I have always been partial to a lapcat, and most of the time, you can tell right away if a cat is partial to laps. Some cats only want to snuggle up next to you, NOT in your lap. Others want to sit nearby without touching you. Usually they don’t change their preferences over time, but Winnie did. At first she was too scared to come close. It took her many months to get over her previous experience. But now, as soon as I sit on the floor, she insists on climbing into my lap. Not if I sit on the couch or lie on the bed. Only if I’m on the floor.