of all the cats who have shared my life, Pepper is the only one who, to my sense, *needs* petting. has to have pettingks. he'll come and sit at the desk, look at me or teh SO and mew plaintively until petted. he'll begin purring immediately; after a few pets he'll move a couple of feet away and proceed with whatever napping/cleaning/sitting business he has pending. these demands for pettings occur several times a day.
I know cats like to be petted and we like petting them, but with Pepper it seems like such a direct need that I wonder: do any of y'all cats behave in a similar fashion? am I just reading to much into a normal behavior?