I'm not even sure if she knows what she's doing up there. She jumped up there herself after "talking" to me for 10 min from the floor.
Here is a video of her "talking" shortly before she jumped up on my lap- it's fairly dark but you can hear her talk.
those growls are some of the most intimidating growls she does. often her growls are even more whiney, like she's trying to talk .