet has perfectly described what my cat is like (no use reinventing the wheel, right).
This is life at esyringe.