Of course, Beowulf will sit in Liz's lap sometimes too, but he only does it when she has the blanket on and he'll sit on my lap at other times. Arthur has only been interested in cuddling with Liz for the past couple of weeks.
However, this afternoon, Liz scolded Arthur for trying to chew a paper bag she was using. She then went into the bedroom to lie down and while I was stretched out on the couch, Arthur came and slept next to my leg like he used to. He even nuzzled up to my leg and turned over for a belly rub. Liz said "he knows he can manipulate you, but it's not gonna work on me." And it's true. Later in the day, he was sleeping on my desk chair and I wanted to use the computer, but I didn't want to disturb Arthur. So I got a different, less-comfortable chair to use. I then pushed the chair with my sleepy king over to the right of the keyboard and petted him while I was surfing the Web. It's Arthur and Beowulf's world; Liz and I are just living in it.