Jewel loved to lay on her former owner's arm. Whenever he laid down to watch television or play video games on the couch, she'd jump right up and settle down on his arm.
When her former owner wanted to get up, he'd say, "Jewel, it's time to get up," or, "Let's get up, Jewel." She'd usually hop right up and get off the couch when he said this. Sometimes he'd have to repeat it a second time, but she usually got up the first time he said it!
Does your cat respond to commands?