He was not petted and spoiled like many other princes.
He watched her with an amused expression as she petted the kitten and talked to it.
The young king was generous and was endowed with considerable intellectual gifts; but passing as he did from Annos gloomy palace at Cologne to Adalberts residence in Bremen, whore he was petted and flattered, he became wayward and wilful.
It is not unusual for a cat to sit on her owner's lap and purr deeply when petted.
Wild animals should not be touched or petted, no matter how friendly they may appear.