I hope that's the case, too. Snowball has a new habit, just started last week. She jumps from the kitchen counter onto my shoulders. Then she nuzzles each side of my cheeks and ears, then she tugs on my hair several times. If that ain't affection, I don't know what is--and it works!! I'd be in heaven, if it weren't for the fact her claws are sharp and untrimmed, especially the back ones, and they dig into my neck when she shifts. Since she is not eating my hair or pulling it too hard, I am assuming she is just being affectionate with me. I have no clue what has brought this on, but I'm not complaining!